Life is a journey filled with twists and turns, incredible moments of joy and, sometimes, deep pain. There have been times – and sometime seasons – on my journey when I hurt so much I truly wondered whether I even dare hope that life could be any different. And then it happened – completely, totally, unexpectedly. God’s grace met me where I was, healed and renewed me from the inside out, and brought new life when I never saw it coming. I experienced this in so many ways: through my children, family members, friends and sometimes ‘angels’ who appeared at just the right time in just the right way. And, then, an amazing woman of faith, Karen, came into my life in a brand new way. We grew in friendship. We fell in love. And today we join our lives together. I am so blessed.