Congratulations to the winner of the Mother's Day Giveaway!!
Congratulations to....Becca Sundvall!!!
You are the winner of our Mother's Day Giveaway! Winner chosen by random from qualifying entries that had more than 5 votes, with each vote getting you an entry. Here is her entry:
I haven't had a professional picture taken of my whole family since my husband and I were married in '06. We got married and took full custody of our niece who was 2. When my daughter was born in '09 I had every intention of getting pictures taken but never did. Summer of 2011 I started nursing school and within weeks I had to move my mom into an assisted living. In January 2012 my mom became very sick with a infection and I almost lost her but because of her strength to keep fighting she beat it. My mom had end stage COPD. In February of 2012 I lost my job and decided that it was in God's will that this happened. It gave me time to be with mom, focus on my family, focus on school, and meet people that I wouldn't have met. I have found my way to a wonderful life. I have found faith which I knew was there but I didn't see it. Jesus walks beside me. This March my mother again became very sick and she no longer had the strength to fight. When she got admitted to the hospital on March 4th, something told me that she wouldn't be coming home. My sister Sherry by Gods will was able to be here the whole time. God played a part in everything that transpired through the 16 days. I was off for spring break,Dustin was able to take care of the kids because she had the week off. Sherry had 3 weeks saved time off. The day before she was suppose to leave my mother took a turn for the worse. God knew that i needed her here. He was there the whole time. My sister was suppose to leave the next morning. Mom was at peace and asked to be kept comfortable. I knew where she was going and so did she. She passed away March 20th just 36 hours after we had stopped treatment. Most daughters never get the chance to have the relationship with their mom the way i did. I was my moms caregiver since i was 19 I am now 28. I would love to have a photo with my family and a picture of my mom with all of us holding it. I miss her so very much and I want to be able to honor her this way.
But wait....there's more!! Because I love to bless moms, the top voted entry will also receive a FREE 1 hour family session as well!!
And that winner is....Becky Fellows!!! Here is her entry:
We have a beautiful girl that will be six May 2nd. My hubby & I knew we wanted more than 1 child, & close in age. After months of relying on Nature and still no baby, we decided to see a fertility doc. We began the process of tests & procedures. After every one the results would always come back normal. We were frustrated! Every month when "that time of the month" rolled around it was like going through the grieving process over & over again. This went on for 3 years. The first week in August of 2012 my doc prescribed Clomid, a fertility pill. After much discussion we decided to wait till September because if it worked right away our due date would be in the same month as our daughter’s birthday. We dropped the prescription off at the pharmacy & told them we would be back in September to get it filled. For the first time in a long time I felt this huge weight was lifted! I finally breathed! September came & I was feeling a little under the weather, after a few days of not feeling right my hubby said “I wonder if you're pregnant?” I laughed, really? Pregnant after so many years. I thought he was crazy! The next day I took 3 pregnancy tests, all positive! My hubby simply smiled & said "I told you so!" We joke that it simply took the threat of fertility drugs to get us pregnant. Our doctor now uses our story “Clomid works so could you just need to drop it off at the pharmacy and never pick it up!" Now at 35 weeks pregnant, due only 11 days after our daughter’s birthday, I have been in the hospital 3 times for preterm labor & now on bed rest to keep him “cooking” so our struggles continue for a little longer. I would like to win the photo session with Misty because it took so many tears, heartaches & prayers to get where we are now. My husband, daughter and I have never had family portraits done. I would love to be able to have our first family portrait done once our son is born as a way of celebrating everything we have gone through as a family this past 4 years.
*Winner chosen by random picker of Facebook authorized third-party app Short Stack. Official winner screenshot available upon request by email*
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