Welcome to the latest “Just Because” Giveaway and learn about why I’ve been really absent
The January 2020 “Just Because” Giveaway ends in just a couple of days. I’m trying to get on a regular schedule, so I wanted to get this new “Just Because” Giveaway started even though it’s the middle of the month. I also have been promising that I would explain why I haven’t been around very much.
Well, there have been some major changes to my home. Major, and it has torn my heart apart. I’ve always been honest and transparent with you and I want you to know why I’ve been “gone” for the past few months. You may remember that Gracie turned 18 last June but she was still in high school, a senior. It seems she thinks that because she is 18, she can act and do what she wants to do. I guess I’m extremely old fashioned and felt that if you live under my roof, you must follow my rules. I must say, I did get extremely angry at times at some EXTREME things that she has done. So, she has told people that I “am crazy” and has even wished some severe things on me.
She left home Halloween and said she was never coming back. She quit school (SR YEAR) but re-enrolled when she found out she couldn’t receive her Dad’s check. Her Dad passed away when she was 11. I couldn’t get ahold of her. I had taken her phone, her car and she had nothing electronic. I took the position of tough love. She didn’t speak to me (verbally), but she did use a friend’s phone and text me some pretty mean things that she would like to happen to me. At this point, I didn’t even know where she was.
After 2 months, she finally spoke to me, wanted to make up and then completely changed her mind on the phone. She came home one weekend. She had been living with her boyfriend and his DAD. She bought a brand new bed (because we had to throw her ENTIRE bedroom set out), but left in a day and a half, leaving the bed at our house. She was going back to the same two men but called 911 on me as I drove her there and reported me for kidnapping her. I was taking her where she wanted to go, I just wanted to pull over and talk to her about going to the DR. It seemed to me like she had developed bipolar disease. I wanted to help her. I was still taking her to her boyfriends. I had to pull over though and be interrogated by 2 patrolmen.
I haven’t been able to focus since Halloween. I’ve had to put companies off because I can’t/couldn’t function and think. I’ve been awful. I’ve tried, I just can’t focus. I have started therapy because I need help with this. Gracie and I were so extremely close, I mean super close. I didn’t see her Thanksgiving, my birthday or Christmas. It’s like a switch just flipped. I’m just heartbroken.
I’ve left out a ton of information that would just be too much to give out. Michael has been my rock. I also couldn’t have made it without a very good friend and my Church family. I’ve missed interacting with all of you. I really have.
Concerning the blog- I’m going to have new photos done and my friend is going to be changing the header. It will just be Sonya’s Happenings… from now on. I’m doing this for my own safety. It will take a little bit of time, but it will be happening over the next month or so. Just be looking for a couple of changes. It’s still me though!
Well, let’s get on to this giveaway stuff. I know you want to get on to it so you can enter to win a gift card. While you are visiting Sonya’s Happenings… if you are into couponing and you think about it, there are coupons on the sidebar and at the top of the page to print from coupons dot com or Ibotta. I’d love it if you’d check them out! Any and all the advertising that you click on and visit can help me bring you more giveaways to enter. That is my main goal, I just want to bring more to you. I remember when I was able to enter more giveaways than I enter now. I LOVED it.
Please know that I APPRECIATE each and every one of you! When it comes to my giveaways, please remember, if there is something you do not want to do while entering, as in follow, tweet, or share, please don’t. That is PURELY up to you and that is in ALL of my drawings. I give you all of these options because not everyone has the same social media sites. All you need is one entry to win, please remember that.
I don’t do “Just Because Giveaways” because of a giveaway hop or a required prize. This is solely from me and solely a decision from me. This “Just Because” giveaway is for your choice of a $25 e-gift card. It must be an e-gift card that I can send electronically and with US funds only, PayPal and Amazon are still fine. My giveaways are still open worldwide, but I don’t know how the e-gift card will convert to your currency. It also must not be something I have access to, meaning I don’t have to join a website. The giveaway is open worldwide to everyone as long as you have an account to one of the gift card options and will end 2-4-20. The winner must reply to the winning e-mail within 48 hours or I will have to choose a new winner. It is a rafflecopter giveaway, so please give the form time to load.
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