One Lovely Blog Award — thank you MissMelvis!

Dang this week has been crazy. I’ve been wanting to get on here and write and just didn’t seem to have the time.

I’ve been meaning to say thank you to my wonderful new friend over at Me, Bookshelf and I — she has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award! I’m flattered! Just two weeks ago I didn’t have a blog, and now I already have people reading along and someone kind enough to compliment my blog and call it lovely. Thank you, MissMelvis, for nominating me for the award!

One Lovely Blog AwardAs a recipient of the award I’m to:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated me
  • Link the post to their page
  • State 7 random facts about myself
  • Nominate those that I feel are deserving of this award

So here goes!

1. I am constantly astonished at just how different people really are. A lot of times I assume people think and are just like me. It makes my life full of surprises.

2. I had a dress up tea party for my 7th birthday. I wore a poofy purple dress (one of the ones with crenoline and a wire around the bottom), a hat with a feather in it, and make-up. I imagined that’s how sophisticated British ladies sipped tea.

3. Most people who know me are shocked when I tell them I’m really an introvert. I can be very sociable and sometimes not shy at all, but I have to retreat by myself a lot and I thrive off of my alone time. Funnily enough, I grew up in a loud house of 7 people.

4. On my first date with J, I told him I really couldn’t stand my grandfather (long story). He almost laughed because it was such a ridiculous thing to say (who says that, anyway?) — and why I chose to share that on the first date I don’t know. But he ended up asking me out for a second date anyway.

5. I’m obsessed with Sriracha sauce. Obsessed.

6. I was voted “Most School Spirit” by my senior class in high school.

7. I love history, and being an American I think the decades throughout the 20th century in America were pretty interesting. If I had to live in another decade, I think it’d be the roaring 20s.

And here are my nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award:

Diary of a Miscarriage: I found this blog just after my recent miscarriage (thank you Google keywords!), and went back to her original post from 2007 to read through it from start to finish. I believe she has a new blog now and doesn’t write here much anymore, but reading through her old posts helped me cope with my miscarriage better. I can completely relate to a lot of her experiences and feelings. She has a lovely way of talking about how God helped her through the darkest days of her miscarriage, and through her nervousness in her subsequent pregnancy. It just goes to show you don’t know how God will use your blog in others’ lives — even years later.

Modern Reject: What a lovely blog. A strong Christian woman who keeps it real, and oh does she have a sense of humor! I just discovered this blog (in trying to find blogs to nominate, because well, I never really read blogs) — and I plan to put it on my reader. The one post that jumped out at me? The 3-part series on her physical healing. I’ve recently had some physical issues from my miscarriage that feel like they’re never going to end, and I believe God led me to her post for some encouragement. But the rest of the blog is amazing, too.

Natalie & Julian: A lovely blog about one woman’s journey to find hope after losing her first child only 3 days after he was born. This is another one I discovered through Google keywords, searching for blogs about miscarriage to make myself feel better. I landed on the Baby Loss Directory which lists hundreds of personal blogs on the subject, and found this original blog of one of the contributors — and went back to her original post to read it from start to finish. I’m only halfway through, but I’m hooked. She went on to have a second child–although not without major emotional and physical hurdles–and it gives me hope.

Thanks again, Me, Bookshelf and I, for the award. Being a perfectionist it’s hard to see my own blog as lovely, but it feels good to know that you and others do! I can’t wait to write more. I just wish I had been doing this for years — it’s so therapeutic! 🙂

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