Saturday, April 16, 2011

First Ever Blog Giveaway!!

I have always liked the idea of hosting a blog giveaway and have just never gotten around to doing it. So, I actually have a couple giveaways lined up that I'm pretty excited about. This first giveaway is in honor of Lily's birthday...a little late, I know. But, I thought doing it on the 16th of this month was appropriate for her. :)

The prize is....the book Choosing to SEE, by Mary Beth Chapman. Reading this book blessed me so much and I found it very encouraging in working through my loss. My aunt gave me Steven Curtis Chapman's Beauty Will Rise cd last year and it is filled with songs that show both the sorrow, the hope, and the joy that come in losing a child, when we choose to SEE. I hope to give that cd away sometime soon because it has meant so much to me.

"Covering her courtship and marriage to Steven Curtis Chapman, struggles for emotional balance, and living with grief, Mary Beth's story is our story--wondering where God is when the worst happens. In Choosing to SEE, she shows how she wrestles with God even as she has allowed him to write her story--both during times of happiness and those of tragedy. Readers will hear firsthand about the loss of her daughter, the struggle to heal, and the unexpected path God has placed her on. Even as difficult as life can be, Mary Beth Chapman Chooses to SEE."

Because the book is about the loss of a child, this giveaway is for anyone who has lost a baby and you must live in the United States.

How to enter:

1. Follow this blog.
2. Post about the giveaway on your blog.
3. Leave a comment sharing the book that has helped you the most on this grief journey.

This giveaway will remain open until next Saturday, April 23. I will announce the randomly picked winner the following day. If you already own this book, please do not enter the giveaway. Thanks. :)



  1. I'm a follower! =) i'm on my phone now but later i will post about this giveaway on my blog too!
    The book the helped me the most was, "Empty Arms" by Sherokee Isle. It was so validating and informative about stillbirth and miscarriage-it really helped me accept my grief rather than feeling bad for it or feeling like it was unjustified based on the responses of others.

  2. I have been wanting to read this!!!
    Of course I follow your blog ♥
    ((huge hugs))

  3. Long time follower :) I love reading your blog, girl.
    I have been DYING to read this book.
    I think that the book that has helped me the most through my journey of losing my lilly, is I will Carry You by Angie Smith. SO helpful in my dark times :)

  4. and I just posted about your giveaway on my blog! :) xoxo

  5. I don't have a blog anymore, but I'll post it on my website:


    The book that has helped me the most on my journey has to be the Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy workbook by Teale Fackler and Gwen Kik.

  6. I have heard great things about this book!

  7. i follow your blog and i have heard great things about this book. i would love to win it and read it for myself! good luck to everyone and a happy belated birthday in heaven to lily!

  8. I am not entering your contest, since I already own the book, and devoured it.

    It brought me great peace to see a mama that had to bury her daughter as well, and could still praise Jesus and use her tragedy to glorify him.

    Happy Monday!

  9. I have been wanting to read this book but haven't yet

  10. I would say the one that was most helpful to me early on was Waiting With Gabriel. I read it while I was still carrying Carleigh.

  11. that is an amazing book! I got to see MaryBeth Chapman speak live and to hear her tell the story in addition to reading the book was an amazing gift. That is a family so filled with faith and hope.

  12. actually, i'm not posting to get the book (i know there must be many other women who would be blessed more than me)... i just so happened to see a comment you left on another blog, and came to see your story! i am so blessed to see the strength that you carry and how you still rejoice amidst the sorrow, and that you fight for LIFE! i am a part of the pro-life organization Bound4LIFE (, and am always encouraged hearing real stories like yours. Bless you, and may the Lord reach many through your testimony.

  13. I am getting this book, so I will let you give it to someone else....BUT, I LOVE that you are doing this. AMAZING of you! GOD IS so Good and it still amazes me that He is using so many women to carry each other through this journey....


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