Sunday, July 15, 2007

I received a special award. Now, my turn to reciprocate.

Melissa at Banana Migraine has adorned me with the “Blogger Reflection Award” which “should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them.”

This is what she had to say about me: "Michelle at Elliot's Expeditions always has such beautiful photos of her two children. They clearly show the happiness and love that surrounds her family.”

I feel blessed that you thought of me Melissa. Many thanks!!

Here are my kudos to some special mommas (oh, and one cool daddy too):

Jessica at Raising Joey is, beyond doubt, an inspirational person. Her heartwarming posts and special photographs and videos exemplify her love for life and her adoration of beautiful boy, Joey. Jess is also a preggo momma like myself and we are due at nearly the same time. I wish her all the best in the next couple of months and thank her for being such a source of encouragement.

Emily at both Lovely and Amazing and Gabriel’s Heart is such a dear woman! She has been blessed to have two of the most awe inspiring children, dear baby Gabriel and Miss Emma Jayne. Each of her children possess their own exceptional set of special needs and her love for them exemplifies compassion and grace. Emily is the epitome of an angel. I must add that Emily is a superb writer. I am drawn to her blog!

Nicole at All 4 My Gals is so very full of life. Her Christian perspective is invigorating and she raises each of her beautiful daughters directed by God’s word. She prays fervently for all those in need and I do believe that God takes extra time to listen to her. I hope that I get the opportunity to meet Nicole in person someday.

Okay, I have to add a special dad to my list. Jeff at Big Dawg Tales is one heck of a daddy. His mission is to educate and he states that his dear boy, Nash, is his “hero.” And look out when it comes to people first and accurately appropriate language when speaking about those with special needs and/or disabilities. Jeff has it all right and I pity those who try to tell him otherwise! What more needs to be said. I do think that his wife, Jan, is a very special person as well. Nash is blessed to have such extraordinary parents.

Never can I give out an award without including Pam at Rhett’s Journey. Pam embodies loveliness and never has she put herself before ANYONE else. “Kiddos before momma” ought to be her mantra. To say that I am encouraged by Pam is an understatement. I love my friend, Pam and God’s grace shines through each of her children’s eyes.

Thanks for providing such inspiration. Following are the rules for you special moms and dad:

  1. Copy this post.
  2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
  3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
  4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
  5. Place the award icon on your site.


~Melissa~ said...

It was so hard to choose wasn't it? Congratulations - you are definitely very deserving!

Jessica said...

Awwwww, thank you!

Jeff said...

Wow, what an honor. Thank you so much. I am at a loss for words and that almost never happens.