Earlier this week, my sweet blogger friend and fellow April Panda, Margie, awarded this blog with the "Blogger Reflection Award." Not knowing what that meant I read the following:
"The Blogger Reflection Award should make an individual reflect upon bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them.”
I was really very surprised and honored someone would think of me in this manner. I really am such a novice blogger and I know my three little blogs are just little fish in a VERY, VERY, VERY big blogging ocean. The primary reason I began blogging was to keep family and friends updated about our trip to China to bring home Lindy. I never dreamed it would also be an outlet for me to "meet" other people and encourage as well as be encouraged.
This award is meant to be passed on to someone else in the blogosphere. I am going to pass it to Heather at Especially Heather. I don't know Heather, nor do I even remember how I found her blog. In fact, I think Don found it. Heather is a young woman who has faced (and continues to face) more trials than it seems like anyone should have to bear. However, her faith is so strong and her example of perseverance is incredible. She constantly is talking about her blessings, passing on nuggets of wisdom, and offering reminders that we are not in control but God is. On days when I feel like things aren't going right, I remember some of the things Heather has written about and gone through and it not only offers me perspective but hope, as well. I know she is blessed and prayed for by many people but I also know she blesses many people with her spiritual maturity.
Thank you, Margie for this award and for causing me to take some time to reflect on who to pass it on to.