Now’s as good a time as any to share this, but on Friday, a friend and former coworker from back home passed away tragically; she was trying to cross the street, when she was hit by a car.
(If anyone is interested, you can read the obituary here.)
It was a shock to everyone, and needless to say, these past few days have been very difficult.
I’m in Atlanta now and unable to make it home for the funeral, so I drew this to cope in my own way. Julie was such a sweet, warm girl. Most people at my job hated it there, but she made the most of it and was almost always smiling. I remember I snapped at her once, and I was convinced she wouldn’t want to talk to me anymore, but she never held that against me. I don’t even think it’s enough to say, “Wow, what a kind, sweet person,” because that feels like the generic sentiment you’d give to anyone, but I mean it. She was genuine.
I’m having a rough time, yet I can’t even imagine the pain her family and close friends must be feeling right now … so if you could please keep them in your prayers, that would be wonderful.
I’m also posting this, because I think it’s so important to talk about people that are gone. Keep the memory alive. So Julie, you will not be forgotten. Until we meet again, sweet girl.