july 1 olw blog hop


welcome to one little word july blog hop.

Please go here for a full list of participants:
Margie Blog Hop

Forgive me.
There is not a full post on the prompt from this past months one little word.
As many of you know I live in Colorado.
I live just a few miles from Colorado Springs.
We experienced the worst fire disaster this week that has ever been in this state.
We experienced a fire storm of epic proportions.
We experienced the loss of 346 residences.
We experienced 32,000 evacuations.
We experienced tears, fear, and utter discouragement.

So my family's attention has been on this fire this week.
Checking on friends we know have been evacuated.
Checking to hear who still has their home.
Checking our own hearts for what is important.

And my olw for this year, gifts, continued to translate itself into thankful for so many gifts that I have.
So while I do not have the art part of this project completed...
my heart is ever still engaged with my word as never before.

If you would like to view what I did last year (this month's was one of my favorite prompts),
you may go here. This was a fabulous artistic exercise, and I look forward to catching up with it soon.

Please continue the blog by going to Amanda's blog here.


  1. Sending continued prayers for your safety. Can't imagine dealing with what is your current reality.

  2. Have been holding all of Colorado and those affected in the light. Glad your current word is helping you cope.

  3. Hard to imagine what you've gone through/are going through. Thinking of you.

  4. Sending you prayers for you and your families continued safety. May God pour out the gifts of safety, health, and peace upon you and yours.

  5. I'm glad to hear you and your family are safe. I can not even imagine what you're gone through. Sending prayers your way.

  6. Oh my goodness, what a horror. Thinking of you and hoping for relief.

  7. oh dear jamie. saying a little prayer for you and yours. love, kelly

  8. saying prayers for you and hoping you'll get a chance to play with your supplies soon. Enjoy your July 4th festivities!

  9. So glad you and your family are safe. I hope you can find peace helping where you are able.

  10. These pictures send shivers down my spine...
    I'm so glad you're ok


  11. Oh my goodness!! Those picture had my hair stand up all over my body!!! I'm glad to read that you are ok. I juts came by for the first time since Heidi's class is over to see what and how you were doing. :) Sending you positive thoughts!!!! sincerely, Marie