Apr 23, 2012

Weekday SHINE give-away 4/23-4/28....

Guess what, girls?!

We have a surprise weekday SHINE give-away!

Your fellow SHINE sister, Gloria Plunkett, is donating a wonderful gift for Mother's Day! You will want this prize! I cannot wait to give it to our winner! YAY!!!

Also, we have a little something extra to go with it! Two gifts this time, girls! (since we are celebrating Mother's Day and all) :)

Are you excited?

Me too!

So, here is all you need to do to win...

Tell us something about your Mother!

You can tell us anything! It can be as long or short as you want it to be!

Make sure to leave your name with your comment below this post.

Example: Jill Hill--My momma was and still is a giver and not a taker. She taught me to put God first in all that I do. She also taught me (and is still teaching me) unconditional love. 

Got it?

That was a true statement above, by the way! I just love my sweet Momma.

I will draw a name at the end of the week.

Ready, set, go!

Momma & Me <3


  1. Lisa Inlow: My mom taught me how to pray. It is what has shaped and molded me.

  2. Anonymous4/23/2012

    My mother taught me that it is what we do for others that brings the greatest joy. She has always been a selfless giver of her time, belongings and effort. She is the kind of person that people automatically gravitate toward and she loves to talk. After I was diagnosed with cancer (thank you for all your support SHINE girls) she became my cheerleader and greatest protector. She doesn't always tell what I want to hear, but she can usually be counted on to tell me what I need to hear. I am amazed by her every day because she is right here with me watching me go through treatments and all the side effects. Can you imagine watching your child go through that? She took me shopping when my hair started falling out and she kept me smiling the whole time. I thank God for her!
    Angela Lawson Tullahoma

  3. Kim Garrigus4/23/2012

    My mom taught me to be a better person and mom and how to live life to the fullest.

  4. Leslie Clark Jones4/23/2012

    My Mama prayed for me before she even conceived me and has never stopped. She spurs me on to be the woman of God she knows He created me to be. She's my prayer partner and biggest fan. She says I'm her sunshine...I love you Mama!

  5. Linda Mayo - my mother is 1 of 12 children, a wife of 52 years, a mother of 4, a grandmother of 9, and a great-grandmother of 2. She has taught me the love of family.

  6. Anonymous4/23/2012

    My Mom has the loudest and funniest laugh! :D If you know her, you know what I'm talking about! She's always taught me to laugh at things, even myself. Her laugh still startles my Dad and her cats. It's priceless. :) ~Sarah

  7. Anonymous4/24/2012

    my mama is peace! she brings peace, help, comfort to those who are around her. she is an example of quiet to my forever LOUD spirit. she does not speak a lot of words, but her words are powerful. i love this lady so much!!!
    erin spinks :)

  8. Ashley Moon4/24/2012

    Ashley Moon- My Mom is by far my BEST friend! She makes me feel beautiful and is always lifting me up. She taught me how to be a mommy and take care of a home, I still need a little work now and then :) I love my mama so much and she is the best NANA for my three babies.

  9. Erin Davis4/24/2012

    I have ALWAYS known my mama was special... but I didn't truly grasp how special she was until I had to live my life without her! She was my prayer warrior, my BIGGEST cheerleader, my protector,
    my best-friend, my security blanket. Living without her has been a COMPLETE life change. However, now I have come to realize that God is (and always wanted to be) my BIGGEST cheerleader, my best-friend, and my security blanket, and my protector!
    I love you Mama and miss you so! :) Erin Davis

  10. My Mom ... A very special person she is one of the more humble people I know , she show me to be humble to love family .... Family is always first....I lover her. Very much ....
    Conny Upchurch.

  11. Anonymous4/24/2012

    Jenny Strantz: My mom taught me how to survive! We grew up together she was a young mother of 2 @ 21! She has also shown unconditional love and compassion to others around us and in our family! I love this woman! Without her, where would I be? She is The best Grandma to my son too!

  12. Amanda Rodewig: My mom is a fighter: She raised me on her own and has taught me that no matter what happens I need to keep fighting.

  13. Anonymous4/24/2012

    MeLissa Allen: MY MOM....Where do I start...She is Wonderful. I can't tell you how much of a fighter she is, she has been through so much. She has taught me to stand up for myself and taught me about the LORD. Wow, she is amazing. I call her everyday. She has fought cancer and now rheumatoid arthritis. Never losing her faith. I LOVE U MOM. You are my special Shine Lady here on this Earth and my best friend along with my sister.

  14. My mom, I don't even know where to begin. My mom is the best grandmother I have ever seen. She selflessly gives to her kids and their kids all of the time. She is a friend, a defender and the one person that we can count on no matter when or where or what time. Honestly, until I had kids I did not realize just how fortunate I was to have my mom. She molded me into who I am and showed me what I could be. Was she perfect? Nope. Is she? Nope. But she is our "Janet" and I cannot imagine my life without her.

  15. My mom has always believed in me. She instilled in me the confidence that wished she had..(-and she's FINALLY beginning to develop it)- and she's always wanted the best for me. My mom also is the one who taught me that everyone is beautiful in their own way. It's just sometimes up to us to see if when they don't see it in themselves.. and we're to help show them their beauty.
    I love my mama :)

  16. Anonymous4/24/2012

    My mom always taught me to do unto others as you would have them do into you!!
    Danielle Clark

  17. My momma...wow! In a nutshell...my mom is amazing! My mom is my biggest fan! She makes me feel like The. Most. Important person on the earth! She loves unconditionally when at times I have been so completely unloveable. She is a Momma Bear to her cubs (Jill and I and her grandchildren) and I love that about her! God help anyone who says a bad thing against any of us...whew, the wrath of Momma Bear! I love this about her! I admire her so much and she just truly amazes me! God has blessed her with SO many talents. And He blessed me when He made me her daughter! All my love Mommy Dearest...

  18. Anonymous4/25/2012

    My momma taught me that Momma's love at all times, even when their child is at their most unlovable (as I so often was as a teenager). No matter what I put her through she loved me through it. I always knew no matter what I did or where I went her love was always there to welcome me home. Tabitha Bramblett

  19. Amy Clifton4/25/2012

    My mama has taught me, and still is teaching me all about sacrifice and putting others before myself. She shows me what it means to work hard and be honest. She lives by faith and shows me what is important in life. She is a bargain shopper and non-materialistic, which I love that I learned from her! I love that I can call her and she will just listen! She does not judge me and loves me unconditionally!

  20. Melissa Martin4/25/2012

    My mom taught me the value of friendships with other women...she is part of the "sewing group," 12 women who haven't sewn in years but who lift each other up in prayer, celebrate BIG (think Fur Bus and peppermint martinis for mom's 60th in December), and have loved each other through some major ups and downs through their 30+ years as an official "group."
    I am so blessed by the women in my life and I am thankful that my mom modeled friendship so beautifully. This will be my mom's first Mother's Day without her mom...and I bet the sewing group will be pulling her through it. I will be to!

  21. Anonymous4/26/2012

    Angie Russell - My mom taught me what life was really about. SHe never sugar coated anything and was always my #1 fan! Even when she was dying from cancer she was still teaching me. She taught me to love unconditionally and to tell the people you love that you do! She told me she loved the day she passed away and I can never thank her enough for that!!

  22. Anonymous4/26/2012

    I have always said there is little that is stronger than a mother's prayer. My mother prayed for my salvation for years. I grew up attending church regularly not truly knowing Him. As I went off to college, my mother remained diligent in her prayers and always spoke to me about how important a relationship with Him is. Fifteen long years passed and I struggled with my conviction, all the while, my mother remained faithful that one day, I would accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I am so proud to say that I accepted Jesus last year and proudly (nervously) was able to give my testimony in front of my church with my mother & father there! How good is He?!? Now that I am a mother, life has come full circle. I pray daily for my little one's salvation & know that with prayer & faith, He will answer my prayers.
    Thank you mom for living your life for Him & setting such a wonderful example for me and my children.

  23. Heather C4/27/2012

    I am thankful that my mom took the time to do the small things in life that many people rush through. The little things that matter. A simple note just because saying I am special or a favorite meal that wasn't the one planned after a bad day...

  24. My mom is my best friend. Her life has always revolved around her children. All she ever wanted to be when she was growing up was a mom..and that is obvious because she is a FANTASTIC mom. She is an even better "Gigi / Grammie". She is always there for all of us whenever we need her. It makes me feel even better when I hear my friends tell me how much they love my mom :) She is the best and I don't know what I would do without her!!
    * Courtney B *

  25. Pepper Helms: My Mom taught the importance of prayer, giving of yourself, & was the epitomy of a life surrendered to God's plans. She once said that cancer was her "mission field" - all the chemo appts, doctor appts, surgeries, etc. God put her there to minister to everyone in her path and vice versa. She suffered for five years with ovarian cancer, but continued to always look out for the needs of other and to pray - she couldn't do much that last year, but she could pray and she did! Her words, her faith in Jesus and her acts of service & love always remain in my heart:)

  26. Leslie W. My mom continues to amaze me daily with her strength. She has endured hardships no mom should have to endure. She loves and gives to me and my children anbundantly.....I will be forever greatful that she is MY mom!

  27. My mother doubles as doctor and nurse. No matter what ailes me, mind body or spirit, she knows the medicine, vitamin supplement or prayer to get me back on track. I love this about her. She taught me to be the same way. She also taught me to be a Christian wife, mother and friend.
    Boy, I love my momma. :)

    Rebekah Vepraskas

  28. My Momma has always gone out of her way to help & do things for others. She has such a big heart...she has always stood by me...she was such a wonderful mom growing up...i always felt so loved & thankful God made her my Mama! Things have been a little harder in my adult life with her, but trusting in God that he continues to work on her sweet heart!

  29. Anonymous5/01/2012

    My Mama is simply awesome! When my son was diagnosed with special needs, she quit her job to help my husband and I take care of him. She continues to take care of my kids after school so that I can work. She also helps to take care of me too, as well. It's wonderful to come home to a clean house, lanudry and dinner cooking most nights. She is there not only physically but also emotionally. My mom is one of my greatest heros and I absolutely cherish her. She is an absolute blessing in my family's life. She has shown all of us what unconditional love really is. Niki Wilson

  30. Charlene Newton5/01/2012

    Charlene Newton: My mom is always there when I need her. She's always there to listen and guide me. Growing up she taught me to try my best. I didn't have to be perfect all I had to do was try! I tell my boys the same thing. Try your best!

  31. My Mom is a machine...Mother of 7, Grandmother of 14, at age 73 she's still working as well. Somehow, in all of this we can call on her at a moments notice and she is available. Amazing.
    She taught me how to always be there. <3

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