Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ever So Awarded

Spring is creeping up on us, with the softness of arriving color.  The rain-clad sky is shading the dull earth with tinges of pink.  Browny-pink knobs dot the ornamental pear tree, awaiting the touch of warmth on their smooth skins to break into bloom.  The deep green moss on the trees is yellow with the damp, and small purple blossoms are sending an amethyst haze over the ground.

I have pushed myself into the enveloping warmth of a living-room chair with a resolution.  I will catch up this blog!

I have always wanted to be awarded, wanted to know my blog was something good, something that other people enjoyed.  I was always on the edge of my seat when I noticed someone with an award, wondering if I'd ever get them.  And then, suddenly, awards began to rush in on an overwhelming flood.  I was thrilled.

Not until now have I had the chance to thank everyone, and post the awards and pass them on. So, without any more chit-chat, here goes.

Everly Pleasant at Clickety-Clack nominated us for the Snowflake Award.

The snowflake represents beauty and individuality. No two snowflakes are alike. This is the way we are in God's eyes-special. And just as he designed each snowflake, he designed each of us with great care, beautifully and fearfully, before we were even "knit in our mother's womb."

This award goes to people who notice "the snowflakes" in life. The tiny, often overlooked, but beautiful and unique things. While everyone else was walking all over snow, caring nothing about snow, Wilson Bentley was appreciating individual snowflakes and photographing them so that they could be cherished for a long time. He said:
"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind."
So this award goes to those who not only appreciate The Little Things but...

To someone who captures The Little Things before they melt. They record them in words, photographs, however they choose.

We nominate...

Hannah at Honey and Jam

Elise at Ribbons of Light, and the Three Spinsters at Pretty Wit, awarded us this...

The qualifications for this award -- you give this award to five bloggers who:

1. Inspire you
2. Make you smile and laugh
3. Give amazing information
4. Are a great read
5. Have an amazing design
6. And any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

Rules of the award are as follows:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing! ***if you don’t have 5 that’s okay.***
3. Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I know many of you have already been awarded, but nevertheless, we nominate...

Shannon, at A Maiden's Musings
Tiffany, at A High Calling
Emily, at Songs I Sing
Laura, at Actually Laura
Chelsea, at Writer's Blog

And dear Emily, at Songs I Sing, awarded us this..

The Lemonade from Lemons award, for those bloggers who have shown themselves to be handy at discovering silver linings and making the best of bad situations.

Rules: Name ten (or less if that suits you better) sites that reflect this silver linings philosophy.

We name....

Amy and Julia, at For Lack of Anything Better

Thank you everyone so much for nominating us, for blessing us with these gifts!  Yes, I see them as gifts.  It gives me a pleasant feeling down inside, knowing our blog, and the things we share through it, are worthy of praise.  It is not a prideful feeling, but it warms my heart the way hot herbal tea does, rushing through my body and tingling at my heart, sending a fiery flush over my cheeks.

Bless you all... 



Laura said...

Wow!! You girl deserve every single one of those! And more. ;) You're blog is such a blessings.

Thank you so much for my two ~ made my day. *HUGS*

King's child said...

I've been lurking around your blog for a while now and just wanted to finally bring myself out in the open.

I love y'alls blog, it's a fantastic read and the pictures are amazing.


Chelsea said...

Wow! Thanks so much for thinking of me! I hope you don't mind if I turn around and award you as well. I'm new to this, but I love your blog and figure it wouldn't hurt for you to be awarded one more time. Thanks again! ~Chelsea~

hannah queen | honey & jam said...

Thank you SO much! Y'all really brightened up a not so good day for me. : )

Julia Marie said...

Aww, thanks for the award!! You girls are so sweet :)

Amanda Read said...

Oh, those Gill-Over-The-Ground flowers (the purple ones that make the amethyst haze)! I've always liked the "carpet" of sorts they make across meadows. :-)


Joanna Kristina said...

Such a beautiful picture of spring flowers! We are still awaiting the beauty of spring here in western, upstate NY, but He will bring the spring in all His faithfulness!

You have such a lovely and encouraging blog, I am blessed, and hope that you will be blessed by the Lord on this journey of life. =)


~ Shannon said...

I don't know why it's taken me so long to get over here, but thank you so much for your kind award! :-) It means a lot coming from you two!

Love in Christ,