Just one green grave is mine.

April 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm 3 comments

I was moved to tears in the airport the other day when I read this:

One child and two green graves are mine
This is God’s gift to me;
A bleeding, fainting, broken heart —
This is my gift to Thee.

(Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee, 76)

Thank you, Shawnda, for this amazing book!


Entry filed under: Grief.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gabby  |  April 21, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Oh Molly, that verse is beautiful. But can I say that it is beautiful to me because I know you? Your humility towards the Lord this past year have left me awestruck. I love you!

  • 2. shawnda  |  April 22, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I was moved to tears when I read that on the airplane on the way to the pastors conference!! And I’m moved to tears reading the title of your post and the verse from the poem again. I love you dearly! Praying for you, my friend.

  • 3. Kim  |  April 28, 2008 at 7:50 am

    I was pregnant last year when I made an attempt to read this book. Certainly there must be a strange sense of comfort in her story (His story) of relentless faith in her life despite such extreme loss.

    I could not get through it, but I’ll try again because it is such a rich read.



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