Thank you for remembering & celebrating what would have been Julia’s 12th #StPatricksDay Birthday. Often times, our family is asked, “how do you manage the grief?” It is a road we walk everyday, and it is especially difficult on birthdays and holidays. However, walk we must. And you CAN too! 

[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”19″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”120″ thumbnail_height=”90″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]One of the myriad of ways we cope is through you. Seeing friends wear Juila’s shirts, mentioning her name, tagging us in a pic, making a donation to her foundation, or sharing a story about her (even if it is the same story), means the world to our family. Our spirits are lifted, even if but for a moment. And it is in that moment, that we are reminded to, “have courage and be kind,” for there are others who must be given the same reminder. We still walk in hope that one day no child will die from cancer. Until then, we walk in love, and in the hope that God CAN carry us through whatever we might face.

Thank you for sharing in our past, in our present, and in our future endeavors through Julia’s foundation in Houston and beyond. Julia was a giver, and we are now her hands. There is Irish blood on the Cobb side of the family, so we are pretty sure that Irish eyes are smiling down on us from heaven tonight, and for a moment, we are encouraged….

-Jonathan & the Cobb family #JuCan #UCan #GodCAN