Kelly at My voice, My view awarded me the Premios Dardo (top dart) award. We've become good friends even though we've never met face-to-face. She's one of those people that always makes me feel good and I just know that if we lived in the same city we would be inseparable. Her poetry is often raw and vulnerable because she writes about her life, her loves and her dreams. I'm so happy we're friends Kelly - thanks for the recognition!
Gerri at Peace and Love also mentioned me recently when she received this award from her friend. Gerrie's messages are positive and lovely. I'm not surprised she received this award because I feel inspired and encouraged by her too. And we share a love for our boys. Her son Noah is delightful!
AND believe it or not I was also mentioned by Christy in her blog A Lil' Welsh Rarebit. This award says "Your blog is as deer to me as cupcakes" and it is as much fun as Christy herself. She is a fairly new mom (to the adorable Ms. Foo) like me (Gerri and Kelly are veterans compared to us) and has a lighthearted view of life and it's always a kick to see what she's up to.
Thanks to all three of you. I love reading your blogs and always feel comforted knowing that although distance separates us, our hearts are the same.
FINALLY, I also wanted to tell you about this great gift I received in the mail from my hilarious friend Rachel mother of four at A Reservation for Six. She had a "Pay it forward" giveaway and I was chosen as one of the receivers. Several weeks later I went to the post office and a package with a sweet card was waiting for me. Rachel packed up these heavenly scented candles and candle holder and shipped it all the way to little ole me in a neighbouring country!
So I thought that instead of passing these awards on and holding a pay it forward contest I would honour you four women by making a donation to one of my favourite charities. It's called Fill the Cup! through the World Food Program. It feeds hungry children in third world countries. The beauty of this program is that it doesn't require a commitment - although the option is there if you want. For as little as $15.00 U.S. you can help feed 10 starving children for a week! I hope you don't mind Rachel that I changed it up a bit.
I never imagined I'd make so many terrific friends through blogging!!