Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Honored. Speechless. Humbled.

Those three words can be used to best describe my thoughts and feelings after seeing my nomination for the “Very Inspiring Blogger”award from the amazing lady over at My Perfect Breakdown. When I saw ‘waiting for baby bird’ listed as one of the blogs that inspires her, I couldn’t believe it!  My blog is inspirational to someone else? How exciting!

I know that for some, receiving blogger awards can be misconstrued, depending upon your personal views, as either something wonderful (who doesn’t like awards?) or as an annoyance (a chain letter that involves work). I personally find this award wonderful and I’m truly honored and rendered speechless that someone else would find my ramblings and story inspiring. Also, I love being able to nominate and showcase fellow bloggers who have supported, encouraged, and inspired me through out my journey in life. So thank you My Perfect Breakdown for this amazing nomination and opportunity. You are truly a wonderful person with such an upbeat and positive outlook on life.  You always seem to put a smile on my face with your supporting and encouraging comments and your posts always remind me to stay positive in the midst of life’s storms. So, thank you for the smiles you bring and this award you have given.

But how does one accept this award? Do I put on a fancy dress and stroll down the red carpet? Do I attend a luncheon where I will be awarded my trophy and required to give an acceptance speech? Nope! In order to accept this award, I must first give seven facts about myself and then nominate 15 other bloggers who have inspired me. In an effort to spice up this post, I was going to give you seven random and quirky facts that even my best friend’s are unaware of, but then realized I quickly realized that you might not even know the “general” facts; therefore, I will save the quirky ones for another blog post, which you can find here. So without further ado, let’s get this acceptance speech rollin’, shall we?

Drum roll please…

1. I love organizing! You will not find a “junk drawer” in my house because everything is organized and in its perfect place. This is almost borderline OCD. Furthermore, my label maker is my best friend and I derive much satisfaction after using it. Therefore, if it can be labeled, then it is. With that being said, all of the file folders in my office are labeled, the spices in the spice cabinet have been labeled, the containers in the pantry are also sporting their own name tag; and every single storage bin contains a labeled list of the contents held inside. Not to mention, I have even labeled my label maker. Just kidding on the last one; but I probably would if I knew no one would make fun of me.

labeling the cat

2. I must have chips (preferably Wavy Lays Hickory BBQ) smashed inside my sandwiches. In addition, if my sandwich does not poop out Mayonnaise when I take the first or second bite, then there isn’t enough and so I must add more.

3. I shamefully drink at least one McDonald’s Diet Coke a day. I haven’t figured out what they lace it with, but whatever it is, I am highly addicted. You can sell all of my prized possessions and even make me eat dog food for a month, but PLEASE do not take away my daily Diet Cokes.

4. In the last three years I have developed ADHD, but only when watching movies. I am not joking! I can’t sit still long enough to get passed the first credits.

5. I married my 6th grade boyfriend. Our love story is like that straight out of a sappy Hallmark movie if I do say so myself. While living in Florida during my younger and much cuter years, I met my future hubs in the fifth grade and immediately thought he was dorky. He waved his hands to classical music after lunch, wore turtle necks almost every day, and kept his hair swooped to the side. But by the sixth grade, cupid hit me with his arrow and his solid colored turtle necks and dorky personality made him the boy of my dreams. We never had a chance to become high school or college sweet hearts because after my eighth grade year, my Dad and Mom moved me and my brother to Illinois in order to be closer to family.  However despite the miles between us, we still kept in touch occasionally by chatting on Yahoo Messenger (old school) or sending the occasional letter (seriously old school). As years passed, I always thought he was cute.  I always thought he was sweet and I always knew he would make an amazing husband to a very lucky lady; I just never thought that lucky lady would be me. On August 17th, 2006, after only six short months of long distance dating in college, my sixth grade boyfriend and I said our “I Do’s” on the beautiful sandy beaches of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sappy?  Yep!

6. I hate doing simple chores around the house. For example, I despise filling the ice trays or making the bed. But I love scrubbing the bath tub, cleaning the toilet, mopping the floors, and folding the laundry. I know, I’m weird.

7. I care too much about what others think of me. I have to constantly remind myself that I do not need the approval of man, but only the approval of God.  His opinion of me is what matters most and He will always think of me as nothing short of amazing. That’s not being prideful, that’s just what His word says. Don’t believe me? I give you proof…

God takes great delight in me and He sings over me.

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. 

He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, 
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17
I am created in the image of God.
“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, 
male and female He created them.”
Genesis 1:27
I am chosen, holy and dearly loved.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved . . .”
Colossians 3:12
I am beautiful.
“The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for He is your Lord.”
Psalm 45:11
I am God’s handy work.
For we are God’s workmanship…”
Ephesians 2:10
(Pssst! Romans 2:11 says that He doesn’t play favorites, so the above list applies to you as well.)
That's all folks
So there you have it folks, seven facts about myself. But now it’s time to conclude my acceptance speech by nominating 15 other amazing bloggers around the world who have inspired me to become a better friend, wife, and future mother to my baby bird. Each one of you have displayed so much strength, grace and bravery as you overcome many obstacles. You never cease to amaze me as you keep pressing forward through life’s challenges with such strength and determination. I adore each of you and am so thankful God has brought you into my life. So without further anticipation, here are my nominations for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. Can I get another drum roll please….

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15 thoughts on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. I am so happy you decided to participate – I love your blog and I love that I got to learn a few new things about you and I also get to check out some new blogs too!
    And, as for accepting, I I vote for dressing up in your finest and strolling down the red carpet. If nothing else, at least your husband will get a good laugh.


    • bahaha! Stay tuned for a future post with my random and quirky facts that even my best friend would be surprised to read…hehe

      Thank you again for the nomination. It truly is an honor and I’m blessed to “know” you! xox


  2. I completely agree with this award! You are inspiring in ways you don’t even know. You wrote this comment on my blog very early on in my pregnancy, when I lived each day fighting fear.

    “I am so excited to hear the good news!! EEK!!! Don’t wait too long to give an update!! Praying for you to have peace! xoxo

    Psalm 112:7 ‘He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.'”

    Every ultrasound I go to I repeat this verse in my head and it has gotten me through each time. Helped keep my fears calm and helped to keep me sane!! Thank you!!


    • awe this is so awesome to hear Hedi! God’s word is the best and because it is alive and active, it WILL get you through the good times, the bad times, and the scary times. Love ya sugars!


  3. Wahoo well deserved my sweet twin!! I love reading about y’all meeting and getting married on the beach – I know I’ve heard/read it before, but it’s always fun to hear again! PS the labeled cat is HILARIOUS! ha! Feel free to come clean our drawers anytime 🙂


    • oh girl I would in a heart beat!!! LOL! I seriously love organizing which is why we seem to move houses every few years…it’s like a fresh start with lots of new organizing 🙂


  4. Congratulations! I just have to say this…you’re not borderline OCD, right? You’re fully loaded! This coming from the girl that has a color coordinated underwear drawer! Ha Ha Ha. You’re adorable!


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