One of the first girls I met blogging was Juliana. We bonded over our shared Carrie Underwood enthusiasm. ;) I remember her being so sweet, kind and genuine. I think I squealed when I saw that she put me on her blog roll on the side of her page, because I totally looked up to her and her fabulous blog.
I have been thinking about her a lot recently. If you don't know her story, it is pretty unreal. Of course I'm not going to get all the details right here, but about 2 years ago she got sick, and has continued to fight daily for her life. I believe she is suffering from lyme disease, which from what I have read is just awful. I was lying awake in bed last night after reading some of her status updates, and I just teared up. I can't imagine what she has gone through. What she continues to go through. She is a mommy to a precious little boy Johnny. She never thought in a million years this is how her life would go. These are not the plans she had. She just wants her life back. She has been in constant treatment, and bed ridden for two years. TWO YEARS. Throughout it all what amazes me the most is her spirit. She is so incredibly sweet, and remains so hopeful even when she literally has no energy to do so. She completely amazes me. Just keep swimming is her motto. I pray for this sweet girl and her family every night.
I just wanted to share a few of the things she has posted on her facebook recently. They have just brought me to tears, and I have just been so called to share her story.
I am just so touched by this family. This woman. Her strength and her love for her family. Please lift this beautiful girl up in your prayers. She needs to get better. She wants to raise that precious baby. I know she is not always able to respond right away, but you can reach her via her blog, or twitter. :)
I know she'll feel the prayers.