My heart is so full right now that my eyes are overflowing tears… There’s a bittersweet mixture of grief and joy in there, but if I’ve learned anything the past few years, it’s that both often reside together.
And no one modeled that for me better than my friend Sara. Despite illness, pain, and so much loss, she made the continual decision to choose joy. I’m not talking about a plastic facade of happiness. Sara had the kind of genuine joy that comes from the simple but oftentimes hard decision to trust that God remains in control even when everything is spiraling out of control.
In her life and also in her death, Sara taught me lifetimes’ worth about trusting Jesus, loving well, and choosing joy. I know she did the same for so many around the world. Being homebound only extended Sara’s reach, and thousands of people have continued to embrace and live out her mantra: Choose joy.
I’ve been working with the incredible artisans at Tag…You’re It Jewelry to create a custom pendant in Sara’s own handwriting. And I just got to see the finished product. What they came up with is beautiful and inspiring and completely Sara…
The pendant is formed from scratch out of precious metal clay; then stamped and fired in either bronze or silver. Its shape is organic and imperfect, and because they are handmade, each one is slightly different. Sara would love that subtle reminder of the beauty in our imperfections.
I’m so happy with the way these came out—such a beautiful token of Sara’s incredible life, legacy, and heart. And of course a constant reminder to choose joy.
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This one’s for you, Fritz…