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.

  4. All the feels reading this post!!
    Thank you for sharing your joy, faith & wisdom.
    Also, Hazel’s!
    Our grands bring so much joy to us that it’s impossible not to “clap our hands and know it”! 😍we feel it daily🙏🏼

    1. I know you understand this, my friend. I think I first recognized grandparent joy through your eyes. Thank you for always being so supportive and joy-filled 💜

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