Mad for…Jan

A sense of humor is God’s antidote for anger and frustration. (Rick Warren)

July 9, 2019– I was out to dinner a few weeks back with a dear friend. After we finished eating, we took a short stroll on the Monon and we ran into these two lovely ladies! It had been way too long since I had seen them. Pictured above are the beautiful Brooke Williams and her stunning mama, my friend Jan Williams Grumbacher.

Jan is the wife of a good man named Jason and the mom to three terrific kiddos (Ross, Morgan and Brooke) as well as the step-mom of two more (Lauren and Matthew). As a mom, she’s supportive, generous and incredibly loving. Those are five truly blessed children. If I could choose one characteristic that has gotten my sunny friend through the rough patches to this point in life, I’d say it was certainly her sense of humor. She sees the comedy present in the everyday, and she rolls with the punches!

It’s needed armor, a sense of humor. Laughter helps us make it through, and I think it’s utterly of God. Truly, I believe the Lord hears Jan giggling through her day and He smiles. It’s the way she spreads grace in this world! Her intelligence and kindness pair nicely with that sense of humor.

Today as Jan celebrates her birthday, I just wanted to take a moment to tell her that I love her for her welcoming face, joyfulness, generous heart and ability to make any situation an adventure! Thank you for ALWAYS making me smile!! You are an extra large scoop of ice cream with hot fudge and I hope your beautiful family celebrates you with sprinkles on top today, my friend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAN!!