I've been meaning to get onto this for the past week or two. Recently, I was flattered to recieve a couple of blog awards from two of my newer readers. I'm flattered because both are new to my blog, so don't know me as well as some of my older readers. I'm grateful that they can see past the meloncholia of the past couple of months.
I passed around the Lovely Blog award a few weeks ago. So for today, I want to pass on the other two.
The Humane Award. I'm going to quote straight from Psych Babbler here.
to be honest, I am uncertain about it's purpose. I'm going to assume that it's
about awareness and education and information and on that basis, I'd like to
pass this award on to the blogs that teach me something almost every time I
So I'm going to offer this award to blogs that teach me
something. It doesn't have to be ground breaking, or concerning the rest
of the world. It can be little things I learn about myself, or about the
people around me.
Anna Anna has a lot to deal with, with two sons, one of whom is quite ill. She teaches me about resilience and about being your child's advocate. I'm in awe of her.
Like Anna, Renay's little man has had a rough start to life, but she is a wonderful mother to him, and I love her blog. One day I'm going to come down and steal her mother for a few weeks though. ;-)
Sally makes me want to be braver. While battling a major surgery and cancer, a hearing impairment and 4 children, she stood up and made herself heard. She made the difficult choice, for the sake of her and her children and I don't think she knows how brave I think she is. I wish so much that Sally could see herself the way I see her.
Peta, Mary and Mel have shown me how strong a mother can be, surviving even the very worst, the loss of a precious child. They have come out stronger, more compassionate and more appreciative of what they have. They have taught me never, ever to take my children for granted.
This one is easy.
First of all - Averil. I love reading Ave's blog. It is sweet, heartfelt and never fails to make me feel just a little better about the world. I wish there were more people like Ave.
Jodi, over at Bingley Bunch. I love not only her beautiful photography, but watching her daughters grow up. I've been reading her blog for a while now, and already am impressed by the beautiful young women she is raising.
Speaking of watching them grow up - Simone's twin boys are getting so big. I love reading about their exploits. I don't know how she keeps up with them, but it's a lot of fun (sometimes, I do wish they'd sleep better for their Mama) to see.
My newest blog crush is another Simone, over at The Bottom of the Ironing Basket. Such a beautiful blog, never leave without a dreamy sigh. I'd almost consider ironing if any of those clothes were at the bottom of my basket. ;-)
Of late, I have received kindness from a great number of people. But I want to give this award to two woman I've never met, who's words always make an enormous impact on my day. Tanya and Karen, I don't know that I'll ever be able to tell you how you help me and how I value your friendship.
And finally, an award I got yesterday from Simone. (Thank you by the way. I don't know what to say).
I'm pretty sure they're far too cool for this kind of thing, but this one is for Kirrily and Jenn. Because, quite simply, I think they are both extraordinary women.