Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jodi












Today is the 3 year anniversary since my little sister, Jodi, died of a prescription drug overdose.  She was only 28 years old!  Way too young.  I've heard in the in the news that this has become a huge epidemic, especially for teens.  Don't take pills unless you really need them! (Deborah, I'm watching you :-)

Anyway, Jodi had her problems, like all of us do, but she was also funny, goofy, wild, sleepy (most of the time), crazy fun, a good cook, and a fun Aunt to her (then) 9 nieces and nephews.  Most of all, she was my best friend.  She was 4 years younger than me, but we were always together....her school friends were my friends and my school friends were hers.  I really miss our trips to Target, California, Oregon, Chilis, TGI Fridays, Tepenyaki, the Roy Aquatic Center, and all the times we'd sit around laughing and playing cards.  Sadly, Nicholas won't get to go to Legoland with her or play "go fish" with her, but HE WILL know who she was.

We miss you, Jodi!

8 comments:

deborah said...

she is so beautiful... this is the first time i have seen pictures of her. did you have to mention my name? oh i am going to watch cheryl kids this weekend. wink, wink

The Crawford's 3 said...

Julie: She is so pretty, I have heard you talk of her. She seems like she was the best ever! Hugs for you on this day...Love you Julie!!! Charilla

Cheryl said...

I remember meeting her at swimming lessons. That has got to be so hard losing a sister.

Our Little Corner said...

What a sweet tribute. It's too bad that she did pass away so young and that there is so much the kids will miss out on. Just gotta appreciate people while they are here for sure!

bethany said...

I never realized, until recently that prescription drug addiction is so prevalent. I'm sure it's very hard to lose someone that close to you-it's wonderful that you are telling Nick and Brynn about her to keep her memory alive.

BTW-I think a girl's night out sounds great!! Where do I sign up?

Rachel said...

I remember getting the call from my mom. It was definitely a sad day. She looks sooo great in these pictures.

Shauna said...

Hi Julie! I'm just now getting around to your blog...what a slacker I am!

I can't believe it has been 3 years since Jodi passed away. I do miss her crazy personality! And she was so very very young. Just remember that there is a reason for all things and that you will see her again someday and that Heavenly Father understands and knows and LOVES YOU!! Take care and come back to Utah to visit soon!!

Love your cuz,
Shauna :-)

Kellie "Favorite Cousin" said...

Thanks for making me cry at work. I miss Jodi. I'm sorry we lost her so soon, and I'm really sorry you lost your best friend and sister. You paid her an accurate tribute. I love you Julie.