I Cried As I Read This


http://hrexach.wordpress.com  Dr. Rex has nominated me for an award. One that I have never heard of but when I read about it I started thinking about Al and his life.

The award is called the Seed of Light award.

seed-of-light-award11I began to instantly look back at the seed that began to live on May 3rd, 1955. On that day a baby boy was born. I have no photos of what he looked like when he was a baby so I have always used my imagination.

One baby boy born into innocence. One baby boy tossed aside for being mentally challenged. How does a child grow up in a world when he has been kicked by a term other than normal.

It doesn’t matter what the story was, or who said what, or even how it began. What matters is how he learned, what he learned and what did he take with him when he died from this earth.

I don’t look back, well not much, at our past. Ours was not a pretty one, but I am sure there are other children who had worse beginnings than ours. What I look at is what did he do while I cared for him those seven last years of his life. How did he and I react together? Was I able to prove to him in some small way that he was worthy of receiving love as a human being deserves.

I believe in my heart I did my very best. On his death bed as he told me he loved me for the first time I smiled. My heart burst with joy. He had said the words. I always thought he loved me but never quite knew for sure.

A seed, a precious seed, which seemed wilted for so long, finally took root and with proper love and support grew to be a tall stem with many colorful flowers.flower blooming When God saw the work was finished he told Al, “You finished the job. You went from a seed in the dirt to a beautiful rose. Now it is time to come home.”

Thank-you so much Dr. Rex for this beautiful and thoughtful award.

 

~~RULES~~

Thank the person who nominated you.

Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

Notify the nominees of their nominations.

My nominations are:

digitalgranny
digitalgranny.wordpress.com
RoSy
sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com
AR Neal
starvingactivist.com
Patty B
thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com
cshowers
burningfireshutinmybones.wordpress.com x

The Cloak of Dawn Award


I believe that of all the awards I have ever received none have ever brought tears to me like this one did.

http://hrexach.wordpress.com is who presented this outstanding award to me. This award is for those who care for others. It touched my heart deeply. With my brother Al and the passing of his life into heaven only two weeks ago, my emotions are once again touched by this award.

Oh how I miss my brother. I still stand in the door way of his room and cry as I see the empty space where his bed once stood. I can vision so clearly everything I did in caring for him. Reading the Bible to him at nights. Praying with him. Giving him sips of water. Holding his hand while he took his last breath.

I know he is so much better off today but I am human. My heart is still fragile.

Dr. Rex is a wonderful person. Giving her time to help others in need. She has touched my life so many times with comforting words. She has stood by me through all of my blogging as so many others have also done.

Thank-you Dr. Rex for thinking and honoring me with this award.

 

The idea behind this award: We all know bloggers that write about the issues in this world be it animal abuse, child abuse, equality, their family, love, friendship, the love of whatever deity they worship and so on. We also know many blogger that besides blogging has to take care of a loved one because they are sick, have a disability or are otherwise not able to do everything by themselves. For these bloggers I created this award. The award is named in the spirit of a voluntary care giver and mother that does not blog herself and therefore can not receive the award herself .

Why a cloak? Well, in Dutch we call a voluntary caregiver (as described above) a “mantel zorger” which translates literal to “cloak carer” hence the cloak and the Rod of Aesculapius.

This award has some special rules due to its intend. Whereas most awards are shared after you have gotten it yourself, this award will be free to hand out at each and everyone’s own discretion BUT you must make sure that the intend of the award is upheld.

cloak of dawn awardThere is a blogger that I have thought highly of for a very long time. She has the biggest heart. She gives to so many and when she writes, people read each word. I would like to nominate

s blake callahan
thedrsays.wordpress.com x
sblakecallahan@aol.com

for this award. I hope she accepts this as she deserves it.

Thanks so much Dr. Rex

Awards


Elaine over at

e1aine
e1aine.wordpress.com

has nominated me for the Wonderful Team Award. Thank-you so much Elaine.

Do you know my friend? Well, if you do not please take the time to look at her website. She makes lovely jewelry. Here is a little bit about her. Please stop in and say hello.

Elaine says:

I live near Cambridge in England and only started blogging to support someone else. I love it, I don’t know why, perhaps I can share that with you when I work it out. Perhaps (more likely) you can tell me?

 

I live with my husband and three children. (One joined the family by stealth.) The girls are at University now, but you can tell they still live here by the amount of ‘stuff’ left lying around.

 

I work in a library, which I love and my hobby is making jewellery – maybe I’ll post pictures sometime – especially beaded necklaces and especially working with crystals. I love anything sparkly.

I’m not tidy or organised and my life is chaotic. Happy days.

 

I was given another award by Billie. The address is;


willeke73.wordpress.com

The award is the Sunshine Award.

Do you know Billie? Once again I urge you to check out her blog. She is humorous, smart and says it like it is.

Here is a little piece of what Billie says about herself.

Life with multiple sclerosis is quite often an uphill battle, but I do not let it bring me down. Eight years after my diagnosis and 3.5 years after retiring from work I have found a schedule, a system, a way of living that suits me well. Main symptoms are fairly the same from 2004/2005, so steep decline has not emerged. I refuse to write “not emerged yet,” because I have time, the pharmaceutical world and holistic therapies at my side. Adapting to severe fatigue still is somewhat of a war between my head and the rest of me but grace to a great bed, lots of free time and understanding friends and family, I can rest and relax as much as I need.

sunshine-awardwonderful team award

 

 

 

 

 

I Was Nominated by Yoshiko


I was nominated by Yoshiko for six awards. If you have never met Yoshiko, please follow this link and meet her. Let her know you stopped by. http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com

Here is a nibble of who she represents in her blog;

I’m a housewife and hope to share my inspirations in my daily walk with Lord Jesus Christ and my own feelings.

My hobby is listening to music, watching movies and dramas, read comics, and drawing.

The awards I was nominated for are;

Best-Moment-Awardsuper-sweet-blogging-award21abc-award11-1shoe most creative awardcolorful loyal reader awardrose of kindness awardThank-you so much Yoshiko. I appreciate these very much. Hugs my friend

The Loyal Reader Award


Tersia over at; http://tersiaburger.com

has nominated me for the Loyal Reader Award.loyal-reader-award

Isn’t it cute? So colorful, I love it.

Tersia is a wonderful friend and blogger. The first time I met her I wanted to become her friend.

You will not want to stop where I have ended. You will want to get to know Tersia, and see the love that is in her heart. You will want to continue to read her story.

Here is a bit of her life;

For a long time after Vic had breathed her last breath I lay next to her.  I touched her face and hugged her close to me.  Something I could not do in life as I may have fractured a bone or two.  Everybody left me alone with Vic.  I was so grateful for that precious time with my angel child.

I washed Vic and dressed her in her favourite pyjamas.  It was so difficult trying to dress her limp body.  Although I knew it did not matter anymore I was scared I would hurt her.  Years of conditioning I suppose.  I was shocked to see that a large part of her body had already discoloured.  Her right hand shoulder, her back and the top of her legs were black and blue.  When I washed her little body at 7am that morning, a mere 3.5 hours earlier, only her little toes had started discolouring… Her back was still so warm from the fever that had racked her body.  Her hands, feet and face were cold to the touch.

The rules are simple, because simple is good.

1. Display the award on your blog.

2. Thank the person who sent it to you.

3. Answer a rhetorical question of the authors choosing.

4. Send on the award to everyone you consider a loyal reader.

Rhetorical Question:

If you were on a deserted island, how would you survive? This is an easy question for me as there really was no thinking involved. God would help me survive. He would make sure all of my needs were met.

Others that I would like to share this award with are;

Rob Barkman
settledinheaven.wordpress.com

Barefoot Baroness
tonij.wordpress.com

catkay1984
funandmorebykay.wordpress.com

viveka
mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com

loopyloo305
thechristiangazette.wordpress.com

Naphtali
craigmotor.wordpress.com

Thank-you again Tersia.

Inner Peace Award


http://summer4soul.wordpress.com

inner Peace BadgeSummer has introduced me to this beautiful peaceful award.

Summer is all about love and peace among each other. A very sweet lady, for sure. Please visit her at the link I provided.

In Summer’s words this is her introduction about herself.

Hello there..
Like to share some things with you about me..
I love writing, drawing, dancing, music, spirituality, art, culture, nature.. The whole world! : ) I want to discover the universe with everything she gives us. I love creative people who dare to be, they make themselves particularly to express themselves by their inner in a way that fits with their. It makes the world more beautiful, rather..
Be someone..
‘The earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth.’
I respect anyone who dare to pursue their dreams. I learned: it is not only a wish, it is above all a do.

The hands are there for friendship..

The heart is there for love..

There are no rules actually for this. But how could I not spread this to all I can. Place it on your page and feel the peace when you see it.

jmgoyder
jmgoyder.wordpress.com

Marilyn Griffin
babyjill.wordpress x
marilyn.griffin@insightbb.com

bwcarey
paddypicasso.wordpress.com

playingthehandiwasdealt
playingthehandiwasdealt.wordpress.com

angelswhisper2011
angelswhisper2011.wordpress.com

thehappyhugger
hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com

becky6259
becky6259.wordpress.com

camsgranny
camsgranny.wordpress.com

 

A Great Moment in My Life Award


http://willeke73.wordpress.comBest-Moment-Award

Billie has nominated me for this Best Moment Award. Thank-you and big hugs Billie for thinking of me during your nomination process.

I have accepted this award before so instead of going on and saying repetitive things about myself, I will say the rules and nominate. I will also give you little pieces of me through photos that I take, and show you some of the awards I have received.

Thanks to all for the love and support you have given to me through this past year.

There are two simple rules for this;

  1. Create an acceptance speech either by video or a written speech post
  2. Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers

My nominations are;

hoping4astory
joyat60.wordpress.com

allegoricaldiamond
allegoricaldiamond.wordpress.com

whatwereyathinkin
deepthinker52.wordpress.com

wordpress-family-awardwonderful team awardinspiringblogawarddragonsloyaltyaward1pink liebster awardfamily-of-bloggers-awardreadersappreciationversatile blogger award 2maxine1.jpegexalting christ blog awardshine on awardreality-blog-awardliebsterawardbeautiful-blogger-award2blog of the yearsuper-sweet-blogging-award21very-inspiring-blogger-award

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sun peeking out

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1000 Likes


I know I don’t usually post this late at night. My ears and eyes are on the news and then Joyce Meyers. I just finished up watching Joyce and thought I would check for the last time responses I wanted to reply to before going to bed. I really don’t want to turn into a pumpkin.

I was so happy with what I saw!followed-blog-1000-1x I saw this symbol. Wow, to me that is a lot of people!!!

I just had to share my joy with you that helped me to earn this.

Thank-you very much!!!!!tree 5

2012 Blog of The Year Award


Elaine over at

http://e1aine.wordpress.com

has nominated me for the 2012 Blog of The Year Award.flowersBlog of the Year Award banner 600peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank-you so much Elaine.

Elaine has a great blog. She makes her own creative jewelry. I am always amazed at the beautiful necklaces she makes.

Here is a tiny peek at who Elaine is. Make sure you go visit her, especially if you like jewelry.

I live near Cambridge in England and only started blogging to support someone else. I love it, I don’t know why, perhaps I can share that with you when I work it out. Perhaps (more likely) you can tell me?

I live with my husband and three children. (One joined the family by stealth.) The girls are at University now, but you can tell they still live here by the amount of ‘stuff’ left lying around.

I work in a library, which I love and my hobby is making jewellery – maybe I’ll post pictures sometime – especially beaded necklaces and especially working with crystals. I love anything sparkly.

Thanks again Elaine!

 

 

My Heart Is Bursting


I have just received the news that I was awarded two more awards from The Prodigal Daughter

http://iprodigaldaughter.wordpress.com

The two awards are The Beautiful Blogger Awardbeautiful-blogger-award2 and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.very-inspiring-blogger-award

 

 

 

Here is a slice of who the Prodigal Daughter is

We all are lost and wastefully extravagant. We demand of our Father the nicest of all things to be given us…getting ahead of the One who knows best.

In our stupor we stumble and go hungry but just when we thought we lost everything, our Heavenly Father remains faithful…and waiting.

How many times have we failed? How many times have we sinned? How many times have we returned back home to a delightful Father waiting with open arms? God isn’t counting. He delights to see us . All it takes is a sincere repentance and we’re accepted in His family once again.

Our Father celebrates our return over and over and over again. We are redeemed and prodigal no more.

Luke 15:11-32

 

Here are the rules of the award:

1 . Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Thanks and link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7-15 bloggers for this award.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.

Thank-you so much my dear friend for these awards

Seven things about myself

1. I do one load of laundry per week

2. I love to sit in my swing in the early evenings of the year

3. I have a dishwasher but barely use it

4. I love the reruns; Mash and I Love Lucy and Golden Girls

4. I am an American Idol fan but not as strong this year with new judges

5. I love to watch 20/20 and Dateline

6. My favorite television stations are Nick-at-Nite and Hallmark

7. A couple of my favorite actresses are Betty White, and Julia Roberts

Nominations are

viveka
mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com

rebecca2000
ladyornot.com

lenwilliamscarver
myownheart.me x
grammielen@gmail.com

jmgoyder
jmgoyder.wordpress.com

Kadeen
deenakdrowaln.wordpress.com

deanabo
mythoughtsonthesubjectareasfollows.wordpress.com

angelswhisper2011
angelswhisper2011.wordpress.com

grannyscolorful
grannyscolorful.wordpress.com

Beyond Back Creek
BackCreekDesign.com

Kikibee
jensysg21.wordpress.com

sakuraandme
depressionexists.wordpress.com