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Tests of Courage (Contest)
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Brenda Rumsey!

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.”
~ Erma Bombek

I love that quote. Isn’t it soooo true? When my sister lived in Texas, she had a property in the country—and a white-as-hell carpet. You know where my kid spilled the grape juice, right?

I’m thinking about kids because school is back in full swing after Snowmageddon. Online, for our house. But there are Zoom meeting alarms set, homework to supervise. We’ll be busy.

The snow is melting. Yesterday, we had huge slabs of ice slide off the roof. It was dicey getting out the doors. There’s snow in patches, and “The Great Mudding” has begun. Towels are on the floor in front of every entrance for folks to clean off their shoes before coming inside.

I’m busy working on two sets of edits, plus charging back into my Work-in-Progress, Hardman—along with 20 items on my daily To Do list. Gah.

So, to the contest…

Tell me about your family’s “tests of courage” for a chance to win a download of your choice from my backlist of books! 

9 comments to “Tests of Courage (Contest)”

  1. Brenda Rumsey
    · February 23rd, 2021 at 10:21 am · Link

    When my daughter was pregnant with her first child she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was mild until the birth of her third child. She went from a cane to a walker to a wheel chair quickly. Her husband left her, and my husband, son and I became a family of 7 over night. The boys were age 4, 3, and 9 months. My daughter was soon bedridden and was with us for 10 years before MS complications took her. All the boys are grown now. Those years were some of the best, hardest, and most rewarding. I’ll always be proud of my guys for their courage and love.

  2. Delaine
    · February 23rd, 2021 at 2:59 pm · Link

    My mom passed away on February 4th 2021, I’ve been taking care of her for the last 8 years (this last year in the house full time because of covid.) Now I need to get back to living life, however my grandkids are almost grown so no need to do much now. Not married so no to that. Maybe travel a little but going to be on a strict budget now that the income is gone. Something to work on.

  3. bn100
    · February 23rd, 2021 at 7:43 pm · Link

    daily chores

  4. Debra Guyette
    · February 24th, 2021 at 6:47 am · Link

    We adopted a handicapped child from Poland. It was hard to do but well worth the effort

  5. Colleen C.
    · February 24th, 2021 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Helping my sister raise her two boys was challenging at times…

  6. Jennifer Beyer
    · February 24th, 2021 at 9:30 pm · Link

    My dog’s muddy paws! I have muddy paw scrapes everywhere! Half the time I can’t understand how she tracked it that far into the house. It’s like a puppy superpower.

  7. Delilah
    · March 4th, 2021 at 8:35 am · Link

    Brenda! I love hearing about you and your family pulling together. So sorry for your loss.

    Delaine! I’ve been there, done that. Bless you and good luck.

    Bn 100! I hear you. 🙂

  8. Delilah
    · March 4th, 2021 at 8:38 am · Link

    Debra! Lovely to hear that.

    Colleen! Bless you and your family. Taking care of extended family comes with its struggles and joys.

    Jennifer! Yes! We have 9 dogs. Just shoot me.

  9. Delilah
    · March 4th, 2021 at 8:39 am · Link

    The winner of her choice of a free download from my backlist of books is Brenda Rumsey! Brenda, congrats! Send me the title of the book you want to!

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