"Our women are not incredible because they have managed to avoid the difficulties of life. Quite the opposite. They are incredible because of the way they face the trials of life. Despite challenges and tests...and other problems, they remain remarkably strong, immovable and true to the faith."
I think Elaine Cannon was definitely one of those incredible and remarkable woman.
To all who entered - thank you. I thought doing a giveaway would be so fun but now I am sad because I want to giveaway a book to everyone who entered. But I can't. But I do get to give away THREE! Yippee! (thanks to the author - my mom).
It was a totally random drawing. I wrote down your names on equal size slips of paper and folded them in half. Then I asked my totally drugged out husband to draw three slips of paper. The results are...
I never knew your grandma, but seriously, my Mom has talked about her so much ever since I met Jane and Kristine for the first time. I told my Mom that Holly is a Cannon, and she made the connection. My mom was always impressed by her addresses in conference and the words that she spoke. Every time I see a quote from her I just smile, because I think about the wonderful women that have followed her; like my best friends and her fabulous sisters :-)
I think a quote I heard from her once, "Coping is contagious", has helped me many a times. Life is always filled with wonderful, even if the wonderful is surrounded by the hard things. She had a way in her speaking and writing that felt so natural, blending her own experiences with the gospel. I'd love to get this book for free. If I don't 'tho, I'm sure I'll be buying it soon enough. I just love'a your grandma:)
I didn't know her by name but am certain I've heard quotes from her and would be DELIGHTED to get to read her book. It sounds very inspirational and insightful. Hope I win :) Karyna
Well done ladies. Quick email me your address and I will put the book in the mail on Monday. anniemporter at gmail.com
PS - Erin you kind of won too. Your book is on its way because it is our May bookclub selection. Happy Reading! It is kind of forced reading. :)