The Joy Challenge: Day 9 – Heartbeats

I’m deliberately finding joy for forty days. To start from day one click here.

 Mark and Holley Gerth 2

Photo by Stacey Smith

I lay my head on his chest. I can hear his heart.

In two days we will have spent nine years of marriage this way…waking, sleeping, laughing, struggling, praying, loving.

All those heartbeats are echoes of this journey we’ve shared.

Saying I do. beat.

First house. beat.

Coming home. beat.

Time with family. beat.

Loss of our baby. beat.

Finding of hope. beat.

Moments with friends. beat.

Drifting off to sleep in each other’s arms. beat.

I listen, head still on this chest.

This is the rythm of his body, the music of our lives.

As long as one of us has breath…we will sing it together.

And, through the highs and lows, it is the sound of joy.

Would you like to join me in the Joy challenge? Just share one thing that brings you joy. I’m having random giveaways for people who comment or subscribe during the next forty days. And you never know when it could be you…  

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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