Jenny Albers
About the Author

Jenny Albers is the author of Courageously Expecting: 30 Days of Encouragement for Pregnancy After Loss. She celebrates an average life in flyover country with her husband and two living children. She writes about faith and beauty in the hard parts of life and is comfortable admitting she’s still learning.

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  1. Oh Jenny, I am truly sorry for your losses! But oh-so-thankful for the gift of Julie, and for the gift of friendship and encouragement!

    Thank you so much for sharing this today. May we be the friends who offer the gift of non-judgmental friendship and encouragement to others, whatever that might look like. May our eyes and hearts be open to see what truly matters.

    Big Hugs and Blessings to you!

  2. Thank you for this oh so practical example of being Jesus’ hands & feet to each other. Life is a bit extra busy these days but I still want to be feeding our adopted college kids yet I don’t have time to clean thoroughly. A dear friend reminds me people don’t remember the dust on the TV screen they remember how warmly they were welcomed in. So we write I love u in the dust & invite them over anyway! May we all have a Julie in our life & be a Julie to others as well!

  3. Oh Jenny, my heart breaks as I read this but am so touched that you feel safe enough to share this. It has taken years and years for me to understand what is important. Blessings to you.

  4. Jenny,

    So sorry for you losses sweet sister. “Women are supposed to raise their children not bury them.” Oh how true. Thankful for friends who sit with us in the messes. Many times I will call/stop to see older friends. They often say sorry for the mess. My response is “I don’t care about the mess. I came to see you.” It is important for me to check on these friends especially if they aren’t in church. They are widows & don’t have family in the area. It’s my way of showing the love & light of Jesus.

    Life can be hard sometimes. People need friends who will come & encourage & sit with them. Similar to Job’s three friends. Asking God to show us who needs a “Julie” in their life.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Thank you, Beth, for sharing this. I’m with you—I truly do not care about the mess! Thank you for being that friend to those around you.