This week on Beauty Is Rising, Kelli speaks with Johanna Cannelongo for Pt. 2 in this 2 part series.
Johanna is a mama of 8 children - 4 naturally and 4 “supernaturally” by the gift of adoption. She lives in Maryland on a little farmette with her husband and family. Her husband can only be described as funny and kind, and super patient with Johanna’s obsession with all things furry and feathered. Majority of Johanna’s time is spent giggling and playing with her babies, but she can also be found gardening, in the barnyard or at her computer writing.
Each day is lived chasing joy while pushing forward in faith after the loss of their little girl, Gianna Lilyfaith. Johanna and her family desperately miss Gianna, and live with half of their hearts in Heaven. Gianna has taught her and her family so much about being brave, keeping faith and making space for co-existing joy and sorrow that fill each moment.
“Jesus is our LIVING HOPE and hope saves us every day.”
To learn more about Gianna’s story please visit her website, Stop For Flowers.