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Friends and family:

I have received encouragement from several of you to blog about this journey that I am on and to provide a mechanism for Elizabeth’s family and friends to honor her by sharing photographs, special memories and how perhaps your life has changed due to the circumstances that occurred on July 30, 2012.

As many of you are keenly aware, my daughter Elizabeth along with my grandsons, Fischer and Benjamin were traveling on Highway 95 between Elgin and Taylor and in a blink of an eye, they were scooped up in the loving arms of our Savior.  That event has forever changed my life along with her family and friends.

For these reasons I created this site.  My hope and prayer is that this site will honor my daughter, grandsons,  and bring glory to the Lord Almighty!  Because in life and in death it is about His GLORY!  And that through their life and their earthly departure to their forever home, their continues to be an important and amazing story to be told.  A story of LOVE, FAITH, and HOPE……

I will seek out guest “bloggers” to tell some stories and hope this is a springboard for future opportunities to discuss Grace Based Parenting, online discussion groups, and other ways to connect and bring honor to God, Lizz and the boys.

I ask for your patience as I learn my way around this new technology of blogging :).

I hope you follow me on this journey…..

Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God…..

His grace is sufficient!

Julie Griffin Herro Diem

11 thoughts on “About

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:55-58
    O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

    Julie, thank you for sharing your journey. No one knows why this was in God’s divine plan for you, but know that He will carry your through this! God bless you and keep you, my friend!

  2. I was Liz’s high school counselor at SPHS. I still remember the first time I met her! She was sooo full of life. She quickly became one of my favorite students. After she graduated we kept in touch but then of course life gets in the way and we lost touch. Then I heard about the accident and I was crushed. I cried my eyes out. Wishing I could hear her say Miss Gallego, how are you?! In only the way Liz could! She always brought a smile to my face! I miss her!

  3. Hi Julie,
    My little sister, Mariela Abigail Pritchard, is buried near your Elizabeth and grandsons. We went out today with some 409 to clean her gravestone, and I saw Elizabeth & the boys, and wiped theirs too. As I walked away, I felt so impressed to search her name and lo and behold, found your blog. I sit in the cemetery bawling my eyes out as I read your blog, feel your pain, and become closer to people I have never met. Mariela died five years ago also, and life has not been easy. I thank you for sharing your testimony of Jesus Christ, His never-ending love, and stories of Elizabeth. If it’s alright with you, I will probably visit Elizabeth everytime I go. Jesus is good and today proved that to me all over again. Thank you for sharing your journey.
    God bless you and your family over this holiday season.

    • Oh Rachel…..you have touched my heart. I always love when people go sit on the bench with her favorite verse and visit and feel close to our loved ones that are in the presence of Christ. Thank you for honoring her by cleaning her headstone. What a beautiful act of love. I started writing my blog to document this part of my life and also to give glory to God and honor their life and record memories for her nieces and nephews some that never met her.

      John and I will also meet Mariela when we go next time. I would also love to meet you one day! If it’s alright I would like to honor your sister by laying a Christmas wreath at her headstone.

      Thank you again and may the peace of Christ bless you this season.


      • A Christmas wreathe would be so thoughtful! I would also love to meet you! I am praying for your family- I know grief firsthand and know that it comes in waves. I am going to continue to follow your blog, and I’ve been reading your posts all day long. I love the love. (:

  4. I understand your grief. My brother and 12 year old nephew were killed in a car accident in 1980 and my other brother (the 12 year old’s Father) was seriously hurt but lived. It is always in my heart and the date is emblazoned in my memory as a starting point to move forward. My father, a year later, committed suicide because of his grief in losing these two family members. All you can do is move forward and keep going, one day at a time. It still hurts to this day and I miss them all so….

    • Thank you Debbie for your comment and let me just say I am so very sorry about the loss and pain. I have come to peace to know that I will carry this pain until we are reunited and my prayer continues to be that God use this loss and pain for his kingdom, his glory and so honored that he allows me to have a small part to play in the story. May the peace of Jesus be with you and your family this Christmas season. Julie

      PS: I see you have found my wreath page. I also have a memorial FB page named after Elizabeth, if you would like to follow it also. In honor of Elizabeth Anne Herro Dowdy

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