Jenster, Code Yellow Mom, The Ravin’ Picture Maven Julie, and Planet Nomad have awarded me the coolest new awards floating around the Blogosphere … the Reflection award (the first three) and the Schmoozer. I’m blown away, ladies, thank you!
The Reflection award comes with a great badge and text that says, “This award should make you reflect on five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. Five Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy… of knowing them and being blessed by them.” While I would love to also give this BACK to the three ladies who gave it to me (because I feel the same way about them), today I’m passing this award on to Mamma of Mamma Loves, Mary from Owlhaven, Ella from Most | Least, Imstell at I Can’t Complain Any More Than Ususal, and Ana at The Ramblings of a Woman because they make my heart swell with pride at knowing these fine bloggers and, through them, their families. You are each beautiful, and I am blessed to know you.
The Schmoozer is “an award for those who have the natural ability to effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello – all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.” This describes to me beautifully describes so many of my community here. I’m passing it along to Amanda, Oh Amanda, Gift of Green, and BetteJo. Always ready with a comment or a smile, these fine women are women I’m proud to consider my new friends — and all because of their willingness to visit, to comment, and to make new friends in this blogosphere of ours.
I also got another Rocking Girl Blogger award (But I can’t remember from who! Bad WhyMommy!) and I am thrilled to pass it along today to all the women who have hightailed it to their doctor and gotten themselves and their breasts “checked out” and let me know about it in the past couple weeks. These ladies are strong, powerful women who noticed that something was wrong (or their mammograms were overdue!) and went to talk to their doctor about it. I’m hoping and praying that they all turn out fine, but in the meantime I’m giving them a Rockin’ badge for their bravery.
- Jenn from I Serve the Queens;
- Kristen from Candy Sandwich;
- Kristen from Virtual Fitness;
- Tanya, The Dairy Wife;
- Dana from The Dana Files;
- and Jojo from Are We There Yet.
Oh, and Great Presentations Mean Business added me to the W list. But I admit I don’t really understand that one yet. And my bloglines is aching and groaning from all these great blogs that I’ve stuffed in there and read every time I get the chance. I’m almost afraid to find more new blogs to love!
Nonetheless, here are a dozen more new (to me) blogs who have picked up my July 23 post about inflammatory breast cancer — thank you, one and all!
Meanderings — August 10: http://nhstuff.blogspot.com/2007/08/ibc.html
Where Mama Writes What She Thinks – August 13: http://mammathinks.livejournal.com/145848.html
Crystals’ Blog – August 13: http://crystalchesser.blogspot.com/2007/08/inflammatory-breast-cancer.html
Southern Lovin’ – August 14: http://marzullofun.blogspot.com/2007/08/if-you-have-breasts-or-know-someone-who.html
Journey to Gwen – August 14 (password protected)
Ravelry (password protected)
My Life as a Hotfessional — August 15: http://hotfessional.blogspot.com/2007/08/i-apologize-in-advance-rambling-at-its.html
Warrior Princess — August 15: http://ggirl.wordpress.com/2007/08/15/inflammatory-breast-cancer/
A Piece of Peace — August 16: http://rubyshooz.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/psa-inflammatory-breast-cancer/
Pilgrim Parent — August 18: http://pilgrimparent.wordpress.com/2007/08/18/looking-for-lumps-read-this/
Imposter Mom — August 19: http://impostormom.wordpress.com/2007/08/19/team-whymommy/
The Gutsy Mom — August 19: http://gutsymom.blogspot.com/2007/08/inflammatory-breast-cancer.html