Tuesday, June 09, 2009

200 followers!

Hi everyone! Today I reached 200 followers (take a peak at my sidebar)! To celebrate this wonderful achievement-and to reward my faithful followers-I am having a giveaway.

This giveaway is for a fancy business card holder from Things Remembered. This holder doesn't necessarily have to be used just for business cards. It's also great for holding your ID and some money for, let's say.....a night out with the girls? :)

In addition to winning this lovely holder, you will also get a gift certificate for $20 to Things Remembered for personalization (aka engraving).

Eligible participants are those who follow my blog on blogger. So if you are one of the 200 then please leave a comment and enter! And while you're at it, let me know how long you have been following my blog. I'd love to hear how long you've been with me.

Thank you for being a follower!

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday at noon EST. The winner will be announced at 8 pm EST on Friday.

46 comments:

MommyIvy said...

Hey Holly,
I am not sure how long I have been following your blog. I know it has been at least 2-3 months.

Mrs Banjo said...

hello! i have been fallowing your blog sence about feb i think. i heard about you on CM and i just coudnt help but fallow and pray with your family in minde!!!

Nickel Pickle said...

I am not sure how long I have been following...Pretty close to the time you started the blog.

200! Awesome!!

Stephanie Scales said...

Hi,
I have only been following a few weeks. But I am blessed to have found your site as well as many others whom you know, these past few weeks have really helped me to remember whats important in life and how to appreciate life for every moment and not to take any moment for granted..You and Carleigh, in your own special way have helped me to appreciate my children more. You faith is amazing even throughout you sad times your faith is simply amzing. Thank you

Kate said...

Holly- I love following your blog, and have been ever since its conception! Love ya girl!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Congratulations on reaching 200! Hooray! I don't know how long I've been following? A couple months? I have a terrible memory. (Those who know me well have had to live with this annoying flaw!) But, I'm so glad I met you. You are a beautiful soul with an amazing, giving heart.

Much love, sweet friend...

meme9878 said...

Congrats!!! Wow 200!!!! I have been following your blog from the day I found out about my little angel having Anen. Which was on April 27th maybe the 28th, but I read it everyday!! You are an inspiration to me as I have told you before!!! Matter of fact you are the first blog that I found!!! Congrats again!!!!

Krystal said...

I've been following for about 2 months now. I heard about your blog from Seth's story, Faith Hope's story too!

All you mommies out there who chose life for your babies are wonderful. To go through the ups and downs that you have gone through amazes me and I don't know what I would do if I was in your shoes.

This business card holder would be so awesome! I own my own small business and this would be awesome to win.

Have a wonderful week!

Ashley said...

I've been following since January via bookmark, but this afternoon, I acutally "followed" you. Your story has really touched me, as it has for many others, I'm sure. =)

April said...

I believe I was your 200th follower. I joined you a few hours ago and saw you had 199 :).

I have a business holder similar to the one you're giving away - I used to use it as my "wallet" when going out with friends. I would put my money and credit card and ID in it. Now - since I haven't been OUT in ages, it's sitting in my nightstand drawer, patiently waiting to be used once again.

Mary Ellen said...

Hi there Congrats on 200 followers! I have been following you for a few weeks now. I found your blog through MckMamma. I have been praying for you and your healing everyday.

stitchndeb said...

I knew you from CafeMom when your poem got selected by the pregnancy center (so I think that was slightly before you got pregnant with Carleigh). Once it got closer to the time you were supposed to have her, I figured out how to follow you even though I didn't really know what that meant (I thought I'd get updated by email when you posted something new, oh well!) ~Debbie

Alyson said...

Congrats on the big 200!!!!

I have been following your blog since right after you had Carleigh.....

:0)

Stuart and Tashia Uken said...

I have been following your blog for about 3 months now and have been very inspired from you. Thanks for sharing your story.

megan said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months I first read your blog post on CM when you found about Carleigh then I started following our blog here. Blessing to you.
Megan

croleyc69 said...

I'm not sure when but think it was late Jan or beginning of Feb. Whenever we became friends on Cafe Mom. Congrats on 200 Followers, that is so AWESOME !!!!! I know that I have enjoyed following yours & some of the others ones I started reading along the way. I know I feel closer to the Lord because I read your blog & others. Thanx so much Holly. Prayers & HUGS !!!!! Caroline

Andi Soergel said...

Congrats, Holly!!
Okay, I have to be honest-I am pretty dumb about computer stuff-I think I'm an "official" follower, but I don't blog...
Anyway, I have been following for a while-I'm not exactly sure, maybe a few weeks before Carleigh was born. I know it was before, I'm just not sure how long before. I am so glad that you do this and that I have "met" you!
love,
Andi

Andi Soergel said...

Okay, I know I'm annoying...I promise I'm not just trying to win...:) BUT, I don't think my comments show up with the little orange thing beside it..what does that mean?
I am seriously showing how dumb I am...

Sara said...

Hey Holly - 200 follower's...that's amazing. I think I've been following probably since January or so.

Racheal1977 said...

I belive I have been following you since about a week before you had Carleigh,I had heard your story thru a friend on Cafemom & it just touched my heart.
I do not want to be included in the giveaway, just wanted to let you now how long. Give to someone who deserves it :-)

Camille said...

Yeah! I have been following the story of your precious girl since February! Thanks for sharing her story.

Laura said...

What a cute card holder! I've been following you for about 3 months or so. I've even seen you comment on others blogs and all I can say is you are one amazing woman! You are wise well beyond your years. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

Jennifer said...

Holly,
i have been following this blog since you made it up for Carleigh. And everyday I get on it I learn something that I didnt know about what you went through or what your still going through. I am thank for that god has her in his hands and that is helps you out everyday until you meet you little girl again. your always in my prayer.
I love you

babyrndeb said...

I have been following your blog for about a month now...found it while doing some 'research' on perinatal loss for the families that I work with.
Hope to meet you some day when I travel your way :)
Debbie

Megan said...

Hi Holly,
I've been following your blog since March, but I just became an official 'follower'. I found your blog from ABFA. Your openness to share your faith and your daughter has truly touched my heart! Carleigh is beautiful!

Betty said...

how long have I been following? Since the beginning I think. I know I started on myspace and cafemom back before you became pregnant with Kyndra though! I love your blogs!

Holly said...

Andi~it's ok to be a little computer illiterate. I don't think anyone will hold it against you. lol Yes, you are a follower. I have seen you on my list. :)

lovinmybecca said...

I have been a follower since a few weeks before Carleigh's birth...

Karen said...

I have been following since about the end of April. I too have lost a baby and know the heartache, but also know of the peace and comfort that God can give.

Blessings to You!
Karen

Brooks said...

Remember when you were in the hospital having Carleigh and I was teasing you about how no one has 79 followers and Holy Cow no wonder because you're blogging as you're in labor? Yeah, well, wow.... 200!

T Sharee said...

Hello! I found your blog on Kelly’s Korner. I am searching for summer recipes for our church homecoming in two weeks. I was hoping that you would have some ideas? By the way love your blog and I will be following from now on!!!! Congrats on the 200 followers!!!

Jackie said...

Hey Holly!
I have been following you from day one =0) We are in the CM April 2009 babies group together.
Jackie

LStewart said...

I haven't been following for very long and don't really remember how I came across your blog. When I read about Carleigh there was no doubt in my mind that I would follow and eventually ready every post you had entered from the first to the last.

My cousin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who, like Carleigh was diagnosed with Anencephaly at about 21-22 weeks gestation. Jessica Lynn would have celebrated her 20th birthday this past Monday. I can still see her beautiful little face and remember how overwhelming it was to let her go. Maybe Carleigh and Jessica have met in Heaven and will be friends while they wait for us to join them there someday.

Sarah Flint said...

Hey Holly!
What a great give away!!! I've been following since around the time you made this blog. I dont always get to check in as much as I want to anymore..but I love coming and catching up!

Sherry T. said...

Hiya Holly,

Been with you since right before you gave birth. I have been checking in each day! Your strength amazes me and encourages me! Thanks for keep us updated!

The Woollard Family said...

200 wow!! that's a lot of followers but you deserve each and every one of them. I wish I knew down to the date how long I've been following your blog, but I don't. I know I've been following it for MONTHS though, way before Carleigh was born. I feel like I've known you my entire life when really it's only been over a year. I didn't necessarily leave a comment here to win that beautiful business card holder that you are giving away, but just because I wanted to. I think it's great that you do such wonderful things for many people. God bless you Holly!!

♥Heather Woollard
(Mom2BaileyAlyse on CM)

Amber said...

Hey Holly this is Amber(momgof5)We have chatted on cafemom b4 you started your blog ..so I have been following your blog from the begining!!

PJ Pumphrey said...

Hey Holly,

I have been following your blog since day one. And let me tell you, you are one of the stongest women I know. I love you so much, and thank you for being my friend.

Love you lots

Nicole said...

Hi Holly, I started following your blog just a couple days before you went into labor with Carleigh.
You are such an inspiring mom, and such a strong believer!

Jennifer Doiron said...

I too am a follower but not a blogger!

Jennifer Doiron
jniles2@yahoo.com

The Sanders Crew said...

Hey Holly!
I have been a follower since you announced your beautiful Carleigh's dianosis on CafeMom. You are a true inspiration to me. Infact, my daughter was born very preemie due to a car accident. And it was YOUR determination that got me through my situation and brought me back to my faith in god. Infact, you have gotten me going back to church and I REALLy appreciate it. It is your strength, love, faith and determination that has helped me through my very tough months. Thanks Holly! You, your family and your beautiful baby Carleigh are a true inspiration!
~Kristin

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am a new follower but have been blessed by going back and reading older posts.

The blog world is so new to me...Hope you will stop by for a visit.

I am posting on our Disney trip now and then on to a new grandson in two weeks..

yunglovers143 said...

Congrats on 200 followers! I've been following for a couple months now and make sure to check everyday.

Emily said...

Yay! Just found you a little while ago but I like to check in and see what you have to say. Congrats on 200 followers ;0)

RoseRed said...

I found your blog on another blog and have been following it since. I love to read your posts. God Bless,

Rose

HappyascanB said...

Congrats on 200 followers so quickly! I just started following you a few minutes ago when I realized I wasn't already following you!!

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