Monday, April 04, 2011

ya'll are awesome!!!!

you are absolutely awesome.

for several months my comments had stopped coming in via my email.
i hadn't changed anything in my blogger settings, but my comment notification was
now only found when i logged in, went to my dashboard, blah blah blah.
low & behold, the email verification began working again for this last post
email after email was filled with your words of thanksgiving.
what a beautiful thing!!!

from stories of relationships reconciled
to beautiful weather,
to healing marriages,
to favorite pets
to the unemployed now finding a job
the words of thanksgiving from a thankful people echoed on & on.

humble words!!

in the book, ann begins to list things she is thankful for
& obviously writes up to 1,000.
melodic expressions of gratitude even in the midst of crisis.

many days are like that. aren't they?
a sacrifice of praise, 
hands held out in thanksgiving
despite pain or disappointment.
yet at that time, i believe our Heavenly Father,
who's love for us is beyond our understanding,
is blessed.

& i want to thank you.
many of you sent words of encouragement to me
and for that i am deeply grateful.
thank you
when i trained for the half marathon,
when i asked about nutrition advice
& when i shared about emily's mission trip
you emailed, and facebooked, and tweeted and sent packages
& words of love and encouragement.

i am so thankful for YOU!!
i used the random number generator despite my inability to figure out how to post the widget...
so i apologize for my lack of formality
but the winner of the book is Tessie!

please email me your information & i will gladly send you a copy of
One Thousand Gifts!


The Avery House said...

Congrats to Tessie! Girl, you are going to love this book!
And to you Paige, I hope you had a fab weekend with Ashley. I can't wait to hear all about it! Speaking of packages, I need you to e-mail me your address. I have a little gifty for you that I need to get in the mail. Have a fabulous day!

traci said...

congrats to tessie. i too can never figure out how to show the random number generator in my posts. oh well. have a great day!!

3 Peanuts said...
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3 Peanuts said...

P.S. I can help you some time with that random number widget should you really wan to post it but honestly no one cares...we are all just grateful for you.

3 Peanuts said...

Congratulations to Tessie!!! I am sure she will love this book. I need to pick it up myself. Your gracious spirit comes across so clearly here Paige. You are a gift to all who come by.


This had a lot of typos so I deleted and re-posted...sorry.

Angela said...

Congrats to Tessie!!! I have surely missed your blogs this weekend. I mean I know you were busy and all. I need my caffeine and am finding I need your encouragement!!! Thank you so much for all that you do. One day I certainly want to meet you and get to know you!!!

Sheri said...

Congrats to Tessie. They have the book at Lifeway Christian Bookstore if anyone is looking for a copy. Have a blessed day :)

Privet and Holly said...

Congrats to your
winner! Of course,
I feel like a winner
each time I read the
beautiful words that
you share from your
heart. I've missed
your posts while I
was away; what a great
way to start my week.
xx Suzanne

Kelli said...

Isn't God's timing great...flooding you with encouragement! Beautiful Spring-like pictures. Congrats Tessie!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Congratulations Tessie- Glad you figured out your blogging comment thing Paige:)

tessie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can not wait to receive the book...and when I finish it I will share it with so many others! I tried to use the email on your profile page and my computer said something wasn't installed so it couldn't do it! My email is and my real name is Cynthia riley.. I use Tessie as an homage to my favorite team, the Red Sox. I can't wait to hear from you. I love, love your blog and your photographs are always so lovely. Cindy

hometown girl said...

looks like a wonderful book, congrats to the winner! thank you for sharing it with us! susan

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for you, too! You are a blessing, who encourages and inspires... Destiny