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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My First Award Nomination

One of my very new blogger friends from Filled with Praise, nominated me for this Honest Scrap award. Amy is a mother to "three blessings" and has been married to her husband for nine years. She has a heart overflowing with love for her family, her friends, and most importantly... for God. I am so thankful God placed this sweet woman in my life. Thank you Amy. You have no idea how much I needed someone to "pick me up" today. Thank you for being a blessing.

The award comes with the instructions that I am suppose to share 10 honest things about myself and then nominate 7 other people for the award (then comment on their blog to tell them about it of course!)

So without further ado, I give you 10 honest things about myself:
  1. I am not a morning person. I could sleep until noon everyday. I used to, but that was before my name changed to mommy.
  2. I met my husband in church. Our families went to a small church together, but we never met because Joseph lived in Tennessee. When he moved to Florida, his Uncle played matchmaker. The rest as they say, is history.
  3. I did ballet for 12 years... I still miss it and hope to do it again one day.
  4. I love taking photographs. There is so much beauty in life if you take the time to look for it.
  5. I am horrible about charging my phone and getting things in the mail. My husband has to charge my phone for me, and if I tell you I will mail you something...expect it in about a year!
  6. I can't stand putting gas in my vehicle. It's like throwing away perfectly good money.
  7. My husband and I only dated for about eight months before we got married. We didn't have our first kiss until we were pronounced man and wife.
  8. It breaks my heart to see children mistreated. I have always wanted to adopt to give a child a chance at life who wouldn't have one otherwise.
  9. When I get upset, my husbands clue is a kitchen overflowing with baked goods... It's therapeutic to turn my hurt or anger into something productive.
  10. I have a weird water phobia. I only drink nestle purelife.

My nominations go to seven blogs that inspire me daily, they are in no particular order:
  • Oh, The Possibilities - Sarah is a wife and mother with such a sweet spirit. She takes beautiful pictures with the help of her brother for families who have lost children. I opened up my e-mail one morning and found a truly priceless gift.
  • Our Journey of Love - Adrienne is the mother of a sweet little boy named Owen who was adopted from Russia. This amazing woman has endured heartache after heartache through numerous miscarriages and failed adoptions. Adrienne's faith in God in unshakable and she is such an inspiration to me.
  • Love Reign Over Me - Carly is a mother of three (expecting her forth). Her only son Christian, was called to be with the Lord. What a legacy this woman has built for her baby boy... She writes children's names in the sand for bereaved families and photographs them at sunrise or sunset. Her work is tremendous.
  • Happily Henninger - Kimberly is a wife and a mother. Her son Hudson is not able to be here with her this side of heaven... he was born still at 30 weeks. Her faith through this journey is a breathe of fresh air, and fills me with hope.
  • Finding My Feet - Raechel is one crafty momma who is trying to "find her feet" after losing her sweet little girl, Evie Grace, to Triosmy 9 after 31 weeks. She has a sweet little boy named Oliver and the love she has for her family is very apparent. I love visiting her blog.
  • Beauty from Pain- Celia is a mother of four children. Her youngest child Noah, was diagnosed with anencephaly during her pregnancy, and lived for 19 short hours before going to his eternal home. Although her loss is new, she is so transparent in her writing... She helps me realize it's okay to be human and to hurt or be angry.
  • Caring for Carleigh - Holly is a wonderful mother who is trying to navigate this new world she was thrown into after she lost her daughter Carleigh to anencephaly. Her determination to love the Lord regardless of her circumstances deserves to be applauded.
It was very hard for me to just pick seven blogs for this nomination... It takes so much courage to "expose" yourself in order to help others through your blog, and I have come across so many blogs that are wonderful sources of encouragement. But this is my list, so go meet these wonderful woman and learn from them. You will walk away blessed. And once again to Amy... Thank you.


Sarah Dawn said...

Congrats! Your blog is such a sweet place to come. I'm glad God splashed you today.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

And yay, I get to meet others now too. I love it when someone gets an award because we get to splash around even more.

Holly said...

Thank you for nominating me Danielle! This is the first I have come by your blog. I plan on coming back and reading more of your story soon!

Henninger Family said...

Wow Danielle - thank you so much!! This is my first "blog award" =) I have enjoyed reading your story so much and thank you for writing yours and giving so much of yourself to us in telling it.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for nominating me, it was a lovely surprise. I'm not blogging properly at the moment as dad is having open heart surgery tomorrow and I seem to be living at the hospital at the moment. But I will. And thank you again xxx