January 22, 2010

Thoughtful Recognition...

I recently received a lovely blog award from my pal, Dee Dee over at Dee Dee's Craft Spot. She stated in her post that I "knock her socks off" over here at Brynwood. That's quite a compliment, my friend!

Now, I need to award three other blogs, and list ten things that "knock my socks off".

I'd like to pass this blog award to the following blogs:
  • Debra over at Common Ground always offers up oodles of inspiration sprinkled with her special brand of humor. I love visiting her and I'm sure you will, too! Debra has a second blog, A Day In The Life, which offers a Bible study for those of us seeking to explore and grow in the understanding of our faith.
  • Twyla and Lindsey at Two Crazy Crafters. Oh, goodness this mother/daughter team have boundless energy and their wellspring of ideas are always bubbling over. Check out the girls!
  • Anne at Fiona and Twig (Don't you just love her blog name?). A junkin', craftin', stylin' gal who makes my day brighter with her F & T posts and visits here at Brynwood. She's got great taste and offers up many of her finds in her Etsy shop. Tell her I said, "Hey".
Now...For those Ten Things That Knock My Socks Off
  1. My talented Handsome husband. After twenty eight years together and twenty five years of marriage, this man still knocks my socks off...mind, body, soul and rhythm. 'nuff said.
  2. My grandchildren. They are intelligent, beautiful and so much fun. I'm constantly awed by their loving personalities...and their vocabularies! Wow. Yup, they knock my socks off!
  3. Our sons and their wives. Both loving families are the incubators for our wonderful grandchildren. They are hardworking, supportive of each other and all-around great people.
  4. My mum. Her capacity to love, her inner strength and her faith make her a daily inspiration in my life.
  5. My BFF, Lee, who is the hardest working women I know. Her employer gets 2000% for their money and really don't appreciate exactly what she brings to the table. I mean it. Would you go into work in the middle of the night to file forms online when the computers would be least clogged with people trying to do the same thing you were? She did and does on a regular basis. All that and a fun-loving gal, to boot!
  6. My brother, Del, who shelters his family and friends with his love of God and His word. He is one of the few people I personally know who speaks freely of his beliefs. He really walks the walk and I admire him immensely.
  7. Eli - I don't even know where to start. Your strength in the face of unspeakable loss, the love and support you give to your children and grandchildren, and the friendship you give to me...I love you and hope to be as good and loving a wife as you are.
  8. My girlfriends at Project Linus in Port Charlotte who have created (knitted, crocheted or quilted) literally thousands of blankets for babies, young children and teenagers. There are so many individuals who go to sleep with a warm hug each night because of these generous women.
  9. Kes. Old dogs really develop special personalities. She makes me laugh and cry. She humbles me with her unconditional love, her blind trust and her friendship. I joke about her regularly, but darn, I love this little Labrador!
  10. All of the friends and acquaintances I have met because I decided to start blogging last March. I really enjoy my daily "fixes" from those of you who have your own sites, or who leave comments on mine. You are all the best of the best of Blogland. Thank you!
  11. The spirit of the Haitian people who, in spite of immense loss and hardship, still find a way to carry on their daily lives and reasons to smile.
I know that was eleven...but I just had to include the last one. Please remember the Haitian people in your daily prayers.

Thanks again, Dee Dee. Not only for the award, but for inspiring me to sit quietly and really evaluate what knocks my socks off. Sending a big hug your way.

10 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you so much, Donna! I am in awe of the two other women you chose and to be in the same company as them is humbling. It's your energy and creativity that drew me to you and your blog and you are definitely deserving of this award! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your award! I love your list of things that knock your socks off - thanks for sharing it with us!


Jane said...

A wonderful post Donna. I always enjoy finding out some fun little facts about my blogging friends.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Donna, thank you so much for your amazing compliment. I agree with Twyla, humbling company. Donna, it's been such a joy to get to know you, and you dear friend are a person that knocks MY socks off.
Hugs and blessings,

Beth Gales said...

Ah, that was such a nice post. Goodness abounds!

Prince said...

I am humbled by your words...
I am just a regular guy...

We just try to give more than we take...

help where we can...

All of us have the wonderful option called...

*****Free Will*****

We must all make choices carefully and keep close track of our words...

And leave the rest to God!!

Thanks for the very kind words.

DeeDee said...

Thansk Donna...check out my blog for a special way to help the people of Haiti with our craft donations.....

I love the site you chose, now I can se why they knock your socks off too...

have a great weekend

Cathy said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog (about the header problem). I'm not sure what the problem is...it looks fine when I see it, but I'll do some working on it. (when I get a chance...not sure when) Thanks! :)

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Donna, thank you so, so much from the bottom of my little coughing, sneezing, hacking heart! You have truly made me day, and it's all the better for the AMAZING company you've placed me in. Great bloggers and lovely ladies all!

Off to bed now.
God love you, friend. :-)


te_roti said...

Awwwww, so nice. We all should take some time to evaluate what knocks our socks off.



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