Friday, December 16, 2011

25 Days of Giveaways - Day 17

CONGRATULATIONS to Sara (I drew your name for Prize #1) and to Susi (I drew your name for Prize #2). I've contacted the winners! Thank you everyone for visiting and taking the time to enter. May the Christmas season treat you all well.

P.S. Someone wanted to know where I purchased the quote plaques, and I bought them from a Hallmark Gold Crown store.



I wanted to start off again by thanking Tina for executing this great little idea of hers. This is my 2nd year hosting a giveaway, and I've visited the blogs of all the people who've hosted thus far. It's bittersweet, knowing that our beautiful babies are not here to spend Christmas with us but that we can somehow honor and remember them in our own little ways. It breaks my heart to think that I should be getting toys for a 3-and-a-half year old. Wow, just wow!

Anyway, I pray for your babies and that we can somehow find a little peace this holiday season. Sometimes, all we need is that one word or quote or statement to get us through the day. That is why when I saw these, I bought two! They are wooden wall/desk plaques:

Prize #1

(this one is the larger of the two, I would guestimate around a 5x7 size, Quote is from Winnie the Pooh: "Promise me you'll always remember ... You're BRAVER than you believe, and STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.")




Prize #2
(this one is the smaller of the two [4x6 would be my guess], so I'm adding a sweet amethyst/sterling silver "Faith" bracelet to go along with this one, Quote is: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass ... It's learning to dance in the rain ...")




To enter, simply leave a comment on this post -- maybe your favorite message (or even a single word) that has gotten you through your darkest days, maybe who your greatest support system has been throughout? If you prefer one prize over the other let me know, so I can do my best to get that one out to you. I will leave the comments open through the weekend and draw winners on Monday.

Feel free to follow my blog, if you don't already. At 3+ years since Dylan's death, the frequency of posts aren't as often as they used to be but that doesn't make them any less meaningful. 1 extra entry for following (leave a 2nd comment).

P.S. It's quite special to me that my husband helped picked these out. He thought the quotes were perfect, especially on the Pooh plaque. And after all we've survived together, he's been my lifeline, my greatest support throughout. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas everyone!

18 comments:

KnottedFingers said...

I would very much love to be entered to win any of the items :)

Melissa said...

I love both of these quotes! FAITH is actually the word I picked to get me through this next year as I'm expecting again after two losses, so I'd really like that if I win. =)

Sara said...

Oh I love these!

You know I have been reading your blog for years now - and I am always excited to see a new post. :)

My word - HOPE!

B Ray said...

I would love to win either one but especially the storm plaque with the bracelet. I try to think happy thoughts to get me through the rough times. :-)

Teresa Farmer said...

Those are both amazing quotes! I love the dancing in the storm cause I always think of that saying! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Teresa Farmer said...

I have also been following your blog since last year.

Shauna said...

One of the thoughts that has helped me is a scripture in Psalms 46:10 Be Still. and know that I am God. I love both of the quotes you have.

Deanna said...

I love both of those quotes! Definitely two of my favorites. Amethyst is my birthstone, the bracelet is beautiful too!

Deanna said...

Following your blog. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Sarita Boyette said...

These are all so nice! Thanks for having this giveaway. Jesus is the word I pick, for I lean on Him so very much.

Sarita Boyette said...

I already am a follower.

Shauna said...

Beautiful pictures of your angel Dylan on your blog. I'm a follower of your blog now.

Karen said...

I love your giveaways - meaningful quotes. Your pictures of Dylan are beautiful. Other blms truly have supported me and kept my faith and hope strong on the darkest days.

Sarah said...

I love the Winnie the Pooh quote!

"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton has meant alot to me since Parker passed. It came on the radio in the car on the way home from the hospital with out Parker. Its even my ringtone!

Sarah said...

Proud Follower :)

SUSI said...

What a great giveaway. I've actually named my blog after the quote "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but to learn how to dance in the rain.." I really feel like that this quote sums it up so well of what we all have to endure on a day to day basis.

SUSI said...

I've actually been following your blog for more than two years. I loved reading about Dylan and how you made it through the first year and of course the years to come.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

PS: After you are done with the giveaway, do you mind posting where you found these adorable frames with the quotes? Really love the Pooh quote too.

Susi

Big Love, Big Acceptance - or so I say said...

Thanks for hosting a give-away day! These plaques are lovely. I especially like the Pooh-bear quote.

I can't say there's any one word or thought that has helped me through the years. Remebering the love I experienced the few days my daughter lived is a powerful memory though.