Hello — my name is Marlys Johnson. I am a Christ-follower, award-winning author, blogger, speaker, and Crisis Care Coach. I have a deep affection for words, and am a ridiculously obsessive list-maker (I’ve been known to complete a task and add it to my list for the sheer pleasure of checking it off. I know, pathetic).
After being married to the same witty, courageous, kind man for forty-one years, I’m also a cancer widow.
October 2014 – just six weeks before Hubby died
I know the hopelessness of losing our home and our investments against retirement when Gary was laid off; and the guilt of not being the perfect caregiver for my mother who lived with us during that time.
I know the sorrow of watching my best friend and husband weaken and diminish, day by day; the sound of his final rasping breath followed by devastating silence; the saltiness and release of being able to wail loud and long in a snowy woods—alone—where I scattered his ashes.
There is now the uncertainty of widowhood, but also the certainty that God has choreographed a beautiful dance for my remaining days on earth.
I am passionate about coming alongside people who have experienced life’s setbacks. This is what I do: Helping you discover new purpose in seasons of loss.