Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Coming Up to Breathe & A Sweet Surprise

Thought I'd stick my head above water for just a moment to say hi and that I haven't disappeared entirely. It's not that I've been away from my laptop, not by any stretch - just completely immersed in Powerpoint getting ready for this weekend's Ladies Retreat. And meeting with our Worship Pastor to learn the ropes - or maybe I should say learn the cables! - of setting up all the mics, speakers, amps, etc. (I'm going to be ready for a retreat myself when it's all said and done!) I've managed to scan a few blogs this week, although my comments have usually been non-existent or extremely brief as I try to type it one-handed while eating.

But what a delightful blessing I received when I did surface today! Angela of Becoming Me gave me the sweetest award! The “You Make My Day” award is a way to let fellow bloggers know that they have touched your heart, brought you happiness and inspiration, and make you look forward to coming to the blogworld every day. My mouth fell open with some of the kind things she said, and I'm still not convinced she doesn't have the wrong person!

Now it's my dilemma delight to pass it along to a few someones. How to choose?! So many of you have blessed my life beyond belief in these 4 short months I've been doing this blog thing. But choose I must, so I send a hug and say "You Make My Day" to:

Xandra - a kindred spirit I have discovered in this sweet friend. Her heart for God and her family just shine, and like me, she cut her teeth on The Baptist Hymnal and loves those old songs like I do! I love reading her posts & smile when I see her name in my comments!

Kelli - what a precious sister in Christ this gal is. She is a sweet encouragement and an inspiration to me in her passion for her Lord. And every once in a while among the writings sublime, she'll post something like a picture of a Toilet for 2!

Linda - this gal's blog seriously cracks me up. . . .and then turns around and makes me stop and think! She's a busy woman with quite a public to keep up with and all, since famous people email her, so it makes my day when she stops by my blog or responds to a comment. If only she wasn't so Lost in American Idol!

Angela Hunt - I still can't believe that an author of 112 books not only has a blog, but she lets regular ol' folks like me interact with her! She is a delight! She loves the Lord and she is an absolute pro at wielding the pen, or should I say, keyboard. I love the glimpses she gives us into the process behind the books. And her posts are just plain fun! I am not delusional enough to think she waits for my visits, but hey, if she can write fiction, then I can pretend!

So thanks to each of you for refreshing my life and to the rest of you as well. I could give this to everyone who takes the time to stop by my blog and leave a comment! I think I'm going to hold on to this and surprise a few of you with it from time to time!

BTW, for the multitude 1 or 2 of you who may be wondering, I survived my smashogram from last Friday without incident. No results yet, but this is generally one of those situations where no news is good news.
Update: Got the results in the mail today that all is normal!!


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A Stone Gatherer said...

You deserve the wonderful award! Now I hope you can retreat at your retreat!

Linda said...

Mocha Linda, all I can say is, "Ken Lee." Love, 2nd Cup Linda

Sarah said...

Contrats on the award! Much deserved :)

Anonymous said...

Thank so much sweet friend. So glad to know that out of all my blog posts, you chose the toilet for 2! That one should get me some notoriety! I might just be famous one day!


Xandra said...

Awww....thanks for the shout out. Kindred spirits indeed....


Linda said...

And you call yourself a regular reader of 2nd Cup?! When I post about the award, the Ken Lee ref. will make sense.

Angela said...

Aren't you the sweetest thing? Thanks so much for brightening my day . . . several of my days, in fact. Appreciate your fellowship so much!


Anonymous said...

If you didn't brighten my day, I wouldn't click on your blog EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I see you've posted (in my Google Reader).

Hope everything goes smoothly this weekend! Don't get PowerPoint poisoning! :)

Lisa writes... said...

A distinction well deserved, as you definitely make my day!

Can't wait to hear about your weekend!