Thursday, July 17, 2008

Time's Up!

Thank you so very much to all of you who participated in the writing contest. I was a little discouraged at first at how few were participating, but once I extended the deadline and upped the ante when it came to prizes, the entries came in, and they were just what I hoped for. Women sharing ways that motherhood has been a blessing to them, ways that the Lord has whispered peace to their hearts about mothering, ways that they have been changed forever because they are mothers. I posted links to most of our contributors a few days ago, so please take the time to read them and leave a comment so they know how many they have touched by writing about such personal moments.

I will get the entries off to Myrna, our distinguished judge, without the authors' names showing so that she can't be swayed by personal bias. We'll have a winner announced in a few days. As for me, I need to start burning CDs for you! If you participated in this contest, please shoot me an email with your snail mail address so that I can send your CD cookbook. My email is sleepymumATgmailDOTcom.

In the meantime, I am bemoaning the tragic loss of the 435 photos I took over my two week trip. Photos of sunrise in Provo, UT, a hot air balloon launch, of cousins frolicking and loved ones gathering, photos of parades and dinosaur museums, photos of Temple Square with our kids, photos of work projects at my mom's . . . GONE. I'm really not sure what happened, but somewhere between importing my photos and accessing them they disappeared without a trace. I'm really hoping to pray them back so that I can properly regale you with tales of our odyssey.


Mandi said...

I think this writing contest was such a fabulous idea. I did not enter, but I sure have enjoyed reading the entries. I read Robin's first, and I was thinking as I read it that she's the winner, hands down. And then I read the others.
They are ALL winners. I noticed that spirituality is the theme in each one, whether they realize it or not. I have been renewed through each one. Thanks again! and good luck chosing!

Kimberly said...

My book seems to have sapped all my creativity, I really wanted to participate in this!

Can't wait to read all the entries!

Aubrey said...

Yippee! For all the entries that is. Bummer! for the lost photos. Actually bummer doesn't cover that. I'd be sick to my stomcah if that happened to me. I hope you can recover them somehow.

Prudy said...

I firmly believe you can find everything that was lost in the celestial kingdom. :)

RiverPoet said...

Oh, somehow I missed the writing contest! I've been a tad bit overloaded lately. I would have loved to have contributed!

Hope you have a wonderful winner!

Peace - D
(formerly Momma)

MoziEsmé said...

Just heard about the contest - would have loved to enter! This is a great idea - and a great way to read some excellent posts.

Sorry about your photos! I've had all my photos disappear - from my baby's 4-6 week old age. It's an incredible downer!