First of all, an important word to all who entered.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Reading through your stories opened my heart wide open. Quite a few tears welled up in my eyes as I was blown away by your honesty, your creativity and everything that made up your stories. I cannot thank you enough for sharing. It felt like I got to sit down over a great cup of coffee with some of the most wonderful people in the world. I was in awe of hearing it all. Thank you for how much you love and appreciate your spouses. Seriously. Amazing.
With all that said, I did have to pick just one winner.
Which may have been quite a difficult process.
But alas, it happened. As I read through her entry, I just knew. She and her husband were the one. My heart identified so much with them.
And so….the winner is: Carabeth and Ben Rahtjen.
I cannot wait for Saturday. I will be there with bells on. Literally. (Okay…maybe not. That might prove to be rather distracting.)