The polls have closed and you have selected a winner!
With 209 out of 929 (22%) votes, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting has won the $300 Protect-A-Bed Scholarship to help with her Blogher expenses!
Before I wrap this up, I want to take a moment to commend Shellie at Blog 4 Mom because at the last minute, she was willing to give up her spot as a finalist to help Lisa win. We didn’t actually remove her from the contest because we didn’t need to, Lisa had already garnered enough support to win, but we did want everyone to know about the selflessness and fantastic support that women in the blogosphere have for each other! I don’t know that Shellie wanted or expected any glory for this, but she’s gonna get it, because it brought tears to my eyes. Here is what she said:
I have to say writing my post for a chance to win the scholarship was a ton off fun, and I was so excited to be apart of the voting, but I need to ask to be removed. You see I have spent the weekend reading all of the other entries, and #6 from “Crazy Adventures in Parenting” hits a little close to home. She is a military wife also, and a mom to SIX kids (OMG on that one). I have sponsors for Blogher, the Scholarship money would have come in handy for a new mini laptop for me, but SHE really deserves the win, and the mommy get away Blogher is to bring her. I now Military pay isn’t the best, and with 6 kids she can use this more than I can at this time. Please withdraw me for the contest effective now, Monday 5-18-09 and if possible give her the votes I have received. Thanks for the chance to win, thanks even more for a chance to read about such a fantastic military wife and mom.
Protect-A-Bed would like to thank all of the 10 finalists and everyone who entered the contest for their wonderful entries.
Lisa, Protect-A-Bed will be in touch shortly to work out the details.
Also, Lisa and everyone else…see you at Blogher!!!!!!!!!