Tomorrow is the 12th – the day we have our monthly giveaway. But we’ve decided to change how we run the contest in 2011. We want to give you an opportunity to celebrate the special moments so often missed. Last week we posted a wonderful article by Lori Lowe, which spoke of finding little reasons in your day, week, month to celebrate. If you missed it, please go back and read it.
The idea behind this challenge for 2011 is to encourage you, our readers, to join in sharing the little ways you’ve found to celebrate in your marriage. It may be a raise, a new job, or simply the first date you’ve had after an illness. It could be finding an extra $5 in your pocket or staying in budget for your groceries last month. You get the idea. Find ways to celebrate your everyday life, by lighting the candle you’ve never lit, or opening the special bottle of wine or specialty coffee you’ve been saving for…who knows what – then, share it with us on the 12th of each month. We’ll be sure to remind you…but it is up to you whether or not you participate.
We love sharing our life and love with you. But we never intended this blog to be solely about us! We are only one couple in a sea of marriages worth celebrating. This is your chance to tell us in one to three sentences a moment you purposed to celebrate in the past month. Once you do, you will be entered into our drawing for a gift card to the restaurant of your choice.
This month we’re making it easy: Tell us a favorite moment you enjoyed together at Christmas; both husbands and wives are encouraged to share.
For me, my favorite moment was sitting at the table at our church’s Christmas celebration taking it all in – the love we share not only with each other, but with the three couples who were seated with us, as well as the entire room full of many lifelong friends. It was certainly a moment worth celebrating!
Remember, only one entry per person, and you must be married or engaged to participate. We’ll announce the winner in tomorrow’s post. Comments must be submitted by midnight TONIGHT! We are looking forward to hearing from you! If you have a blog, you’re invited to copy our challenge button and link up each month using Misty Linky at the bottom of the post. Thanks!
Now, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I (Debi) love music in all forms – even the corny musical numbers make me smile!! I hope you’ll enjoy this song by Judy Garland sung during the final moments of her last episode of The Judy Garland Show, which only aired one season. It is how we came up with the new name of our Challenge and is quite fitting don’t you think?
Here’s To Us!