I spent the weekend cleaning out my basement. Yeah, it’s about as fun as it sounds. Unfortunately, I am a paper hoarder (mostly any paper my kids have done at school, art, church, etc.) and my papers have multiplied somehow so I have a lot of boxes of paper. It was sort of fun to go through some boxes though and see papers my daughter had colored in kindergarten (she’s a college sophomore now) and see how much she’s grown.
It sounds so cliché, but it did make me wonder where the time had gone. People always used to tell me back then to enjoy my kids because all too soon they’re grown and gone (my first five children are all two years apart) and I used to smile and think to myself, sure it goes fast. For you! And I didn’t believe them. But now I do.
So, today, I’m going to tell you, enjoy your kids when they’re little because all too soon they’re grown and gone. I know you don’t believe me when you’re in the throes of diapers and bottles and everything else that goes along with young children, but it really does. And pretty soon they’re gone to college and on their own.
Did you plow through that post hoping you’d see the winners of my contest? Did you think I forgot?
Well, here is the moment you’ve been waiting for. (And just to certify, all names were chosen at random.)
The winner of one of my titles: Through Love’s Trials, On the Edge, Dangerous Connections or Ribbon of Darkness is----
Congratulations! If you will email me (email@example.com) your choice and your addy I will get that right out to you.
And the grand prize winner of either a first chapter edit by Ms. Shreditor or a secondary character in my next book named after you is----
Janice if you will email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) what your choice is, I will let you know what the next step is.
Congratulations to the winners and a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered. I really appreciate everyone who helped me spread the word.