Honoring Someone Special to Me! {and a Giveaway}

February 18, 2013 AT 11:00 pm

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of iBulb for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

How many of you received flowers for Valentine’s Day?

I didn’t.

 

But that’s okay with me.  They are beautiful, but they die too quickly and are gone.

My husband knows that if he is going to buy me flowers to get the kind that I can plant and enjoy year after year, like tulips or daffodils.

Daffodils are my favorite, by far.     Heavenly!

 

So I was very excited to have the chance to “Pay it Forward” with potted bulbs to someone very special to me.

 

Her name is Joyce, and she is the Children’s Minister at my church.

 

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She is so very, very dear to me.  I will never be able to express how much she ministered to me when my mom got sick and passed away 3 years ago.  Joyce lost her mom when she was in her 30′s too, and she knew exactly what I was going through.  She prayed for me, encouraged me, came to the hospital when mom passed, and held my sweet Eli in her arms {who was only 2 at the time} at Mom’s funeral so I didn’t have to worry about his behavior.

She is priceless.

Joyce loves children like you would not believe!  She loves my boys so much, and they adore her!  She encourages Jonathan in his singing and loves to play songs on the piano with him at church.

She is always handing out sweet little encouragements to others during the holidays or on special occasions.

I really don’t know she does it all!

Joyce faced one of the biggest battles of her life last year against cancer.  She endured chemotherapy, and so much more, during that difficult time, and yet she shined like an angel through it all.  Her faith was beyond compare, and she used her trials as an opportunity to share God’s goodness and love with as many as she could as much as she could.

She reminds me so much of my  mom in so many ways.

That’s why the boys and I were so excited to give Joyce some potted bulbs.  I found some beautiful flowers at Krogers, but you can also find them at flower shops and garden centers.  They were in beautiful blue and white ceramic bowls that I thought Joyce would like.  {I was going to try and get “crafty” with my gift, but I thought these ceramic bowls were just perfect.}

 

My favorite were the  yellow tulips.  I would have gotten daffodils, but they didn’t have any yet.  I’ve shared on my blog the special memory I have of my mom and it has to do with daffodils.  Joyce knew that story and hand painted the most beautiful daffodils on a keepsake box for me after mom passed away.  See?  She’s priceless!

Here are the boys and I at church with Joyce presenting her with her flowers.

 

 

I also made sure to give Joyce a card with her flowers that told her in words exactly how wonderful we think she is.

Do you have someone special in your life that you would like to honor with a gift?

Well, here is your chance to “pay it forward!”

I am hosting a giveaway

for a $25.00 Visa gift card. 

The winner of the giveaway is to use that gift card to buy some potted bulbs and give them to someone special.

 

How awesome is that?

***All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post stating whom you would give a “pay-it-forward” gift of potted bulbs to and tell us why you’d give it to them.

Goodluck!

 

 

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