In 2008, my world as I knew it changed forever, with the sudden loss of our 14 year old son, Austin. The journey to my blog, www.joyfulchallenge.com (and my attitude towards life) was bumpy and tearful. In 2010, I chose to take another path, challenging myself to find the JOY in every day, despite the sadness I still felt.
While I'll never forget Austin, I know this is something he would want for me. I love and miss him daily but I'm living my life to honor him - and celebrating every moment it brings. My goal...to find and share the joy in every day. Thanks for JOYning me!
Child loss and grief were never topics I expected to share but the writing has been therapeutic for me. Writing is all I've ever known though, it's who I am. Childhood memories, faith, family, being a mom, raising kids, and loving my husband are all topics I enjoy sharing, as well as finding the joy in every day.