And the Winner Is…

Well, seventy-eight of you commented under my article called “What’s Better than Being a Palin,” in which I talked about being a single mom. The CCEF little minibook called “Single Parent: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job” is packed full of insight about being the only one to take care of your child.  Some of us are in this position because of past mistakes, while others are here because their husband or wife has passed away.  Either way, many of you are struggling under the pressures of life.  I selected one of the seventy-eight to receive the mini-book.

Drumroll, please….

The winner is Kimberlie Morris of Ohio

Here’s her comment:

Bristol, this was so inspirational for me today. Many times in my daily “adventures” as the single mom of an adorable little girl with many special needs, I get caught up in the “wow, can I REALLY do _____ alone again?” Sometimes I forget that I’m never alone and when I feel that way is when I need to say “I’m a CHRISTIAN and with God’s help I CAN do this again!” I admire your stand! Thanks for staying true to your beliefs, and being so humble and willing to share these thoughts with us.

God Bless you always,

Thanks, Kim, and enjoy the mini-book!  Others can get their copy here.  And come back for more giveaways on this blog!
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  • David

    Hey Bristol – admire your spirit….we’ve been married for 45 years and the one thing we have discovered is you take the rough with the smooth as a team. You also learn from experience but, above all, always keep a sense of humour because human life without laughter can be very grim….

  • blackbird

    Congrats Kimberlie.

    “…because of past mistakes…” I do not know but something about that word mistakes I do not like, just my 2 cents.

  • blackbird

    Picture a photo of Five Generations of Women Hands

    Grandma’s Hands

    Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench.. She didn’t move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands.

    When I sat down beside her she didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK.

    Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. ‘Yes, I’m fine, thank you for asking,’ she said in a clear voice strong….

    ‘I didn’t mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,’ I explained to her.

    ‘Have you ever looked at your hands,’ she asked. ‘I mean really looked at your hands?’

    I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.

    Grandma smiled and related this story:

    ‘Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled shriveled and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life..

    ‘They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor..

    They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war.

    ‘They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.

    They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse.

    ‘They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when I didn’t understand.

    They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer.

    ‘These hands are the mark of where I’ve been and the ruggedness of life.

    But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of God.’

    I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandma’s hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God..

    I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face.

  • blackbird

    Oh… one more thing Bristol, please do not take this the wrong way but I would really prefer you exclude me from any giveaways “…come back for more giveaways on this blog!…” I just think others would be move deserving that’s all.

  • Jan

    I hope U do not respond to bully bill maher’s remark about U. his show just lost Delta Airlines as a sponsor. I hope he show has to leave the air soon.

    • Pete

      Bill Maher’s show did not lose Delta Airlines as a sponsor because his show doesn’t rely on commercial advertisers in order to make money. His show airs on HBO which is a subscription service paid for by individual consumers, not corporate sponsors. He won’t be leaving the air anytime soon. I don’t agree with everything he says but his show has a great format and he is always a good host! You are not very well informed for someone with such a strong opinion.

      • Carlos

        Shows how much you know big mouth … HBO is owned and operated by Time Warner (Turner Broadcasting) and Delta did pull some add from Time Warner ,,,,, want to apologize and admit you arent as smart as you think ????

  • http://facebook Mike price

    Hang in there girl, hold your head high in the face of Bill’s remarks, remember they come from a atheistic liberal!

  • Bo

    You go, girl! Celebrate your trailer-trash heritage with the pride that only a mindless know-nothing like you can muster. Enjoy the trip, cupcake. Soon, you will come crashing up against the devastating reality that you come from a family of frauds and charlatans. When that time comes, it will be the true test of your character. Will you change your thinking and straighten out your life and beliefs . . . or will you condemn your own child to live a life of victimhood and ignorance as your parents did to you? Good luck with that, sweetpea.

    • otlset

      How did Obama’s dog get in here? Poor thing’s got diarrhea, somebody get the pooper-scooper…

      • Bo

        Obama’s dog? What a terrible thing to call poor little Bristol. What has she ever done to you to deserve such an insult, babycakes?

        • otlset

          Hey, I hear Obama calling for you Bo: “Here Bo! Here Bo!……dumb dog, c’mere you mutt or I’ll barbeque you for dinner!”

    • Miriam

      Don’t you people get tired of the puss filled rot that heaves out of your hearts in the form of words? You have no life so you try to destroy the lives of others. I got on here to see what Bristol was up to and am saddened many of the worthless comments from immature cowards hiding behind computers and anonymous names who lack any decency to their fellow man. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Please remember that Bristol is a human being with worth and value just like everyone else. Think before you speak. Seriously.

      • speppers69

        Thank you!

  • Miriam

    Bristol, I recently finished your not afraid of life book. Thank you for your boldness and honesty. While not a single mom I am a mom and was touched by your journey so far. I am a Christian artist and feel prompted to make a painting for you. I have seared the web but can’t find any fan mail address. I don’t want to make something that you won’t be able to receive. I would love the opportunity to bless you. I know there is a lot of hatred towards you and your family so you won’t be handing out your address. I was hoping for any address that I know will reach you safely. Thank you and God Bless

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  • BlueMoon

    You’re entitled to your opinion Bristol, however, you have a son, he could very well be GAY. Then what? are you going to push to the margins of our society because of his sexuality? resent him? What if he wants to marry a man? then when? I wish you “folks” could be open and accepting regardless of background, race, sexual preference, religion and such…