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!