Hey, hey there everyone.
This is sorta of one of those random posts that I like to share every once in while.
This past year I happened to make a new friend. Actually it is my husbands best friends fiance.
Her name is Julie and she is one of the strongest women I have ever met.
You see, she lost her husband a few years back to Melanoma.
Young couple, two young children and in fact were together since their early 20’s. The first time I met Julie and she shared her story with me, I cried.
I just can’t imagine losing your husband at such an early stage of your life. He sounded like an amazing husband and Father.
In fact, when her husband was dying, he told her NOT to get a plot next to him.
He told her, she was young, beautiful and had a life to live. He knew she would find love again and more than likely grow old with someone else.
Just typing that gives me goose bumps as though it was the first time she told me.
The good news is, she did find LOVE again. Another amazing man! She found love, happiness and a new lease on life.
They are getting married in a few weeks.
Julie is funny, smart, creative, a fantastic Mom, and did I mention
I mean that is in the most complimenting when I say this.
She really is and I absolutely love being in her company.
Most of my friends are different! Each and every one of them have a redeeming quality that I love to be around. One key factor is making each other feel good, laughing and supporting one another.
I can’t wait to share their wedding venue and the fun decor they are having. The last update I saw on her wedding page was a huge Godzilla cake topper.
Yeah, this is what I am talking about….quirky, a little off the norm LOL!
Yesterday while chit chatting and getting completely off topic, as we tend to do.
She said something that just struck me so funny I had to make her a printable.
I suppose it struck a cord with me, because I believe this is true.
What the heck is normal anyway?
I shared it on my facebook wall and a lot of friends got a chuckle out of it.
I thought you would enjoy the same.
Have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you are not “Normal” and take offense to this.
Enjoyed this post. And NORMAL???? What is normal???? LOL!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Liz @ Infuse With Liz
Lol! I love it 🙂 That’s so great that she’s found love again and that you two are friends now! Sounds like their wedding is going to be fun!
There is no such thing as normal. Anyone who says differently is living in a dream world! Julie sounds like a lovely person…enjoy the upcoming wedding!
Awwww, what a lovely story! So glad she found love again and also, a good friend like you:)
Such a sad story, to loose someone so young. I have no idea what normal is, and from your printable, it’s a good thing! Too cute!
Love this post! How full of love and hope to share her story of loss and then finding love again. It’s a special bonus that she is now one of your good friends! I love this printable! I’ve spent all my life hiding things because I was worried “normal” people wouldn’t like us. HA! Now, finally in a stage of life that I’ve realized no one is “normal”. And that’s ok! I wish the bride and groom much happiness and love for the rest of their lives! Thank you, Debbie, for sharing this story!
You are welcome Casey!! I gave up worrying about it, and embrace my dysfunction! It works for our family lol!
Ha ha Debbie and so true. What ever normal is?!!!! So happy your friend has found new love in her life. What a great beginning to a sad ending. Loved that you shared this with us. This kind of story gives us all hope when we feel such loss and sadness. I have always said it is horrible when you go through such tragedy but when you come out on the other side of it it is always for the better. So happy for Julie and how fun the Godzilla for a cake topper. I cannot wait for you to post pics of the wedding.
Love your post and Julie sounds like a keeper as best friends go! Oh, I tend to shy away from folks who think they are normal… 😉
Me too…in fact, I think they are weirdo’s I run the other way LOL!!!
This is wonderful!!! Gives me permission to be a little “off normal”!! Have a great day and enjoy the wedding! Sounds like it’s going to be a blast!!~~Angela
What a nice story I’m so happy for your friends I never would’ve claimed to be normal today I’ve always be to my own drum
What fun would normal be? I am definitely NOT NORMAL!
Claire @ A Little Claireification
I love this, Debbie! Sweet story, even though sad I am glad your friend found happiness again! And the printable is hilarious!
I became a subscriber to debbiedoos.com just a few moments ago and read the post on your friend Julie. I too, lost my husband to melanoma. My 4th pregnancy and his 8 months of fighting cancer happened at the same time. My little boy was 8 weeks old when my husband passed away. He lived long enough to see our 4th child born and we rejoiced in that. I found myself caring for 4 children (16 years, 8 years, 3 years, and 8 weeks), a farm to run and homeschooling without the love of my life. My husband done the same as Julie’s husband telling me that I was young, beautiful, had a lot of love to give to someone and encouraged me to re-marry. I did not ever anticipate marry again since I loved my husband dearly and he was my best friend. But….God had other plans for my life! I did remarry, my children had a father again and we were blessed with a son of our own. God is so-o-o good. (Oh, and about the cemetery plot…someday I will be buried in the middle with them on each side of me.) I have been greatly blessed to have been married to these two men. My new husband and I have now been married for over 8 years. Life does seem an impossible challenge for a time but life does go on and there are beautiful tomorrows!
Oh Sheila……….Thank you for sharing your story. You just had me in sad tears that quickly turned to joy. Guess what, Julie said the same thing, she did buy a plot and her new husband will be with them:) God is good! Thank you again. XO
Being normal is being abnormal : )
Thank you for sharing Julie’s story
Enjoy this day.
Ahh Debbie, I love it! I’ll have to show this one to my daughter, I KNOW she’ll love it, too.
What a sweet fun story. So sorry she lost her first husband but so wonderful that she found love again now! She’s sounds cool – love quirky!
Hi Debbie…sorry I haven’t been visiting. Just finally getting around since our vacy. What a touching and funny post! Your new friend is a keeper, I love when I meet optimistic “quirky” friends. They just make life more fun. I wish her all the best in her new life…you will be like family with your hubby’s being best buds!!
Maybe I’m a normal liar?
I like stories like this with a happy ending 🙂 or should I say, a happy beginning! As for normal, who knows! To each their own!
What’s the saying? “Normal is just a setting on the washing machine” Ain’t that the truth. How boring life would be if we were all “normal” 🙂
This is a great story. It’s so hard to be somebody else’s normal. It’s easier to just be ourselves. Best wishes to Julie!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Such a story…the things we go through in this roller coaster life! I loved the sign you made when I saw it on FB. I’ve never claimed to be normal…it would be too boring anyway…
Have you ever seen the movie Young Frankenstein? (If not, you should. So funny…) Well, if you have, then you will understand why we call my brain “Abby” around here.
I loved the story about your new friend, too. I’m quirky and and odd and would probably like her too.