Monday, May 21, 2012


On Mondays, I catch you up on the beautiful gifts — both large and small, hard and comfortable — that God has been giving me.  Start your own One Thousand Gifts adventure by clicking on the banner below.

... crying
... eating oranges for the first time since Eve died
... Joel 2:25
... cleaning and decluttering
... sliding into a made bed at night
... a non-scary trip to the Best Dentist Ever
... beginning to feel Baby #2 moving
... washing walls
... the pups snuggling in bed with me for an afternoon nap
... sourdough bread
... rain
... praying with the Best Husband Ever about God's timing
... oatmeal for breakfast
... surprise gifts for our rainbow baby on Eve's half-birthday
... a new art creation
... drawing outdoors

{in progress}


  1. WOW that was cool to see the sketch and then the finished piece! Now I am going to have to go look up Joel 2:25 :) LOVELY LIST!

    1. Thank you so much, Tesha! And totally check out that verse. It came to me as I was considering all the years that feel eaten up by unlove and dysfunction and disorder...I feel like God put that verse in my head at that time, because He cares. I can't get over how amazing that is.

  2. So beautiful... love your piece and your gorgeous words xoxo

  3. Beth,
    I love your blog and I find it so inspirational to see how you're working through this grief. Every post you do honors your daughter and shows what a wonderful capacity you have for love and nurturing. Your artwork is beautiful as well!

    1. Thank you so, so, so much, Sarah.


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