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Natalie Sorrells

Save the Date Nov 18th: Wear Blue on Children’s Grief Awareness Day!

By Natalie Sorrells / September 2, 2021 /

Thanksgiving week is more than just another time to celebrate what are grateful for; it’s also a time to remember that children’s grief is real — and while they are incredibly resilient, is not something they can simply “get over.” Children’s Grief Awareness Day (Nov. 18, one week before U.S. Thanksgiving) is held each year in honor…

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Magical JOY: Meet the Anderson Family

By Natalie Sorrells / September 2, 2021 /

This month we are honoring the Anderson family in SpringHill, TN. Bennett (5) and Sawyer (1) lost their father, Kyle, in a tragic accident over Memorial Day. He also left behind his wife, Brittany, a kindergarten teacher in Franklin, TN. There are simply no words that can quite explain what the Anderson family is going…

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Find JOY, Share JOY, and Spread JOY this Christmas

By Natalie Sorrells / September 2, 2021 /

Think about your favorite present a parent gave you during the Christmas season as a child. Was it a new bike? Maybe a Teddy Ruxpin doll or the Barbie Dreamhouse. Perhaps it was a pogo stick or something else that pops into your mind. No matter what it is, we all have memories closely tied…

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Camryn’s Joy

By Natalie Sorrells / April 29, 2021 /

Join us for The JOY Art Auction on May 5th – 7th, 2021 to fall in love with some of Camryn’s greatest masterpieces or for a chance to commission a custom order! Visit our auction site at https://handbid.app.link/joy​ or text “JOY” to 99192. 100% of all proceeds will be delivered back to Camryn so she…

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For the Love of Art

By Natalie Sorrells / April 22, 2021 /

Camryn lost her mom, Lindsey, on February 15, 2021 and because of your support, we are going to give her a moment of JOY she will never forget! 🌈

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Follow the Rainbow 2021

By Natalie Sorrells / March 30, 2021 /

In April we are running our first social media contest: Follow the Rainbow!  Rainbows are important to TJM because they follow the storm.  Just like J O Y can follow the darkest of days. We want you to be on the look out for RAINBOWS everywhere and if you see one, share it!  Here is How…

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Creating Moments of J O Y at The Joy Mission

By Natalie Sorrells / March 28, 2021 /

What does that mean?  That means, once our “Joy Kids” come to us, we have conversations with their family and with them to understand what brings each kid joy.  From there we let the creativity flow through our bones to create these “moments of joy” for each of them.  This is very hard for us…

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Finding Joy in 2021

By Natalie Sorrells / March 28, 2021 /

Wow! 12 months of pandemia….12 odd months of a new normal, that isn’t very normal at all.  We all have our own stories of sadness and joy woven throughout this crazy year.  Stories that will likely forever change how we live moving forward. Did you realize much of what you’ve been feeling over this past…

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