February 18, 2010
   My goodness, how sweet! I got two awards and I’m super excited because I haven’t gotten an award before. The first is the Sunshine Award from Law Momma over at Spilled Milk. I love her blog and admire her so much – she’s a working mom with a young son and manages to do it all. That’s amazing. I dread the day I have to go back to work because I barely make it out of bed and get a shower some days. And… her MIL found her blog and read it, and is pissed. Just knowing that makes me want to read more about her.

   Anyway, here it is:

The rules for accepting the Sunshine Award are as follows…
1. Put the logo in my post or within my blog.
2. Pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within my post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blogs.
5. Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award!
   Here’s the deal – like Law Momma, I’m struggling for 12 blogs. I love her term “Blog Snob” because, well, I kinda am. I don’t mean to be – but by the time I get done checking email, writing a blog post, and reading some of yours – Bella is up. Laundry is done. Dishes are waiting. Phone rings. Husband is home. So comments are tough to do. And I HATE the generic ones that you know don’t mean anything. Along with, “Love your blog – check out mine at”. Annoying.

   So I’ll pass out awards to as many as I can. Because I have another award to pass on.

   The Sunshine Award goes to my fellow bloggers who make me smile. They’ve encouraged me, helped me out with being new to blogging, and let me into their lives through their writing. I enjoy following them and knowing what wonderful people they are, and the laughs they give me:

   The other award is the Beautiful Blogger Award. It was given by 2 people: Law Momma, and Metta1313 at 365 days: 30+ Mommyhood.


•Be polite, say thank you to the blogger that gave this to you & give ’em a linkback.
•Pass it on to other beautiful bloggers that you’ve discovered.
•Link ’em.
•Notify ’em. 

   Thanks to both of you. If you haven’t checked out Metta’s blog, you need to. She’s got some amazing giveaways as well as some really cute stories.

   So I’m going to tell you a little about why these 3 are so special to me.

Cotton Socks I started reading this blog when the author, known as Easjer, lost her precious baby boy Gabriel. I read something that next day on Blair’s blog about her friend and that her baby boy had passed away and ended up finding Easjer’s blog. At the time she was just a few weeks behind me in her pregnancy and I knew her because of her wit on the Bump. I felt so much for her, it was amazing that someone had enough strength to post about all her feelings; anger, grief, pain, and also the occassional bit of humor that shined through. I admire her so much, she has the strength so pick herself up each day and start again.
Nolan’s Story Where do I begin? Ashley is an amazing person. Her son Nolan was born early and only lived 3 days. Ashley has turned his story into a beautiful celebration of his short little life. She and her husband are incredible people; the love they have for each other and their little boy, and the determination they have to keep his memory alive. She is such an open writer – her blog made me cry more than once and it’s been really special to share her journey of healing and yet still remembering her first child.
The Heir to Blair I know, everyone and their mom nominates Blair, writes Blair, visits Blair’s blog, wants to be adopted by Blair, dresses up as Blair for Halloween – no, that’s creepy. You have issues. 🙂 But Blair was the first blog I ever read. Really. I had no idea what a blog even really was. I read through a few of her posts back in May of last year and was hooked, but what sealed it was finding her letters to Harpie. How special those were. How much she loved that little child. Blair gets this award because of her candidness, her way of shocking you as you read “Did she really just say that?”, her ability to make me blow wine/beer out my nose in laughter as I read her Tweets, and how she makes you understand that you can be a mom, a really fantastic mom, in so many different ways.
   So those are my bloggers. I’m not doing this for comments or to be linked or for you to follow me, nope. I read the other day about letting the bloggers out there that have inspired you know it. Because blogging is tough. And lonely. Sometimes you just need to know that your words really changed someone. So thanks. Love to you all.
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