Monday, November 7, 2011

Gratitude and Giveaways

    Although I am thankful every day for what I have in my life, now is the time of year that gratitude shines through.  Every day I am thankful for the family and friends who have supported me, who have stuck by me, even at a time when I didn't want them to.  The more I alienated myself, the more they come around.  I am grateful for that.  I have people in my life who, no matter how bitchy or moody I am, stick by me.  How lucky am I to have a husband that overlooks my faults, ignores my nasty moods and always tries to make me smile?  How lucky am I to have a husband who is patient and kind, knows when to "smother" me and knows when to leave me alone.  I never thought luck would have a place in my vocabulary after she died, but it's there.  I am lucky to have known her at all, despite never getting the chance to meet her on the outside.   And, I am grateful for the things I've learned since losing her.  No, life hasn't been easy, but I've come to expect that.  Although I'm still not in the greatest of places, I can still see through the fog; I can recognize what I am and should be grateful for.
     That brings me to the giveaway...I am SO VERY grateful to the friends I have met online.  Some days, when it seems like no one understands, some one does.  I am lucky to have people who are endlessly supportive and who really do understand what I am feeling.  So, to all my friends out there in the virtual world, THANK YOU.  As a show of gratitude, I have decided to give away 2 "Lost for Words" calendars.  Carly Marie Dudley and Franchesca Cox designed 2 beautiful calendars this year.  

You can check out Fran's here and Carly's here  
To enter, all you need to do is write which calendar you would like.  I will choose 2 random winners on my birthday, which is 19 November.  The calendars will ship directly from Red Bubble.
**Don't forget to tell your friends about the giveaway!**

7 comments:

Becky said...

Great giveaway! I actually like both calenders and can't decided which I like more:)

Tiffany said...

Wow you are so generous! Thx for this giveaway. Both calendars are awesome but if I had to pick one I would pick Carly's.

Remembering Alexander said...

Mary, you are so generous to do the giveaway. It is us that gets so much support from you. I love both calendars (congrats again on the quote) but if I had to choose it would be Fran's. Alexander's Mom

Deanna said...

wow! you are just wonderful! Really it has been your support that has been a true gift and quite amazing. these calendars are both so lovely. I honestly don't think I could pick. which is maybe why I haven't ordered one yet? I would be perfectly happy with either one :)

Sarita Boyette said...

What a sweet giveaway! Thank you!It is so hard to pick one, but I will pick Carly's. I'm so glad that your saying about Addie is included! xoxo

Melissa said...

I feel the same way about the women I have met through my blog. I cannot imagine where we would be without each other. Thanks for the giveaway. I love both calendars but I think Fran's is my favorite if I had to chose.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have Carly's since my quote is in it. I have been wanting to get one.

 
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