Raise a Cup

Tomorrow morning at 10AM PST (Saturday, June 18, 2016), we will celebrate Julianna’s life with the most epic tea party that heaven has ever seen.

Many who loved her cannot attend in person, but if you’d like, raise a cup of tea (real or imaginary) for our Julianna. She would definitely approve.

Love is a superpower.

PS. Thanks to the smart reader who suggested this πŸ™‚

PS. And post it — we’d love to see it! Join the public Facebook group “Tea for Julianna” – made by my friends. 

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37 thoughts on “Raise a Cup

  1. Thanks so much for letting us share in celebrating Julianna’s life with you on Saturday Michelle. I was going to do this anyway so it is fantastic to be properly part of your very special day. Princess Julianna we will make you proud, remembering your beautiful smile, your big dark eyes and your funny grown up words while we wish you peace until you will be one day reunited with your lovely family. I can picture you now in a Princess castle in the sky, surrounded by everything beautiful no longer in pain and at peace. Sweet little girl we will support your very brave Mummy, Daddy and brother now. RIP Princess XxX

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  2. Let us have A CUP OF TEA with Julianna princess together,even I cannot be there!Maybe I cannot go to American all my lifetime,but I really miss you Julianna in China,what I say about the country is just wanan you know you really touch many people all over the world.l No!WE DON’T CARE WHERE YOU REA.For me,you live in my mind,in my hreat until I leave the world.

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  3. It’ll be an afternoon tea for me, but I’ll note the time and participate regardless. “To Julianna! May her love–and the love everyone has for her–continue to be a superpower in the lives of those touched by her wit, wisdom, strength, and faith!”

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  4. Julianna-

    Cheers to you sweet little girl in heaven, I’ll bake some special cookies to have with you.

    The Albrights

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  5. I just went to put this event on my calendar for 10am tomorrow (I’m on the west coast, so cal) and my heart dropped a bit more.. I saw the annotation for Sunday: “Father’s Day”.

    I am already sending hugs to all of you but on Sunday, I hope we will be sending extra comforting hugs along to Steve, on this all too soon “first” .

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  6. I will celebrating J’s life with tea in Texas. Praying for you guys.

    Think that one of the most adorable video clips you you ever posted was where J raised her hands and praised the Lord. πŸ™‚

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  7. We will be celebrating Julianna’s life and raising a cup to her and your heroic family tomorrow at 10 am. Love is a superpower. You all are a super family. Amazing little girl, amazing voice, amazing story. What a beautiful way for all of us to honor Julianna in true princess fashion!
    Hugs and so much love now and in the days, months and moments to come.

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  8. A tea party for Julianna will be celebrated here in Michigan tomorrow at 10! It is the power of Love that will keep Julianna’s spirit with me foreverπŸ’–πŸ‘‘πŸ‘Ό

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  9. What a fantastic idea! I cried for a few hours when I found out about Julianna’s passing. Question: Does anyone know how or where we would post pictures? Is it here? Or instagram? I actually do have a tea set.

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  10. Wow! What a great idea–everyone here has been blessed by Julianna. I would love to celebrate her life together. **Question** Does anyone know how or where we should post the pictures? Is it here in the comments section? Instagram? Thank you.

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  11. Julianna was in the best hands possible, mom was a neurologist, dad an Air Force vet, and a brother who loved her. To my Air Force Brother , his beautiful wife and strong son, I say carry on and know that Julianna would want you to be content. I have experienced loss on a massive scale- so weigh my words accordingly. Try not to feel sorry fr yourselves, it hinders spiritual growth and healing. Sending support and love to all of you. No words could explain.

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  12. What a great way to celebrate such a precious life! I will raise a cuppa tea to Juliana tomorrow with my two sweet daughters, and hug them a bit tighter. Her life was not in vain. Thank you for sharing her journey. Love and prayers to you tonight.

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  13. We are 12 hours ahead here in Hong Kong but have the cakes ready to celebrate Princess Julianna’s life and courage. Please let me know how to send you a photo and hope your day is filled with love, laughter and lots of wonderful memories of your beautiful little girl. Thinking of you all and thank you for sharing your precious daughter with us all XxX
    Just noticed that someone has mentioned Facebook so I will try and locate Julianna’s page to share the pictures! X

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  14. Good Morning Julianna,
    Just wanted to let you know I read your book, “Julianna’s Adventures” again yesterday and really enjoyed it! Your family is throwing an awesome Tea Party for you today and I just toasted you with
    my cup of tea for being the smartest, sweetest and most amazing Big little girl I have ever known
    as well as one of the newest little angels in heaven.
    Have a wonderful day. You are loved by many people, thought of very often and so special that you
    will never, ever be forgotten!
    Love,
    Valentino
    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    10:30AM

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  15. Dear Princess Julianna, I would like to express how much I have come to Love you. Heaven must shine a little brighter since you have arrived. Do you tell stories up there? Hope you have fun at your tea party. I will never forget you , you always be in my heart. Looking forward to meeting you on the other side. Lots and lots of love and happiness! πŸ‘ΈπŸ»

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  16. Raising a cup of tea for a true princess, Julianna is always in our hearts. From your friends always, Pedro, Sujin, and Jessica.

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  17. Not a tea-drinker, but raised a virtual cup (which was virtually delicious) while my cat (Katniss) and I practiced our superpowers, love and purrs, while she got a good brushing. Katniss is very sure that Julianna is very popular at the Rainbow Bridge, where pets wait for their humans and where there always pets who want to be adopted.

    We of course used our superpowers at 10am.

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  18. Know this. Your mind will play cruel tricks on all of you. Something you see will surprise you with a memory. Something you think of will make you feel guilty and it is simply a random thought. As Mom knows…in time the synaptic activity in the brain changes, and it hurts less. I was sad and guilty when i started feeling better at loss in my past. In time I developed a spirit strong enough to dismiss any harmfulness any thought, sight, or happening.
    People are stupid, in general. Your spirit must be ready for any uneducated words that come from someone who has no idea what you went through and are going trough.
    The little guy will hurt a lot inside…when I was his age I kept everything to myself….kept it inside. I am confident that he is in good hands… No one can be the perfect parents in every way but we are all human.
    Julianna loved all of you, and you were all there for her. She was NOT alone. You comforted Julianna when she needed it the most, you made her smile.
    People in your situation often get sick of persons saying the wrong things on the Internet, and eventually persons shut off the internet. i know several Twitter and YouTube pages where it was about serious loss…. Then the person quit posting.
    Pain is self inflicted. When you allow your feelings to dwell on the negative, no progress is made.
    No one on the Internet knows how you feel, your memories and your feelings. Forgive people for general ignorance.
    The stages of grief are not absolute, but there is some basic truth to them.
    Please do not let anyone or anything make you doubt how much she appreciated you being there for her.
    Please do not let sadness or despair enter your days to come. The lost loved ones would want you to be content.

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  19. October 2015 your entry. J- I don’t want you to be sad. I want to give you flowers so that you remember me.

    Michelle, Just posting here to say I am so profoundly sorry that your family has to go through this. I love you all, I love you all so much.

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  20. Why do they say that death of a child often causes a couple to separate? That seem so unusual.
    So they say love conquers all….so let’s put that to the test. I know that you still feel he love….Julianna loved you and you loved her. That love is still there. Feel it. Be comforted by the love. Love is more powerful than anything. Also, let your love remind you that just because you can’t see someone it doesn’t mean that they are not there in some form….in some capacity. Love….you feel it. It will guide you through troubled times. Love kicks despair’s ass.

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  21. Prayers and love from China. Julianna inspired me from the moment I first started learning of her story over a year ago. As I found and followed your blog, her insights never failed to amaze me, while her sassy spirit and funny stories would leave me giggling and having to share with my friends. I cried after learning of her passing but also rejoice in her being free of the disease that captured her physical body. I am currently studying in China so the time difference made participating in the tea party a bit difficult (my roommate said I couldn’t just flip the light on and boil water in the middle of the night), but I did drink a cup before the party started. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  22. Dearest Julianna and Family,

    I raised my teacup to join you and your loved ones. I was so honored to be part of your oh so Heavenly Tea Party. So many thousands of us you do not know, but we love you and look forward to meeting you all in Heaven. (I will give your Mommy a hug and tell her she is the strongest, most genuine, amazing person I have ever met. She shared her life, her heart, her Angel with all of us),

    At a time in the United States when we have mourned such horrible loss in Orlando, I have been nourished for days with so much love, kindness, support, and lovely sentiments by men and women all over the world who have commented on your blog. God Bless all of you, I am proud to be part of this cherished family of followers.

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