1. Thank you, Denise. So good to know my words resonated with you and helped you recognize a bit of joy today. Take good care💜

  1. Love this message Lori. Your Mother was a joy to know. Everyone need to read this because it is hard to find joy at times.

  2. I have to say, this is my favorite post that you’ve written so far, Lori. What great depth of insight and maturity of faith are demonstrated in these reflections. And I know they are from your lived experiences, which makes them very credible and profound. You and Dell have modeled joy as well as anyone I have ever known. Thank you for your lived witness and for your incredible writings.

    1. Thank you for your generous words and encouragement, Brad. I haven’t always felt joyful, but I’m learning more about this joy that goes beyond the surface. Your family has always been a bright light in my life, and I see deep joy in you as well.

  3. Wow, Lori! This post spoke to the depths of me. I have forwarded it to friends who are experiencing such loss right now. Thank you for these words of encouragement. God is truly speaking through you to so many. ❤️

    1. So grateful God used my words to speak to you, Kia. Thank you for letting me know…your encouragement is gold to me 💜 And thank you for forwarding to your friends, too. I’ll be praying their loss will be softened by this, even if just in one small way.

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