Saturday, April 3, 2010

And the Lilly Winner Is..

I am so sorry for just posting the winner of my giveaway now after having said it would be over at noon today. But none the less I have used to help me select my winner at well... random.

And the winner is... Courtney @ Sweet, Southern & Curly. I just emailed you Courtney, so if you'd like to email me back with your address to send your goodies to, that would be fabulous!

Thanks to everyone who entered. I will without a doubt be adding more giveaways to my blog because, well it's fun!

And now I would like to share with you something I stumbled upon yesterday, the writings of Erma Bombeck. Erma was a fascinating woman and a gifted author. She discovered she was dying of a fatal disease and penned a list of things she would do if she had her life to live over again.

If I Had My Life To Live Over

If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love you's".. More "I'm sorrys" ...

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute... look at it and really see it ... live it...and never give it back. - Erma Bombeck
I hope you enjoy this list as much as I do. Let us all live our lives to the fullest, every second. Because we can't get back what is now gone, but we can cherish what we have now and fully grasp the life inside of us and of those we love.


  1. congrats to courtney! what a great list... such an awesome reminder!

  2. Yayy! I am soo excited! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!! I'll email you back!

    And great list too! :)


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