Saturday morning we put flags on graves of service men. It was quite emotional for me reading their names. I said thank you so many times. Captain put a flag on the grave of someone who served in the Spanish American War! There were crowds of volunteers who took the time to show respect to those who gave their lives, either some or all. Sunday we watched what aired of the Capital's Memorial Day program on PBS. I sobbed. Monday was spent with my family.
My admission for this giveaway: I am fearful for my son who will be joining the Air Force at the end of the summer.
I feel foolish and weak for admitting that, but they say it helps to fight the fear by first facing it.. I feel as if I don't have a right to fear. I feel a little crazy, not brave. However, if I have to feel a little bit crazy in order to get a little bit stronger I'm willing to do it.
Here's the thing with fears. Generally they grab you by the heart. They hold on tightly and it feels almost suffocating at times. But truth? Truth wraps you up in a loving embrace bringing you peace. My fear will keep me being fully thrilled for my son as he steps into his future. I can't allow that.
My truth for this giveaway: I have no idea what the future will bring. Oldest is doing something he feels called to do. No matter what the future brings God will be with me.
This is why I want to give away my afghans. They will wrap around you like the truth reminding you the grip of fear doesn't need to have a hold on you. I felt this afghan named "Old Fashioned Rose" should be going out to you. It is made in the colors of spring, which are that of hope. Bright colors which bring room to breathe when the days are a little darker. When you wrap this blanket around you I pray it reminds you how much you are loved. I hope it reminds you hope is always there. I hope you remember you are not alone.
This afghan is 40"x45" and made of I love this yarn! yarn from Hobby Lobby.
If you are interested in winning this afghan for yourself or someone you know please:
- Comment on this post.
- Tell me a fear you are facing in your comment.
- Tell me the truths you are holding onto in your comment.
- Share this post on facebook or twitter. (be sure to tag me so I know)
The winner will be announced on Saturday, so you have until Friday midnight (CST) to enter. I can't wait to see who this is for!