Friday, December 5, 2008

Awesome Giveaway

My good friend Toni at Just Stop Screaming, is having a wonderful giveway for a Hanna Elite Flat Iron valued at $200. Who doesn't need a top of the line flat iron?

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to have it but I'm feeling the Christmas Spirit. I love my Sister-in-Law, Francesca and she's much more deserving of such a wonderful prize. She really does have a heart of gold.

Back around 2003, Francesca was working part time as an early morning waitress at a local restaurant around the block from my office. After her shift change was over between 9:00-9:30, she would come pick up my son, Tyler, and babysit him for the rest of day. She continued to do that until she got married and began watching multiple children during the day and kept right on until Tyler started school.

Then child #2, Gavin, came along. She began babysitting him at 7 weeks old when I returned to work. That was a trying time for all of us. At 7 weeks, Gavin weighed less than he did when he was born and after many tests, Gavin was diagnosed with extreme acid reflux. He was on multiple medications, cereal mixed in every bottle, spit-up, clothing change, spit-up and more spit-up but Francesca was still there and never complained about the extra work.

Francesca's son, Memphis, started school this August and she also lost her other children she was caring for because the Mom quit school but she still spends her days tending to Gavin. She would make much more money going back to work but she hasn't. She goes above and beyond what most childcare workers do. She doesn't mind keeping Gavin earlier and later if I have something special going on at work. She's been known to take Gavin to doctor's appointments for herself and Memphis. When Tyler has a school holiday, she jumps right in to keeping Tyler too. She even takes Gavin with her on Memphis's field trips with school.

I think Francesca is very deserving of this giveaway. We were talking last Friday and she still hasn't joined the flat iron trend. I know once she gives it a try, she'll wonder what took her so long. She's beautiful all the time but I'd like to give her this opportunity to feel extra special and drop dead gorgeous.

Love you Duda!

So, go check out Toni's giveaway and enter your chance to win until Wednesday. My fingers are crossed for Francesca.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This blog has caused me to cry like I haven't cried since the first time I read New Moon. (I cried like a baby when Edward left Bella.) It is nice to know that every once and a while someone appreciates you. Brandi, you have always been more like a sister than a SIL. Thank you for the happy thoughts. Before long Gavin will be in school, but I am hoping that I can continue to keep him until then.

Much Love!!!