Sunday, February 01, 2009

Thank You and Passing It On!

Lemonade award! It is for people that have a positive attitude, show gratitude, and are upbeat about situations and when given lemons, make lemonade.

My friend Jennifer of Convergent Paths graciously gave me this award last week! I am so humbled - thank you!

Jennifer and her husband are currently in process for #2 and #3 through the miracle of adoption! It's a joy to read the progress on that front (never an easy process) as well as news from home. She has encouraged me in so many ways!

The rules for this award are that you post the graphic for it, write a post that links back to the giver, and then pass it on to up to ten others. Leave a comment on the blogs that get the award, so they know what's happened.

It's so hard to choose who to pass this on to! There are so many of you that encourage with your blogs - I watch the situations that come along and the grace, sometimes humor, and the honesty with which you deal with them. So here are four bloggers that I want to pass this on to:

Jennie of Autism the Road Less Travelled - Life is not easy for this mom of 5 but she is seriously one of the most positive, upbeat people I have ever met. She educates others about autism as she and her husband work to help their children heal. She is my real life friend and I have been so blessed through her writing and her life. She is an awesome mom AND friend!

Katrina of To God My Only Joy, I Will Praise You - This girl is also a real life friend although I've probably gotten to know her better through blogging. She inspires me with her love for others and her grace through loss. She is witty and sweet!

Jean of A Testimony of God's Providence - Jean and I have so many mutual friends, I can't believe we haven't met, yet! Her blog is so positive as she loves on her husband and kids and seeks to honor God through her work and calling. It's a blessing to read!

Gretchen of Journey Far, Journey Near - Also a mom of three boys, we have have a lot in, little sleep, constant noise, and continual whirlwinds of energy (not our own). :) Her blog is down to earth, her love for her family is so genuine and she's just an all round awesome person as she mothers three very young boys!

Thank you, Jennifer, and thank you to each of you for inspiring me with your lives and blogs! Pass it on to as many or as few as you would like!


Gretchen said...

Aww, thanks! It's so nice to have you around as we go through this all together.

Jean Marie Bibby said...

How funny, you've me a an award and I don't know what to do with it. Literally. :-) No seriously, you can stop laughing now. :-)

How do I get the image into a post?

Jean Marie Bibby said...

Are you still laughing?

Alaina said...

:) - Jean, you can just copy the picture by right clicking and saving. :)

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Katrina said...

♥ Aww....Thank you, Alaina! *warm fuzzies* :) :)