As we turn the corner into July, we are reminded of the mix bag of emotions this month can be for so many. In our home, July is notorious for mulberry stained feet, popsicle mustaches, and wonky tan lines. But in between late summer nights and lazy summer mornings marks not only birthdates but also dates we said our goodbyes as loved ones passed. Finding balance in between the yo-yo of happy days and waves of grief can be difficult to say the least.
I know there are many of you who are walking this path right along with us. You have your own invisible dates marked on the calendar that hold memories of hard conversations, diagnosis, accidents, or funerals. Invisible dates hidden behind the upbeat events of the current day but still weighing heavy on your heart.
One of our goals here at The Norway Center Store and Gritty Faith Magazine is to hold that space for you. Hold that space to just be present in the moment, whether it is a flood of happiness or a downpour of grief-stricken memories.
We see you. Allow the wave to wash over you. Take the time you need. And step by step keep moving forward. We are here for you.
Faith Over Fear.
Hi! I'm Jessy, one of the co-owners of Purpose + Grit and co-authors of the book Faith Over Fear: Walking Angie Home. I share my life with my husband Kyle, our three kids, Ally, Charley and Rad and our German Shephard, Roxy. You will usually find me with coffee in my cup and paint on my clothes, tackling one of my many projects 15 minutes at at time.