"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I am so excited to be able to finally announce what the giveaway on Katya's blog is!! I feel so blessed to have family, fans, and friends reading and supporting Katya and our family, so I wanted to do a giveway to show a tiny bit of our appreciation. There is no way that this giveaway can adequately portray it, but consider it a small token! We really do appreciate all the love and support that so many have shown to us over the last few years! More than I have words to express!

Because I know I have a lot of international visitors, I wanted to be able to include them as well, so read carefully--there is something for you too, possibly!


#1. Share the link to this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter, and then leave a comment on this post letting me know which of those that you did, and whether you are a USA or International visitor. This is the link you need to share: http://bringingkatyahome11.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway.html

#2. Leave a comment on this blog post, telling me something you would like to see on the blog this year, and whether you are a USA or International visitor.

For each step you take, I will throw your name into my "basket" . . . when the Giveaway Ends (on or about Jan 12, 2013) I will shake them up, and allow one of my children to pull names.

If an international visitor is pulled, they will  receive a $15.00 USD gift card to AMAZON via email. (Please make sure you leave your email addresses if you are international! I would hate to miss out on being able to send you your gift card!)

For any USA visitors, the first name pulled will be able to receive a goody package consiting of the following:

A $15.00 Starbucks card, a box of Bloomers Chocolates, and one of Charity's flowers.

The second name pulled will receive a $15.00 ITunes card.

Have fun, and I can't wait to see who will get to have a little extra something coming to them as a small thank you from our house to yours!!
EDITED TO ADD: To be entered, you MUST leave a comment telling me what you did, and/or a comment telling what you would like to see on Katya's blog in 2013! Please don't forget to leave that comment! I have no way of knowing if you shared or not if you don't tell me where and how you shared!


Anonymous said...


I posted about your giveaway here:

I would like to read more about ethical options to support orphans in country.


Murf said...

I posted this on facebook! :)I would love the Starbucks gift card OR the iTunes card! Fun, fun!

Murf said...

You do such a wonderful job on here already, I'm not sure what could be better! Being able to follow and share Katya's needs and accomplishments is what I enjoy and you already do such a great job with that!

Shea said...

Hi :) I shared on facebook and am located in good ole Arkansas, a mystical place where mail gets lost, sometimes never makes it to Ohio, and Christmas packages arrive in Empty boxes this year.

I want to see more pictures on your blog!

Natalia said...

A giveaway, how exciting :) I'd love to see Katya using her speech device.
Love, Natália in Brazil

bluern said...

I enjoy reading about your families joys in Katya's journey. I shared on Facebook. I live in southern Indiana.

Bouquet of Daisies said...

I love hearing about Katya's daily triumphs! And I have loved seeing the changes in her as her health has improved. I shared the link on Facebook. :)

nicole said...

hope anne iam posting this on fb youll see it because i have you on fb lolololo

Mary said...

I've enjoyed hearing about Katya's progress, and I can't wait to see what 2013 will bring for her! I sort of count as US AND international - I was born and raised in the U.S.A., but now I live in England because I'm going to grad school over there :-)

flowergirlmaria said...

#1- Posted the link on Facebook
#2- I would love to see more stories about Katya and the way her siblings innovate to connect with her. You have such a great group of kids, and it's a blessing how God works a family together.

Milena said...

Everything you write about is interesting :-). As I know you are busy and often exhausted, I can hardly ask for anything, but if I have to, I would love (more frequent) posts about your daily life as a family, together with Katya. I often find that daily life and everyday challenges are the most interesting things to read about, and the ones that helps me understand others better.

(I'm in Sweden)

Lynn B said...

OK, twist my arm with that SB card :) I love, love, love reading all the updates on Katya and knowing how to pray for her/your family. I do enjoy when you post about recipes, crafting, homeschooling, housekeeping, storage strategies, remodeling, etc... just the details of daily life in the "heart" of your home. So, more of that will always interest me! But I do appreciate that you already take so much time to keep us current, so whatever you can do is great IMO. I agree with the picture comment also - never can get too many pics :) God bless your whole family!

Hevel Cohen said...

FB share and a (very short) blog shout out! :D

Elaine said...

Shared on FB! Good Morning to you :-) I hope your day is lovely in every way!

jen said...

Link in a blogpost going up at 9:30 p.m. PST

I live in northern California.

As for what I'd like to see, anything you want to post is great. If you'd like to do a post on raising a kid with special needs for one of my blogs, I'd love it. I'm jen@grace-filled.net

Anonymous said...

A while back you posted some pictures Katya drew and I would love to see more of her art! I'm planning on mentioning this giveaway in a post soon, but I might forget. :-)
I came here through Hevel's blog by the way and I live in Belgium!

Stacy said...

I'm new to this blog, so the only thing I can think of that I would want to see more of is sweet pictures of Katya. Can't wait to explore the blog this weekend!

M said...

I shared your blog link on Facebook. I always enjoy reading your blog and would love to read more on traditions you've incorporated into your family like the New Year Tree. May God bless your family!

Doug said...

Shared on FB :) wanna win...but feel undeserving...

Doug said...

What I'd like to see more of? how about video of Katya? :)

Doug said...

and apparently I am posting under doug's account..oops...this is AMANDA MARTIN :)

Lorene Horst said...

Okay I have tried to leave a comment before...I shared on Facebook. I just want to continue to hear about Katya and your family. Love you!

Becky said...

Hmmm, can't resist chocolate and coffee :-)

I agree with the first commenter, I'm interested in learning more about orphan support. Is there something like Maria's Big House of Hope (part of Show Hope) in Ukraine?

Glogirl said...

I shared this giveaway on Twitter:

I'm International (Canada).


Glogirl said...

I'm new to your blog but would love to see more of your family posts and pictures. I also enjoy the odd recipe post.

I'm International (Canada).


Carolyn said...

I enjoy your posts about Katya and the other children. God bless you and yours.


jabreman said...

I would love to gain (even!) more inspiration from you about how you use your prayer life (specifically your time in prayer) to hold yourself together. I am always wanting to learn from others about how they structure or don't structure their prayer lives.

I don't need anything from any of you, as your blog gives me so much as a reader! But if you want to throw my name in the basket, I won't complain!

Jane in Oregon

Anonymous said...


I tweeted about it, but my twitter is not public. Don't know if that counts.

Kevin (Israel)