A Borrowed Smile

For all my friends struggling with grief today, you, too, can have joy sent straight from Heaven

Key-4-Living

A Borrowed Smile

For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. —Psalm 63:7

In a crowded ladies restroom during a break at a Christian conference, a well-dressed woman putting on lipstick turned to me and said, “Oh Joni, you always look so together, so happy in your wheelchair. I wish I had your joy! How do you do it?” Several around her nodded.

“I don’t do it,” I said. “In fact, may I tell you honestly how I woke up this morning?” Several women leaned against the counter to listen. “This is an average day. After Ken leaves for work at six, I’m alone until I hear the front door open at seven. It’s a friend coming to get me up. While she makes coffee, I usually pray, ‘Lord, my friend is about to give me a bath, get me…

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