Sunday, August 9, 2009

Giveaway, award, and thank you!

A few months ago I won a giveaway from Kat at My Struggles with Infertility, who had the fabulous idea of a pass along book within the infertility community. She sent me the book with a sweet, encouraging note written inside, and wanted me to read the book and then pass it on to another blogger to do the same. How neat will it be for each person to get this book filled with notes, know that others have walked this road with them, and have read the very same book they are holding in their hands? I'm honored to be part of the chain!

The book I received and am now offering as a giveaway to one of my blog readers is Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein. Even though I received this book a couple months ago, I did not pick it up until this past week. However, once I started reading I could not put it down and finished it in one night! It is an excellently written, thoughtful, and entertaining book. I will say that I did not agree with some of the author's fundamental beliefs about life, but loved what I took away from the book and am glad I read it.

I think I did not pick the book up for so long because, sometimes, an infertility story can be so depressing. I was nervous to open it and hear about heartbreak after heartbreak. But I found this book to be an encouragement. Of course, there is much sadness and struggle throughout, but I loved reading about how the author learned and grew during and after her journey. And when I finished the book, I felt like I had this peaceful reminder that there is another side of this journey. This struggle is not our forever, and we will reach the other side somehow. It was a powerful reminder.

So, lovely blog readers, I want to pass this book along to one of you! All you have to do is leave a comment to this post by Thursday, August 13 at midnight PST. I will randomly choose a number and that commenter will be the winner. You also have to pinky swear that after you read it you will pass the book along to another IF blogger. :)

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I need to thank many of you for the One Lovely Blog Award I have received recently! Thank you so much to each of you who tagged me for this award; I am honored. Because it took me so long to get around to posting about this (I'm sorry!), I received it from so many bloggers that I don't think I can link each one. But thank you to the following (and I'm sorry if I am leaving anyone out): Jen, A, Making Babies, Sumer, Courtney, Ashley, Michelle, Jess, Twondra, and Rambler!

Also, since I received this from many people and it appears to be circulating all over, I think I am not going to tag any new people to receive the award. I feel like a bad blogger, but it would just be too hard to figure out who has/ hasn't gotten the award yet.


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And, finally, I just want to say THANK YOU to those of you walking this infertility journey with me. This has become such an amazing community of women, and I do feel encouraged and supported through it....and I hope I can offer the same to you. I think I have gotten some newer readers, and I'm sorry it has taken me awhile to get over to your blog and read YOUR story. Please know I WILL be by. :) And much love to my old faithfuls....

xxoo

PS - Still no spotting! 11dpiui (or 10dpo)!

17 comments:

satto said...

This is not so much for the book as it is to say 11DPO AND NO SPOTTING!?!?! I'm so excited for you!

Melis.sa said...

ooooo, the book sounds interesting, i'm in.


woot for no spotting!!

lol, i know how you feel. i was nominated for an award last week while my bff was here and i'd have to go back and find it and then link and i think a lot of the people i would link have it...ramble ramble ramble...


I was thinking of you earlier and said a prayer. I'm praying for a great beta this week ((HUGS))

Tabitha said...

I'm in complete agreement with Satto...No spotting at 11DPO?!? Amazing! God is so good! Praying for you!

Jess said...

Count me in for the book!

YAY...NO SPOTTING! So happy for you!

I love ths community of woman as well and I love that we are here for each other through thick and thin. It is wonderful that we can laugh and cry together (sometimes in the same post).

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Melis.sa said...

Any time!! I was secretly hoping that you tested and got a BFP and were waiting for the beta to tell us :)

Sumer said...

The book sounds good =)

YAY for no spotting!!

Kelli said...

Great giveaway! I love the "pass it on" idea, too!

NO spotting!?!?! You must be on cloud 9! That is awesome!! Keeping you in my prayers and so hoping for a BFP! xo

Infertility is Hard said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book. :-D It was such an easy read, and definitely an interesting perspective about the infertility journey. It did give me hope that there is life after this.

A said...

That book is a great one for sure! I'd love to read it again ;-) Hehe! I am so honored to be praying for you during this journey, and I am so thankful for your prayers for me! I sure hope we can be on "the other side" very soon!! PTL for no spotting!

Hope Endures said...

NO SPOTTING??? Woo-hoo! Praying that this is it for you!

Mrs. Hammer said...

Great news on the lack of spot! How awesome.

ryanandjoesmom said...

So pleased to hear that the spotting monster has not arrived. Praying for the BFP for you!!!

entrusted said...

I'm in for the giveaway!

Even more, I'm so excited you've made it so far without spotting!

Missy said...

Great news on the lack of spotting! I hear ya with the desire to stay in the spot where you are now.

And I hope this is the lucky comment for the book. I've actually read other (non-IF) books by the same author and like her.

Erica said...

Sign me up for the chance at the book. :) Great idea!

One Who Understands said...

I would love a chance to read and share the book. We all need to read the bad and the good that can come out of IF.

One Who Understands said...

BTW. I also nominated you for this award on my blog.