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The Give Away Winner and Spirit Jump

The give away is all ready to go out, and when I send it I’m also going to be sending out a Spirit Jump! Spirit Jump is a great group that directly connects a gift giver with someone who is battling cancer. If you’re interested in learning more, please go visit them and sign up.

I decided to join Spirit Jump for several reasons. The reason most near and dear to my heart is that my own father has battled cancer twice now. I’ve seen first hand what the disease can do to a person’s life and the lives of those around them. My dad is very brave and I’m inspired by his continued fight. I do not talk about it much here because he is pretty private, and I don’t feel that his battle is mine to share with everyone. But should he ever read this, I want him to know that I love him and I am so very proud to be his daughter.

So, in addition to Kathie’s big win:

I’m also sending a similar book out to Christine, yet hers is inspired by Saint Francis. I lead retreats at a Franciscan retreat center, and I find the teachings of Saint Francis to be quite inspired and uplifting.

And then lastly, for the new hair cut and sun glasses. For me, sun glasses are the one accessory that can (and should) be a little over the top. So here I am, after the cut on my patio:

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  • Jennifer
    June 7, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Visiting from SITS! Nice picture, I like the new shades!

  • Tabitha in Bliss
    June 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Paula, what lovely gifts you are giving! Yay for you being a loving Spirit Jumper!

  • Meaghan
    June 7, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you so much for being a part of Spirit Jump! And, thank you for sending Christine such a lovely spirit jump. AND…thank you for helping Jo today she is really in need of support and you came through! Bravo to you and all you do. AND…Congratulations to your dad on his brave and successful battle against the beast!

  • Nora
    June 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I love the gifts you are gracious of you! Lovely read! Spirit Jumpers Rock!

  • Liz
    June 8, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I love your new hair style and the sunglasses! I am sure both of your gifts will be greatly appreciated!

  • Sheri
    June 8, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Love the new haircut and those sunglasses are great! I think we may have the same pair – are they Vera Wang from Kohls?

    Also – I have a few awards for you over at my blog if you’d like to pick them up. 🙂

  • Paula
    June 8, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    They’re actually Betsey Johnson sunglasses 🙂 But they do look like yours!

  • Kathie @ my net finds
    June 9, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Your haircut looks great! blogger is giving me fits about your blog, so I didn’t see this update until now! 🙁