I must say that I have been shocked and blessed that I was given several awards recently!!! :) I was given 2 smile awards and an I love your blog award. Tiff and Melissa each awarded me wit a smile award!! so sweet :) and Melissa also gave me an I love your blog award :) Thank you so much to both of these ladies for thinking of ME! :) WOW! :) I am honored!
Here are the Smile Award rules:
1. The recipient must link back the the award's creator.
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.
Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.
Ok, now for the hard part. All of the blogs that I read are awesome and they all deserve to receive some type of recognition. This is goin to be tuff! So, here goes my pick of 5 worthy bloggers who I award the smile and the I LOVE your blog award. But I will warn you I had to do 6! and it was HARD to stop there! All of these are blogs I HAVE to check EVERY day adn wait with baited breath to see a new post. I am having such a small amount of time online lately because Noah so needs me with him every second but before I collapse in bed I have to check my bloggy friends :) Forgive me if these are repeats.
Jackie over at Taiwan On This is Jackie's blog redo after brringing Miss Lucy home from Taiwan! Jackie and her hubby Jeff shared Gotcha Day with us and it was a wonderful experience. I have learned so much from her on her blog and in person! :) She is such a dear friend and I am blessed to call her friend! :)
Judy over at Anatomy of a Family. This is Judy's new blog now that Mr. William has been home! Judy has been a wonderful friend and one of the first bloggers I followed and WATCHED bring home her boy! :) She is always there for me with a kind word and I am so blessed to have met her :)
Holli whose blog is private! Holli is SUCH a dear friend. She is the mama of Miss Breelyn Chia-ling who Noah was such good friends with at St. Lucy's. It was said of the 2 of them Always together! I love reading her blog when she is able to post and followin her journey to bringing Miss Breelyn home! She is such a dear friend, is always checking in on me and Noah! :) Again I am incredibly blessed to have met her in this journey :)
Lora over at Waiting for Allie Girl! I have so enjoyed reading along on the journey to Allie :) I love seein what she is doing and getting to know my wonderful friend Lora better and better. I am so blessed and honored that God has brought Lora into my life as my friend!! :) She is always their to offer advise or just an kind word :)
Marina over at Over the Rainbow Heart! :) Marina has shared her heart with me and her experience of spending time at St. Lucy's after her daughter Sarah had surgery! I was so blessed to have a glimpse into the world of my son before we brought him home. Marina's is another one of those blogs I just have to check EVERY day in hopes of a new post! I am so blessed to have met her and been invited into her journey to Sarah! :)
And last but definitly NOT least my dear friend Ramano! Ramona has a new blog at 2 baby beaus though she had a different blog before and I LOVED reading it too! It allowed me to get to know her adn her family and follow her journey to Miss Jaden! :) Again I am so blessed to have her in my life.
And I also LOVE my friend TIFF's blog! She and I have become so close over the internet world thanks to the blogs and messenger :) She is the one who gave me the award but she deserves it back as well! :) She definitly is one who can put a smile on my face! AS are all he friends listed above! :) I am so amazed at all I have gained for me personally on this journey other than my NOAH :) He is blessed with some sweet Auntie's who are raising his friends! Can't wait for the reunion with them all some day!