I have doubts about my ability to hold it together often during the day. I am dealing well with my grief, but not my frustration and pain at having to watch my children suffer. I cannot imagine the depths of their feelings, except to guage the depth of my feelings at watching them. So I try to carry on.
Today, I am going to concentrate on the great depth of love, respect, caring and commradery to be found in this community we call the blogosphere. You and you and you (you all know who you are) have touched me and uplifted me in ways I cannot explain. Your comments, thoughts, perspectives, suggestions, prayers and blessings have been a God send. Additionally, a number of you have gifted me with awards of various kinds and for that I am also grateful. Now, on to the awards.
Decades A long while ago Maggie at Maggie’s Mind gifted me with the Arte y Pico Award. We had just recently discovered each other and I was touched by her noticing me, since she is such a great writer. Since then she has been a wealth of support and unconditional love and for that and the award I am grateful. Thanks Maggie.
Next, Chuck over at Foster Me Up, gave away the Brillante Weblog and Super Commenter awards. This lovely, kind woman manages to come to my site even when she is ‘offline’ to leave hopeful, funny and kinds words. Her gift of friendship is what I am most grateful for and why I truly appreciated the next award she sent my way, the Perfect Blend of Friendship. Thanks Rhonda.
The new and rewarding friendships I have made here in the Den are something I never expected, but now I do not know how I could live without them. I have bonded with you, found common ground, shared ideas and support and generally just become dependent upon all of you. My dear and very supportive friend Penelope Ann at Cafe At The END of the Universe gifted me with the Blogging Friends Forever award and I am touched. I believe that we will remain friends for a good long time, blogs or not. Thanks Sassy One!
Another (new to me) friend is Lee at Tarheel Ramblings. He is such an intelligent gentleman, with an exceptional ability to put into words his thoughts and he takes THE most beautiful pictures. He says of the Million Dollar Friend Award: “A million dollar friend to me is someone who takes the time to get to know you on more than a superficial level. It is someone who is willing to put for the effort it takes to be a friend with no thought of what they’re going to get out of it.” Thanks Lee.
There is no way I could explain better what I have been trying to say in this entire post, than what he said there. Each of you have touched me, improved me, assisted me and the truth is I adore each and every one of you. So now I will take the terribly lazy easy a moment to bequeath upon each of you, who have been here through the good and bad times, all of these awards. Because, damnit, you deserve them. You really, really do.