Nearly 7 weeks ago Morning Glory of Seeds From My Garden bestowed upon me the Blogger Reflection Award. Even though it has taken me awhile to officially accept this kind gesture, it doesn’t diminish in any way the thoughtful words she wrote about me. In fact, she gave me this award at a time in my life when I needed a gentle reminder of who I really am.
As with most bloggy awards, I am now supposed to pass this forward to others based on the following criteria:
“This award should make you reflect on … bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. … Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy … of knowing them and being blessed by them.”
1. Kimberly of Temporary? Insanity was the first bloggy friend I had the chance to meet in real life. She is even more remarkable in person than she is on her blog, and that is saying a lot. She is incredibly sweet, she has a huge heart and she possesses a fun, warm and witty personality. Kim is an extremely talented writer who has a knack for engaging her readers. She definitely knows how to paint stories with words … she really needs to work on that book she has floating around in her head!
2. One of these days I am determined to meet Dedee of The Quiltmaker’s Gift. I think we would be instant friends. Anyone who reads her blog can tell that she is smart, level headed, well balanced and compassionate. I thoroughly enjoy her insights into life and I admire the way she makes her readers think. But don’t think she is always serious, she has a hilarious side to her as well.
3. Jen of Lords of the Manor is another bloggy friend I would love to get to know in real life. She is kind, resourceful and very knowledgeable on a plethora of topics. I always seem to learn something new when I visit her site. I have enjoyed getting to know her better through exchanging emails.
4. I have had the privilege of knowing Liz of My Ice Cream Diary for four years now. She is one of the first friends I made in the Pacific Northwest and my life has definitely been enriched by knowing her. She is in her late twenties, has four kids, and she homeschools most of them. She is funny, she is inspiring, she is down to earth and she always tells it like it is. She is also full of wisdom which is probably why she has her own advice blog.
Enjoy your award and if you feel so inclined, pass it on.