Let me introduce you to my sweet friend and fellow JOY warrior, Liz. Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. She’s the author of more than 30 books with 4.5 million copies in print, including Bad Girls of the Bible and The Girl’s Still Got It. She blogs weekly at LizCurtisHiggs.com.
I’ve never watched someone shrink before. That’s what my precious mother-in-law has been doing since her cancer diagnosis. Not only is her body growing smaller, thinner, more fragile; her world is shrinking too.
Going out less and staying in more. Laying aside books that take too much energy to read. Turning off the television because none of it matters. Swallowing pills that ease her pain, but muddle her mind.
To be honest? Over the last few visits, I’ve run out of words to say.
Maybe that’s a good thing, because I worry about saying the right thing.
Then my feisty friend, Margaret Feinberg, writes, “When life begins to shrink, opportunities for joy are magnified.”
This isn’t some platitude that Margaret found bouncing around the Internet. This is a battle-tested principle she has forged and refined until it bears the shining gleam of truth.