Friday, September 17, 2010

[month of mornings] 30 :: the last one

[look and see]
7:54 am

When I started this little project one month ago, I had hoped it would help me simply take a photo and maybe add a few words every day. Sort of like a discipline, something that forces you to practice, to go over and over the same thing, but inevitably to have moments where you break through to a place where it doesn't feel like practice but like joy and delight. There was joy in it nearly every day, but there were definitely mornings when it felt like a discipline and not much more.

Here we are now, at the end of this 30 day journey and I love the things we found along the way. It's a bit sad to come to this point... I enjoyed treasuring those early hours and seeing things I don't always take the time to notice or think about. Thank you for sharing it with me and for all your comments and encouragements, or additional thoughts and insights. 

And now on to the announcements. 
I've decided to collect some of these photos into a little project. One is a calendar entitled [month of mornings] and can be found here at an online shop. You can also purchase post cards or note cards of many of the photos. I figured out that if I sell about 7,000 cards or 700 calendars, I can fly my family home for Christmas someday! That seems pretty feasible, right?
You can also view the entire collection of [month of morning] photos over on flickr.

Also, today I am guest posting over at {in}courage. 

Third, I am going to be doing a book giveaway here next week on {book}worm wednesday, so stay tuned for more details on that.

I hope you are having a lovely morning, wherever you are, and that you are seeing more of the beauty and Presence in each and every dirty dish pile, early cup of coffee, morning light streaming through your window, or whatever is before your particular eyes!


  1. Scrolling through your posts, what beautiful images you've captured! God has us each on such an incredible journey, yours in China totally intrigues me. So glad to find you. <3

  2. Sorry I clicked the wrong thing so you don't know who I am... (trying again)


  3. Oh I just stumbled on your month of mornings series today -- the last day! -- and I love it! I need to come back and see them all!

    Nice to meet you here...

  4. I just wanted to let you know how much I loved your incourage post. I am a fellow knitting mama and you articulated my exact feelings on the subject. Nice to meet you!