Thursday, July 31, 2008

Awards and Acknowledgments

I'm a bit behind on acknowledging and accepting some beautiful blog awards recently given to me. In fact, I'm a bit behind on a lot of things. So that's what I've been doing since we came home from vacation: I've been catching up on odds and ends, things that must be done, and things that haven't been done that I've put off for quite a while.

One thing about the blog world that is so inspiring is the immediate communication and responses you get to your writing, to your thoughts. Being the mother of a semi-comatose (at times) 18 year old son who graces me with his appreciative responses to my acts of loving service (my mothering and my hovering over him) about once a year, I am touched by these two blog awards I've recently been given. Besides the awards, thank you just for talking to me!

Gi at You Can Hope2
has awarded me a beautiful award with a jazzy Spanish name- Arte Y Pico, which originated here at

"What is the meaning of the expression: Arte y Pico
What is the meaning of the expression: And basically, ironically, it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” LOL! It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top."

I'd like to pass this award on to four beautiful blogs that never fail to inspire, encourage, or wow me with their insights and their honesty (and ask that they pass the award on to 3-5 other blogs):

Random Redheaded Ramblings

Weighty Thoughts


This I Do

Then I received from Random Redheaded Ramblings
a colorful award called Robin's Red Award which came out of a personal experience she had with being noticed and identified as the creative, beautiful person she is. This award touched my heart, because I also had an experience with a teacher that changed my life because it changed how I viewed myself. I'll tell you about it sometime.
Thanks for the award Robin!


~Robin said...

WOW! What an enormous award...where ever shall I put it?
Thank you so much Lauren-cant wait to hear that inspirational teacher story:)

Mike said...

Thank you so much. It is most encouraging to know that others are somehow inspired by my posts. Blessings to you and yours!

Angie said...

I agree with the comments here. Thanks so much for thinking of me. Your blog is one of the firsts that I came across and will always be a favorite. Much appreciaction,

Anonymous said...

its me here. Cece. im new to the blogging world and i would like to say that your blogs have been inspiring. Thank you so much for them.

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

Blessings to you all as well!

And Cece, your title says "anonymous" but you are known and loved by God. And I'm glad to get to you know you here as well!