First, the good news.
Remember a few months back, when I hosted an amazing giveaway for a Monastic Immersion Weekend? I had an anonymous sponsor, and asked that you would all pray for her intention, which was very dear to me, too?
Well, good job guys. Pats on backs all around.
The anonymous sponsors were my brother- and sister-in-law. I mentioned their desire to have children in my Dear Newlywed post. The secret intention of the giveaway was that they would be blessed with a baby. The retreat was last weekend. Just a couple of days before the winner headed off to silent immersion, Pat and Brie brought this little guy home with them to Virginia.
Meet my nephew, Luke Anthony . . .
My sister-in-law, Brie, wanted to thank you all herself!
We couldn't be more excited about our new cousin around here. We like cousins. As Bobby pointed out, "Baby Luke already has more cousins than I do."
Update: people have asked if Baby Luke has a registry, indeed he does. (But no pressure.)
And for the rest of the good news, there's also the giveaway of Catholic Churches, Big and Small by Stefan Salinas.
The lucky winner is . . .
Elise of the blog BlissfulE!
She gets a copy of the book, plus a beautiful giclee print by Stefan.
If you didn't win, you'll just have to order the book for yourself . I highly recommend it!