Love On The Lake Instagram Giveaway for Valentine's Day
Update: We hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day filled with love of all kinds. Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! We enjoyed so much reading your touching lake love stories.
Our winner is Rachel Barker! Check out her love on the lake story about her and her husband and their daughter Lake.
"My life with this man started when I was 17 years old (well actually 12, if you count the time we danced at the middle school Halloween dance). He made me chocolate chip cookies, tucked notes under my windsheild wipers, and made me feel valued. He had joined the Marine Corps, and we eloped a week after I turned 18. We moved around the country while he served and grew up as we faced life together. His enlistment ended and we found ourselves living close to where we grew up, near the shores of Lake Michigan. The ups and downs of life persisted, and yet we remained decidedly together. But something called us north. We camped, we hiked, and we explored UP only to leave with an ache to return to the shores of Mother Superior.
I took a leap of faith and agreed to take a new teaching job in Marquette, less than 2 weeks before school started. We had a house to sell downstate and obstacles to overcome, but together, we were making our dream of life in God's country a reality.
About a year later, we learned I was pregnant and brought into the world a little girl full of life and joy. We named her Lake, as she is a calming, renewing force and yet can be fierce and wild.
The Lake has always felt like home to me. Like marriage and love, it's not always smooth, but it's always beautiful. I am thankful for its consistency in my life and for love on the lake."
In the spirit of Valentine's Day...We want to hear your love stories on the lake! So bad in fact that we are willing to give away a set of earrings and a pendant from our brand new Superior Gales collection!
Love certainly does not have to mean romantic love. Our office assistant Ash is simply infatuated with Lake Superior and would likely write her lake love story about the lake itself. It can be love between you and your pet, family member, significant other, for yourself, your yoga or meditation practice, or the lake and nature! Love has no limits so your stories don't have to either.
To enter follow these simple steps:
1. Follow us @bethmillnerjewelry on Instagram
2. Make a post on your Instagram page with your lake love story
3. Include the Hashtag "#loveonthelake" in the caption
4. Tag us in the caption @bethmillnerjewelry
5. Tag at least one other person in your post (someone from your story or someone you love)
Our staff will choose and announce the winner on February 15, 2018
Check out this post below as an example. Note that this particular story is mostly about being in love with the lake itself. Your story can be absolutely any kind of love!