Joyce was born and raised in Oklahoma and is the youngest of sixteen children. She has worked in the education and nonprofit industries for more than 15 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
In the summer of 1983, at the age of sixteen, Joyce met her husband and soulmate Frank and soon after started a family. They were married for over 38 wonderful and adventurous years.
Joyce is a mother to two adult sons, a grandmother to a feisty Leo granddaughter, and a transplant wife and widow after Frank passed away due to COVID-19 complications on August 25, 2021 after receiving a kidney transplant four years earlier. He died exactly one week before her birthday.
Joyce's writings on grief, love, loss, and the beautiful mess in between are an intimate look at life without her husband Frank and how his unexpected and untimely death showed her that nothing in this world lasts forever, even true love, and that life can change in one tragic instant.
You can read more of Joyce’s writings about her beloved Frank on Instagram @tofrankwithlove
(Inspired by an article written by Mike Sager) It is better to say you’re okay than not, because people just don’t want to hear the truth about death. You think about this person over and over again. At dawn. At ...