Monday, March 21, 2011


Life...that is one word that has so many meanings right now; yet, when you see it so close to be taken from you, it's a little bit easier to understand. It's unconditional love. It's fun memories. It's relationships. It's moments of purpose. It's learning lessons. It's hugs and kisses. It's tears and sorrow.

Over the past 48 hours, we have hugged, laughed, cried, told stories, had quiet moments of reflection, smiled, been angry, asked 'why?', been nervous, given high-fives when good news was delivered, watched youtube videos, tried to understand medical terminology, cuddled up with Snuggies, reaffirmed each other that 'it's going to be okay" name it, we've done it or felt it.

When something tragic happens, you all of a sudden see things crystal clear. You tell yourself, "I will never take another day for granted."

Julia, also known as our JuJu...we love you, we are praying for you, and you are an inspiration to all of us. I cannot explain how much I miss you and cannot wait to hug you. Every day you are making strides and gaining strength. We all know you will be back and better than ever very very very soon...and when you are, get ready for hugs, 'Pier 1', margaritas.

God is good.

Continue to send your prayers to Julia and the entire Sims family.

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