"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This may not work...

but I have to try!

My friend Terra posted about a Pay It Forward exchange. My only concern is that my few readers are also her readers and no one is really going to comment because they already did on hers or Kim's. We'll see!

I love the idea of paying it forward. It excites me in so many ways just to think of making someone smile that wasn't expecting to smile. I really don't think of myself as a lover of gifts, but I sure do like surprises and to surprise others. So here goes!

For those that are interested you can get be a part of this.

Here are the official rules:

I will send a gift to the first 3 people who comment on this post. All gifts will be made and sent out sometime in the next year.

How exciting to not know when your package will arrive. What you need to do in return is to pay it forward by making the same promise on your website or blog. This exchange is only open to those with active websites or blogs. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PROMISE TO POST THIS SAME "PAY IT FORWARD" MESSAGE ONTO YOUR BLOG, WHICH MUST BE ACTIVE IN ORDER TO PLAY. YOU WILL PAY IT FORWARD TO THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG.

The gifts are supposed to be handmade. I know a lot of you are thinking you can't get in on this because you aren't "crafty". If you really want to get in on this but cannot create a handmade gift yourself, then support a person who does have a handmade crafty kind of business. Buy a gift from them, don't just head out to a chain store, understand?!

Have fun paying it forward! Let's see if anyone wants to play and I can't wait to come up with a cool gift for you!

Every post must have at least one adorably cute picture of one of my kids! I mean come on, what are you really here for anyway? Still loving these close-ups if I do say so myself!


Kathy Gandy said...

Molly, I don't have a blog or a personal website - just Facebook - but I just have to tell you that your children are so beautiful that they just take my breath away! Your little family is such a blessing to me, though Stephanie is the only person in your family that I really know (in person). I miss her laugh so much!

The latest pic of sweet Sadie tonight looks like a professional photographer's work, as do so many of your pics. I enjoy your blog entries and your pics so much. I love the pics of your mom, dad, siblings, their families and yours. You all are a "designer" family...God's! In Christ, Kathy Gandy

Kara said...

I am totally in...I love to give gifts! I need to get ready for bed, sick kiddos here, but I will post about it tomorrow!

Melodie said...

love the idea! sign me up. will post tomorrow!

Julie said...

I'll break the ice and be the 4th commenter! Cara did this a while back cool idea!

Love you girl and I love all of your pics!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get Sadie's headbands for? I would love to get some for my goddaughter who is about the same age?


Molly said...

Hello Maya!

My mom got Sadie most of her headbands in Tulsa at a shop called Kathleen's Kids. They are the one's with a loop of ribbon around the top so you can change out the bows. Does that make sense? We have also recieved a ton of hand-me-downs!

Glad you like them! As you can tell I love putting bows on her...she looks so different without them because she's pretty bald!

One day I will wonder where all her hair came from.

Hope this helps!