Who wants to win a one-of-a-kind t-shirt?? Well, it’s not technically one-of-a-kind, but as of this moment, I believe there are less than 50 in print. That is soon to change once you see how CUTE!
Now, I’m going to preface this give-away with a disclaimer (me and my disclaimers). This t-shirt makes a bit of a political statement. If it’s not a statement you want to make, no problem. Just don’t leave a comment. Because leaving a comment on this post says, “I like this shirt, and I want to win one.”
If you’re not a fan of the shirt, fine. Send me an e-mail. But don’t say a single rude or negative thing to my sweet, kind, people-loving friend, Jess, who designed the shirts. I’m not cool with that.
Jess wrote a blog post a couple months ago when her sister-in-law found out her baby’s heart had stopped beating at 15 weeks. Many of Jess’s friends had also lost babies or were trying desperately to get pregnant. This is what she said:
My heart breaks a million times over when I think about the fact that so many are hurting to have a baby, while others are hurting their own living babies. I could rant & rave, but I’m weary & it’d probably come out all wrong. Lord, forgive our country and its blindness to the value and beauty of life. 5 day old life or 105 year old life. Life is beautiful. Please stop us from taking it away. And grant new life to those who want it so badly.
Then she added this the next day:
Just to clarify yesterday’s post… I’m not anti-environment or anti-animals. I think taking care of the environment is a good thing & an obligation, and I think cruelty to animals is horrible. I wouldn’t call myself an environmentalist or animal rights activist by any stretch though. I recycle like mad, but I don’t sit in trees to prevent them from being cut down. I don’t even mind environmentalists or animal rights activists (to an extent). Some are extreme & I think they’re just crazy (i.e. human breast milk in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream). I just don’t understand when those people are pro-choice. I don’t understand saving the whales & the sequoias, but giving women the choice to kill a human life. That’s all I’m trying to say.
I’m not here to start another abortion debate. Really, I’m not. So let’s not turn it into one.
And I know many of you reading this love to hug babies and trees. And that’s awesome, because you hug the babies first. Which is what Jess’s shirts say. Love The People & Then The Trees.
Anyway. Without further ado (love this phrase–even though I overuse it–and tend to add further ado even after I say I’m not going to)…
The Baby Hugger t-shirt!
If you can’t read the text, it says, “Love The People & Then The Trees.” And it also comes in gray. And the cute little feet? Those belong to Jess’s third baby, whose round cheeks, fuzzy blond hair and blazing blue eyes are to die for.
Here’s how you can win:
1. Leave a comment with your favorite color (aqua or gray) and t-shirt size (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).
2. Leave a comment telling me a.) one person you’re going to love on today and b.) one way you’re going to be a good steward of God’s green earth today.
3. Just tell me, “Dude, I want a shirt.”
You can buy the shirts directly from Jess for $10 (+$4 shipping). Any extra you send will be donated to a pro-life organization. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Jess has a heart of gold and wants so much to make a difference for Jesus in our world. This t-shirt thing is her jumping-off point. Hopefully, it’ll inspire you (especially you moms) to think of what you’re passionate about and find something you can do today to make a difference. (and I’d love to give something of yours away on my blog!)
Thanks for sharing, Jess!
Since I’ll be out of town tomorrow and Wednesday, then leaving early Friday a.m. for the Wild, Wild West, I’m going to pick the winner TOMORROW (Tuesday) MORNING. So don’t wait to comment–you might be too late!
And just as a heads-up–I’m working on several blog entries that will post automatically while we’re gone. I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to blog from the road much or not. So, if you want real-time Zoo/Life Updates, be sure to follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook.
Have a great Monday, friends!