When Words Fail

May 1, 2014 | My Jottings

I’ve been working for a long time on a post about Michael and how he’s doing, and I tried again today to finish it, but I just can’t yet. I am never at a loss for words, but when reducing to black and white the account of what is happening to the precious mind and body of my husband, I can’t seem to do it. So I’ll just wait until the time seems right.

For now I will share this link with you, so you can see a photo montage my daughter Sharon recently surprised me with. A couple of months ago she took some beautiful pictures of eight of our grandchildren with Michael, of three of our daughters (herself included) with him, and she put them all together with one of my favorite songs about being a Christian and wondering about the suffering God allows.


Be sure you have a few minutes to settle in, and turn your speakers up. The song is “Somewhere Down the Road” by Amy Grant.

I think the pictures convey what a deeply-loved man my husband is. Why God blessed me with the honor of being Michael’s wife, I’ll never know. But I thank Him…

Please click here.

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God’s peace to you all,


  1. Pat says:

    That was beautiful beyond words. You are blessed…

  2. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Pat. I know that I am… xoxo

  3. Roberta says:

    I think the video conveys what a loving family each and all of you make together! Inspiring. My prayers for you all.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Roberta. Like most families, we’ve had (and have) our “stuff.” God has seen us through things I thought would kill us…we are all very flawed and still learning. But we all love Michael. 🙂 xoxo

  5. Susan Munns says:

    Just beautiful, Julie. An insight into the love of your family. I am humbled.

  6. Just Julie says:

    I am so happy to see your comment here, Sue! I miss seeing you and our wonderful core group women on Tuesday mornings. So much. Thank you for taking the time to stop by here… Hugs and prayers for you, dear Sue. xoxo

  7. Helen in Switzerland says:

    Oh Julie, my heart goes out to you. Life is so unutterably cruel sometimes – and it always seems to be the good people who have the hardest path to walk. Your photo montage is wonderful and you will cherish it always I know. Michael is lucky to have you all, as you are to have him. Best wishes and stay as strong as you can my dear.

  8. Kay in Cornwall says:

    It’s not very often that I’m left struggling for words, but these pictures and music left me feeling very humble and privileged to see the love shared in your family.
    ‘…to love and be loved’, yes that is true happiness. Our love for each other makes life worthwhile to be sure, but to be loved by God despite all our failings – how can we not love Him back?!
    Sending love to you all

  9. Janet Skoglund says:

    This was such a beautiful tribute of love. A lifelong commitment by the grace of God is the greatest legacy we can leave our children.We prayer for you and Michael everyday.

  10. Just Julie says:

    Dear Helen, Kay and Janet,

    Thank you three for stopping by here and leaving your kind and loving comments. I am grateful for your prayers and feel uplifted by your words, friends. God bless your weekend…. xoxo

  11. Nancy says:

    Beautiful music and video. Prayers to you and Michael on this journey.

  12. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for your prayers and kind comments, Nancy. God bless your week… xoxo

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