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. 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 x

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

Thanks so much Dr. Rex

16 thoughts on “The Cloak of Dawn Award

  1. beautiful and I was thinking maybe you can put some pretty house plants in Als room in honor of him.
    As they grow and flourish you can rejoice in his freedom and in how he is now flourishing.


    • Thanks Granny. I have Al’s funeral plants so this could be a good idea. Right now they are sitting in front of me gazing towards the window, sucking in sunshine and one of the plants have two blooms on it. I did think of filling Al’s room with plants also. I have Christmas trees in there with soft white lights. I turned it into an antique room and tomorrow am painting it. Keeping so much of Al’s things in place right now. Only moving a few pieces. One day at a time for me in his room. Hugs


  2. My dear Terry …. I was hoping that this would give you some solace and some strength to keep going where life takes you now. You need to know that there are many of us who wish we could to more. I think we need to recognize you for it …. Be strong. Know we love you. Sending lots of love and hugs your way!!
    ❤ ……


  3. you certainly deserve this award and it is beautiful! what i say next is a bit surprising to me, as i read about your award, reaching the bottom and seeing what you thought of me just made me cry. how in your time of need that you still manage to lift someone else up is so touching. that love you have shown to your own brother and family has been shared with those like me who have hoped to give some support to you from a distance.

    there is no award for being a good human being but if there were i would make sure you had it. you have earned it and i am blessed to call you my friend.

    thank you so much for your kindness. sending you love and big hugs


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