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What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

yeah, i'd say she deserves this!

Every time I do a give-away, I can't believe how excited I get right before it's time to choose the winner.  I'm always dying to know who it is!  My heart pounds and my hands get sweaty.  For real.

This time there were 39 entries and I assigned each a number.  Then I went to random number generator dot com and let it do the work of choosing.

The winner this time is a very special young lady who we've known for about ten years.  We met her family during our paper chase for Holly eleven years ago.  We actually traveled together for our next adoptions, in 2005.  She and Lacy became fast friends.  So fast, in fact, that they traveled alone together to China last summer for three weeks to assist a missionary family there.

Alyssa, I'm so excited that you're the winner of my 2013 Christmas give-away!   (I guess you remember winning my first ever Christmas give-away back in 2007.)




For those who don't know the Crosses…Alyssa's parents are in China right now finishing up the adoption process for her two newest sisters, Allie and Adéye.  Alyssa has two older, grown brothers and now eight younger siblings.  Meanwhile, she's playing round up on the six younger siblings while Mom and Dad are away.  I'd be willing to bet she's been a bit….busy!  The Crosses are the only family that I personally know with MORE than ten kids. What a distinction!!

Congrats, Alyssa!  I think I may have to deliver this giveaway personally.  I've been wanting an excuse to come see all those cute kids!

Love,



1 comment:

Living in China said...

Yay! I am so happy to see that Alyssa won this giveaway! Congratulations to a special young lady!