Another Giveaway!

Congrats to Wendy M. yesterday for winning a copy of Lisa Wingate’s Never Say Never (Bethany).

So many Facebook comments were left for me late yesterday, hoping to be entered, that I felt a little sorry for making the cut-off at 3pm.

See, the problem was that last evening was busy. My son’s basketball team was advancing into the NCS and they had the first play-off game last night. Single elimination, so it’s now game by game.

And they won! 71-41.

I felt a little choked up last night…knowing that if my son’s team lost, the season would be over not only for my son, but for our family, too. He’s our youngest child, playing his last high school sport. After four children, I couldn’t even count up the hours we have spent on cold bleachers in dimly lit gyms, or standing against the wind on a baseball field in the middle of nowhere, or beside a pool on a freezing cold day.

Always cheering, win or lose. Always there. That’s what parents do.

Anyway…back to the giveaways. Let’s do another today, in hopes that someone who really needs a good book will win it. I have another copy of C.J. Darlington’s Thicker than Blood (Tyndale). I reviewed the book a few months ago.

Here’s today’s question: What’s a favorite memory you have of raising your kids? Don’t overthink this…just share something that pops into your mind. Something that makes you smile and feel grateful God gave you the privilege of raising a child.

Leave a comment or send me an e-mail suzanne at suzannewoodsfisher dot com by 4pm today so I can get down to the post office by the 5pm cut-off. Merci!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. knitnut says:

    On Easter about 25 years ago our oldest son came to me and said he wanted to pray in the living room. he was only 5 at the time so it old him to go ahead and when he came back he said he had asked Jesus into his heart. the greatest moment in a parents heart is to have our children come to know Jesus personally.4

  2. Karla Hanns says:

    We adopted our daughter as a newborn. My outstanding memory is getting a call from the adoption consultant, saying that a birth mother had chosen us to raise her baby- then another exciting moment- we got the call- the baby had arrived- a GIRL! We went to the hospital and held her when she was 10 hours old. Then, we were allowed to have her at 4 days old, but had to wait a full month before the birth mom signed the final papers. So although she was in our home, we didn't know if we were able to keep her! The best day was at the end of that month to get the call- She is all yours!! Kaitlin is now a nursing student at university. We were so blessed to have her birth mom give her to us to raise!

  3. Nancylee says:

    When my son was small if you asked him his name he would say "My Thomas, my 4. He wanted to buy me a card for my birthday, all by himself..when I opened it there was two cartoon people sharing a soda…it was an anniversary card..I framed it and smile whenever I pass it on the wall..

  4. Michelle says:

    I've had the pleasure of nursing three children, and this special time in their lives has always held a place near and dear to my heart. It was a time when things were so new and fresh, full of anticipation. My oldest is 13, and those days seem like a lifetime away now. So bittersweet.

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  5. Wendy says:

    Cool! I am excited I won yesterday. I just LOVE reading. I don't have kids so good luck for the others today! I enjoy reading the posts on the kids stories.

  6. Mary Lou says:

    Well, since I didn't win yesterday I sure want to try today. One of my sweetest memories is of my daughter standing at my bed when she had gotten up in the middle of the night…and she wouldn't move until I responded..she would say, "goodnight, sweet dreams, I love you". She will be thirty eight this year, but if I start that saying, she will finish it for me. It seems like yesterday and also so very long long ago. blessings on your writing and ministry. You are one busy woman.

  7. byfaith says:

    So many priceless moments and precious sayings come to my mind. When our 10 yr old daughter came to me at night and said, "Momma, I just want to be saved." These were the most beautiful words I've ever heard. When 2 yr old son knew he was disobeying daddy and in trouble, as daddy approached the chair he was hiding behind he pops out and says, "Peek A Boo Daddy!!! When 3 yr old son hugs me and looks deep into my eyes and says, "Momma, I will always take care of you when I grow up." When infant dau for the first time says, "Mom-mom-mom-mom" as she reaches for me. I am totally, helplessly, completely in love with 4 of the most beautiful children in the world! Thank you, Father, for this gift of children in our home.

  8. Cheryl B says:

    My daughter is still young (2 years old). I would have to say my favorite memories are of nursing my daughter, especially the look of peace & innocence she'd get on her face after nursing herself to sleep. We still breastfeed, much less now, obviously, but today she was so tired, she nursed to sleep after lunch for a much needed nap (first time in a long time she's done that). I know it will be bittersweet for me when she finally weans.


  9. Sherry says:

    When my oldest daughter was about 5 years old, we visited my Mother. Mom was planting flowers when we arrived so we joined her in the yard. Mom asked Holly if she wanted to help water the flowers. Well, being a mischievous little thing (taking after her Daddy) she picked up the water hose, while laughing and giggling, and sprayed Mom good. Mom wasn't too thrilled at the time, but I had to lay down on the ground I laughed so hard. We have had a wonderful laugh since then when we recall the memory at family get-togethers. My daughter is now 36 years old and her nine-year-old is much like his Mom. Payback can be tough.

  10. Melinda says:

    When my daughter was about 3, she was sitting next to me in church while the pastor talked about Salome dancing for King Herod and being promised anything she desired, up to half his kingdom. When he got to the part where Salome asks for John the Baptist's head on a platter, Katie leant over to me and whispered, "Mama, if it had been me, I would have asked for ice cream!"

  11. Anonymous says:

    It is a silly memory, but my daughter, Jen was about 6 & my son, Steve was 2. They were playing on the couch & the next thing I know, Steve sat on Jen's face & broke her glasses right in half! I laughed so hard, she has never forgotten that memory either! She still brings it up to this day & she is now 27 & Steve is 23!

  12. Karen says:

    This is a silly one, but when my daughter, Jen was 6 and her brother, Steve was 2, they were playing on the couch & the next thing I know, Steve is sitting on Jen's face & broker her glasses in half! It was funny, costly, but funny. To this day she still brings it up!! LOL

  13. Anonymous says:

    I remember carrying each of my four children in a home-made baby carrier.

  14. Gwen says:

    I came to parenting late in my step children's lives, but cherish a moment that we just had a bit ago. When moving to another state, the youngest hugged me and said that she was going to miss our talks. I felt 10 feet tall and that all the stress and worry of being a stepmom was worth it.