But here in the blogging community where sharing, support and love reign supreme, my hopes have been renewed. The trust we all bestow upon each other to dabble in a bit of creativity and put it out there for all to see, to write about our personal lives, to reach out and say a few kind things just because we want to uplift each other - this is the kind of neighbourhood I am proud to live in!
This week I was tickled to find that I had received two awards from two beautiful women I really admire and feel honoured to be recognized by.
Janine from Sniffles and Smiles awarded me with the Noblesse Oblige Award and it is no surprise that she was presented with this award which requires that the blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different cultures and beliefs,
has a blog whose contents inspire; strives to encourage, and offers solutions and has a clear purpose. Janine's blog does all of this and fosters a better understanding of social, political, economic, the arts, cultures, sciences and beliefs and is refreshing and creative and promotes friendship and creativity and positive thinking. Some of my personal favourite posts have been Beware the blog and Dr no decision but you should visit her and find your own.
The receiver of this award is encouraged to list some the achievements of this blog. I'm not sure if this blog has achieved anything but I will tell you that it has taken on a life of its own. When I started, I wanted a forum to post pictures of Deaglan's development so that friends and family near and far could keep up with our lives. From that it has become a place for me to really talk about motherhood from my perspective. In the back of my mind I always hope that someday Deaglan will read what I've shared here and know me a bit better and understand the total abandon with which I have embraced his presence in my life. The fringe benefit and the surprising gift that has come with blogging has been the friendships with these wonderful people from all over the world!
It is my pleasure to pass this award on to some of my friends.
Check them out, I always feel so good when I visit them!
I will do a separate post on the other award I received this week since this one has undoubtedly taken up enough of your time:)