Well, good morning all! As always I sat down with my cup of coffee and booted up the old computer to check in and what a wonderful surprise this was! I still have to go read several of the others as life has been busy and crazy lately.
I am so honored to find a win with my story! Truly honored! It was a tough one to get started writing but I knew I had to share my miracle! When I saw this contest I could only think of about 233 miracles in my life in the last few months so it was tough. As Sally says, "everything is real estate" and that just makes me laugh! She's right! We all have miracles surrounding us each day and all we have to do is acknowledge them and appreciate.
To the judges I want to extend my heartfelt "thank you!" as I understand the overwhelming responsibility of judging a contest and the time, effort and heart it takes to do so!
So, Jeff, Gayle, Andrea, Renee and Debe and of course Sallly...
Thank you all! My friends here in the rain are my favorite Miracles!
The MIRACLE OF MY LIFE was the birth of my daughter’s first child (and my first grandchild) Brayden. After ten years of hoping and wishing to bear a child with her only true love, that dream happened on September 20, 2011. It was my dream to experience being a gramma. I can tell you (now) from experience, the amazement and utter joy I felt when holding my grandson in my arms for that first time.
Miracles come in all shapes, sizes and forms. They can be anything from a rainbow to the miracle of life. A miracle can come from within or the power of love, prayer, strength and support as Christa Caulk explains in her post “July 9th, 2010- A Day I Will Never Forget” or it can be a realization that inner strength from within changed a life.
The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group offered all members a chance to share their miracles in the Fall Season of Miracles Contest and to support the ActiveRain community with their positive stories. It is a time to strengthen our community and bring our miracles to all of you.
As our Head Judge, Jeff Dowler stated, “I was certainly touched by each and every one (story)”. Jeff worked through his vacation here on Kauai to ensure that the scoring continued and when he landed back home today the winners were on hand. HOORAY FOR JEFF!
The other Judges were Debe Maxwell, Andrea Sweidler, Gail Robinson and Renee Burrows and they worked hard and diligently to read every entry and they finally came up with the top winners and deserve a big round of applause!!!
Though I believe every single entry is a winner the Judges HAD to pick their top picks. So without further hesitation….the following entries are the winners for this years Fall Season 2011 contest and a special thank you to BOB STEWART- Our ActiveRain Community Evangelist for his loyal support of the PAWS Group and approving the points!!!
- FIRST PLACE WINNER for 5,000 points! LIFE DAY (up close and personal) ~ Fall Season of Miracles by Mimi Foster
- THIRD PLACE WINNER for 3,000 points! Fall Season of Miracles and a Much Needed "I love you" by Deb Brooks
FIVE HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS for 1,000 points each (and shown in order of scoring points)!
All other entries will receive 500 points for their support of the contest!!!
Thank you all for your participation and should you all like to read the entries go to the announcement post Fall Season of Miracles Contest to read the last comment with the entries!
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
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