I’m one of those girls who never wins anything…I usually manage second place at best. But I have won!!
Allie at Meant to Be awarded me an Honest Scrap Award. I am humbled and grateful all at the same time! I am new to this whole thing, so please forgive if I can’t figure out how to post things :).
Anyway…I started this blog for two reasons. One, I was lonely. Loneliness is so cruel, especially when in real life I am surrounded by people who love me and that I love. But this adoption/infertility thing is soul sucking, and I felt so alone. So I started blogging in hopes someone would connect with me and I wouldn’t feel so very alone. DONE. Two, I wanted to keep a journal of our journey for multiple reasons.
So here are the rules:
There are three rules for this award:
First, link back to the person who gave you the award (see above)
Second, give the award to 10 other bloggers.
Third, list 10 honest things about yourself.
1) Allie – Thank you!!! I read your blog because you are one of the first ones I found AND because I feel an affinity toward you 🙂
2) Ten Other Bloggers? Wow – this is hard. My laptop crashed, taking with it all of my bookmarks. But I will try my best!
i) Melba seems like a sister to me. I love her honesty and her willingness to share every bit of her life. She also was the first blogger to link to me and send others my way. She played a HUGE part in alleviating my loneliness. I hope I can meet her on a trip to Detroit some day.
ii) Rebekah gives me great hope. I spent one whole Saturday reading every post she had written. I cannot believe how her faith mirrors mine. She is an inspiration.
iii) Erica gives me pure joy. I love that she has jumped into this match with L with both feet. She is trusting God to protect her heart and she is teaching me to enjoy this fear-filled journey.
iv) Wendy had already adopted, and I love her honesty about being a mommy. She wrote a letter to the herself of a year ago that I read the day before our match. I printed it and carry it around with me as a reminder to be hopeful and grateful for every day.
v) I just discovered BP from Melba’s list. However, from what I have read, she is a persistent woman who is not afraid to push for what she wants. She does it with grace and dignity. I admire that.
vi) I’m not sure how I discovered Denver Jen, but I am rejoicing with her over their recent move and their match. She just has a good head on her shoulders and she always seems so optimistic.
vii) H is waiting with a positive and hopeful heart and focuses on everything good. I need that kind of reminder, as there are times I want to wallow in the scariness and self-pity part of this journey. I am grateful for her reminders to watch my attitude!
viii) RB is living every adoptive parents’ nightmare, with a second failed match. Her latest post contains the warning that it is negative and a self-serving pity party. I say to RB, “GO FOR IT,” because it helps others to know the honest things she is feeling. My prayers go out to her.
ix) Debbie has adopted transracially, and I love her honest take on all the challenges she faces. I hope I can approach our adoption with the grace and love she exhibits.
x) I don’t really have a tenth…but if you read me and I failed to link to you, a thousand apologies. But hey, post a shameless plug for your own blog in my comments section 🙂
3) Ten honest things about myself:
i) I get migraines and live in fear of the first day I have a migraine AND a screaming baby.
4 thoughts on “I’m a Winner!!!”
Thanks for the award Rachel 🙂 I am a fellow migraine sufferer as well. Not fun.
Thanks for the award!!
Thanks for including my blog!
Thanks so much for the blog award. I've been in crazy mode with our quick match and move and I'm so glad that I've found your blog. I love your sense of humor and COMPLETELY am on board with the unfairness of the killer cramps with no benefit. This is a monthly complaint of mine.