With love and joy

Matt and Ellie

On Nov. 9, my partner and husband, Ellie’s daddy, Matt died.

Our lives were filled with love and joy, even throughout this terrible journey that we’ve been on for the last two years. Our lives are still filled with love and joy.

All of the best things in my life happened because of Matt. Ellie. This farm. The fact that he asked me to go out on a date 21+ years ago. He has given me the most incredible gifts, and we have built a wonderful life together. He has an amazing legacy, and we are carrying that on.

In keeping with Matt’s wishes that “everything is for Ellie,” our family has set up a Go Fund Me campaign for her. People’s generosity has amazed me, and reading everyone’s comments has been very comforting.

All of the support and prayers that we have received over the last two years has meant so much. Thank you to everyone who has been part of that.

12 thoughts on “With love and joy

  1. You have been in my thoughts since I heard the news last week Julia. May the love and joy of Matt’s life sustain you and Ellie through this painful time. It is wonderful to see the outpouring of support for Ellie on the go fund me page. It is a visible sign to both of you that you are not alone. My deepest sympathy to you, Ellie and all who loved Matt.

  2. Oh Julia! My heart is broken for you and Ellie! I have wanted to ask how he’s doing but honestly scared of what the answer might be. I just have no other words than I am praying for peace for you and your families.

  3. Julia, I am terribly sorry to hear of your husband Matt’s passing. I knew he was not well. This is such heartbreaking news to hear. You and Ellie are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and comfort. Angela

  4. Oh Julia, I know I am just an “internet friend,” but my heart just broke when I saw this. I am sure that nothing anyone can say could possibly ease your pain, but I am so, so, very sorry. Your joy and love for Matt was so apparent in all of the posts about your beautiful family. I will be holding you and Ellie in my thoughts.

  5. Oh, Julia. I am writing this with tears in my eyes. I was so afraid that this was what was happening. Your love for each other (all three of you) shone through every post, and I can’t imagine the huge hole that you must now learn to live with. Please accept my love and condolences. I think of you often, and am amazed at your strength – may it not desert you now.

  6. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss, and Ellie’s loss. I pray for you both, and your entire family. I love following your journey and hope that one day you will return to blogging. Until then, I wish you peace and healing. ❤️

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