Even So, Joy

Our Journey through Heartbreak, Hope, and Triumph

by Lesa Brackbill & With Brant Hansen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781973612421
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781973612414
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781973612438

About the Book

“In life’s toughest moments joy and heartache fight for our undivided attention. You determine which one prevails.”

Stories are supposed to go a certain way—or so we’re told. You’re supposed to grow up, get an education, find your dream job, meet the love of your life, get married and start a family, and then live happily ever after. So when Brennan and Lesa Brackbill had their first child, they never imagined that they would soon lose her.

In Even So, Joy, author Lesa Brackbill shares the touching and inspiring story of her first daughter, Victoria, who would sadly be lost to an impossible situation after being diagnosed with Krabbe leukodystrophy when she was only six months old. Victoria was everything Lesa and her husband, Brennan, had hoped for, but faced with her terminal disease, their world was turned upside down. Though their story could have been filled with sorrow and despair, God was there to fill the story instead with gratitude and joy.

The Lord has a purpose for everything, and even though that purpose is not always fully revealed, we can learn to walk daily in the hope that God is going to redeem our sorrows. Lesa and Brennan won’t be the last couple to lose a child to an impossible situation, but through Tori’s life—and with God’s faithfulness and help—it will be a story that can encourage us to remember that God is good, God is sovereign, and God is faithful. Always.

About the Author

Lesa Brackbill is a California native and Azusa Pacific University alumna who courageously followed the Lord’s leading and moved to Central Pennsylvania when she was twenty-five years old. There she met her husband, Brennan, and Even So, Joy is their story. Lesa and Brennan live in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and are expecting Krabbe-free identical twin boys in April. Their daughter, Tori, is Lesa’s inspiration, and she writes to encourage others and increase awareness about Krabbe leukodystrophy. Visit Lesa’s blog and website at