Cindee is married to Tony, the man she loves most in this world, and they are parents of five, ages 16-25. She and four of her five kids have Ehlers-Danlos, a genetic connective tissue disorder, and myriad co-existing conditions. While a life steeped in illness isn’t what Cindee would have chosen, she also wouldn’t have wanted to miss it, for she’s learning that the deeper the valley, the greater her capacity for joy – for it’s there, sewn into every hard, beautiful, precious moment.
Cindee is co-founder of Chronic Joy Ministry, Inc., author of the Chronic Joy Thrive Series. She and her family live in Sussex, Wisconsin, on an acre of towering pines, sugar maples and sprawling white oak that is also home to whitetail deer, wild turkey, red fox, sandhill cranes and a symphony of songbirds. Her passions include poetry, photography, research and tea. Luci Shaw remains her favorite poet, the Canon 100mm macro, her favorite lens (though the 85mm f1.2 is a close second), and though she frequently forgets to eat, she is never without a cup, glass or bottle of her favorite Earl Gray tea. She also serves as a patient representative on several medical grant boards.
Cindee’s writing inspires readers to dig deeper, lean harder and breathe deeply of God’s amazing grace.
Author Photo: Courtesy of Babboni Photography