Thursday, May 09, 2013

Winner of Comfort Food Stamp Set!

Hello Everyone!

Can I tell you that I feel 100 times better today than yesterday?  Oh, the difference a day makes!  Today seemed like an almost normal day for me.  Got up with the kids, helped them get ready, sent them off to school, and then took one to an ortho appointment.  I was then able to go to lunch with a new friend in my ward/church who lost her husband almost 4 weeks ago in a car accident.  She just moved into our ward and was only there 1 full Sunday before it happened.  She has 5 small children (ages ranging from 2 years to 10 years) and she is expecting their 6th child in August.  If you would keep her and her family in your prayers I know that she would appreciate that.  It was nice to see her today and to talk about normal, everyday stuff with her.  This has been a very hard trial for her but I can see that her faith in the Lord is very clear.  She knows that she will see her husband again and that they will be together forever as a family someday.  She just needs to make it through this life on earth first.  Since I am the Relief Society President in my ward (I am LDS aka Mormon, in case you are wondering), I was able to be with her from the first phone call to now.  I was also able to witness all the many hands that silently helped her out those first few hours.  Ladies that came over to quietly clean, friends that came over to watch her little children, food that was brought in, lots of hugs & comfort offered, etc.  Although, this is a tragic event in her life, today she told me that she did recognize the blessings in it all.  This experience made me reflect on the trials in my life.  It really comes down to how we deal with what we are given.  If our outlook is positive (although it is totally okay to grieve and be sad), our burdens will be lighter, and of course, if we rely on our Savior to help us through it, we can do it!  

Okay, I am actually announcing the winner to the stamp set giveaway!  Are you so proud of me?  I am!  I can't believe that I have been in my craft room every night for a week now and even better..... BLOGGING!  I love it!  My kids have missed me upstairs with them as they fall asleep, too!

Here we go.....

Drumroll, please....

The winner of the Papertrey Ink Stamp Set Comfort Food is....

Paper Sewn Visions

Congratulations!  I will send you an e-mail asap!

12 comments:

  1. It is so nice to see your posts once again. We have missed you.

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  2. Robyn, It's good to read your blog again. I am so glad to read that you had a better day. I will keep you in my prayers along with the prayer request that you have asked for. I am thrilled to know that I won. Thank you. Hugs, Velma

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  3. Happy to hear that you had a better day Robyn!! I'm also glad that you have gotten back to doing some things that you love! I will keep the prayers going for you and your friend, so sad but she is exactly right, they will all be together one day once again. Congrats to Paper Sewn Visions, I think it is great that she has won as she has had her own trials too, so prayers to her as well!! Glad that she is back home!! Hugs to all!

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  4. Oh Robyn I will definitely keep your friend and her family in my prayers. Great to see you back at it again!! Have a great weekend!!

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  5. So glad you are improving each day. Have missed your blogging. Will keep your friend in my prayers. What a sad situation. But the Lord will provide.

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  6. I love hearing about your witnessing and how you are relying on God. And ... so glad you are feeling better. Hugs Robyn.

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  7. I just love your testimony Robyn! It makes me want to strengthen mine more, you make my faith look so week. I'll bet you are a great Relief Society Pres. I wish I was in your ward to be blessed by your amazing strength! Will definatly pray for the sister in your ward. Have a blessed weekend. Raedeen

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  8. So glad that your feeling better and Blogging! Sending Prayers to your new friend and her Children. Congratulations too the Winner. Hope you have a nice Mother's Day Weekend.

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  9. sending prayers to your friend and her family...
    I am glad you are feeling better. It is nice to see you blogging...

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  10. I'll be praying for her.

    Congrats to the winner.

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  11. glad to see you back again... congrats to the lucky winner! Hugs

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  12. Wow! Reading this post just makes me teary. Six kids! I can't even imagine. My prayers are with her. It sounds like she is going through the refiner's fire.

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