Recently, I heard another blogger say that blogging provides a place for people to come and sit for a bit.  A bench, you might call it.

A place for people to laugh, cry, and revitalize their souls.  For the past two years, it has truly been the best gift to provide all of you a place to come and take a seat.

Whenever I get ready for a party, I start with an idea.  A vision of the color scheme, invitations, and party decorations.

In the beginning, that is all the blog was: an idea.  A thought that just wouldn't go away.  Soon, the idea started to unfold and creativity began to happen.  As our blog grew, so did our followers.  To you faithful followers from the beginning: Ashley, Stephanie, Katie, Ben, Celeste - your thoughtfulness to see what we were doing gave me courage that maybe other people would be interested too.

Then, like with any party, something happens that you don't expect.  On April 30th 2010, God changes the purpose of our party forever.  He showed us that He was the Ultimate Party Planner and had other plans for our sweet little girls.  Boy, did His plans sure mess up all of my plans but His grace turned the party into an unforgettable experience.  Sometimes, the unexpected is the greatest gift of all.

Since then, I have come to expect the unexpected.  God has taught me how to submit and has challenged me to share this gift in more ways than I ever could have imagined.  While the gift is ever-evolving, it is still something that we provide each day.  Our gift is our stories, our feelings, and our passions, all tied up in a pretty box called The Uncontainable Truth.  As Christ's disciples, it is our way of giving His gift of love and mercy to people that we might not see on an everyday basis.  This gift has reunited us with classmates and old friends and has given us so much encouragement to keep giving what we receive.

So, today, in honor of our two-year blog anniversary, we would like to provide a lovely {tangible!} gift to a lucky follower out there.

The giveaway is brought to you by our first official sponsor, babydarling!

babydarling features an entire line of handmade items for the modern mom and baby.  You'll find unique designs for extremely affordable prices with the added benefit that come from a local Montgomery based company.  One lucky reader will win this giraffe stuffed toy.

Not only is it adorable, but it's fun to play with too! It can even be used as a teething toy for younger ones.  The bright bold prints capture their attention and are great for learning colors and shapes!  Follow through the link to the babydarling shop to see all the available patterns/colors the winner has to choose from!

To enter in our giveaway you must:

It's that simple really; we'll announce the winner at the end of the month so keep checking back to see if you won.  If you don't win this time, don't worry, babydarling will be sponsoring many other giveaways in the months to come!  Please make sure to visit their store and let them know how amazing their work is.  We really appreciate their sponsorship of The Uncontainable Truth.

Over this next year, we will have lots to celebrate.  New ideas, new faces, and new places to invite people to join the party.  We've already got you on the invite list so you will be the first to know the big plans.  Until the celebrations begin, let's wait in anxious expectation and delight ourselves in our God.

Friends, thank you for coming to our bench to sit on.  It is a little worn but still has so much room.  If you can share this space with others, we would love for them to come sit with us too.  Have a Merry Merry Day!

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen

 

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