I want you to meet someone ...
Actually, it's not a person, but if it were, she would be soft, beautiful, adventurous, encouraging, and lovely.
Her name is Bella Grace and I've been anticipating her arrival for months.
Her pages are thick and quality and they possess words and pictures that feed my feminine side.
She offers places to share my own thoughts and dreams and encourages me to be myself.
Such as this Gratitude List ...
Bella said - "fill it up, and we mean it" - and so I did.
Things that make me happy and things I am thankful for.
There are more pages like this; pages that make you stop and think and pour out thoughts on paper, so as to set them in your mind and heart. We all need this sometimes. Or at least I do.
Sometimes, all you need is refreshing.
A little beauty, softness, a good book and a cup of your favorite drink.
Sit in your favorite spot, take a few minutes and just be a woman.
It will do your heart good.
— Debbie; A Million Skies
I am 22 years old and I just wanted to say a brief, but HUGE thank you for putting out the magazine Bella Grace. This magazine has spoken to me so many times when I needed it the most. You have inspired me beyond words and let me know that there are in fact others in life who are like me. I can't describe the way your magazine makes me feel and the way it causes me to come alive. You stir things up in me that I didn't even know were there. Thank you isn't enough, but thank you to everyone and all your hard work. You guys have been life changing. I anxiously await the next issue.
– Alexis Larimer
I just discovered your magazine today. I purchased my first copy and I am in love. I am savoring each picture and the beautiful words that are in the pages of your magazine. Your magazine is so me right now.
– Hannah Shaw, Facebook fan
I Love this magazine and have every issue so far. They look incredibly beautiful on my book shelves. I've taken to do the writing bits on really pretty stationery and just sticking them into the magazines that way when my daughter is older she can see my answers but the magazine is still free for her to use if she wants.
– Vanessa Winn, Facebook fan
Oh dearest Bella Grace, this mag is pure joy and all I could think of is how my heart and soul would love to be a part of it! How does your hiring process work for writers and/or photographers. Please oh please do tell. Xo
– Jasmin Nelson, Facebook fan
I just picked up my summer copy and I'm in love by the end of the editors note! My favorite thing about this magazine is that I read it over and over, waiting impatiently for the next issue. The point being I wait. I have something to surprise and delight me in the future. I don't remember when we stopped waiting for things, but you are all worth it.
— Brittany Almonaci, Facebook fan
Another beautiful issue of Bella Grace! I don't know how it's possible that each issue is more beautiful than the last!
– Kim Collister, Facebook fan
I absolutely love Bella Grace! It honestly helped through one of the darkest places in my life. I discovered it randomly at Books-a-Million one day, and it immediately caught my attention with the cardstock-esque paper and the beautiful photography. But, I discovered even more beautiful prose, poetry, and women who weren't afraid of sharing their dark places either. I was halfway through my first year of marriage, living no where near family, and having a hard time making friends even though I was continually putting myself out there. My husband was working over 60 hours a week as a pastor at a local church, and I was utterly alone and desperate for someone to just connect with. Upon purchasing the winter edition of Bella Grace, it was clear that even never having personally met these writers and women who contributed to the magazine, I felt connected. I had something to just sit, breathe, and work through the hurt that was scarring my heart, which at this point felt war torn and beat down. Though it's been a long road medically, as I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and insomnia a month later, and emotionally with learning the ropes of marriage, I can honestly say, Bella Grace helped me see hope and light even in the dark hours, sleepless nights. And as my husband and I just celebrated our one year (yay!), we are in a much better place now than I thought possible. We aren't perfect, and hopefully we never are, I've come to appreciate the hard times, and dark times. Because as I've been so beautifully reminded by Bella Grace, it is not the end no matter where you are or what you are going through. And now, I appreciate even the most normal of days, because I am reminded of how far we've come even in that short amount of time, and what a blessing it is to even have the "normal" days.
― Marissa Miller