Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Giveaway

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms. Today, I'm taking my mom to see the movie Avengers and then I'm making her dinner. I also got her the movie Tangled. Last year I got her flowers. This year, a movie and dinner. It'll be fun.

Here's a picture of my mom and me at my college roommate's wedding.

Now on to the giveaway.

Today, I'm giving away a copy of the book Love at Last Sight by Kerry & Chris Shook. I accidentally received this book from the publisher and they told me I can read it, review it, give it away, or whatever I wanted with it.

Here's the description of this nonfiction book.
Everything you’ve been taught about relationships is wrong.

The movies and TV make it look easy. Matchmaking Web sites have it down to a science. Two people connect—love at first sight—and the relationship is magical from then on. But the truth is, strong, deep relationships that last a lifetime aren’t based on the mysterious chemistry of two personalities. Real love in relationships—friends, married couples, siblings, parents—isn’t a magic act. It’s a journey. A great relationship grows from an investment of time and effort.

Kerry and Chris Shook know that deep relationships aren’t built on initial attractions, but on
last things—the experience you shared the last time you were with someone . . . the words you spoke with her last week . . . the effort you made for him the last time you were together. And Love at Last Sight offers a one-month relationship plan that will improve your most important bonds, including a weekly focus and daily readings that guide you through the process. By learning to be  present in the moment, acting intentionally, risking awkwardness, and learning to let go, you’ll discover wisdom from the Bible that contradicts what popular culture would have you believe.

Meaningful relationships depend on seeing other people as they are, so that the last time your eyes meet on this earth, your relationship will be closer and deeper than ever before.
Love at Last Sight is the last book you’ll need to get your dearest relationships right.

Another life-changing book from Kerry and Chris Shook
Authors of the best-selling One Month to Live

Your closest relationships will naturally drift apart over time.   And chances are, right now, one or more of your most important relationships is less than what you wish it could be.

Now you can change everything and take steps to reconnect with the people who really matter—and we don’t mean by connecting on Facebook! This thirty-day program guides you step-by-step to deeper, more satisfying relationships by developing four forgotten but powerful relational arts for  changing, improving, and repairing the relationships you care about most:

            Week 1 – The Art of Being All There
            Week 2 – The Art of Acting Intentionally
            Week 3 – The Art of Risking Awkwardness
            Week 4 – The Art of Letting Go

Learn the secrets that will lead you to healthy relationships with the most important people in your life—starting today!

Also, I'm going to enclose one of my Mary Kay goodies from a basket of products I have set aside for giveaways. Can't tell you what it is, but it'll be awesome!

To enter - leave a comment telling me about a memorable Mother's Day you either had or you gave your mom. To gain a second entry, leave a comment telling me you follow the blog (email, networked blog, Google Friend Connect, etc). Please leave your email address in your comment so I can email the winner. I'll randomally draw a winner next Sunday morning.


  1. I follow your blog via email.

  2. Great picture of you and your mom :) ! That was a beautiful dress on you!

    1. Yes it was. And if I could fit into it again, I'd wear it at Seminar on Awards Night. So instead I'm hoping to wear the purple one.

  3. The most memorable Mother's Day was in 2009. I was a new mom to Alexis Grace, home only a few days from the hospital and my mom, grandma and pawpaw came to visit and spend Mother's day with us. My grandma, mom, Alexis and I took our first picture of the four generations. What a beautiful picture and beautiful memory. We had a great lunch and lots of laughter and fun. I miss my grandma very much.

  4. I remember one mother's day when my sister and I woke up super early and made my mom breakfast in bed. That is probably my most memorable mother's day with my mom. Treating like a special lady!

  5. I follow your blog via networked blog. bookwormgal2011(at)yahoo(dot)com