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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Prego Contest Winner

Well it's official! My photo of Kayla won the 5 Minutes for Mom Prego Fun With Food Photo Contest! Thank you so much to everyone who spread the word on their blogs, emailed, and voted! I really appreciate it! What a great opportunity this is for me to be able to give the gift card to the local community.

I do have to admit, when I first had the idea to donate the card it wasn't as easy as making that decision and that was that. No, I had an argument with myself, inside my head :) Back and forth it went Hmmm...there are a lot more people who are in need of groceries then my family then yeah but it's $500! I know, but I could do something really good with this and give it to a family who is struggling financially right now. Yeah but you're giving up $500! Do you realize what you're thinking about? LOL

But in the end, once I had that thought planted in my head I couldn't shake it and knew that's what I would do. Thanks to all of you for helping make this happen!

Last week I came across the story of Brendan Fraser and his last dying wish. Trust me, you'll need tissues after watching his story. As this 11 yr old boy was losing his battle with leukemia he spent his last days feeding the homeless. How fitting that his quest to feed the homeless came at a time I was planning on donating a grocery gift card. After reading his story, and watching the video, it just solidified in my mind that this was the right thing to do. Even though I had decided to do this before hearing of Brandon's last wish, I'd like to know that, in a way, I'm doing this in honor of his memory too.
On another personal note; if you could please keep my grandma in your prayers I'd really appreciate it. She fell and broke her hip. She just had a partial hip replacement today and will now have about a 6-wk recovery period in a nursing home. They live in WI, and it's the winter now, so I just pray that it's not too hard on my grandpa going back and forth too. Thank you for your prayers.

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hjoy said...

Congratulations it is so neat that you are donating the card to help feed those in need.

We will be sure to say a prayer for your grandmother.

Nancy M. said...

I'm so glad Kayla won so you'll be able to donate the card! So awesome!

I will pray for your grandparents also.

nichole said...

Woohoo - congrats on winning!

Your grandmother is in my prayers.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Michelle, I hope your grandmother is doing well. I will keep her in my prayers.

Maureen said...

nice job!

mommaof4wife2r said...

michelle...u rock. the hs ministry kids started a homeless ministry called the andy project out of serving the homeless in NYC on a mission trip 2yrs ago. it's fab...and so appreciated when others help out. so from those kids and all the homeless that need the extra's, thank you thank you thank you.

oh, and uber prayers for grandma...so scary. poor dear.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Congrats again to Kayla! I am sure the local soup kitchen will be very pleased, and lots of bellies full thanks to your generosity!

Prayers to grandma and grandpa!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!! Did you tell Kayla her picture won??

It's so generous of you to share!

Barb said...

Knowing what you planned to do with that gift card if you won, I was thrilled when I saw the announcement at 5MFM. Congratulations! I'd love to see the reaction when you give them that $500.

Your poor grandmother - I think falling and breaking a hip is something everyone worries about at this age. I'll keep her and your grandfather in my prayers.

Cate said...

Congratulations! That's great news.

Thinking of your grandma.

Anonymous said...

YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! what great news to hear that Kayla's picture won the contest, thru voting, :) Michelle, we are all humans and we all think what would we do.... you made a beautiful decision!! Your heart is in the right place with love and concern for those in greater need than ourselves!!! love mom/grandma.. thank you for your prayers for grandma and grandpa...

Mom24 said...

Praying for both your grandparents.

Congrats. I understand your feelings completely, when I found out you had won, I felt bad for a minute for you that you weren't going to keep it for yourself. I'm sure it's one of those things that sounded good in theory, but you wouldn't be human if it didn't give you at least a tiny pause!

Chris said...


Not many people would be so quick to turn around and donate $500 to those in need. Just goes to show how special you are :) I'm honored to cyberknow you.

I'll keep your grandparents in my prayers. My dad broke his hip back in September; it is a long recovery.

much more than a mom said...

Congratulations! That's a wonderful thing you're doing. I will keep both of your grandparents in my prayers.

Frugal Finds said...

Congrats on your win! We were #7 in the contest and came in 5th place!! I just could not catch up to you!!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

COngrats on the win and thank you for being so generous.

We will keep your grandmother in our thoughts. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You are an inspiration.

Bailey's Leaf said...

Many prayers for Grandma and her shiny new hip.

How great for the school to make that neat poster for Kayla!

Thank you, again, for donating your card to those in need.

Michelle said...

Prayers for your grandma! It was so generous of you to donate the card - happy to hear Kayla's picture won. It was a great photo of her.

Sue said...

Congrats on winning. It's great of our to donate it. I'm glad you argued with yourself - shows you're human. ;)

I will keep your gm and gp in my thoughts. I hope she recovers quickly and well!