The Need for Buddies by Julie Arduini

June. All year my husband and I have zeroed in on June 1st as our target date. If we saw June 1st, it meant we survived May. My last post I shared how busy May was. We did it.

Both Entrusted and Entangled are available through Amazon in print and Kindle versions.

My husband’s oldest son is a married man, and we were able to participate in the Wisconsin wedding.  We also visited our oldest daughter and son-in-law’s home and toured Epic, the software company I posted about last time.


All four Arduini children, their spouses, plus our son’s girlfriend. I’m way in the back with my husband.


Our oldest son graduated from high school over the weekend. His Wisconsin siblings traveled here for the festivities and it was a wonderful time. We had our grad party on Saturday so everyone could meet his siblings. We didn’t know it would be 90, so an ice cream sundae bar was a great thought.

Everyone is back home and we’re trying to catch up on laundry, work and sleep. The holiday threw me off, so I forgot it was my turn to post. I didn’t want to ignore posting, so I thought I’d share a piece of writing I was able to produce in May.

I’ve talked about I Run 4 before, but for the special needs community, Patient Worthy is a great site that has been so kind to let me share our experiences. Yesterday they published my article on I Run 4 and the need for buddies.

If you know someone with an IEP and/or a special needs diagnosis, I’d love for you to read the article and pray about them becoming a buddy.

What’s June like for you? Was May really busy for you, or is June busier?

Click here to read Our I Run 4 Experience.

About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the new contemporary romance series SURRENDERING HEARTS (Anchored Hearts, Repairing Hearts, +four more.) Her other romance series is SURRENDERING TIME (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged.) She also co-wrote a YA series with her daughter, SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ (You’re Beautiful, You’re Amazing, You’re Brilliant.) Her stand-alone romances include MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN and RESTORING CHRISTMAS. Julie maintains a blog at and participates in the team blog Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at
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