Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Guest Blog Featuring Julie Miller

I'M GRATEFUL from Julie Miller


Giveaway alert!! Julie is a giving away a copy of her brand new release NANNY 911 to one lucky commenter.


Congratulations to the winner, "Na". You will be contacted via email by Julie regarding your prize.

27 comments:

  1. hi julie i am grateful for my family and friends and dog and meeting all my favorite authors

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  2. I am grateful for a calm supportive husband, a daughter who is kind and makes me smile, and a rescue dog who keeps me walking every day.

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  3. I am grateful for my mom, who had surgery this year and supported me through my own hospitalization months later. Eventhough I am an adult, it still helps to have her support.

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  4. Hooray for including your dogs, Misty and Gayle! ;) We'd had our Maxie for nearly 14 years when she passed away last year, and I was devastated. It was even hard to write because she'd been my constant companion in my office when I worked. I needed some time to grieve. But after a few months, I woke up one morning and decided the house was too quiet and I was lonesome, and we needed a new dog. Off to the Humane Society (where we'd gone looking for the big dog my son wanted). But none were really speaking to me. Then we saw Maggie in the puppy room (she was a mama whose puppies had either been weaned or had perished--her circumstances were so sad!). I asked to see her because she reminded me of Duke--a miniature poodle I'd grown up with. We didn't have her in the get-acquainted room for 60 seconds before she'd climbed up in my son's lap. Big studly college kid who'd been set on a "man's" big dog sheepishly grinned and said..."I could take her." He was a goner--the two are inseparable whenever my son is home from school now.

    I'm grateful for my son's big heart, the Humane Society and animal patrol that rescued Maggie, and for Maggie herself. Her gentle, loving ways have been such a blessing with all the losses we've had this year.

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  5. ddeq--imo, you're never too grown up not to need or want your mom. That's how I feel about mine, at any rate. What a blessing that you could be there for each other. I hope you're both healthy now. Take care.

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  6. Hey, Julie. Way to tug at the heartstrings!

    I'm thankful for each and every day I have with family and friends. I'm thankful for my wonderful husband and great kids. All of my animals, horses, dogs & cats. They all bring so much love and laughter into my life.

    And I'm thankful for all the wonderful memories I have of the ones I've lost. I cling to those daily.

    I'm also thankful for my talents, and love of life.

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Sherry! I should have mentioned those treasured memories, too. I'm thankful every day that I knew my dad for 50 years--not nearly long enough. But I'm a better person for having known him.

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  8. I'm thankful for my family and my friends who are just like family. I'm thankful for being able to do the things I want when I want. I'm especially thankful for the service men and women who do what they do so I have the freedoms I do.

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  9. I'm also grateful to the men and women who serve our country, Karen C.! And to the families who maintain the homefront and do such a terrific job supporting their military loved ones.

    I come from a military family, so I'm especially thankful for everyone's safe return, and I'm so humbly grateful for those families who've made that hardest sacrifice for us.

    And I know what you mean about friends who are just like family. Love 'em!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I am grateful for my family who support me and love me unconditionally. I am grateful for doctors who save lives and for firefighters and other brave men and women who risk their lives for others. I am grateful for the military who enable us to have freedom. So many people to be thankful for.

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  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I am grateful for my family who continously supporting me. Email:

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  12. I'm grateful for being in Canada where it is peaceful. :)My e-mail is Catchingashootingstar at hotmail dot ca

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  13. I'm grateful that my family and friends all have a roof over their heads and are surviving this tough economy.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  14. What a wonderful list, Julie. We often get so caught up in our troubles that we do forget the things we should be grateful for. On trying days, I strive to remind myself of the positive aspects of the day. It really puts life in prospective. I am grateful that I have a job when so many don't. I'm grateful I have a roof over my head, heat, clothes, and food. I am gratefully that I can sit here and write this morning.

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  15. I love your list, Na! Makes me want to expand my list and include the first responders you mentioned, too.

    And I love how stating all the things and people we're grateful for is putting out such positive energy. Very hopeful, I think. Thanks!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley! You just can't beat strong family love and support. I wish and pray that everyone could know that. (And it saddens me that not everyone does :(

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  17. Peaceful, hmm, Mary? ;) Suppose I'm due for another trip back up to Canada. Gorgeous country (at least in the places I've visited--British Columbia and Glacier National Park). Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Amen, MaryC! This economy is tough for a lot of people. I'm grateful for those who have the character to keep working hard to provide and support their families, even when it means not having that dream job or taking a second job, etc. Times are tough. It means we have to be tougher. Take care.

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  19. Exactly, Tanya. I love what you said here. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Just wanted to mention that whoever wins this book is a very lucky person. I have already read the book and found it to be one of those books that you can not put down until the end.

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  21. oops I posted the above comment before I answered Julie's question...I am grateful that I am alive and able to take care of myself. I am also grateful for a friend (who was once my sister-in-law) that I can depend on when I need help as my only family member lives 5 hours away.

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  22. Anyone who wins one of Julie's books is very lucky and in for a great read. I am most grateful for my husband and daughter and that i still have a job in this economy.

    Tammy Y - yenastone at aol dot com

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  23. Aw, shucks. Thanks, Ellen! I'm thrilled to hear how you enjoyed NANNY 911. (I'm definitely grateful for my readers!)

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  24. Ellen--you are lucky to have a friend like that. We live 7 hours away from my closest relative in Missouri, so it IS a blessing to have friends who are like family to count on closer to home.

    Take care.

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  25. Thank you, Tammy, for the kind words about my books!

    I know your family is a wonderful blessing. And I hear ya on the job. In this economy, I'm eternally grateful for a writing contract and for keeping my teaching certificate current so I can still teach part-time.

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  26. I'm grateful for the opportunity to follow my dreams.

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  27. That's a beautiful sentiment, Mia. And so true. I'm adding it to my list! Thanks for stopping by.

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