Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Love Your Blog!!!

I can't tell you what a big head you're all giving me with these awards. My husband is convinced the whole reason that I'm addicted to blogging is the sheer kindness of all my readers and all their compliments. He says I'm sucked into blogging because I don't get enough warm fuzzies from him and the kids so I turn to my lady friends. So thank you for all the virtual pats on the backs - You're all totally awesome.

I received this award from Sweet Sara of A Shower of Roses. I swear she is almost like a twin that was seperated at birth from me. Six kids, same struggles, same goals - maybe we should get matching outfits one of these days.

Well this little widget made my day. Then I had to go about picking more recipients to pass it on to. Pay it forward and all. The rules are simple - choose seven blogs you love, post a link - leave a comment telling them. There are some blogs that I have to check up on every single day and others that I feel good if I check out once a week. These are my dailies. There are so many different ladies deserving of this. The thing I like about blogging is that I can be friends with so many ladies of different political, religious, and cultural background based on the fact that we all have many more things in common. So these recipients that I chose are a virtual smorgasbord of personalities, struggles and talents. And they are...

Mels Thoughts and Whatnots - Mel is the phenomenal mother of three boys and one with Cerebral palsy. And she runs half-marathons like me (but much faster). I love reading Mels take on her family’s struggles and triumphs. She is a true example of the Strength of Motherhood.

Keeping up with His plans – This fine lady is a SAHM of mini munchkins whose husband is serving overseas in Iraq right now. I really can’t complain about my troubles when I think of Cheri holding down the fort while dealing with the mental stress of a husband in the war zone. She really is amazing and I salute her.

My Life… Just Pretend You're Interested. Tori is the hilarious mom to seven. She’s a pro and has probably got this award a million times over. But I’ll give her another one because I can’t get enough of her blog. Plus she’s a Team Jacob fan and anyone who loves Twilight like I do can’t but help get my vote.

Sadie Husih – I’ve mentioned Sadie a few times on my blog. She is the courageous little 5 –year old battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma... terminal brain cancer. I know Sadie through my sister who is in her church. Can I tell you how much this little girl and her most amazing parents have taught me through their grateful and Christlike actions. I’m giving Sadie this award in thanks for sharing her inspiring story with all of us.

Beacon of Light- Talk about a Fireball of energy. Or that is the impression I get every time I see Jodi’s blog. Then again she’d have to be to keep up with all the testosterone bouncing around her sports centered home. Mom of 5 boys – WOW! I don’t know where she digs up some of her pictures but she’s a hoot and I can’t help but smile every time I visit her.

The More, The Messier – Suburban Correspondent is another lady I think I must be cloned from. She deals with the exact same things I do. The mom of another half dozen she deals with the same barfing, the same vermin problems, and the same dementor (joy sucking) kid antics that I do. Although I have to wager that my rats are bigger than her mice. I know she is popular enough to have received this award a million times over but hey I can’t help but love her blog – So Whatever - she got another one. One of these days I’m going to have to learn how to knit.

And my last recipient is Erin of Raising Country Kids - A farm mom after my own heart. Every time I read her posts I’m taken back to my life on the farm and it makes me a little homesick. Her son is battling something similar to my son’s and it’s always comforting to know you’re not the only one out there facing these difficulties. That and her little princess love dressing up and playing in the dirt just as much as mine.

So check out these fine ladies and say Hi.


Tori :) said...

Awww!! Thank you so much!! This is really a cool award and I totally appreciate it!! THANK YOU!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Thank you! And I can't wait to check out these links!

Jodi said...

Wow! Thanks so much!!! What an awesome award! You are way too kind! I am so excited to get a new bloggy friend in you too!!! I look forward to checking out the other award winners too!


Mel said...

Hey, you really made my day! I appreciate the award. It's an honor coming from someone as fun and cool as you are!

BoufMom9 said...

You picked some truly FANTASTIC blogs! I only know some of them, but will definitely check out the rest.

Sara said...

You found your award! ;-) I think I neglected the part about actually "telling" recipients about the award. I was too tired after all the linking to their blogs. So only those who actually read mine found them!

And you're a sweetheart too!

Erin said...

Well, thank you! I'm definitely in good company here. Those are some amazing moms you have listed! I'm going to hang out here and look around. . . thank you for the award!