So ... here is JULY's Book List:
I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith - I wrote a whole blog post on this book last month, click here to read it. Angie Smith and her husband Todd (of a Christian band called Selah) had a daughter that received the dreaded "incompatible with life" label while in Angie's womb. When Audrey was born, she lived 2.5 hours. This book is Angie's journey through grief. Todd shares his view in a chapter too. There is an excellent chapter on helping children grieve, and a listing of useful resources.
|Tabby reading Nobleheart by K. A. Thomas, a CCS teacher|
|Hunter's favorite book - one on electrical repairs that Frank found at the dump!|
|Solomon's favorite book is Richard Scarry's Cars, and Trucks, and Things that Go|
At Home with Modern June: 27 Sewing Projects for Your Handmade Lifestyle by Kelly McCants - This book has some great project ideas - things for every room of your house. I haven't made any yet, but have a bunch of pages dog-eared in hopes that I can make some things before too long. Honestly though, my favorite part of the book was the pictures! I love the author's vintage decorating style with pops of red. (My aunt would call the pictures "eye candy.") I first saw some of it on the "Life Made Lovely" blog - Kelly's home is featured here. Kelly is also known as the "Oilcloth Addict" and has a website where she sells oilcloth, along with other sewing supplies and homemade goodies.
|Exhaust Pipe (front) and Lucia|
I am feeling rather down about it as honestly, Exhaust Pipe is my very favorite dog of the four we have. :( And as Tabby has pointed out to me, it seems like "our favorites are always the ones to die first." Even Sherlotta has been walking around whimpering a lot. Sigh. I know, it's "only" been a day, I need to pray and not give up already.
"EXHAUST PIPE!! PLEASE COME HOME!!" (LOL - his name still makes me laugh!)