I need to start out by saying that these fun, little awards that I am so honored to receive could not have come at a better time!
The last few weeks, I have felt rather inadequate as a mom, wife, friend, sister, and daughter. It's hard to explain why, I just don't feel like I am giving my all to the people that deserve it the most. It's a sad place to be, but it's real for me...more often than I care to admit.
I feel really silly even sharing this because I know there are so many who are going through such rough times in their lives, and here I am crying and stressing out about the little things in my life. I do remember a friend encouraging me once after me making a comment about why I was stressing over these little things. She said, "they may seem like little things, but for you they are things that matter."
Well, I suppose this post is headed into a depressing mood, so let me get on with something fun and little (but that feels SO BIG) before it's too late!
I want to say thank you to some wonderful bloggers whom I have never met before in person, but who have inspired me to keep blogging! They have honored me with some awards, which, as small as it seems, means SO MUCH!
The lemonade award celebrates great attitude and gratitude!
I received this award from Missy at Simply Red AND Kasey at All That is Good. Both of these ladies have so much to offer with their blogging. Missy is an inspiration to me for creating things that are fun and beautiful. And, Kasey is so sweet to leave me comments often and she just has that spunk about her that is so fun! Thank you ladies for honoring me with this award.
The Lovey Award honors blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.
I received the Lovey Award from Lynz at The Miles Family. I "met" Lynz pretty early on to the start of me blogging. She has always been faithful to leave comments and I adore her qualities as a mom...it's all about family for her! And, although I do not feel like my blog is even close to charming, I do appreciate the award and feel like I have found a friend through this little hobby of mine! Thank you so much, Lynz!
Lastly, I received the Kreativ Blogger award from Sandy at Just For Fun. Sandy is an inspiration to me! She has some of the most amazing kid creations and craftiness. I wish I could do more of what she does with her children with my own children. I've got a list of "fun things" that I can't wait to try out with my kids. Sandy, I'm honored.
Thank you, ladies, for sharing your stories, creativity, family, and heart to me in this blogging world. I am truly honored to be "loved on" through these awards. I know you probably didn't think I would react like I was winning a Golden Globe, but at this moment, it's what I needed to keep me going. Please go visit these ladies and let them know I sent you!
Why do I blog? I've answered this before in short detail, but let me add to it just a bit: I love to create! And blogging for me is about inspiring myself and others to create. As a stay at home mom, it's really easy to give up on your passions that you once had before having kids. To blog about the creativity that seems to flow through me, is a way for me to stay passionate about the things I love to do. And, although my number one priority in life is to be a loving and caring mom and wife (daughter, sister, and friend), I can't let my passions slip through my hands. Blogging is a way for me to inspire and be inspired! And, while I'm at it...what mommy doesn't love showing off her little blessings?