March 16th was the 7th birthday of a very special young man named Nicky Abraham.
He filled everyone’s life he met with an unfiltered positivity. His smile was contagious, and his heart was pure gold. He was smart, curious, and asked all the right questions. I never met a better dancer, or a more joyful spirit.
His mother Julie was the same. Before we had even met, we were bridesmaids for my best friend Ashley. Julie would send me emails to check in and ask me how motherhood was treating me, and somehow she timed them when I was at my lowest. And when we finally met, she was all hugs and love. She made me feel like I had known her my whole life. Her laugh would fill whatever room she was in, and her presence would bring comfort to those around her.
So it truly broke my heart, when I received the most soul crushing text last fall — that the world’s two beloved angels Julie and Nicky had passed away in a car accident. It still makes me weak to think about — the incredible loss and heart wrenching pain of the Abraham family. Julie was my friend Ashley’s sister in law, and Nicky was her nephew.
In honor of Nicky’s 7th birthday, my dear friend Ashley encourages everyone to find a way to make someone feel special, known, or cared for.
It was Julie who motivated me to pay it forward to any new mom friends — to send an extra text or spend a few extra moments to check in. Because our actions matter. We CAN make the world better.
So please, I urge you — let their spirits inspire you to be generous to those around you as Julie would have, to bring positivity into others lives as Nicky would have. Especially during a time like this, when there’s so much uncertainty and fear.
Hug your loved ones a little closer.
Spread joy and kindness to those who need it most.
And please pray for this family to find their way to becoming whole again.
Happy birthday to our sweet Nicky, as he smiles down on us from above.