BRAVE Winners!

Thank you for sharing your stories of bravery.

I feel humbled and grateful to know such incredible people. So many of your stories resonated with me - and some of your stories I know well on a tender and personal level.

To those who were brave enough to enter and share your stories and your hopes for bravery, I nod to you.

I thought having three CD's to give away would feel better - but I'm still anguishing over the fact that you ALL deserve one. Sigh.

So I'm going to give my copy away, too. It's gently used (I did live in it for three weeks), and doesn't have the clear cellophane wrapping around it that's so satisfying to remove - but hey! That means FOUR WINNERS!



Who said: "When my sweet wife, who incidentally is your Mother, had to endure cancer surgery and treatments for much of a year; I witnessed bravery beyond anything I've ever had to face. Despite how miserable she felt, she still made time for family and work. I marveled at her - how her drive to get well overshadowed any and all discomfort. She is my hero. In my mind, the definition of bravery just has a picture of her face."


Who said: "There are times in my life when I think I have been brave, but it's hard to know for sure. But the times I do know for sure that I have been brave are too private to share because they are the times when I had to let go and completely trust in the Lord to forgive, to send peace, to bring knowledge, to be humble, to be healed."


Who said: "I think the time I had to be most brave was just after having Malachi. There were times that I wanted to lock Steve up to keep him from deploying. How could I face a year alone raising a new little baby all by myself. That year I learned one of the biggest lessons of my life. Sometimes the bravest strongest thing you can do is admit your own limitations and ask for help."


Who said: "I'd like to be more brave in taking on the challenge of raising and caring for TWO children instead of one. Me and Espen, we're good. We know the drill and have our routine. As much as I'm looking forward to our daughter (!!!), I can't help but feel a little scared that I'm not going to be good at it."

Congratulations, guys. I'll be in touch.

And, really, thanks to everyone for sharing your stories. I think it was pretty BRAVE of you.


Risch Mikk said...

Yay! Can't wait!

Tamsin North said...

Also yay! Although, as the fourth person to win, taking your own personal CD seems skeeeeetchy. As much as I want it, maybe we should have a chat about this?

Brindy said...

Darn, I guess I should have read the first post with the winners before I made my comment. Oh well. :(