My cousin, whose family has dealt with its own share of difficulties the last few years, got Abby this for Christmas. I LOVE it!!!
I think what I love best is that it's not this fancy plaque with swirls and flowers on it. It's a piece of plain burlap on a painted piece of wood, but it speaks volumes. Because sometimes, joy isn't all roses and sunshine. Joy is sometimes rough and hard, and it doesn't have anything else to give you but some paint and a piece of burlap. Joy is a constant choice, and it's not always pretty. But you can have joy inspite of the hardships, if you have faith.
This now hangs right in our foyer to hopefully set the tone for our house. Thanks so much, Mary! We love it!