Putting Up the Wall of Joy: Lessons from Long Term Caregiving + Grief

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Mary shares so much beautiful wisdom from many years of caregiving, followed by grief after the loss of her daughter Courtney several years ago. She shares about the "wall of joy" she and her husband talked about putting up whenever they were a bit of a spectacle providing for their daughter's needs, not absorbing what other people think, and ultimately staying centered Christ who provides the joy.

Mary Lenaburg is a full-time Catholic speaker and author of Be Brave in the Scared, which earned a 2020 Excellence in Publishing Award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. Her second book Be Bold in the Broken, was published March 12, 2021.

She has given keynotes at conferences internationally, including The Edel Gathering, the Genius Women’s Conference, the Fiat Conference in Pasadena, CA, Military Council for Catholic Women European Retreat, and at the Women of the Word Conference in Toronto, Canada. A writer with Take Up & Read, her work has appeared in five meditation books. She also has contributed to two other books.

She has appeared on Catholic radio, TV, and podcasts, including The Jennifer Fulwiler Show, EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly, The Hallie Lord Show, The Gist, Busted Halo, and Fountains of Carrots.

Mary serves her home parish in many roles, including catechist, sacristan, and extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Mary and her husband have been happily married for 31 years, finding joy among the ashes having lost their daughter in 2014.

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