Hey, hey, hey! I’m back and I’ve missed you!
I had no idea when the calendar was moving from February to March that I would take a two week blogging break, but it happened. Over the last two weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time with my sweet family, we went on a wonderful spring break trip, we came back just in time for little Miss Ashby to have surgical procedure number seven and Andrew and I have celebrated our anniversary. It’s been a full two weeks.
Today, I’m joining four of my very best friends to honor and bless some special women out there. Sheaffer, Erika, Andrea, Narci and I would like to bless some ladies who are currently battling cancer with a cozy blardigan in honor of Manda. Our sweet friend loved cuddling up in her blardigan on days when she was at home, at the hospital when she was receiving chemo and many other times in-between. So, in honor of her, we wanted to give away 10 blardigans to 10 women who are also battling cancer. We’re making this easy on you today, comment on any of our five blogs today and either nominate yourself or a friend and that’s your entry. Ten random entries will be selected and the winners announced on Friday. One entry per person please.
In the coming months, we plan on honoring our sweet friend in many ways. Manda would have hated all of the fuss about her (she would have been so apologetic about her death causing us grief), but she would have LOVED that other women would be blessed in honor of her. She was all about blessing others.
Now, if you want to be blessed…you should really watch her celebration of life service HERE. I’m telling you…YOU WILL BE BLESSED BY IT. It was such an amazing service, full of determination, hope, joy and love that can only come from having a personal relationship with Christ. It is inspiring.
You can also watch the video tribute that includes Manda herself sharing the gospel of Jesus HERE and the slideshow presentation that was shown at her visitation and before and after her celebration of life service HERE.
Now, if you want to bless her family personally, there are two easy ways to do that. First, a Go Fund Me page has been set up in her honor HERE and second, you can purchase a Manda Strong t-shirt HERE where the proceeds all go to Manda’s sweet family.
So, lots of blessings on a Monday! Blardigans (don’t forget to enter/nominate someone in the comment section), a life-changing service to watch, and practical ways to support this precious family.
Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one other special thing today on this March 13…
…thirteen years ago today, I married this man right here. Thirteen has always been my favorite number (that’s why we were married on the 13th), so I love the fact that as of today, we’ve been married 13 years. There’s no one on this earth I love more than Andrew Shull. I’ve forever thankful to be his bride.
We celebrated our anniversary last night with dinner. With each passing year, I love him more and more.
Happy Monday friends. Your prayers, love, support, emails, comments and messages have meant more to me than you’ll ever know. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.