Trying to decide who to give $6,000 worth of HP technology to is like trying to name which kid is your favorite without feeling like guilty garbage.
My parents can attest that I have been a wreck. As soon as I thought I had the winner pinned down I got another dozen brilliant entries.
To those who entered? You are amazing people. To be able to come up with people to share with so quickly. To be honest my first thought was “I WOULD KEEP IT ALL AND NEVER LEAVE MY HOUSE.” But you came up with strangers, friends, relatives, charities, churches, hospitals, women’s shelters. It made me think of what I really would do if I had won. I’m astounded there’s so much good in this world. Thank you. I wish I could give you all computers, but I can’t. Instead I ask whatever holiday spirits are at work to bless all of you for being so eager to share.
Alas my winner is Bennie from South Carolina. I have come across so many people in the blogging world who are blessed/burdened with sick or disabled children. I can attest to the power that blogging gives a parent and family who rarely ever leave a sick child’s bedside. Blogging allows others to share in triumphs and support through setbacks in a way never seen before.
Ben is going to be spreading some serious love, magic and hope to an awful lot of parents, children and families. Especially ones stuck in the hospital on Christmas Eve, rather than at home with their family as I will be lucky enough to be.
He was also gracious enough to donate one of the computers to whomever I felt deserved it the most. His generosity will be going to a single mom in New Mexico to help her daughter through college.
335 entries. More through email. This was tough, yo.
Bennie, let the magic begin.
To the rest of you? There are plenty of contests still running through the 22nd of December. I will have a links in my sidebar to all of them through the end of this contest.
Go forth and spread the magic.