Joy Cometh in the Morning

I’ve tried to write this post in my mind a hundred times.  Every morning when I read your sweet comments, private emails and messages it feels like I’m having coffee with all of you.  It feels like we’re buds, you know?  I look forward our time together each morning.

I hadn’t planned to write this post.  I just wanted to keep on trucking through the week like everything was cool.  Truth be told, I had all 5 posts ready to go.  The only thing I had to do was hit the publish button.  But I couldn’t bring myself to actually do it.  It just didn’t feel right. If you were hurting I would want to know about it.

That’s why I wanted to let you know I’m with my family today.  We’re celebrating the homegoing of one of the most kind and grace-filled women I’ve ever encountered.  She was a champion of goodness and strength.  She remained joyful for so many years despite a lengthy illness.  Our prayers of mercy were answered early Monday morning.  She’s at peace now and for that we are so grateful.

I’ll be giving lots of hugs, passing peppermints, tissues and eating lots of pie today and in the coming weeks too.  It’s still hard yet what a blessing we are able to find comfort in each other.

While I’m with my family, my bestie S will make sure the rest of my posts this week and next go out as scheduled.  For at least the rest of this week, I’ll be quiet on social media.  I promise to catch up on comments and miss you guys every day.  Thanks so much in advance for your understanding, prayers, concerns and good wishes.

…tho weeping may last for the night, joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5

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Many blessings,


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  1. Dearest CoCo – Our hearts are broken for you and your family. She sounded like a magnificent matriarch who lived a long, wonderful, joy-filled life. Rejoice her life, share your memories and lean on each other. We love you! Vicki and Jenn

    1. We all really appreciate it, ladies, thank you so much. She was one great lady. We will miss her gentle spirit terribly. Love and hugs to you both, Coco

  2. Liz Bonin says:

    CoCo, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. And love sent your way too. Liz.

    1. Thank you so much, Liz, I appreciate your friendship and encouragement. Hugs, CoCo

    1. We all very much appreciate it, Lisa, thank you. Sending lots of hugs your way too, CoCo

  3. So sorry for your loss Coco. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Hugs and love!!

    1. Thank you so much, Angie, we all very much appreciate it. Love and big hugs to you too, CoCo

  4. Coco, I’m so sorry and thinking of you and hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories. hugs and prayers for you and your family xo Lisa

    1. We really appreciate it so much, Lisa, thank you for all of your kind words. Hugs, CoCo

  5. My condolences…wishing you peace

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy, we really appreciate it. Hugs, CoCo

  6. Kendra @ says:

    Thinking of you so much CoCo! I love that Bible verse…so true! Enjoy being with family as you find comfort in precious memories! xo

    1. I so appreciate you, Kendra, thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Sending you big hugs, Coco

    1. I really appreciate it, Karen, thank you so much. Hugs, Coco

    1. We appreciate that so much, Mary Beth, thank you. She was one amazing lady. Hugs, Coco

  7. Coco, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I recently lost a very dear friend of mine to breast cancer. I am saddened and miss her terribly, but am only comforted knowing she is now at peace. I feel close to you reading this post. May your loved one’s spirit fly free. xo, Brooke

    1. Brooke, my deepest sympathies and warmest hugs are going out to you right now. It was so nice to be able to spend extra time with family these past few days. We completely agree with you, knowing she’s finally at peace makes our hearts ache a little less. I’ll be thinking of you, let me know if you need anything, CoCo

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