Okay, so as many of you know, our sweet Brent has a birthday coming up. He would've been 13 this year. (It's so hard to believe he'd have been a teenager)
It is in his giving spirit that I want to celebrate his birthday.
If any of you knew Brent personally, you already knew that he found GREAT JOY in giving gifts! A perfect example would be his "Make-A-Wish" shopping trip. (That's what he chose for his wish) Of all the MANY things he might have bought for himself, he MADE CERTAIN that some of the things he bought, he bought in THREES! (One for himself and one for each of his brothers)
Brent LOVED to pamper his nurses (and sometimes doctors) too. If we were eating at his favorite Mexican restaurant, he'd ask to bring his nurses chips & salsa. If we were in Walmart (and he was about to go "in-patient" for chemo) he'd want to buy the nurses donuts. For Christmas one year, we made most everyone at St. Jude candy apples.
Of course while in Vermont, he was also eager to have me bake and share Sweet Potato Bread. Yes, GIVING was what made him happy!
SOOOOOO.. to celebrate the generous spirit of our little man, I'd like to give a couple of YOU something for HIS birthday! I'm thinking since he LOVED to share baked goods - I'm going to send out some of his favorite Sweet Potato Bread along with a cookbook that features his recipe and a photo of him. (The cookbook was put out by Lunch for Life. They're a fundraising group that helps raise money for Neuroblastoma research) There will also be a little "mystery surprise" in each of the two boxes. You'll have to wait to see if you win to know what it is. (AFTER I KNOW the winners have received their packages, I'll announce what they won online)
You can start entering today (by leaving a comment). We will hold the drawing on Brent's birthday - October 28th. The winner will be announced the same day. Be sure to leave your email (Or check back here on the 28th) so I'll have a way to contact you should you be one of the winners! (We will draw 2, one from my blog and one from Brent's website. I'm posting links to both since this post will be in both places) Oh, and feel free to comment on both his site and my blog to double your chances of winning. :o)
Oh, on another note.. this can also be a way to celebrate my Blogiversary! Yes, I will have been on blogger for one year on October 26. It's been a wonderful experience getting to know you all better! I've made some very dear (hopefully life-long) friendships here! (and OF COURSE on Brent's website)
With much love,