Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Liebster Award

 Beth at Smazoochie has given me the Liebster Award!  I think that that is just very very nice.   You see Beth and I are fellow travelers on the Mom scene.  Her mom has Alzheimer's and my mother has Parkinson's disease. Both are tough diseases.  It is a difficult thing to post about the pain in your heart.  Some folks will say that you are whining, some will say that you are airing your laundry in public, some find it just too painful to talk about or read about.  I think a blog is a perfect place to share.  If someone does not want to read about the difficult times, there is that great delete button!  For me, it has been very therapeutic.  I have been uplifted by the support I have  received from others and the new friends going through similar struggles.  So a big thanks to Beth.

Now I understand that my next task is to name five blogs that I respect with under 200 followers:

1.  Emily at Two Red Wellies for photography, trying new things and adventure in living abroad.
2.  Shannon at the Pied Kingfisher for her outstanding fine cooking in rural South Africa as she teaches and does community organization.
3.  Bridget at the Nickel and Dime Ranch for role modeling that at any age we can do whatever we want and love it and share it.
4.  Andy at Stitches and Tea for her beautiful art, cooking, photography and ability to flourish in the face of adversity.
5.  Karmen at A Quilter Awakens for her sense of humor and her encouragement of other bloggers with her comments.

There are rules with the Liebster Blog Award. I must

1. Thank my Liebster Blog Award presenters.

2. Link back to my presenters' blogs.

3. Copy & paste the blog award on my blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to five blogs with 200 or fewer followers that I feel deserve to be noticed and post links to their blogs on my blog.

5. Let the recipients know they have been given the Liebster Blog Award by posting a comment on their blog.

1 comment:

Bridget said...

You are so kind, Diane! This was my first award and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.