Joy Hoot is a wife, mother, writer, advocate, caregiver, and spiritual director apprentice with Anam Cara. In 2016 after 17 years of marriage, their 3-yr-old son was unexpectedly diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jesus has invited her to unlock the door of hope through her journey of lament as she navigates her son’s life-altering, physical disability. As co-founder of Awakening Hope, Joy longs to invite hurting hearts to discover the beauty hidden in the sacredness of sorrow, welcoming the weary traveler into belonging, cultivating the belief they are beloved. She lives in Colorado with her encouraging husband, two beautiful daughters, and courageous son.

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