Extended Breastfeeding

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Now that Abby is nearing 13 months, we've entered into "extended breastfeeding" territory. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it.

While most of the world would not bat an eye at a still-nursing-one-year old, here in the U.S. people tend to raise their eyebrows at a mother breastfeeding her toddler.  Somehow in the United States, breastfeeding for more than a year is seen as longer than "normal," despite the fact that the World Health Organization actually recommends that mothers breastfeed their children for two years.

Toddlers continue to benefit physically, emotionally and psychologically from breastfeeding. They still receive nutrients and immunological benefits from their mother's milk and some studies even show that children who are breastfed grow up more secure and self-reliant than their bottle-fed peers.

Mothers also benefit from extended breastfeeding. Risk of cancer decreases for women who breastfeed and some lucky women even experience continued weight loss into the second year of breastfeeding.  There are also the added benefits of a delayed return to fertility as I've written about here.

But I'm probably preaching to the choir here. 

Since Abby shows no signs of giving up her beloved "boo-boo" anytime soon, I imagine we'll sail through 18 months and possibly even make the two-year mark of sustained breastfeeding. I'm not so sure how I feel about that.

Despite all the benefits I've just listed, I'm kinda ready to begin the weaning process, or at least decrease the number of times Abby nurses a day. She still nurses at least once in the middle of the night (and every few hours during the day) and I'm over the middle-of-the-night feedings. I'm so over them. I'm ready for a full night's sleep.

Perhaps I need to try to feed her more solid foods during the day or maybe we should try the recommendation that Matthew take her in the middle of the night when she wakes up to feed. I just don't know where to go from here since Hannah pretty much weaned herself (at around 11 months) no problem.

Any suggestions?

7 Quick Takes: June 29, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012
 Visit Jen at Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes.

1. Call me crazy, but I think the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare might not actually be a bad thing. It will re-energize and re-mobilize the Tea Party movement and the Conservative Republican base and give Mitt an issue to run on. This could be the push people need to get out and vote in November.

2. Completely switching gears, we've been on vacation in Cape Cod for the past week and a half. The Cape is one of my favorite places on Earth. Pictures to come.

3. Hannah and Abby had a ball on our little vacay. During our time there I realized I am a officially the mother of two toddlers. They run and climb and get into mischief and they usually do it in two different directions. 

4. In a few short weeks we'll be heading out to California for my sister's wedding. We're really looking forward to it! I still need to find a belt for myself and matching headbands for the girls.

5. Speaking of sisters, one of my sisters may be coming to live with us next summer. I really, really hope she does (here that Libby?!). She's wicked smart (eww, I never use the word 'wicked', but it seems to apply in this case). "Smart" as in earning an A+ in Organic Chemistry at UC Berkeley smart. She's planning to apply to medical school next fall. I always wanted to be a doctor, but I was bored to death by the hard sciences so...since I can't be a doctor I want to help someone else become one. Plus, she's fun to have around. Libby, move East!

6. We've decided to continue the house hunt, but are changing direction both literally and figuratively. Ooh, figure out that riddle;) I'll write more when I can.  But I've tried to let the example of the Proverbs 31 wife guide me, "She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard." I want this to be a good investment for us and one that could potentially make us money. I'll keep you posted.

7. As you know these little orphans have captured my heart. Here's Holly. Isn't she beautiful? She has over $2,500 in her adoption fund. Go get her!







Have a great weekend!

And the Winner Is...

Saturday, June 23, 2012
TINA!
Congratulations Tina! Will you please email me so I can send you your gift card?

Thank you to all who participated and helped spread the word about our darling Stella. If I could, I would give you each a JCrew gift card. You guys are awesome!


Thanks again and God bless!

Last Day to Enter- No Donation Necessary to Win!

Friday, June 22, 2012
Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter the giveaway to benefit little Stella.

All you have to do is share about Stella on your blog, Facebook or Twitter and you'll be entered to win a $100 gift card to JCrew! That's it!

Thank you to all who have already participated! I just know we are going to find Stella a Mama soon!

God Bless!

Why

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Each blog tends to have its "thing." Some blogs chronicle family life, some are about fashion or food or frugal living, others detail theology and the teachings of one particular faith or another.

I have often struggled to define exactly what my "thing" is on this blog. Mostly and ultimately, it is a family blog. This blog is for my children and an amateur attempt to scrapbook their childhood. I love my children and I want them to know it. This blog is my love letter to them.

Lately, as you may have noticed, my blog has focused a great deal on the orphans of Reece's Rainbow. I can't fully explain in words why these motherless children have so ardently captured my heart, but I think it has something to do with how desperately I love my own children and how no child should grow up without a mother's love and devotion. It breaks my heart to think of a child going to sleep each night without a good night kiss, or waking up each morning without a Mama to cuddle her. Every child deserves a mother and father.

As I was reading the final pages of the book, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times (love this book, btw, a must read) I came upon this quote which is said by an elderly nun and I felt it so perfectly captured my sentiments:

"Of course not, she snapped sharply. How can you love ignorant, brutish people whom you don't even know? Can anyone love filth and squalor? Or lice and rats? Who can love aching weariness, and carry on working, in spite of it? One cannot love these things. One can only love God, and through His grace come to love His people."

(Sidenote: not to say that these orphans have lice or live in filth and squalor, although some most likely do, but that we must love others because we love God and there are simply no two ways around that.)

So that is why my blog has been devoted to these children as of late. My hope is that perhaps some of you out there reading this will be captured by their faces and become advocates on their behalf as well.

God bless!

HIV+ Orphans

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If you are considering adopting a child, but their HIV+ status intimidates you (which I completely understand), I would encourage you to check out these links and look at this face. She's not so scary, is she?
Taken from The Truth Pandemic:
What you need to know:
  • HIV is considered a chronic but manageable disease with proper treatment. Children who receive treatment are expected to live a normal lifespan.
  • HIV has never been transmitted in normal family living conditions.
  • You NEVER have to fear contracting HIV through casual contact with an HIV+ person.
  • HIV is spread in three main ways: sexual contact, IV drug use through the sharing of dirty needles,
     mother to infant (pregnancy, birth or breast feeding.)
  • All around the world orphans are overlooked for adoption because of their HIV+ status.
  • Medications called ARVs can mean the difference between life and death.
  • The combination of three or more ARVs is called HAART. (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)
  • With medications HIV can be effectively managed to the point that the virus is undetectable in laboratory tests.
  • There is a term for the miraculous transformation HIV+ people undergo when they begin receiving the medications they need. The Lazarus Effect is a term commonly used to describe people who were once on the brink of death who have been restored again to health through medication. 
For an inspiring adoption story about a little orphan who is HIV+, read this. Amazing.
Today We Met a Real Life Angel, Our Angel

I honestly believe that with a nutrient-rich diet and appropriate medical attention, an orphan with HIV would lead a completely normal and healthy life.  

Won't you please consider giving these children a chance?

For more information about adopting a child with HIV, check out Project Hopeful.

Holy Moley

Monday, June 18, 2012
On Friday, little Stella had just $68 in her adoption fund. As of this morning, she has $338. This is amazing!!! Good work, people!

Keep spreading the word about her. I just know her Mom is out there somewhere!

Best Dad in the World

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. 
~William Wordsworth

During our marriage preparation retreat, we were asked to share why we chose to marry our future spouse. Of course there were the obvious answers, he's smart, she's beautiful, he makes me laugh, we love each other. But one major reason why I chose to marry Matthew was because I knew he would make a great Dad. 

Four short years later and two kids in, I know I chose well. He co-sleeps, prepares bottles, changes diapers, drinks "tea", tickles, tosses, watches Barney and reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear 47 times in a row.

He loves his girls and they think the world of him. They cheer and shout when he walks in the door. He says he feels like he's coming back from Afghanistan, when in reality he simply went to throw out the trash. But that's how much they love him. In their minds, 5 minutes is just too long for him to be gone.

Last year for Father's Day I gave Matthew the book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Dr. Meg Meeker. The book emphasizes how vitally important it is for a young woman to have a strong father or father-figure in her life. Her father's presence and parenting is invaluable to a young woman. When I watch our girls interact with Matthew I am confident that they will grow into healthy young women because of him. 

Happy Father's Day, Matthew!

Love,
All your girls

And Happy Father's Day to my Dad! We love you, Bumpa!

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Win A $100 JCrew Gift Card

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Want to win a $100 gift card to JCrew?


All you have to do is post about Stella on your blog or Facebook or Twitter or whatever. And then let me know you've done so. That's it!  

Of course, if you want to donate money towards her adoption fund, we'll take it. But I tend to think getting the word out about these little orphans is more important than the money. The money will come. 

So what are you waiting for? Dooo it!

7 Quick Takes

Friday, June 15, 2012
Hosted by Jennifer at Conversion Diary.

1. I'm doing a giveaway for Stella. This time for a $100 gift card to JCrew! You don't even have to donate any money to win. Just blog or Facebook about her and you'll be entered. Dooo it!


2. We're headed down to Cape Cod for the week. I am so excited. It's one of my favorite places on Earth. Plus, I have a new bathing suit to wear. Check it out. Very retro chic. (FYI, that is not me in the suit, just in case you mistook me for a swimsuit model.)
Shade Swim Suit.


3. Abby's helmet is off for good and we are like a new family around here. Abby is so much happier. And it's so much easier to interact with her without that big bulky thing on her head. 

4. We went for a family bike ride last weekend. The girls loved it. I loved it. Hannah kept saying, "isn't this fun?" As we were riding along I kept thinking, I love my life. 
Trading one helmet for another.
5. My brother got married! Not that he ever reads my blog, but congratulations Peter and Joanna! I'm so excited to have another sister!

6. My current summer reading: The Midwife. It makes me want to be one, but then I think I'd rather be having the babies than delivering them, at least for now.   

 7. Speaking of babies, I've got baby fever. Another baby doesn't seem to be in the cards right now, so until then I'm loving on the babies I do have and advocating for ones without Mamas. I love me some babies. 

Happy Flag Day!

For Stella, A Giveaway

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Look at this kid! Her cheeks, her eyes, her sweaty hair, she's perfect!
In an attempt to help find Stella's Mama and Daddy, I am hosting another giveaway. You don't even have to donate money to win!

By either donating or advocating for Stella's cause, you can win a $100 gift card to JCrew! Who doesn't love JCrew? I know I do.

There are two ways to win:
           1) Mention Stella on Facebook or your blog and you'll earn 2 entries.

AND/OR
           2) Donate Money.(For every $5 donated, you earn 1 entry.)

          3) Be sure to let me know that you've done so.


          4) The winner will be chosen at random next Friday, June 22nd. 

Who wouldn't love to be this girl's Mama? Just look at her!

Confession

Right now I am about 5lbs away from my target goal weight. Being fairly close to this goal has made me, shall we say, less than motivated. I've pretty much stopped running and started eating a lot more ice cream. In my mind 5lbs is pretty darn close to being "done" with my weight loss. Except for the tiny little fact that 5lbs is not done.

I really need to get motivated again. The thing is, 5lbs doesn't sound like a lot, but on my small frame, it shows. Plus, I want to look good for my sister's upcoming wedding. Plus, I'm really vain.

For me, I feel like it's important to project a positive image of mothering little children and that includes looking good. I like to believe that if my kids and I look fairly pulled together other women may think "hey, if she can do it, so can I" or maybe it will encourage them to have just one more child. I'm probably crediting myself with way too much influence, but one never knows.

Any suggestions to renew my weight loss motivation?

Abigail: 1 Year Stats

Post-Cookie. Notice the shiner on her eye? Poor baby.
Weight: 21.7 lbs*
Height: 30 inches
Favorite Foods: Cookies (see picture), Bananas, Rice Cakes, Graham Crackers, Breastmilk
Least favorite foods: Most everything else

Nicknames: Abs, Abu, Missy (this is mostly what I call her), Buggie Boo, Little bug, Sister, Bubbalub.

Favorite Activities: Reading books, playing with the toy kitchen, peek-a-boo, going for walks outside, climbing through the tunnel at the park, chasing sister.

Current Temperament: Adventurous, independent, social, bold, friendly, determined.

Love her.

* It's funny to think about posting someone's weight in honor of their birthday. My birthday is coming up. Not in a million years would I post my weight. Could you imagine?


Stella

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Even though I haven't blogged about her recently, she's been on my mind every single day. Little Stella is at risk of being transferred to an adult institution in the next year, so there is a sense of urgency to find her Mama and Daddy and get her adopted.

Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway on Stella's behalf.

Look at this face! Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks? They're scrumptious.

If you are considering adoption or know someone who is, won't you please think about Stella? Please?

Hannahisms

Monday, June 11, 2012
This blog has been a little Abby-centric lately, so I thought I'd update on my other little bug.
My favorite kitchen helper.


It's exhausting being two.
Hannah has been talking up a storm lately. She says the funniest thing and I love her little toddler lisp.

She has a lot of "go to" phrases in her vocabulary, which include:
"Hey, wook at me!"
"Bye. Have fun. See you soon!" 
"Isn't this fun?" (I think she must have heard me say this a few too many times)
"Nooo sister." (We're learning to share.)
"Wake uk." (Wake up.)
"Uh-oh. Fall down."
"Lollipop? Okay." She says it as a question and then "okay" like she's doing us a favor by eating a lollipop.
"I stuck!" (Matthew calls her the girl who cried stuck because she's always getting stuck.
"Hail Mae-Bae. Amen." (My little nun in training.)


I think I'm really going to miss this when she can speak perfect English.

Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing


This might be a little "Too Much Information," but I haven’t had a period in over three years. I’ll be honest; I think that’s kind of awesome. Researchers say this was probably a common occurrence for most women hundreds of years ago. Our female physiology is designed to get pregnant, have babies and breastfeed them.  Ancestral females probably had far fewer menstrual cycles than modern women due to their adherence to this innate system.  

Breastfeeding has been shown to be best for women and best for babies. Women who breastfeed have lower rates of breast and ovarian cancers, are less likely to develop diabetes, arthritis and post-partum depression and oftentimes have an easier time losing the baby weight.

The benefits of breastfeeding for babies are endless, therefore I will not go into them here.

Breastfeeding also has the built in mechanism of a natural period of infertility following the birth of a baby. For women who choose not to or who are unable to breastfeed, fertility (meaning their ovulatory menstrual cycles) usually returns by 2-3 months post-partum.  Women who breastfeed their babies can usually count on at least 5 months of lactational amenorrhea (no ovulation due to breastfeeding). For women who ecologically breastfeed the average return of fertility is 14.6 months. That’s a long time. 

Ecological breastfeeding generally means free and unrestricted breastfeeding. This can prove highly demanding and physically tiring for the mother. However, it does not require the ingestion of artificial hormones, use of devices, contraptions or other such contraceptives and yet still will aid in preventing another pregnancy. The common characteristics of ecological breastfeeding generally include:
• Mom and baby are together full-time
• Frequent suckling
• Breastfeeding on cue (day and night)
• The baby is naturally pacified at the breast
• Co-sleeping is strongly encouraged
• Breastfeeding in a lying-down position for naps and at night
• No bottles or pacifiers

Again, this can prove quite demanding and is simply not feasible for many women.  Therefore, if a couple wishes to delay another pregnancy while breastfeeding, I would strongly recommend the Marquette method. Marquette University has developed a natural family planning protocol for women who are breastfeeding and wish to delay another pregnancy. The Clear Blue Fertility Monitor (CBFM) monitors the hormones in the body to determine periods of low, medium and high fertility. The Marquette method utilizes this information and advises abstinence on High and Peak fertility days in order to prevent pregnancy. With proper use, this method is 98% effective. For more information, check out their website

I have used the CBFM to chart my fertility during my current postpartum period and I highly, highly recommend it. Through Marquette I have also had access to an NFP doctor and nurse who specialize in breastfeeding and post-partum fertility. They are amazing and respond to questions and emails usually within 24 hours. Really, I cannot recommend them enough. 

God has really designed a pretty impressive system. Simply by breastfeeding, a woman can naturally space her children on average about every 2 -3 years. People like to claim that if a woman does not use birth control she will be destined to a life of non-stop babies. This is simply not true and shows a very poor understanding of female biology.  

The flip side of this is that sometimes breastfeeding prevents a woman's ability to become pregnant longer than she would like. The hormones that help make milk also prevent ovulation. For some women even sporadic nursing (or just once a day) is enough to suppress her fertility.  

For me, personally, I would like another baby like yesterday. But due to my current baby’s needs that is simply not in the cards. And that’s okay. My body is only able to handle so much and right now it’s saying it can only handle Abby (and Hannah too).

It’s important to note that every woman is different. If you plan to rely on breastfeeding as a means to naturally space your children, I suggest you read up on the topic. The book Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing is a good place to start. La Leche League also has a plethora of information as does Kellymom.

Care for Some Tea?

Abby received a tea set from Bumpa and Zsa for her birthday. It's been a big hit around here. Hannah, especially, is really loving it. She offers us tea all the time.

To her enjoyment, I've been putting a teensy bit of water in the tea pot for her to pour. However, when the water runs out, as it inevitably does, she resorts to less than hygienic tea-making methods. 

She drinks some water from her bottle and then spits it into the teacup. Matthew calls it English Breakfast Backwash Blend.

Yankee ingenuity at its best, folks. 





Care for some tea?

Wedding Fashion

Sunday, June 10, 2012
My little sister is getting married in August. We're really excited. The wedding reception is at a vineyard in Northern California and it will be the first time we bring both girls to a wedding. So while it will be a lot of fun, it also means I have to find outfits for the girls (life is tough, I know). I have their rehearsal dinner outfits, but now need to find outfits for the wedding. This has not been easy! The wedding colors are coral and tan (my bridesmaid dress is a pretty coral color), so I thought the girls would look cute in some shade of blue. I found some super cute sailor blue dresses at Boden (see below), but they're sold out:( Any suggestions?

I might wear this to the rehearsal dinner.
Or this. Which do you like better?

What the girls will be wearing to the rehearsal dinner.

What I wanted the girls to wear to the wedding, but they're sold out:(

I also need to find shoes and a belt for myself. I figure wedge sandals would be cute, but the few pairs that I've found are super expensive, like the ones below. Any suggestions for shoes?

Abby Update

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thursday was a long day. We had to be at the hospital by 8:00am, so I was up around 4:30am to nurse Abby (she was required to "fast" before the procedure). Like I mentioned before, Abby had to receive “medicine” to put her to sleep before her CT scan. The whole thing went pretty well. She did fight going to sleep and I had to leave the room because she only wanted to nurse. Poor Matthew had to wrestle her as she cried. Eventually, after about 20 minutes, she fell asleep. They wheeled her into the room for her scan. We were able to stay in the room with our lead aprons on while she had her scan. 

Afterwards she was in recovery for a few hours. She ended up sleeping most of the morning and early afternoon. They warned us that when she woke up that she might be groggy and a little drunk. Boy was she ever. It was so funny. She was laughing and waving at Matthew, it was the cutest thing.
 
Later that afternoon we saw her neurologist and plastic surgeon. The results of the scan showed that Abby’s coronal suture was still open, which is what we were hoping. It means that her forehead will continue to develop and grow normally. By the time she’s two, it should look more or less perfectly normal. So that was the good news.

However, the unexpected news was that her sagittal suture was closed. The doctors were very surprised by this. It’s not good news, but it’s not horrible news either. Since the sagittal suture was open when she was born, her head shape has grown normally this past year. As long as her head shape continues along the normal growth continuum there shouldn’t be any problems. However, if her head stops growing or her head shape changes then it is likely she will need surgery. That surgery would be the “big“ CVR surgery. We are praying that won’t be necessary.
 
As a result of this news, the other surgeries will likely be put on hold. This is kind of a bummer because we were hoping to have them behind us sooner rather than later. We’re not entirely sure about her eye surgery, but we will know more in August when we see her ophthalmologist. We’re hoping that despite the surgery delay, Abby can still get glasses if she needs them.

So basically, we are in limbo for the next year of our lives. There’s really nothing we can do, but pray and wait. We’re not entirely sure where to go from here. On the drive home I turned to Matthew and said, “So it looks like it’s pretty certain our next kid would have this too.” He said, “It looks that way.” I was hoping we get a reprieve with the next kid, but maybe not.  We shall see. 
 
We’ve been house hunting a little further away from Boston. Now I wonder if we shouldn’t stay where we are, close to Children’s Hospital. I love where we live, so I wouldn’t mind at all staying put.  

The great news is that Abby is more or less done with her helmet. Hooray!! She and I have been cuddling more to make up for lost time.  She will put her head on my chest and then look up at me like, “is this okay, mama?” We’ve never really been able to cuddle that way because of her big bulky helmet. I am loving having her helmet free. She’s so freaking cute.
 

So that’s the report. Part of me is tempted to ask, “why us?” Seriously, we are a medical anomaly. Our family is so weird. But why not us?

When I read articles like this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9315265/Unborn-babies-could-be-tested-for-3500-genetic-faults.html, I think, well, that’s "why us." People say such genetic testing would not be used to abort children. Yeah right. It’s a brave new world we live in and parents seem to want designer children. The "genetic fault" of craniosynostosis might be enough to scare some parents into aborting their unborn child. In my opinion, it’s not that serious of a birth defect, I tend to think we have it easy. But people hear the word “birth defect” and freak out. 

God knows we would welcome such children. We certainly wouldn’t abort them. So perhaps that is why He sends them to us. I am reminded of Mother Teresa’s quote, “Please don't kill the child. I want the child.” My sentiments exactly.

Abby's Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Abby had a lovely little First Birthday. We didn't really do much, but she did get to eat a lot of oreo cookies (her favorite) throughout he day. In the evening, Grandma came over to sing "Happy Birthday" and enjoy some carrot cake and ice cream.

Bumpa and Zsa sent her an adorable little tea set, which Hannah promptly hijacked. We are giving Abby (both girls really) a table and chairs, which I am really excited about. I've been wanting to get them a table and chairs for a while. I have visions of lovely tea parties with the girls. In reality, I'm sure the girls will use the table as a launching pad to jump to the couch.

Abby received lots of texts throughout the day from friends and family. One of my greatest joys as a parent is watching other people love my children. Both our girls are so well loved. It makes our hearts happy.

Today we're having a relaxing day and enjoying all the new toys from the grandparents. Tomorrow Abby has a CT scan at the hospital and she will have to have anesthesia since they need her to be immobile. Please say a prayer for her. Anesthesia makes me really, really nervous. Even during the girls' surgeries, I wasn't worried about the surgery so much as the anesthesia. But I know she will be in good hands. 

They need the CT scan to make sure the suture in her skull is still open. Her doctor is pretty confident that it is. If it isn't, she might need another surgery. But we're expecting everything to be fine. If it's not, we'll cross that bridge when we get there. 

So Abby is starting her second year of life off with another bang. Big ol' CT scan, then meeting with her neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon. But finally, we see the light at the end of the tunnel with this whole ordeal. 

 Anyways, without further ado, some pictures from Abby's first birthday.
From Bumpa and Zsa.





She loved, loved being sung to.

I think we sang "Happy Birthday" like 5 times.

Post cake.

Cake in the hair.

Bath time. We even sang "happy birthday" to her a few times in the bath. She was loving it.

Happy Birthday, Abby!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
To my Abby,

Today you are one. Happy Birthday!

They say life is full of surprises. You have been the best surprise of my life, dear girl. From the moment we learned of your existence, to when the doctor announced “it’s a girl!” You have shown us the beauty of unexpected blessings. From your craniosynostosis diagnosis, to your helmet, to your endless doctors’ appointments, you have thrived despite life’s challenges.  

One of the many joys I have in being your mother is watching you play. Whether you are cooking in your kitchen or reading one of your books, I often think, “man, that is the coolest kid ever.” The way you carry yourself with a quiet confidence impresses and amuses me to no end.

At just a year old, you are a woman who knows her own mind. If you are able to harness that drive, the world has no limits for you.

You have been through a lot in your first year of life. You continue to impress everyone around you with your ability to handle your trials with gumption and grace. I can't wait to see what God has in store for your life.

Happy birthday, missy. We love you more than words.

Winner of eShakti Raffle

Friday, June 1, 2012
Thanks to everyone who entered!

The winner of the eShakti giveaway is...






Rebecca!

Congratulations, Rebecca!

I'll be emailing you to give you more details about your win!

Thanks again to all who entered!
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