Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Year Later {B.B.'s 1st Blogoversary}

One Year

Dear Sister,

It was one year ago - today - that I sat typing up my first ever blog post for Bess’ Bag. I had stumbled {quite by accident} upon the blog scene a month before (sort of like Alice through the Rabbit’s hole), & by the day after Valentine’s 2010, I decided to take the leap myself (it was the Queen of Hearts fault=)… forming Bess’ Bag {the blog you happen to be reading at this very moment}.

Sitting now, snuggled in a blanket in my apartment & taking down these thoughts, I look back on all the happenings of our first year together. From funny headless photo shoots (Cheshire-Cat-style – okay, okay, enough with The Alice in Wonderland comparisons); to crazy craft projects (that make me wonder if my drinking water’s safe=); ringing laughter & stinging tears; honest girl talk about struggles, dreams, & fears; giving you a glimpse into my diary & life & how I’ve made it thus far; leaving the nest {I promise I’ll post pics soon} - I see God’s hand over it all, for He’s the only way I’ve made it. The greatest part of this past year has been meeting you. I hope you have found something special here that reminded you of your own special-ness. You mean so much to me, sis!

Looking back, it’s hard to fathom that a year has passed. God only knows what the future holds. I hope Bess’ Bag will continue to be a blessing through Christ {not through Bess-the-Mess}. I pray that you will continue to bless the blog with your comments, friendship, & sisterhood + that our Father will bless the mess in all of us & create in us pure beauty. Thank you for being a part of Bess’ Bag in year 1!

Love Forever {& a Year},

P.S.: Have you checked out Bess' Bag's new ever-expanding online scrapbook?  Click the "Scrapbook" link under the header to check it out!

“I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy & peace while you trust in Him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit.” –Romans 15:13 NCV
Sisters Forever

I wish I could put all 91 of your names here!


  1. Oh Bess.....I'm so honored to have my name up there!!!! Your blog has been such a blessing to me....as have you!!! I'm so glad God brought such a great soul-sister into my life. (:

    Love always and forever,

  2. *tear*
    How sweet!
    Thanks for your friendship sis.
    We all love you!

    p.s. How funny...I watched part of Alice In Wonderland just yesterday!

  3. Dearest Bess,

    Congratulations on one year of blogging! What a blessing and encouragment Bess' Bag has been to me. I am so thankful to "know" you through blogging!
    Oh, thank you so very much for including my name in the Sisters picture you made... How kind of you! :)
    May the Lord pour His richest blessings upon you and your family!

    With Much Love,

  4. Happy Blogging Anniversary!
    You are so sweet, AND you are such a blessing, dear Bess!

    Thank you for all the encouraging and fun posts, dear friend!
    Love you lots,

  5. Happy 1st blogaversary, dear sis! I have been greatly encouraged through this blog, and it is such a blessing knowing you!

    I'm sorry that I can't comment as often as I used to, because this year has been much busier than last for me, but I appreciate every post :)

    Happy belated Valentine's Day to you!

    With love,
    Annie Joy

  6. Happy blogiversary! I have enjoyed Bess' Bag so much this past year! :D



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