For Lucy

I was truly blown away by the number of you that visited and commented for a chance to win Shawni’s book. And I was so grateful for the insights you shared as you answered the questions that Shawni answered, and for those of you that chose to spread the word about the Vision Walk that Shawni and her family are participating in this weekend.

And then I read Shawni’s post today.

And I saw sweet little Lucy holding a lemonade stand sign to help raise money for the Vision Walk.

And I wanted to do more.

I’ve been reading Shawni’s blog for a long time, and like a lot of you, I feel privileged to have a little window into her family as her kids get older and I have the opportunity to learn from someone who is working so hard to be a deliberate mother. So, when I saw the pictures of the lemonade stand that Shawni’s girls set up this past weekend to help raise money, my heart broke a little. Loss of sight is something that hits home for me as well, and I want those beautiful eyes of Lucy’s to see clearly for as long as possible.

So, here’s another giveaway.

If you entered the previous giveaway by sharing this link on Facebook, you’re automatically in.

Here’s the link again:

If you’d like to share the link on Facebook or Twitter again (or multiple times) and come leave a comment, you’ll get another entry. To get a one more entry, go to Shawni’s fundraising page and make a donation. Buy some virtual lemonade from those cute girls. Then come back here and let me know that you donated. You don’t have to say how much, just that you did it. (and if you donate, you should go ahead and skip over to Saren’s blog and enter her giveaway too)

I’m going to choose two winners this Friday. The winners will receive a copy of A Mother’s Book of Secrets, and a copy of Shawni’s mom and dad’s newest book The Entitlement Trap. Both of them are fabulous books and would make awesome mother’s day gifts or would just be wonderful to keep and read again and again.

What are you still doing here? Go share and donate and comment! *grin*

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  1. Alicia Veazey says

    Thank you so much for sharing…I stumbled upon Shawni’s blog several months ago and absolutely LOVE reading it. She is amazing! I have added the link to my facebook page and I so hope a cure is in the horizon for sweetie pie Lucy.

  2. says

    It’s been a while since I’ve been here and I love what you’ve done with the place!! Great organization and fun colors!! Fabulous!

  3. Kelsie Davis says

    I am SO excited that I’ve recently found your blog! I was at TOFW in Logan, UT last yeat and LOVED the messages you shared both through music and word. I shared the link about Lucy on my facebook wall. I have been following Shawni’s blog for a while now. I am a new mother (had my first baby (girl) a few days before TOFW actually) and both of you help inspire me to be the mother I want to be.

  4. Tiffany George says

    Your blog is so great! I’m glad Shawni shared a link here as I look forward to keeping up on your blog as well. I just made a donation to Shawni’s team. I just love reading blogs of inspirational women like you two who help me realize that even though sometimes it’s hard to be a Mother, I CAN do hard things! Thank you.

  5. Amy Gardner says

    I shared the link on FB, again! Through Shawni, I gain so many insights that I think make me a better daughter, sister, and friend… and hopefully someday a great wife and mother!

  6. s says

    I cannot imagine facing a sightless future for myself or any of my children. My donation is a small drop in the bucket but I do believe the smallest gesture can have large ripples – here’s hoping!