The winners of the signed copies of Goodnight Marines are:
- Courtney R.
Congratulations fellow patriots! Please be on the lookout for an email from me so I can get your books shipped to you as quickly as possible!
Thanks to all for reading and helping me spread the word about this great new children’s book. Please consider purchasing a copy for yourself or making it a go-to gift for any upcoming baby showers or families you know that may be on the cusp of a deployment.
Welcome to the first ever giveaway here at The Marine’s Wife! I am so excited to share with you something that I think is not only incredibly special, but that rightly deserves to be on your book shelf at home.
It’s a fantastic new children’s book called Goodnight Marines.
Written by an active-duty Marine aviator, Major David Dixon, and illustrated by Desert Storm veteran and longtime Disney Feature Animation artist Phil Jones, this book captures the honor, courage, and commitment of Marines, both past and present. A work of literary and poetic charm married with a deep sense of patriotism and historical pride, this book will resonate with you whether you are Marine wife or not.
The first time I read this sweet story, I cried.
I think often times as adults and as spouses to men and women who serve in the armed forces, it’s easy to get lost in the minutia of what it is that you said ‘yes’ to. It’s easy to lose the vision and the purpose behind what it is that your spouse is doing everyday, whether home or away. Because we all know the toll that it takes on our family, our marriage, and sometimes even our hope that it in the end, it will all be worth it.
What we as spouses (or siblings or parents, etc.) have the honor of personally experiencing in knowing and loving a Marine is that intangible spirit of Semper Fidelis. A faithfulness to one another and to the preservation of freedom for our homeland.
What an extraordinary privilege and what an incredible responsibility we have to show our kids that what so many mommies and daddies do; why they choose to wear uniforms instead of suits, is so very important.
I think what moved me most about this book is that everything I know to be good and right and true about the Marine Corps, I saw for the first time through the eyes of a child. The simplicity of the story, in my opinion, is what makes it so profound. What the book so beautifully reminded me of was that my husband is a part of something so much bigger than just one Osprey squadron. He is a part of the legacy and heritage of warriors and heroes who chose others over themselves. He is a part of a lineage of Marines who voluntarily risked their own lives so that their fellow countrymen could enjoy peace and freedom.
These are the kind of principles; this is the kind of character and strength and love for country, that I want to teach and instill in our children from the beginning. What we have is not free and it demands our deepest gratitude, our reverent respect, and perhaps above all, our continued stewardship.
When I said that this book rightly deserves to be on your shelf at home, that wasn’t some sales pitch. I believe very deeply that this needs to a part of your family library. Whether your a military spouse or not.
So here’s the deal. I want to give you the chance to win this book for free. That’s how much I want you to own it. The contest starts right now and will end at midnight on Thursday.
How to enter:
In the comment section below, share with me what principles or character traits of a Marine (Soldier, Airman, or Sailor) you want to teach and instill in your children. What do you, as a military spouse and parent, want your kids to understand and appreciate about our military men and women? NOTE: You do not have to be a Marine or military wife to enter. All freedom loving Americans are welcome!
Friday morning, three winners, selected at random, will be announced on the blog & will receive a free copy of the book personally signed by Maj. Dixon himself!
Goodnight Marines is currently available on Amazon. Click here to purchase!
Don’t forget to check out the Goodnight Marines FaceBook page too.
Lastly, if you’re interested in learning a little more about the vision and heart behind this book, click here.
Good luck & Semper Fi!