Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My New Friend


I was blessed today to have lunch with my new friend, Julie Williams. Julie is the sister-in-law of my good friend, Camille Denton, and Julie & I also share the unfortunate history of both having lost our husbands at a very young age. Julie was so thoughtful to reach out to me through a letter she sent just a few months after Brad's passing. I picked up that same letter last week and gave her a call to meet for lunch.

It was so cathartic to sit and talk with her today about the ups and downs of our shared experiences. I am so impressed by Julie...her strong character and love for others really shines through. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know her better.
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da momma said...

If shes related to Camille she has to be cool! :) I bet yall had a great lunch! hug u 4 me!

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

I can not express how blessed I feel to know each of you... and I want you to know that each of you will be blessed to know how having meet one another... You both are incredible woman and my heart flutters just knowing that God had your friendship for each other in mind at the beginning of time... the situation that joined you two together pains me... and I pray for both of you woman often... but I know that God will use you both to love on the other... thank you for calling her and asking her to lunch... I can't wait to hear more... love you.

Sarah said...

Sweet Jenny--this brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful that God placed Julie in your life. I have been praying that God will provide you with friends who know your story intimately. My heart aches for you often, and often I am reminded of how strong and courageous you are and how somehow God will bless you and Zeke and K because of the story you have already lived. But I know that you need people who not only knew Brad and your life together, but people who didn't and people who understand in a heartbraking way what you have been through and the struggles that you face every day. You are a constant in my prayers--a constant prayer that God will make your days easy and your burdens light, a prayer that He will bless you abundantly, a prayer of thanksgiving that no one has to "worry" that your faith will be shaken because you have already demonstrated immeasurable faith, a constant prayer that God will surround you with angels, both seen and unseen, to walk beside you. I praise God for you. I am overjoyed at the thought of your "new friend" in Julie.

Denton Family said...

Jenny, through Camille, we have followed your journey and you have been in our prayers along the way. I love to hear how God's plans come together.
Janet and Hal Denton