Tuesday, August 11, 2009

To my Bloggy Buddies...

While gone on my weekend family adventure, I checked my blog only to discover I had been nominated for the neno award, by my good blog buddy, Christy at The Secret Life of An American Wife and Mom. I get excited and I am truly humbled every time someone chooses to pass an award my way. It is affirmation that either my family and our crazy adventures are normal or just plain entertaining. Either way, I'm happy. I started this blog at the request of my sister so that we would have another way to keep in touch. Little did I know that it would be my daily journal of feelings as well as my link to new friendships. I don't know about everyone else but the ability to write things down and getting feelings out in the open is very healing and helps this mom deal with her day to day busy life, no matter what each day holds.

I was told that the neno award is given to those who love blogging, who enjoy making new friendships and who spend their time encouraging others. Thank you.

To pick people to pass this award on to...well it is hard, for there are so many who encourage me everyday with their sweet comments. I am truly thankful for everyone who stops by to laugh as well as cry with me each day. I know that those I have chosen have probably already been given this award by someone else, but I truly just wanted to say thanks for hanging in there through the ups and downs with me. I enjoy each of your blogs for so many different reasons.

Here are a few encouragers who brighten my day every day with sweet words...

Christy - right back at you my friend!!!

Sharon - Joy in the Truth

Hope - My Hope is in the Lord

Elaine - Peace for the Journey

Lauren - Walk by Faith

Michelle - Psalm 104:24

Mimi -He & Me +3

Nan - Mom's the Word

Erica - Scottsville

Kat - Heart2Heart

To others that stop by to encourage and say hello from time to time, "THANKS!!!" This award is for you too. I would also like to say thanks to my sister and my dad, who both have great blogs themselves and who encourage me everyday to write what I know.

I am so thankful for all my bloggy buddies!!!


Andrea said...

Congratulations and GOD BLESS!

Mocha Momma said...

Congratulations, Mich! You deserve the Neno Award. I enjoy your blog very much and I appreciate that you stop by and read mine and encourage me.

Thanks for praying for us, my mom is doing pretty good. I'm going to stick around home for the next two days and take care of our family.

I feel so unorganized. I made plans to hostess a baby shower and I organized our church "Operation Back Pack" program for a local middle school before I knew mom was going to need the extra care so I've got to get back on track with those promises.

Take care,

mimi said...

Congratulations! I have loved reading your blog and getting to know you more...you deserve that award :)

Amber said...

Very much deserved, sisarow.

Something about the speech made me looking for a little gold statue though....

Very Oscarish.


What'd you wear?!

Mich said...

I wore my jammies, sister-friend!

Whew! At least I didn't forget to thank you in my speech!!! :)

christy rose said...

Great job Mich! Graciously accepting your award and giving your speech in your jammies takes a lot of self confidence. LOL

Heart2Heart said...

Congratulations Mich!

Wonderful well deserved award and so happy that you have passed it on to so many wonderful woman, with myself included.

I am humbled that you have presented this to me and honored by your friendship. Here's to many more blogging posts to come.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Congratulations to you! Your blog is a blessing indeed!

Wowzie...thank you. I am humbled indeed. You are so sweet!

Feeling encouraged and blessed,

He & Me + 3 said...

Congrats on your award. That is so cool. Your blog is a fun place to stop by! Keep blogging my friend you are good at it.

Anonymous said...


Wow, I am toughed by you, Mich; this is SO sweet! Thank you for thinking of me!

It is a blessing to have your family blogging with you. I first started blogging for the same reason. However, none of my family has blogs, and few stop by to post (it’s set up as a shared blog) or comment. So I started a separate blog, and am thankful for friends like you who care to stop by and say “Hello”. Believe me, it REALLY means a lot to me that you do.

Of course, my family loves me; they just do not love blogging.