How could two women clear across the world from each other know that I was going to have a super stressful week and would love being given awards that would cheer me up? I don't know, but I'm sure glad they did. I appreciate the recognition and I want to thank Barb from The French Elements, She gave me the Brillante Weblog Premio-2008 award. I enjoy her blog and she has a little skin care business. She's a busy woman, but writes an excellent blog. I do have a French Connection, at least I think I do. I named my daughter Jolie Renee. My husband's grandmother was French. She married his grandfather after WWI and they met in France.
Oh yow, I took a year of French in high school. That's got to count for something! I want to pass on this award to Ruth of Just Ruthie, Teresa of Plum Water Cottage, and Susanne of Truly Captivating. I read all three of these blogs on a regular basis and I think these women are brilliant. They bring wonderful pictures and stories to their blogs and you need to go see them if you haven't already.
The second award, Sharing the Love, was given to me by Maggie May. She's a grandma, too and I love how she seems to share the love. I would like to nominate Betsy at My Five Men. She always has the sweetest things to say and she is a strong woman that blesses me. I also want to nominate Gretchen at Gretchen reads 24/7. She is a loving young woman that is always working with young people and recommends great, uplifting books. Next comes, A Woman Who Is at In a Garden, this is another woman that works with young folks and shares such love with a beautiful garden and darling pictures of her grandbaby, Puddin Toes. The final nominee is Pat at Mille Fiori Favoriti, she shows love in her constant sharing of her hometown, New York City. This is a woman that is getting ready to be a grandma for the first time and makes you feel like you are right there in the Big Apple. She has a sweet spirit and I truly love reading her blog.
Please drop in on these blogs. You won't regret it. I am so grateful for my blogging friends. Just when I get down about something, along comes a comment or someone posts something that reaches me down deep and I realize how blessed I am and how special it is that I can have all these friends all over the world. My blogging buddies are so dear to me and I appreciate you so much.