Saturday, January 31, 2009

My 300th post!

In honor of my 300th post I'm doing another give away. First of all, I can't believe I got to 300 posts. I remember setting up the blog and sitting down to write that first post in August 2007 and not really knowing what I wanted to say. Blogging truly has been therapy in a way for me, and the people I've met through it are a blessing. The give away is the above necklace that I've worn for almost as long as I've been blogging. The winner will get a brand new one(not mine). It's made by this designer and is sterling silver and has 2 small round charms and a cultured pearl hanging from it. It's 17 inches in length and the words say "I Am Blessed." I am fortunate for the blessings in my life of God, my husband, my children, my parents who are healthy and happy, wonderful family and friends and I could go on and on . During the wait for William those 3 words helped me through some of those long days and difficult times because they reminded me of the those blessings. If you'd like to enter to win this please leave a comment and Grace will draw 1 name next Thursday, Feb. 5. And you don't have to be adopting or an adoptive parent to put your name in.

32 kind words:

Pam and Jeff said...

Pick me please! Usually, I would crumple my paper up that would help it stand out. Guess that is not going to happen here. I know that I am so blessed. I would love to have a necklace that would start a conversation with others. Have a good weekend!!

Carla said...

Beautiful give-away from a beautiful family! Love "Aging With Grace" :) Carla

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

You are sooooo AMAZING..
LOVE the necklace...
I would love to be entered into the drawing..
I LOVE blogging.. it is a way to remember all the things and ALL the AMAZING people we have had the pleasure to meet on our LONG Journey to Isabella..
I am sooo glad to have met you ..
Hope to meet in person one day.. Grace and Will are soooo cute..
Thanks for making my wait that much easier..
Have a Great Weekend...
Grace/Will~ you have an Amazing Mommy... and I have not talked to your Daddy but I am sure he is as Amazing as Mommy...
Please pick Kim ~ that would be me..
Thank you for being sooo cute..

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

How could I forget to put....
"Congratulations on your 300th POST."
Hugs girly..

Kim said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway! I'm so glad I found your blog. I love checking in on your beautiful family! May God continue to pour his blessings upon you and your family!

OH MY #6 said...


U know I need to win this! LOL!

You are one of the sweetest, people I know! What an awesome post and I, me, myself, is the blessed one, to have you as my friend.


Dita said...

What a beautiful giveaway. Congratulations on 300! I am so glad you started because I look forward to following you along your journey.
You are so lovely, Gail!

Story of our Life said...

How are you guys/gals doing?? Hope all is well!

I would love to be included in your give-a-way!!

I remember when you started blogging. I remember talking about it w/you before you did it.

:) Yeah for you on 300 posts.

Missy said...

300 posts! Wow! It's amazing how cathartic blogging is, isn't it? Yes, my friend, you are blessed! Count me in on your thoughtful giveaway! : )

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!!! It's a beautiful giveaway.

Missy said...

I finally got around to posting your sweet award on my blog : )

Brandi said...

What a nice giveaway! I, too, am blessed to have "met" you. I love checking in to see what you & your wonderful family have been up to. SO glad you decided to give blogging a try


Jennifer said...

I would love to be apart of this drawing. You have inspired me in so many ways. I just know 2009 will be our year. "wink"
So Grace.. Please Please pick me. ;o)


Margaret M said...

Happy 300th!!! I am so glad that I pulled my head out of the sand and visited today. I am definitely going through a challenging time and was just thinking about how I need to keep my blessings at the top of my thoughts. Blessings to you as you celebrate this momentous occasion.

Angie said...

WOW!! 300 posts...and I've enjoyed every one of them! I can't wait to read the next 300!

Count me in for the give-away! What a beautiful it!

ellie said...

Hi - I just popped in from "Born in our Hearts". love your blog :)

We've been home 10 months with our daughter from Zheajiang Province - Tia is the joy of our lives!

your children are beautiful! oh and I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Cheers from Australia,


Ashley said...

Gail, I NEED that necklace!!!

Really, it is so lovely. Count me in, please!!

you are the best!
:) Ashley

Laura L. said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!

You have a wonderful blog and your kind heart always shows in your posts.
It doesn't hurt that you have some of the cutest kids around. :)

What a wonderful giveaway. Such a beautiful necklace.

Please enter me in the giveaway. (I would usually fold my slip in half and bend it slightly.)

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I feel blessed in so many areas of my life as well and I include your friendship in that category. What a sweet give away. I would love to be entered into it and if I win it I know that every time I wear it I will smile when I think of you SFAM.

Isn't blogging the best?!

Cyndi and Dean James said...

Hi Gail...Congratulations on your 300th Post. WOW..that is a lot!! I do have to say that blogging does help a lot in this long wait. I would love to enter your drawing.
Cyndi James
Waiting for Alicyn Shea
LID 10/24/06

Jboo said...

Wow!! 300 posts - way to go!! I am going to have to go back and read from the beginning.

Beautiful necklace, throw my name in the hat please. Have a good week.


Alyson and Ford said...

Pick me!! Thanks for having a great give-away.
We are over 1000 posts... but we have been blogging since September 2005.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

redmaryjanes said...

Congrats on 300 posts! You have already blessed me with the darling key ring, so don't enter me for this one. I just wanted to say hi!

Barrington said...

Gail, thank you sooo much for that very sweet award! I am all happy now! And I really would love to win that perfect gift too! Congratus on your 300th post! Thank goodness you chose to be a blogger! We are all so blessed by your friendship and wisdom!

Sue said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. What a wonderful thing to do...
Happy 300th post!

Blogging is so cathardic, I started blogging in 2007 when we were doing our adoption from Vietnam. We recently lost our referral of our daughter after 14 months of fighting to bring her home.

We are getting ready to start all over again for a SN China adoption. We are ready to meet our child!

Super Mommy said...

Congrats!! Glad I found your blog ... your family is precious and your light is shining bright!

I would love to win the necklace too!! ;0)

Joan said...

That is a beautiful necklace. I love reading your blog


The said...

Hi, I read your blog regularly. Your children are precious. I work for a Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Center in SC. Your blog is so uplifting!

Colleen said...

Me me me!!!! Me means I want to be entered!!!!
I am looking forward to meeting you in May at the PF workshop : ) YEAH!!!!!! We are all going to have so much fun!!!!!!

jennifer said...

Oh, I LOVE that necklace!! Sign me up, for sure!!! Congrats on the 300th post.

Marianne said...

What a beautiful necklace, Congratulations on your 300th post. It is really something how blogging can change peoples lives and connect people like nothing else. PS I need to win this necklace!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful are so blessed.....and very generous too!!

Count me in:)


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