Be Grateful. Find Joy.

How do we find joy and keep finding joy even when circumstances aren't necessarily joyful? How do we achieve a grateful heart even in the midst of adversity? We believe the key to both of these things lies within our ability to respond to situations firmly believing that we have a hope and a purpose that is greater than the sorrows of this world. 

“If we’re hopeful it’s because things will someday be made right, and all things sad will come untrue,  and darkness will be swallowed up in light, and joy will run rampant and all will be well.” – BJ Brawner

Below is a story of loss, of heartache, of confusion yet it is a story full of triumph, joy, and peace. It reminds us how important it is to have a grateful heart and joyous spirit and we hope that it stirs you in the same way. Gratefulness does something to our lives when we choose to look it straight in the face, victoriously waving our flag of joy above it all. Life is hard and it gets messy but we have been given the opportunity to choose how we respond every single day.

So, how will you respond?

 Grab a kleenex, press play, be inspired. This is a story of hope. 

Follow the Brawners and keep up with their adoption story on instagram at @skbrawner3 and @billyjackbrawner3.