The title of Jenna Bush Hager’s 2020 collection of essays is taken from Ecclesiastes 3:11-13
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom the work that God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and do good while they live, and also that every man should eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his labor—this is the gift of God.…
Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss is such a fitting title for this book which includes tributes to her beloved grandparents, three of which died within a year of each other. Not only does she grapple with the loss of her grandparents, but she must also find a way to explain their deaths to her young children.
The essays are told with heartfelt love, grace, and a sprinkling of humor. They give us an honest look at the lives of not only her grandparents, parents, and sister but also her own husband and children and her Today Show coworkers who are dear friends.
5-Stars. I listened to the audiobook which is read by the author. It was a wonderful way to pass a snowy day as I felt warmed by the stories.