Sunday, August 31, 2008
Melody of Merrie Melody blessed me with this award for my blog. Melody has been enjoying the fruits of her labor through her garden. She posts pictures of her bounty that will make your mouth water and leave you considering planting a garden of your own! Thank you Melody!
These are the official blog award rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate up to 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.
This is hard for me because I want to give the Award to everyone! But, I am going to actually follow the rules on this one (shocking, I know). So, here they are, in no particular order:
Mary of Keep the Light Shining. This sweet lady's blog has been such an encouragement to me!
Deborah of Songs from my Journey. Another blog I visit when I feel the need to be encouraged and brought back round to what is really important to me.
Christine of Smiles & Trials. This is a fairly new blog to me. I am fascinated with this family! The blog is the day to day journal of life for this amazing family of 13.
Alison of RDH Mom. Alison has the story of their adoptions chronicled on her sidebar. She also has a great sense of humor!
Brenda of Living with RAD. RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder and it is something that many adoptive families deal with when adopting children not adopted as infants. Her blog is full of information and encouragement as she shares her own family story as they walk through RAD personally. My three children are all natural born to us but I've found many of her insights helpful with my children as well.
Ramona of Light in Earthen Vessels. Ramona also suffers from dystonia and has a remarkable story that I plan to share parts of on this blog. She is also a fellow Christian with a real heart for family. They are raising children from all over the world.
Last, but certainly not least, is Rick of Organized Doodles. He has been an incredible source of encouragement throughout our difficulties with Chai Tea. He also recently blessed me with the caricature that will be the header for this blog. You can read about it here. Thank you Rick! I pray that you are blessed as you bless others!
You may have picked up on the fact that many of the people above have adopted children (Deborah from Songs from my Journey has as well)... We seriously considered adopting some years back but decided to put it on the back burner for awhile... and then dropped it all together. It is, at times, a painful thing for me... but, for whatever reason, I still read about it and am fascinated by the families that give of themselves that way.