My good (blog)buddy, Canadian Flake gave me an award! You all know her, right? I hope so. If you haven't been over to her place, then this is your chance. Head on over and say hi.
I hope that I am deserving of this. I have 'met' so many wonderful people through this little blog that Heidi urged me to start. I feel blessed every day to know all of you.
I guess that I am supposed to pick 7 more people that are deserving of this award. That's difficult, because you have all been such good friends to me. Whether it has been offering advice, or giving me a shoulder to cry on, or just 'listening' to my rants, I could never ask for better friends.
Marni. I don't know where to start when it comes to Marni. She has called me at home, just to say hi and check in on me when she knows that I am feeling low. She has such a capacity for love and kindness. Marni is a true Georgia Peach. Stop by her place and say hi. I have a feeling that if you do, you'll be back - again and again.
CindyDianne. She has been a wonderful friend, too. She has called me, like Marni, just to see how I'm doing. She is sweet, and funny, and I cherish my friendship with her. Stop by and see her, too. You'll see what they mean about Southern Hospitality.
Her Indoors. (Katy) We haven't spoken in the phone, but we have exchanged cards, and letters. She is planning a trip to Canada next spring, and I looking forward to meeting her and Himself. She has 'listened' to me rant, and always finds a way to make me laugh. I dare you to stop by her place and not come away smiling.
Gabriel - Gabriel is a newer friend. I am not sure how I found him, but I am so glad that I did. When Jessica was in the hospital in October, he stopped by to say hi. This small gesture was something that I will always remember. He reached out to me when I needed a friend most. I can't wait to meet his wife, and their kids. He is an amazing person, in so many ways. Stop by his place and you'll see what I mean.
Debi. Where do I start? She is wonderful. We have become long distance friends, and I feel like I have known her my entire life. She is generous, and thoughtful, and has a way of making me feel good about myself. Everyone should have a friend like Debi.
Dilling. Last Christmas, when I was feeling down, a surprise package arrived in the mail. It was from Dilling. She had sent me one her photos, one of my favourites, and she made my day. It lifted my spirits and reminded me what Christmas was really about. I can't say enough about Dilling. She is passionate, and artistic, and has a big heart. She stands up for what she believes in, and I admire that greatly. In short, she rocks.
Gardenia. I am so blessed to be in her 'inner circle.' (Her blog is by invitation only) We have had long conversations about so many different topics! She is insightful, and loving, and I am so happy to be one of her blog buddies. She has helped me through some dark times.
Well, that is seven. I always hesitate to add Heidi to any of my lists, or awards, because we are best friends. We have been friends since highschool. We failed math together, and ate lunch together, and went to the sock hops in the gym every Friday. She is the Godmother of all 3 of my girls (she took over after Jessie and KC's Godparents seemed to lose interest) She has NEVER let me down. When my Dad died in 1999, she and Jethro (along with 2 small children) were in the air, flying home from England. The second that she heard what happened, she was at my side, jetlagged kids and all. She has supported all my choices, even the ridiculous ones, and listens to me rant, rave, whine and cry. In short, she is the best friend that you could ever ask for.
I would also like to mention some other friends. 4D has been a good friend, too. We have a lot in common, and it is good to have a friend that understands and doesn't judge. He may deny it, but he is a hell of a guy.
Christine is a good blogbuddy, too. I know that most of you have not stopped by her place, but I really think that you should. You will not be disappointed.
Whimsicalnbrainpan. Stop by her place. You will be forever changes when you see how incredible and courageous she is. She is good friend, too. She always has time for me, even with all that she is dealing with.
I didn't add Corky, because he already has this award. He is My American Cousin. Nuff said.
Tod? You rock, too. You know it. :)
I can't forget Camie Vog. She keeps promising to come and pick me up so that I visit with Beanie and Little Man - oh and her, too!
Well, in all honesty, ALL of my friends are the best. It was so hard to choose just 7. I do truly feel blessed to have met all of you. I wanted to pick each and evryone of you, because you have all touched my life in a postive way. Thanks for being there.