Just over two months ago, Joanne Heim, a healthy, fit, young mother of two had a stroke. Her young daughter found her, 911 was called and the incredible saga of the last two months began.
I tell people that Joanne is my friend…and she is, just maybe not in the traditional sense. Joanne writes one of my favorite blogs in the world, The Simple Wife. I started reading it when I met her in person a few years ago in Arizona. We served together on a marriage think tank with about 20 others over a three day period. During that weekend, Joanne and I spent some of our “off time” together. It was one of those things where you meet someone and feel an instant connection…like you’ve been friends forever.
After reading her blog, I learned even more about her. She pushes me to get closer to God. I can only pray I get to a place in my walk with Christ where I have a heart for God the way Joanne does.
Her family has been blogging the last two months for Joanne and the response has been incredible!! She’s had over 1.5 million hits on her blog since her stroke and the amount of people praying for her – well, it’s too high to count. And it’s working! She is making incredible progress with her recovery.
To visit her blog and read her story, just click on the link above or on the “Praying for Joanne” badge on the right side of my blog.
Here’s the big news…today is JOANNE’S BIRTHDAY!!! So please, leave a comment here for her telling her Happy Birthday.
Joanne, we love you, we pray for you all the time and we hope you have the happiest birthday imaginable. All God’s best to you today and everyday.