Monday, October 5, 2009

celebrating Brent's life with a giveaway!

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Yes, it's that time again... It's time to celebrate Brent's life by having a giveaway on his birthday. He would be 14 this year.. man, I can hardly believe it. Image hosting by TinyPic

Brent had the BIGGEST HEART EVER and absolutely LOVED to give gifts! That's why it seems only right that we celebrate him this way. I would LOVE for you to read (or at least look over THIS POST that I did last year announcing last years life celebration) This post will really give you a peek into what a GENEROUS heart our little man had! Image hosting by TinyPic

So THIS YEAR I'll be giving away at least two gifts and will challenge you to do a R.A.K. (random act of kindness) in celebration of his amazing life on his birthday, October 28.

I'm still working through the details, but one of the gifts will be a blog makeover designed by "The Design Girl". (She's the lady that designed my blog.. I REALLY LOVE her work!) I've already made the down payment and my name is on the list so the winner won't have a really long wait! YAY!! Image hosting by TinyPic

Another gift I'm really excited about is this...

This of course is "The Word of Promise Full Bible".

I "borrowed" the product description.. check it out!

Product Description:

"Come experience the entire Bible recorded with an all-star cast led by an all-star cast of actors, including Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfus as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei, Louis Gossett Jr., and over 600 actors contributing to this timeless work. This audio Bible is produced with state of the art audio technology. Including sound effects and an original musical score. This is a new experience in audio Bible like none before. There are 79 CDs in this set."

I heard about this while listening to the Rick & Bubba show the other day. The guy that's doing Jesus' voice is the same guy that played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ".

Now, It seems like this isn't just your regular audio Bible. (It's not some monotone voice going on and on and on... ) It's a WHOLE CAST of people reading/speaking out the WORD just as it appears in the Bible. (It's done in the very trusted NKJV) I've ordered one for ourselves, but haven't gotten it in yet. I'm thinking this is going to be AMAZING! If you want to hear a sample of it for yourself click HERE.

Okay, so the only rule is this:

Leave a comment for the giveaway on THIS post ONLY. This will keep it simple! (I'll "link back" to this post each time I post to keep it easy for everyone)

If you want extra entries you can...

- post this graphic/link in your sidebar - 5 entries

- mention this giveaway and in a post - encouraging others to do a "R.A.K." in honor and celebration of Brent's life - another 5 extra entries

Of course you're free to enter as many times as you'd like! ☺ Remember, the drawing will be held on October 28... if you do anything for extra entries please say so in a comment so you'll get the credit. ☺


Tonya said...

Oh, how precious that it is Brent's birthday! Bless your family! I will be truly thinking of him this month!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am so glad that you are back....I am going to add the button right now......

I have missed you.....Have you checked out my Christmas blog...the button is at the top on my blog..."A Baby Changes Everything"!

He & Me + 3 said...

His Birthday is two days after my husbands. i won't forget. from all that I have read, he was a precious giver.
Hugs & thanks for stopping by my blog today friend. yOu are missed when you are away from blogland,

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

You are so sweet! I'm so glad you stopped by to say hello today!

I miss you!

Praying over you as Brent's birthday comes this month!

I love doing R.A.K's! My kind of give-away!

Hugs and much love,
PS Scott's is Oct 25 and Naomi will be 2 Oct. 22 :)

Susan Foster said...

Remembering Brent everyday. The Bible cds sound awesome.

Special K said...

Oh wow! Happy Birthday Brent and prayers for you guys! What a precious precious family you are!!

Beth E. said...

Precious Brent...he will always hold a special place in my heart!

I was thinking about this "Word of Promise Full Bible" today. I saw it in a catalog. Isn't that interesting that I would see it and then you would offer it as a prize, all in the same day?!

Regardless of whether I win on your blog or not, I believe I got the best gift of all just by getting to know Brent a little bit, AND getting to know you through his website. As I've already said, I carry a little bit of Brent with me wherever I go. He will never be forgotten, Tonya. He has made a difference in my life, along with so many other people!

Blessings to you, sweet sister...

April said...

You raised such an amazing son and I know that his birthday is bittersweet. I will definitely keep all of you close in my prayers as you remember.

I've put your graphic on my sidebar! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

LisaShaw said...

Hey Sweetie,

I got your message on my blog and came over to say I'm remembering your precious Brent with you and everyone else.

What a beautiful offer to love on others in the memory of the love he so generously poured out.

I'm not entering the giveaways as I have a beautiful Bible on CD collection my husband and I love and Edie from Rich Gifts has done both of my blog makeovers and I love it so I pray that the person who needs this blessing will receive it.

I'm praying for you Sweet Sister. Love you.

LisaShaw said...

And I will post the button on my blog. Love ya.

Debbie said...

What a great way to commemorate Brent's life! My oldest son would have been 39 this year on 10/28 - we lost him on 9/9/95. I will remember Brent and pray for all of you as I remember my own son's life at this time of year as well. God bless...

Tea With Tiffany said...

Your precious son continues to inspire and bless many. He is not forgotten. Thank you for sharing Brent's love of gifts and love for life with us.

Sending you hugs and prayers today,


Susan said...

Hey Tonya,

Oh, I always enjoy celebrating Brent's birthday!

It will always hold a very near and dear place in my heart.

What a give~a~way!! You are so generous. This is where BRENT learned how to give, watching YOU.

I've got the tag put on my blog now. I'm so challenged, it took a while to figure out how to do it.

I'm soooooooooooooo excited about Friday!!!!

Count down time now...

Love you♥

crispy said...

You are such a sweet friend. I have you in my prayers and thoughts often. =)


Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Glad to see you back to blogging. Have missed you.
Brent's birthday is near my daughter's birthday so I have thought of him the last couple of years during this month. What a precious gift he was to so many. You should be a very proud mama. Your reward will be great and I know that one day Jesus will tell you "well done." Take care.

Nen said...

What a wonderful thing to do in honor of Brent's Birthday!! And what GREAT gifts! You have such a sweet heart! Brent had a good example in you!

Nen said...

Oh, I also added your button to my sidebar! :)

Karla Meachem said...

Thanks for the entry for the wonderful gifts...what an incredible way to remember your son!

I've added your button to my sidebar as well.

Blessings and much love.

Raisingarrows said...

This is such a wonderful way to remember Brent. I would be honored to be included in the giveaway.

jenny said...

Hi Tonya. I have a friend whose adopted son's birthday is October 28th. Sweet Daniel will be 17 this year. That audio Bible sounds awesome. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Erin said...

I found your blog through Susan's (Forever His) and have been blessed to read of Brent's life and the way the Lord has upheld your family. I'd love an entry into the giveaway. I've posted the button on my sidebar, ( and will be doing a post about the giveaway shortly (once my littles go to bed!) Thank you and God Bless!

CLF8987 said...

Just thinking alot about you lately. Told my testimony about how Brent's faith led me back to church several times this week. Take care.

Laura said...


I am not sure how I came accross your blog. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear son into the hands of the Lord!

I think it was a "God thing" I was lead here. My daughter asked for the bible on Cd for CHRISTmas. There is no way we can afford it.

Her adoption birthday is also october 28! The same birthday as your sons :)

Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

I will check back for updates.


Reba said...

Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you this week!

Laura said...


I can not help but be thinking of you and your precious family the past few days.

Praying for you and your family. I know tomrrow is going to be bittersweet.


dena said...

Hi Tonya,
Thanks for the email and birthday wishes. I am so happy to share sweet Brent's birthday:) Thank you for your well wishes.....I will be keeping you all in prayer today:) Love, Dena

Susan said...

I wanted to be the very first to wish Brent a "Happy Heavenly Birthday"!!!

Oh what a grand celebration today is in Heaven!

A day I will give thanks for here in "temporary home" for the honor of knowing and being loved by Brent.

Tonya, this is a day you'll never forget.

God granted you the most precious gift when he loaned Brent to you and Link.

Thank you so much for sharing him and his incredible journey with us all.

His life impacted so many, and his love for Jesus was so pure.

Giving thanks today for Brent!!!!!

Love you Tonya♥

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Brent! Tonya, I finally have a blog and today there is a tribute to Brent there. Here is the link...