Julene Black McGregor

  • commented on Counting Life 2017-09-25 13:38:51 -0700
    I saw count away! Whatever makes it happy and joyous for you is wonderful. And for those that might think it’s silly, thanks for explaining how scary new counting is too.

  • commented on A Waste of Worry 2017-08-25 16:29:44 -0700
    What a beautiful testimonial to a wonderful conference. I’m so happy you went out of your comfort zone to go!

  • commented on New Love 2017-07-03 14:52:33 -0700
    Yay! Yay! Yay! You are right….live in the now, here, fully present, and enjoy it. I was divorced but when I find my now husband it was quick, full of life and love and right. When you’ve been through so much there is a knowledge of what you want and deserve at this point that you don’t have the first time around just because it was the first time. Enjoy!!!

  • commented on Pay it Forward for Don Shepherd Day ..... 2017-06-15 11:45:01 -0700
    Maybe you can’t link it here but can you give us a link to the Facebook event page so we can join!

  • commented on Seaworthy 2017-03-27 08:41:38 -0700
    Love, love, love it! What a beautiful, poignant way to remember this years trip and remember that you are beautiful. You are right, it may go somewhere or it may not, but for now it created such a wonderful memory and valuable life lesson. Sail on!

  • commented on Halfway There 2016-10-21 09:47:46 -0700
    On the flip side, Sarah fell in love with the man who has gone through a lot of life and knows how to appreciate the little things. A man who doesn’t have as many insecurities as we all do at 22 and the instability of life at a young age. A man who can understand her losses and knows how to help her through them as she helps you. That man is very different than the 22 year old young one and perhaps even better in some ways? Maybe Megan and Sarah both got and are getting exactly what they needed at the right times.

  • commented on Parenting and Grieving, How the Hell? 2016-08-15 13:51:28 -0700
    I’m not a widow but I am a step-parent. I have two daughters of my own and one stepdaughter. I’ve had said stepdaughter for the past 10 years (she was 15 when I came into her life and she lived full-time with us as her mom is not really around and I became “mom”). I will tell you that although I am a mom, I felt those same feelings about my stepdaughter the first few years. It was hard. Really hard. But over time that has changed. It will never be “exactly” like my own, but it’s close. I do miss her but differently. I love her fiercely and probably now very close to my own. But it takes time, struggles, love and everything in between. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s hard to be honest but it’s also wonderful to be honest. The love between the two of you will grow in it’s own way and someday you’ll look up and see what a unique and special relationship you and she have.

  • commented on Pray to Live 2016-03-25 11:55:26 -0700
    I am so happy that you feel like you’ve turned the corner to look towards life and living. It makes me smile. :)

  • commented on Just Dance. Just Drive. Just Talk and Just Be. 2016-02-17 09:00:41 -0800
    Wow. Just wow. You are a force to be reckoned with and I’m sure Chuck would be very proud of how hard you fight. Charge forward!

  • commented on Backward is Forward 2015-10-30 10:00:41 -0700
    Great job. And great job recognizing that even painful things that feel like backward steps can actually be forward movement. You are an inspiration to so many.

  • commented on The Big Move 2015-10-29 13:43:49 -0700
    That was supposed to be “Isn’t it extra special that Mike gets it.” Sorry for the typo.

  • commented on A New Chapter Begins 2015-10-20 13:39:30 -0700
    Wow…goosebumps. What a beautiful way to tell such beautiful love stories. You are a lucky man in many ways. But then again, maybe luck doesn’t have anything to do with it either. Congrats. I can’t wait to read the rest. Enjoy your trip!

  • commented on 33 Years in 40 Minutes 2015-10-18 19:43:32 -0700
    From the sounds of it, I bet Mike would be your cheering section on the other end of a phone call or a pep talk whenever you need it. But then again, you probably already know that. Great job and what great insight on helping others too.

  • commented on The Road to Forgiveness 2015-10-09 08:49:14 -0700
    Beautifully put and I’m so happy that you’ve been able to hear from Don again.

  • commented on A Walk in the Woods 2015-09-01 10:12:05 -0700
    Simple and beautiful.

  • commented on Ian's Birthday Gift 2015-08-25 16:49:35 -0700
    Congratulations! I hope you and John enjoy all your time with little Patrick and the makings of your new family.

  • commented on Hey Bud 2015-07-07 17:19:48 -0700
    An amazing but simple tribute to two people who have truly brought you and Sarah together. The way you two honor each other’s love is incredible and so touching. Breathtaking.