Win a Free Weekend to Heaven for Your Family

Laity Lodge Water

I found this offer today at a friend's blog:

Note: This post is part of the Family Fun Time Giveaway with Laity Lodge Family Camp. Since I work for the H. E. Butt Foundation, I can’t win a free weekend for my family there, but you can. That’s no small prize by the way. A weekend at Family Camp is worth nearly $500. And air fare is really cheap this year. (I flew from Texas to Pittsburgh for $200 a few weeks ago.) If you live in Texas, air fare isn’t really an issue. And the contest is easy. Read the details here there are all kinds of pictures and stuff you can include in your post. And there are videos like this one...GoodWordEditing.com, Apr 2009

Cool contest. And all you have to do is post and link to enter, by April 24. I've been to Laity Lodge, by the way, and it's a little bit of heaven on earth (See the Frio River up there at the top of the post? Like I said, a little bit of heaven).

[Okay, and now I am amending this post so I can include it in Robert's What I Learned From Adversity writing project that Goodwordediting co-opted for the giveaway.

Here goes:

I have learned from parenting adversity that it is hard enough to parent sweetness, compliance, and hugs (hey, even good things take energy!) without having to parent adversity as well. Some days I just want to pack it in (or pack up for a trip to Texas heaven.)

I wish I could say I've figured it out, that I welcome the adversity my children bring, like I'm some kind of Mary Poppins of the parenting world. I haven't. Adversity makes me sad. Sometimes it makes me mad. How about... confused, frustrated, tired? On the bright side, adversity also draws on deep creative resources I didn't know I had. I may never be Mary Poppins, but I might just become a Picasso of parenting, making something unexpected and strangely beautiful of life's sharp edges.]

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Blogger Robert Hruzek said...

What a great simile: turning the different colors of adversity, pain, joy - and everything else - into a painting!

Hey, thanks for jumping in, LL! Tip o' the hat to ya!

4:29 PM  

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