Friday, April 30, 2010

I will Carry You Giveaway!

If you have read my blog for any length of time - you know that I just adore this girl above. Angie Smith and her husband Todd (he sings with the Christian group Selah) are an amazing couple with three girls, one on the way and one sweet baby who is with Jesus, Audrey.

I stumbled upon Angie's blog right after she started it and couldn't quit reading. I was drawn in by her story and prayed for her and for Audrey. I remember reading this post and bawling my eyes out. Angie has a gift for writing.

And she has written a book telling the story of Audrey. I'm not a reader and I read it in less than two days. I couldn't put it down. If you know anyone who has suffered the loss of a child - this would be an amazing book to give them. And Angie talks at the end about how to help those who lose a child. I was so thankful for that because I think at some point in our lives we will probably all know someone, unfortunately, who will go through this and I'm saving her book as a reference.

"I Will Carry You" comes out tomorrow nation wide and you can find it in Barnes and Noble, Books a Million , and Lifeway. I really encourage you to buy a copy. You will love it!

And I'm also giving away THREE COPIES!! All you need to do is leave me a comment and let me know you'd like to win!

939 comments:

Melissa said...

oh my goodness, kelly.. im dying to read this book. i have been reading her blog for a long time and am in love with her and her family and her story. i really hope to win! i cannot afford to buy the book right now, so this would be a blessing!

Jennifer said...

I would LOVE to read this book and then pass it on to a couple of friends who have lost babies. I've been reading her blog also. PICK ME!

Julie said...

I would love to read this book. Angie is a wonderful writer!

Longmeadow Mama said...

Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!

Tammy said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing for this book. As a mother who has lost a child, this book could possibly help my family with the healing process......

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Tammy M
kolkatamom @ bellsouth dot net

Elaina said...

I would love to win this book!!!

Rikki said...

I would LOVE to have this book! Even if I don't win I will go buy it, I love Angie Smith!

Longmeadow Mama said...

My word verification for my previous post was blessi. LOVE that! I'm thinking it's plural for bless! Ha! God has blessed me in the plural form of the word, that is for sure!!
Kelli

Jennifer said...

I love her blog! Can't wait to read the book!

Stefanie said...

Would love to win! I can't wait to read it; Angie has such a gift for writing.

Silvy said...

i would love to read this book even though i'm sure i'll bawl my eyes out!

elainaann said...

I too would love to read this book and then pass it along.

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t said...

i would love to read the book..

lparsons15 said...

I would love to win the book.

Katie's Journey said...

I love her blog too! Such an inspiration. I would love to win a copy of her book and then be able to pass it around to my friends too!

kprincesskate said...

I would love to read this book!

aln003 said...

I would love to win this book! I love Angie's blog as well as yours!!

The Dean Family said...

I am so excited you are giving away one of these books!! I love Angie and have been following her story for a long time. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

Emily said...

I would love to have this book!

Christy said...

I would love to read this one....her blog is so wonderful.

jenny said...

I would love to win a copy for my cousin who lost a little boy Brady in August. We miss him so dearly and they are an amazing couple. The loss of a child is unthinkable and I'd love to have this opportunity to give her a gift that I'm sure shows her where Brady is now...with God. What an amazing mother to have written this book. Thanks!

Stacy said...

I so love Angie's blog and I love watching both of you go back and forth on Twitter. I would love to read her book and I have a few friends that I would love to pass it on to.

Megg said...

I love her blog, and would love to read the book. We don't have the extra money at the moment to buy it, but I'd still love to read it :)

Mallory's Mommy said...

i would love to read this book

Tori said...

Hi Kelly! I would love to win this book. I stumbled upon Angie's blog in the summer of 2008. I was going thru a very rough time with my first born daughter who suffered from acid reflux. I read and reread Angie's blog while I bawled, went upstairs and woke up my sleeping baby just so I could hold her.

In fact, I was led to your blog via Angie's :-)

Even if I don't win, I will go buy this book. I can't wait to read it.

Kristine said...

I too love her blog. I'm excited to read her book...and will buy it if I don't win. :)

The Powell Family said...

I would love to win this and let the ladies who have suffered loss in my church pass it around to one another. Thanks for the chance!

Kylee said...

I would love to read this!

Warf pary of 3 said...

I live in Nashville and have the same OB/GYN as Angie. I would LOVE to read her story. PICK ME!!

Dana said...

I would love to win this book!

Rae said...

This book looks great!! I've been reading her blog for a few months. I find her faith to be amazing!

Kary said...

I would love to enter the drawing!

Sara said...

I would love a copy of the book!! Such an awesome giveaway!!

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing Kelley. I'm sure you'll have many requests for the book.... besides mine of course **grin**

Karen said...

I would be more than thrilled to win this book. I too stumbled upon Angie's Blog soon after she started. She is an amazing woman and so inspirational! I was reading her story before I learned that I would walk a similar path.

Blessings,
Karen

Kim said...

I love Angie's blog. That's how I found your blog.

Tara said...

Would LOVE to read this!!

The Smittys said...

i can't wait to read her full story!

PunkRockChic said...

I would love to read Angie's book!

punkrockchicsroadtobliss@gmail.com

The Owen 4 said...

I would love to win this book to give to a person in our community who lost her newborn son.

agirlintheheartofitall said...

I would love to read this book!

Krazy Klingers said...

I would love to win her book...I love reading her blog!

Susie said...

I would love to read this book. I have a dear friend who lost a sweet little girl only a couple of days old.

Shelly said...

I would love the book!

Sarah said...

I love Angie's blog, too. She has an amazing testimony and communicates it so beautifully. I'd love to read her book. Thanks!

Kristi said...

I love love the book! Kristimu@aol.com

The Villars said...

I would love to read Angie's book.

Karen L. said...

Not sure if this is the right way to enter, but here goes.
My young cousin and his wife just went to the hospital yesterday to have a DNC. (I think that's what it's called) I have no idea the grief of losing a child or infertility. But over the years I have been touched by MANY that have been affected by both. I would love to win this book and someday, at the right time, give this book to my sweet sweet cousin-in-law.

hollie marie said...

Being a labor & delivery nurse, I encounter many more losses than the average Joe. I'd love to read this book and understand more from the parent's perspective.

Erica :o) said...

I would also love to read this book. I've read Angie's blog for a while now.

Carrie said...

I would love to win. Love her blog too!

Glo said...

I would love to win a copy of Angie's book.

Lindsey said...

I would love to read this book!

Courtney said...

I would love to read Angie's book. thank you for sharing the opportunity!

KrisKay said...

Would LOVE to win. I have two dear friends who both lost little girls at 2 1/2 months...
kriskay4 at gmail dot com

OurLittleBlessingS said...

i would love a copy of this book. i follow her blog and she is truly inspiring!

whitney said...

I love her blog and would love to read her book!

Renia Flaishans said...

Kelly,
I would love to read it! I read both yours and Angie's blogs faithfully :o)

Renea (Michigan)

Natalie said...

That sounds like a wonderful book--such a hard thing to go through!

Robin said...

I've lost two precious babies of my own and I wish I would have had something like this to read back then. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Mommy said...

I have been following Angie's blog for a while now. Oh, how I would love to win a copy of her book! ;-)

Kylee said...

I love Angie's blog and would love to be able to read her book!

~Kylee

Angela said...

Kelly, I came across Angie's blog awhile ago and I stayed up one night reading her blog for hours. I couldn't stop. There was so much pain in my heart for her and her family. I hope that I win this book, I would really like to read it. Thanks for all your amazing posts!

Kelly said...

I would LOVE to win!!!!!

Kristin said...

I would love to read this book! Todd is a distant cousin on my mom's side...and I am a RN who ministers to children who are battling cancer and their families!

K. Joy said...

I want to read this book so bad! I love her blogs...and regardless I will be buying it!

Lyn said...

I would LOVE to give this to my friend, Pam, who lost a baby boy to the exact same complication as Angie's precious Audrey had! Pam has read the blog but the book would be priceless!
lynmoncusperry@yahoo.com

Meg said...

I just adore her and her sweet and gentle spirit. I would love to read this book!

thechattymommy said...

What a beautiful story- I first read about them in a focus on the family article. I would love to win a copy of her book.
thechattymommy(at)optonline.(dot)net

RealDealMom said...

I would love to win this book. I have been so moved by her story and blog!

Leslie said...

I'd like to win!

Brandi said...

I would love to win this book so I could give it to my friend who lost her baby at birth a few months ago. She is having a hard time. She and her husband don't have a lot of faith in their life and I just know reading this book could help them. Thanks!!

Teresa said...

Angie is such an amazing woman of God. Such an inspiration too. I have lost 5 babies to miscarriage and miss all of them dearly. I know they are with Jesus in heaven and worshiping Him, but oh how I long to hold them in my arms and know them personally. I would love to read this book and share it with others too.

Dawn said...

I would love to win this book. I love Angie's blog.

Dawn

LA said...

I'm an elementary principal and we just found out one of our students' baby brother has been diagnosed with cancer. The outlook isn't good. I'd love to read this book so know how to help these parents in what has to be a living nightmare.

I can't imagine losing my children and am so amazed at the grace and determination Angie has shown.

Kristen Love said...

I would love to win. Thanks for doing this give away. I love Angie's blog :-) I started reading it when she was in India with Compassion last year. Now I sponsor 5 kids through Compassion.

bbeaty said...

I would love to win this book giveaway! I love Angie's blog and can't wait to get this book!

Lauren said...

Kelly -- I would LOVE to win this book! I'm so anxious to read her story.

Risa said...

Would love to win :)

Jill said...

I'm already planning on buying it, but would love to win a copy to give to a friend!

Angie is a very gifted writer... I hope she continues!

Nicole said...

I have been waiting to read her book. I would love to win a copy!!

Whitney said...

I would love to win!!! I adore Angie!!

meghan said...

Her story is amazing, and I would love to read her book. I have a friend who just lost a baby, and I would love to have a copy to share! :)

Laura said...

Hi Kelly,

I'm like you, I found Angie's blog soon after she started it. Her story was so moving. I'd love to win her book.

desertrose4@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Her faith is incredible. I am looking forward to reading the book.

amber said...

i'd love to win! :) then i could share it with friends and co-workers!

Lyndy said...

I would love to read this one....her blog is so wonderful.

Recovering said...

I would love to read her book!
emily_sells@taylor.edu

Ashley Turner said...

I would LOVE to win this. Angie's love for the Lord is such an inspiration to me!

Taryn said...

I would love to win a copy. Thanks!

KMom said...

As a pastor's wife, I would LOVE to read this book and save it as a resource. I, too, believe that we will all meet someone one day who has walked this road and to have this information would be extremely helpful!

Teresa said...

Would love to read this!

Jenna said...

I would LOVE to win this! I have been wanting to read this book!

Malone Family said...

I can't wait to read this book. Her blog is fabulous and I have been hooked for awhile now. She amazes me and is so inspiring. Hope I win.

purejoy said...

i've already read it (couldn't put it down)!
want to give a copy to some friends… a high school youth pastor and wife who have three kiddles at home (7,5,3) and just gave birth to triplets at 25 wks. the two boys have since died, and their little charli is fighting like a champ. she had open hear surgery yesterday to correct a hole in her heart.
momma and daddy are grieving and also living with a critically ill micropreemie in the NICU.
http://vaughanswalkingbyfaith.blogspot.com/

Adeline said...

I'd love to win a copy. I just lost my second baby boy at 21 weeks of pregnancy.

The Toole Family said...

I would love to read this book...

Gurisa said...

I would love to read her book actually. I started reading her blog not too long ago and have it marked as one of my favorites. I have just the person in mind to pass it along to. A dear friend of mine has struggled with infertility for a long time. She's expecting her first baby in just 6 more weeks but I know this book would be special to her. I hope I win!

Joy said...

I'd love to win.

Have a great weekend Kelly!

Sara said...

I lost my son a bit over two years ago and I have been wanting to read Angie's book. I just haven't ordered it. I would love to win a copy - it would mean so much.

Jo said...

When married to other ppl my hsb lost his first child and I lost mine. I think it was one of the things that drew us together. Thank you for offering this giveaway......

Ashley said...

I have been dying to read this book! I've been reading Angie's blog for awhile, and her family's story is so inspirational!

Tenille Rauls said...

I would love to win a copy! :)

Brooklyn said...

Her blog is amazing so i can imagine that her book is just breathtaking. Would love to win!

emilybuckingham said...

I would love to win! Good luck! :)

Kimberley said...

I follow Angie's blog as faithfully as I do your's!! I'll try to wait until Sunday night to find out if I'm picked before I go buy the book!!

Erin said...

I would love to win! I have some special people I can pass the book on to.

Lauren said...

oh goodness, i spent like 3 days sitting at my computer screen and reading her blogs and crying a few years ago. i have been so excited for this book to come out. i'd love to win it!

thetalbotts said...

I just bought a copy for myself today, but I couldn't stop thinking about a few friends who have lost babies that I would love to give a copy to as well. Your giveaway was perfect timing!

Beth said...

I love Angie's blog! I had pretty good luck winning one of Selah's CD's and I hope that same luck carries over to help me win a copy of Angie's book!

Janelle said...

i also would LOVE to read this book & then continue to share it with friends who could also use the story of God's goodness & grace. Thanks so much Kelly!

- Janelle aka: tuckergirl (twitter)

Melissa said...

I would love to give this book to my friend who is missing her sweet 8 year old son. Zach died in September.

Jana said...

I love Angie's blog...would love to read her book.

Rachel said...

I would love to win this book! Todd and Angie have such a beautiful story!! Thanks for the giveaway! =)

The Barron's said...

I would love to win this book! I have heard all about it.

Jen said...

Angie and her blog has changed my life and my relationship with the Lord. After reading her blog and her story and saw her strength during such a trying time really witness and ministered to me!! I would LOVE a copy of her book!!

aPearl said...

I've read bits and pieces of the story on Angie's blog, and would love to read the whole story!

Megan & Corbin said...

oh would LOVE to win this! it is on my mother's day list, though, so hopefully i will get it one way or the other!!

Amanda said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book!!!

spencerfam said...

I would love to read this book!

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

I love your blog and I love Angie's blog - I started reading them both around the same time. I would LOVE this book! :)

Chris said...

Like everyone else that has commented, I would be blessed to win this book. Our daughter's full term baby girl was stillborn exactly one year ago, and I would love to give her this book. I'd love to read it too!!
cajohnson46 at gmail dot com

Erin said...

i LOVE angie!!!!she has such an incredible gift and i'm dying to read her book!

Rachel said...

I would love to have a copy of her book, I attend church with Angie but never met her. I would love to read her book, as I love her blog so much!

Danielle said...

I would love to read this! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

nolansbaby07 said...

I would love to read this book myself as I have lost 2 babies and now have a miracle baby myself. I would then like to pass it on to a friend who has also just recently lost a baby!

smoy said...

Such a beautiful story. Can't wait to read the book. Perfect timing to be released on Mother's Day!!! Oh and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Andrea said...

I want to win!! I would love to read this book!!

Jennifer said...

i love her blog and would love to read this book.

Mommy and a Ministry said...

I would love to win a copy! I run the Footprints Ministry and this would be very helpful to me as I assist families. Love reading your blog!

KeLi said...

I would love to read this!! It's on my list of must have books for 2010!

The Van Ordens said...

I would love love love to win this book! I love her blog, she is just an amazing woman! Pick me, pick me!

Kellyanne said...

I would love a copy of her book! I too am dealing with my own loss, different than hers...but would love to read about her journey

Elizabeth said...

I love her blog and would love to read her book. Thanks.

enjoying my life said...

I have followed her for a long time. I want to win this book!!!!

cottonx4@bellsouth.net

Marsel said...

This subject hits close to home...I would love to read her book.

Rachel said...

I would love to read this book.

Marla Taviano said...

I would love to win a copy (I'll buy one if I don't win). I've never met Angie, but we chatted on the phone once for a good 45 minutes, and my goodness, I'm just crazy about her.

Rhonda said...

I would love to win a copy of her book. I have been so blessed with healthy boys. I would love to read it a pass it on to a friend who has had several miscarriages! Thanks!

Kristy Hart said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Cori said...

A dear, dear friend of mine just recently lost her baby. She was 21 weeks along. I would love to give her this book!

kpgibson16 said...

We lost our 3 month old nephew in November due to a lung disease. I would love to read this book and recommend it to our family.

Beth said...

I would love to win!!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Gretta said...

One of my dear friends just went through a second miscarriage & I would love to share this book with her. Thanks for the chance to win & pay it forward!

rsiewert said...

I would love a copy!

Devon said...

lost twins boys two years ago...i would love this book!

Leslie Miller said...

What a blessing Angie has been to me and so many others.

Karen said...

I can't wait to read this book! It would be great to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary said...

I would LOVE a copy of her book! She is such an amazing and inspiring woman. Thank you for the giveaway

AbbyS. said...

What a Great thing! I love her blog.
I have a friend you could really benifit from this. I would love to read it to help me better understand the pain my friends have been in. I have not yet lost a child, but know plenty who have. I am sure the book it great. PICK ME!!

Stacey said...

I would love to win this!

lil misses' mama said...

I would love to read the encouraging words and Godly story that I know Angie has penned!

TMM said...

Hey Kelly! :) I would like to win.

mama2K said...

Love her blog and also Selah! God bless them for their ministry.

Amy said...

Would love to win a copy of this book!

Thank you!

Brianna said...

I would love to read her book! I have followed her blog for so long.

Cari said...

I would love to read this as well, she is such an amazing woman! Thank you for hosting this!

Blessings from NH,

Cari

Bonnie said...

PICK ME PICK ME!!!!

I'd love to have this book!!!

melissa said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Becca said...

I would so love to read this book

Kathleen said...

I want one! I want one!

Kathy said...

I've been wanting to order this book but have never gotten around to it.

Angie is amazing and such an inspiration.

friendbrooke said...

love her blog...would love to read the book! pick me :)

Kristen said...

It was because of Angie's blog that I found your blog and discovered you are friends with Vonda. Vonda is one of my friends from college. I would love to win and read this book. Having recently had another miscarriage, I would love remembering Angie's journey of clinging to God in amazing challenges. Thanks for your wonderful blog.

Beth said...

I love Angie's blog and would like to read her book as well.

Fer said...

I would love to have this book!
ferytale@gmail.com

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

I would love to win.

mollysavingmom@hotmail.com

Ashley said...

I would love,love,love to win this book!!! I just love her & follow her blog!

Joan said...

Would love to win.
Joan Crowder

Hillcrest CRC Haiti Mission Team said...

I'd love to read a copy of it! Thanks!
Kristin- clogirl@sbcglobal.net

Courtney said...

I experienced a missed miscarriage in December and I would love to read this book. Even if I don't win I intend to go purchase it

Our life with 2 P's said...

My mom lost my brother when she was 6 months pregnant and has never really opened up about it. I'd love for her to have a copy of this for Mother's Day this year. stephgranberry@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I CANNOT WAIT to read Angie's book...I know it will be such an inspiration to others experiencing the same journey.

Anna said...

oh I would so love to hav ethis!!!!!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to read this book.

Amberdawn said...

I would love to read what this inspirational woman has to say!

Jackie said...

I've been looking forward to reading this book. I'd love to win a copy!

claynefields said...

I would love to win this book! I have read her blog and can't wait to read her book :)

Leah said...

Angie's blog was the fist blog I ever read and is what got me into blogging. Her story touched my heart deeply. Would love to win her book!

skate00 said...

I've lost 2 babes myself and am always comforted by people that come through tragedy loving God even more. What an inspiration this story is! Can't wait to read it.

JoLewis said...

I cant wait to read it! She is such a gift from God! Jo Lewis

Nash Family said...

I have heard that her story is amazing. After working as a nurse in NICU and PICU settings I would love to read this book.

Lindsey M. Photography said...

I love reading her blog so much! What a positive, Christian woman!

Andrea said...

Love their story! Can't wait to read the book!

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

would love to read this book, i have followed angies blog for quite a while as well and know that this book would be such a blessing!! her faith is amazing!!

Rachel said...

I want to win, please!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I would LOVE to read this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Liz said...

I would love to read this book.

The Mr. & Mrs. said...

Angie is so incredible! I can't wait to read all of what she has to say in her book!

Mama Shehee said...

I read the first page or so on Amazon and can't wait to read the rest of the book. Their story is an incredible inspiration to others.

Beth said...

I have been follwing Angie's blog for awhile, and I would LOVE to read this book!

Mrs. McL said...

I'd love to read this book!

Bri said...

I too would love to read Angie's story.

The Garners said...

I would LOVE to read this book and pass it along to my neighbor and a few other friends who have lost a child. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I'm sure it is very inspiring!

Jamie said...

Would love to get this book for my sister. She lost her angel Jillian just 9 months ago and know that she would LOVE to read this book!!

Brandy said...

I think Angie is such a gifted writer and enjoy reading her blog. I would love to win this book! Thanks!

Lisa said...

Hoping I win, can't wait to read it! :)

Rachel E. said...

I would love to read Angie's book!

Shera said...

I love reading Angie's blog and I would love to read her book! Thanks for the chance!

 
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