Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Excitement!!!

I WON!!!!!!

Oh what a thrill .....imagine a big gasp here....when I checked into this sister's blog this morning as I always do.

Theresa had a giveaway for her 1 year blogging anniversary, and I was one of the very luckiest winners. My first win in the blogging world.
AND....even sweeter, her sister was the 2nd winner.
Can you believe it? That's a very special happening today. Both winners have Marine sons in Afghanistan, well, I think My Marine may be standing on Afghanistan soil by now, if not....very very shortly. He flew out yesterday for his 7 month deployment. Cindy Lou (Theresa's sister) has a son who is already over there. (has been since December)
Now for another thrill. Both of our sons have the name Justin!
I just want to send out a big

Thank you Theresa, You are an angel in disguise with your ever encouraging and comforting comments to so many blogger gals. You give them a bright spot every morning. Thank you for taking time out of an obviously very busy life to make a difference in the lives of other women, even ones whom you have never met in person.
God bless you. You are a source of true friendship among sisters.
BIG HUGS to you.

Everybody have an awesome RAH weekend.

Thank you, every one of you who pray during your busy days for the men and women who are giving their all for our lives to remain stable and secure over here at home.
Every one of us appreciate you. Thanks for when you get specific to mention names, like my Justin - and Cindy Lou's Justin - and Lynda's Billy (he is in Okinawa.) and so many others. God Bless.


Theresa said...

Thank you for those kind words! Just let me tell you "How Blessed I AM" to have you as my friend! It gives me great pleasure to send you and my sweet Sister these gifts. We all pray for those fellas over in Afghanistan but the Mamas need prayer too! Families help you thru so many trying times in life and Families will help you get your Sweet Justin home. We will all be praying and praying and praying some more:) for all of you and our Marines. Love to you dear Julie and I hope your day is filled with bright sunshine!!!!!!

Marmee's Pantry said...

Congratulations on your win! Woohoo!!!

And thank you for raising such an awesome son. As I type this, I see your 'blinky' that has that wonderful verse from Jeremiah on it. The LORD knew when he created your precious Justin that he would be a man of itegrity & bravery; that he would come to the rescue of freedom & freeson's cause. What a wonderful Lord we serve.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Dianna said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you, Julie! So happy for your win.

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh well!!!!! Yahoo for you.....I am so happy for you :) a box full of treasures! You will have to show us what you won....Praying for Justin & Justin & before you know it his boots will be home again...until then like I told my sweet Cindylou, lean on us & we'll help to get you through with prayer & laughs! Have a wonderful night!!! Blessings to you and yours!

Cindy Lou said...

I now can you just believe that we won!! I was so excited see our names!! Yayy to us! I can't believe that both of us won...being Marine Moms and both with names of Justin and they are now both in Afghanistan!! I pray for all of our boys safety and I hope that they return home soon!!! We are all here for you and well I have learned to lean on them on a regular basis!!! You have a great evening!! Blessings from Georgia!!

Julie Harward said...

Yea!!! I'm so happy for deserve it friend...enjoy! :D

The Swedish Room said...

Hi Julie,
Congrats on your win, you deserve it. Have a good weekend.
The Swedish Room

Georgia said...

Hey, that's great, Julie! Congratulations to your win!! :D