My friend Jessica nominated me for this award. Wow, I'm so unworthy of this award. I saw this nomination several days ago, but wasn't sure what to say... I've looked back over my own blog entries and compared them to some of the others out there and my entries seem so simple, just daily ramblings of my simple life. I'm amazed that my ramblings have touched anyone!?!
Here is the history behind this award:
This award was started by a teenage girl named Jocelyn and you can go here to read more about her. Below is the background behind this award in Jocelyn's own words:"
As for my award, it is called The Blogger Reflection Award. Why? The reason for the title is because 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. This award is for the best-of-the-best so consider who you pick, carefully. This award should not be given to just anyone. If you're going to do the award don't just write a few words and slap it on your blog. Write real thoughts about these bloggers and what they've been to you, and if the bloggers you pick have already been given the award, don't be afraid to give to them again. They deserve it as many times as it's given."
Now those are pretty big words to live up to and I'm touched that I've touched someone else. I've considered who I'd give this award to and here are my nominees and why:
Jessica - is a personal friend of mine and began touching my life way before blogging. She has taught me about not settling, about sticking to standards and about being your own person. And besides all that she is just a great person all around. She is awesome!! Thanks Jess for being such a good friend.
Jodi - is also a personal friend and she too began touching my life before blogging. I don't have children, but I know that one day the Lord will bless me with children and I want to be the Godly mother that Jodi is, she sets such a great example for her children. She is my "mommy" example. She too is a great wife and I know that we lives daily as the "model wife" that we find in Proverbs 31. Thanks Jodi for being such a great example of a mother and wife.
Emily - is my sister-in-law (our husbands are brothers). We've learned a lot about each other over the last 18 months or so, we've stuck together when "in-law" time were hard and when things looked their worse. Emily has taught my about endurance, she's adjusted to being married, living part-time with our in-laws, going to school full time and working full time (among some personal struggles, I'm sure) all in about a years time and she's come out sane - now that's endurance... Thanks Em for being the sister I never had!!
Deedra - is a blog friend, but I always come away from her blog with something to think about. It may just be a funny story about her precious little boy or it may be something that she's shared that really touches my heart. She has also started Fit4Life Fridays which encourages each of us to not only be healthier, but to set goals that will make us better people. Thanks Deedra for being setting a good example, you set you goals each week and stick to them and I do consider you a friend.
There are many more blogs that I stop by on a periodic basis, but these 4 I check at least once a day. So, stop on over and check them out! Thanks girls for being such great friends and for encouraging me.