Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Woohoo I am 40! Lets Celebrate with a $40.00 Giveaway!!!!

This day is so exciting for me and my family. I never thought I would be so happy to turn 40. It has been a wonderful day. I woke to get ready to work. Most people want off for their birthday but not me. I want to work and live and enjoy life. I love subbing at the girls school. As I was walking out to my car this morning. The windshield was covered with birthday wishes. I would have taken a picture when I got off but it rained! Ha! When I got to school some of the teachers were waiting to wish me a Happy Birthday. It was very sweet. I will share my birthday gifts tomorrow. Thank you thank you thank you. I am Praising God for getting me this far. Can you tell how excited I am????? So are you ready? Lets CELEBRATE:) Please help me help other fight like a girl.

Here are the rules:

Starts-April 20
Ends- April 27

You have one week to get your entries in:)

1 entry for leaving a comment or fundraiser idea
2 entries if a person says they came from your blog
3 entries if you visit and find the secret code and email to
4 entries if you become or already a follower

5 entries if you make a $5 donation (you can click on from my blog)
6 entries add Army Brats and Me to your blog roll or you already have
7 entries blog about my giveaway
10 entries if you grab my button and add to your blog or you already have

You have 38 entries if you do them all! Don't be shy. The winner gets $40.00. Plus there will be more giveways to come. Please let me know what you have done so I can check it out. Thanks so much and good luck.

fighting like a girl

pray for my house too

Monday, April 19, 2010

Almost Giveaway Time:)

Tomorrow is the day. Just last year I did not think I would even be here to have a giveaway. It is exciting, emotional and very special to be able to celebrate with everyone how wonderful life is. Every morning and every night I thank God for giving me another day. So much has happened and I have learned so much. I am doing all things through Him.

I am excited about my giveaway. First of all it super fun. Who wouldn't want extra $40 to spend. Second reason I get to meet new people in the blog world. Last reason is promote my business. The more people you tell the more women I can help. I need your help to get Cindy's Hope Chest out and people visiting my website.

Thank you for continuing to pray for my house. I am excited to see what happens this week. Off to decide what I am going to sign up for at the She Speaks Conference.

fighting like a girl

April 20- giveaway

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My house showing

So they loved the house. Check first step. They are paying to have the house appraised on Monday. OK so that is a step we have not done with anyone yet! Check second step. Now we have to pray that the house will appraise for what we need to. looking for check number three. Thanks for praying for us this weekend. Bring it on and keep praying!!!!

Tuesday is the beginning of my giveaway. Lets celebrate:)

fighting like a girl

Savannah is doing much better-thanks for praying for her.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hey everyone ok I sooooo need some heavy praying. I am fine and the family is fine too!! WE are showing the house on Sat!! WE have not had a call in so long. So I figured if I had tons and tons praying for my house to sell that would be great. I really want the girls to have a place in Charlotte to call home and give them some stability. My family has been very generous but I know they need some family time too. So Pray pray.

fighting like a girl

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cindy Hope Chest Fundraisers

This Sat at Lake Park- Yard Sale at the Church and Donut Sales....All my local friends hope you stop by:)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What is the giveaway and when????

OK so I decided since I was scared last year that I may not see my 40th birthday. Yes I said 40. I promised as much I complained about 35 that I did not want to be 40 I really do. So much has happened in the last yr and half that I have been looking forward to every birthday. What cancer can do to you. Well it is here, coming around the corner. I don't want a party but I do want to celebrate with other women fighting like a girl. So what better way then to have all of you promote my organization. Cindy's Hope Chest is my baby. So I am thanking all of you for being a part of my journey and giving me hope and encouragement. The fight is still not over and I am not taking it lightly but I am ready to have some fun and enjoy life. Praising God for all he has given me.

April 20- My birthday....giveaway starts

$40.00 cash

I am super excited and I hope you are. I will announce the different ways you can enter such as: following my blog, grabbing my button, blogging about my giveaway, becoming a fan of Cindy's hope chest on face book, making a small donation to my organization or leaving me a fundraiser idea....who knows I may come up so others. Are you in????? I hope so. It's a good cause and I want to be the middle person that is there for these women who are hurting, suffering and fighting for their lives. Just a gift of encouragement can make that chemo bay a little brighter:)

fighting like a girl

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Concussion, amnesia.....fb virus and it ends in a PRAISE!

Last Wed I received a call that Mommy's don't want to hear. Savannah has fallen and is not herself. She does not have memory of it or a window of time before. Mike and I jumped in the car to meet her at the hospital. It was the strangest thing. As many times as my three have bumped their head and had a big goose egg Savannah had no bump no blood. The Dr was very good with her. He explained how concussions work and she had a classic concussion. The amnesia is normal and she will always have it. I was totally scared. I can not even explain our visit. It makes me too sad to talk about it. She was saying and acting like I have never seen before. Everyday is a healing day for her. Headaches and dizzy for her. Pray for her.

Of course during all of this I received my first computer virus. By now I'm pretty mad. I thinking great so I have not been blogging much because my computer is on the blink.

Friday I was asking God to give me a break. I just felt like I have had enough right now. It was not much later that I received a phone call. It was from Proverbs 31 Ministries. She was very sweet. She said that there was a lot of people who have been following my story. I was very flattered but I am sooooo grateful to have all of you. You have pulled me through the battle of my life this far. She ask me if I knew about the She Speaks Conference. Of course I do a lot of my blogger friends are writers and I read their blogs. You might remember I met one of my friends for the first time while she was in town for the conference. She follows with that I am receiving a full scholarship to the conference in July. I was overwhelmed and felt very blessed. Once I got off the phone my first thought was God was telling me everything is OK. I have your back. Keep on going you have a business to run and I expect you to change and touch these women's lives. I have learned so much through my journey that I just want to pay it forward. Thank you for letting me do it. Please check out

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! If you know anyone who is undergoing treatments for breast cancer please let me know:)

fighting like a girl