Meet Robyn Parker: Today’s ‘Charmed Christmas’ Winner with James Avery Artisan Jewelry and KVKI!
We've been asking you to submit your favorite Christmas memories and heartwarming Christmas stories to spread the warmth and joy of the holidays with a a 'Charmed Christmas' with James Avery Artisan Jewelry and KVKI and you've delivered!
Each weekday through Friday, December 22, 2017, during the 12pm hour with Bristol, we'll read one of your stories and the person who submitted it will receive a $50 gift card to James Avery Artisan Jewelry. At the end of each week, we'll put all five stories to a vote and the winner will receive an additional $250 James Avery Artisan Jewelry gift card!
Today's winner is Robyn Parker. Congrats Robyn! We hope you love your new treasured piece of jewelry from James Avery Artisan Jewelry! Here's what Robyn had to say:
First of all, what an honor to get to share my favorite Christmas memory with others in hopes to rekindle the Christmas spirit of giving and loving one another. My favorite memory was on December 22, 1999. I was a single mom of 2 children, a student in college and in the middle of a divorce and litigation and I was well aware that I would not have the children Christmas Eve or Christmas day. The events of that day are almost comical, you have to find humor sometimes. I had a cyst removed the day before from my back, was fighting a nasty cold and pluracy and was looking at the Christmas tree with only 2 presents under it. As I was sitting there contemplating how to make Christmas better , I heard a bubbling noise coming from, the tub and the toilet. Yes, the sewage was backing up. My neighbor was kind enough to call a friend of his who is a plumber. They came out and fixed the problem leaving me a hefty bill, reminding me that it would be holiday hours. Then a friend called, she needed help cleaning a huge house that was hosting a big party. I told her I would love to help. I really needed the money. I met her and for the next three hours we cleaned the house from top to bottom. The last thing I did was dust under a birdcage. It ends up I knocked over the birdcage and broke the ladys heirloom Heron. She refused to pay me in exchange for the price of the ceramic bird. I drove home in tears, now I couldnt even pay the babysitter, much less be able to pay anything to the plumber. I sat at my table with my two young children and explained that bad things happen to good people. We had a good talk about the true meaning of Christmas and it wasnt about the presents under the tree. We were interrupted by knock on the door. It was the FedEx man. He asked me to sign for a package. I was adamant that I had not ordered anything and was scared to death I would owe for the delivery. He explained to me that someone had sent ME the package and he even needed help bringing it in the house. It was a box as big as a refrigerator. Inside the box were 2 huge bags. One marked for my son and one marked for my daughter. There was a letter included. I sat in disbelief and read the letter out loud to my children. Heres what it said. Dear Robyn,, we would like to wish you and your children a very Merry Christmas. You should find two bags inside, one is for Victoria and the other for Austin. If you only find one bag then they were shipped separately and the other one will follow shortly. Just know that God truly is good, and that he will provide for our every need. You are a very special person and are a blessing to others. Keep your faith and focus on your goals, the Lord will take care of the rest. Also enclosed, is a little something for mom. Have a joyous Christmas. The letter was not signed. Inside was a separate envelope was cash and a Walmart card for groceries. This was 18 years ago, since, I have graduated from college with an education degree. I have remarried and I have five wonderful children. And even grandchildren now. This Christmas memory is precious and close to my heart. Someone reached out to me at a time when I needed it most. I Still to this day do not know who sent the letter and the packages. But it was a huge blessing and it instilled in me the true meaning of Christmas.
Thank you Robyn for sharing your memory! If you'd like to share yours or to find out more, click here!
Contest runs from Monday, November 27, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017. Each weekday, one story/submission will receive a $50 gift card every day M-F for 4 weeks. At the end of each week a grand prize will be given away for $250 to the most voted on story out of the (5) winners selected. Overview (4) people win $50 GC's per week, and one will win a daily prize ($50 GC) and the grand prize of $250. Totaling $300 for one lucky listener. Winners will be recognized on air, online and contacted via email. For complete KVKI contest rules, click here. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days and picked up at the KVKI Studios, 6341 Westport Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71129 Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. We do not mail prizes. All decisions are final. KVKI is not responsible for any technical issues that may arise.