I received the All Around Wonderful Blog Award. I received the award from someone who had just received the All Around Wonderful Blog Award. It was my friend over at Mama’s Empty Nest who recently and deservedly was the recipient of the All Around Wonderful Blog Award. Astonishingly, she in turn passed the award on to me in this post http://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/you-yes-you/. Wow!
I am so very grateful. You see, I am just a tutor, writer, wife, and mom. So many people in the world have accomplishments on a grand scale. I am just out here in AZ posting my thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and hopes for a brighter tomorrow. I am touched that she found my blog worthy of this award. She and I discovered each other’s blogs not that long ago. She is already an inspiring friend and joyful companion in this wonderful world. Thank you, thank you, thank you. If you aren’t following her blog yet, you should.
The awards I have received recently warm my heart. They bring a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. Not because they make me feel like I can now be a showoff and strut around. That is so far from the truth that I don’t even have words for it. Instead it lets me know that I am not alone. Between the awards and the ongoing stream of comments from people reading my blog–well we are all one gigantic linked chain of love. Guess what? The long ago Kumbayah years have reigned victorious after all.
Now: the rule is that I am to give this award to 3 bloggers that I follow and believe deserve this award. That is the HARD part—because I want to give it out to a LOT of bloggers. So, please know that I wanted to give it out to ALL the blogs I follow and love. As I searched the blogs I follow, if I noticed that you don’t put blog badges on your sidebar I took that to mean that you prefer not to receive the awards. I took that into consideration in making my short list. Anyone that needs guidance on putting badges in your sidebar, by the way, click on my Awards and Badges button in my header. There is an awesome, easy-to-follow link there.
That being said, here are the blogs that I am passing the award on to.
1.Mary @ http://transitioningmom.com/. Oh my, she is inspiring, heartfelt, a wonderful faith-filled lady that home schools her kids and has such an optimistic, real, and loving outlook and blog. I love her blog. We discovered each other just a bit ago—and well, she is amazing. Yep, amazing.
2. This list cannot be complete without including Katharine Trauger of Home’s Cool. She was one of the first to regularly follow my blog. Her blog is inspirational, heartwarming, informative, educational, fabulous. http://katharinetrauger.wordpress.com/. She has become a friend and sister in Christ.
3. Dor at Technicolor Daydreams http://notesfromtheblogusfear.wordpress.com/. She is a really new blogger–and awfully fun and warm-hearted. I chose her because I think she is a peach.
3. lady barefoot bareness at http://tonij.wordpress.com/. a lady of the highest order–fabulous, heartfelt, etc….
4. Jackie Paulson–woman extraordinaire, champion of the downhearted, writer, guider, http://postadaychallenge2011.com/
Can I keep adding? ok, I will stop!!
Award Recipients: When you accept the award, put the badge on your page (right click on the badge in my right sidebar)–click copy image url–then paste it into image url in your widget; then in the URL Link, link it back to the permalink for this page. Acknowledge the award on your post with a link back to this page, too. Then give the award to 3 bloggers that you think are ‘All-Around Wonderful’.
God bless your day, everyone. Sending gigantic hugs, prayers, and huzzahs to all who read this.