So this morning, I woke up, got breakfast for my hungry Lukey, then wrote down the names of all of you wonderful ladies who enteredÂ the giveaway.Â I put the names into a hat (well, in this case, a metal pail)
and picked one.Â And winner of the September 2010 Mary and Me giveaway is:
Congrats, Toni!Â I hope you enjoy the book!Â I will be sending you an email to get your address.
To all of you who participated, thank you!Â It is a good thing that I chose from a hat and did not have to try to choose a favorite from among your entries, because I would never have been able to pick.Â Your memories of Mary were so moving, sweet, and heartfelt.Â I wish I’d known you back in 2007, when I was writing the book; I would have loved to include these remembrances.
So thank you again for sharing.Â I wish you a wonderful weekend.
And one more thing: on this sad anniversary, maybe we can all offer a prayer for the intercession of Our Lady of Peace.Â Â Just like any mom, I know she wants all of her kids to get alongÂ and to treat each other with dignity and love.Â Â May God bless our country and our world … and may we begin to recognize that what unites us can be stronger than what divides us.