About Joannah Labrador & her Blog
Joannah is a winner of Top 25 Moms with Inspiring Families - 2012
How does blogging help you deal with challenges?
Since I first started blogging in 2005, blogging has been a great way to share experiences and feelings with my readers. As I've dealt with the challenges of an attempted adoption from China, life as a newlywed, infertility, a cancer diagnosis and fight, widowhood, grief, a difficult pregnancy, and now life as an only parent, blogging has given me a platform to express my fears and my victories.
What's a book or song that has inspired you?
After Michael passed, a blogger friend recommended that I read Heaven, by Randy Alcorn. That book was life changing for me. Although I was already a Christian, losing my husband, and then reading Randy's book, gave me an "eternal perspective". Randy writes about Heaven based on what the Bible has to say about it. I take great comfort in knowing that Michael is in the presence of the Lord, and that he is a greater part of my future than he is of my past. Thank you, Jesus!
After a particularly rough day, how do you raise your spirits?
After a hard day, I bring my concerns to the Lord in prayer, crank up the praise and worship music, and refocus my attention on my beautiful baby girl. When I consider how blessed I am to be sharing my life with Michaela, and when I acknowledge how big my God is, my problems are put in perspective.
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