I don't think I ever praised her much when she was serving the Lord in so many different areas. I never "rejoiced" with her - "...we should be celebrating it, the word 'rejoices' in 1 Corinthians 13:6 carries the idea of being absolutely thrilled, excitedly cheering them on for what they're allowing God to accomplish in their lives."
Through this experience God taught me how to endure more difficulties and see things with God's glasses and not my glasses. He taught me how to presevere and lean on Him in times of trouble.
And in the times of good as well. Praise should be there always.