Your LOVE is inspiring 

Fabi and Josh Powell

On April 6th, I had the pleasure of meeting Fabi Powell on a Delta flight, from Nashville to Detroit. This day was far from normal, especially for Fabi and her family. Due to the recent passing of her husband, Josh, Fabi and her family were sending him to Rest In Peace.

I had the opportunity to speak to Fabi about her and Josh’s love story. She was so open and honest. Their love was so pure, patient and kind. You know that saying, “love at first sight”, that’s exactly what they had.

Fabi was visiting Nashville for a girls weekend when she met Josh. After leaving Nashville for home in California, she and Josh continued to keep in touch. They both felt this deep connection towards one another. In that moment, Fabi knew that this man was so special and she wasn’t going to let him go.

Two months later with a couple of visits to see each other, the love story of Fabi and Josh started to begin. Within the short amount of time of being together, Josh announced that he had Synovial Sarcoma cancer. He told Fabi, she didn’t sign up for this and understood if she didn’t want to stay in the relationship. Fabi wasn’t someone who was going to run away from tragedy and from that day, she was always by Josh’s side.

Fabi packed up her things leaving home in Southern California. She moved to Nashville to be with this amazing man who had taught her so much about love and life.

When Fabi moved to Nashville, her whole world changed. Josh was one of the strongest, loving, caring, and compassionate human. Josh was such a fighter and no matter what stage of health he was in, he continue to “Keep Going” and never gave up.

Josh battled Synovial Sarcoma cancer for two years. It’s was a brutal battle that took Josh’a life, one month after their wedding day. Fabi and Josh said “I Do” November 12th, 2016 and Heaven gained an angel, December 13th, 2016.

After Josh passed away, Fabi found 5 goals that Josh had made:

1. Register for St. Jude

2. Run 1/2/3 miles

3. Finish 5K (April 25)

4. Beat Cancer

5. Surgery Recovery

Fabi, being the amazing woman she is, finished 3 out the 5 goals for Josh. This past April, she ran in a 5K in Josh’s honor. She is always living life with her angel by her side. Everywhere she goes, he is always there.

Fabi is one of those ladies, that comes into a room and brightens everyone’s day. She has so much faith, love, and joy. It is contagious!
Talking to Fabi she made me believe in purity of love and that when you love someone you love selflessly. When you find that one special person, don’t let them go, no matter what the risk may be. She knew dating Josh could end up in heartache due to his health circumstances, but also knew that she would never find a love like this again.

The one thing she told me (that stood out to me was) to take a risk with love because you never know what kind of extraordinary love you will receive. Josh was the best thing that ever happened to her and she would do it all over again.

When I think of love, I think of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

When you find the person you love, someone who loves with patience, joy, kindness, and a happy heart; don’t give up on them. Love is such a beautiful thing.

Fabi, thank you so much for sharing your love story. You’ve inspired me and many others. You have an amazing angel watching over you.


#KeepGoing #LiveLikeJP

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