Aug 28, 2007

A Bloggin' Award


Guess what...my sweet friend Miss Sniz, awarded me with a little surprise...she nominated me (and my blog) for the "Nice Matters Award." I am blushing as I really am surprised that anyone thinks I am nice. That may sound weird, but honestly as I shared with Miss Sniz, I haven't really felt nice lately. Actually, it has been awhile, I haven't had much time to do the things I used to...I used to be thoughtful and go out of my way to bless others, in the last year my life has taken many adjustments, with adding 3 children at once, to our hearts and home. Now some of you are saying, "That's so nice." Well, really we didn't do it to be nice, we did it because we knew it was what God wanted for us and for them, we loved them and it was easy. Love is nice-I know that, but I guess I just have felt that I haven't quite been my "old" self.
I am blessed by the kind words and the time that was taken to assure me, that my friend thinks I am nice, and that indeed it matters in this blogging world and in our daily lives. I hope I can be 'used' on a daily basis to be nice and to not live in a bubble called, "self." Life is short.

The awards "official definition":

"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please pass it on to 4 others who you feel are deserving of this award."
My four friends that I am passing the Nice Matters Award torch to (and cute button for your blog display!) are:
UKBob at the Estate Gardeners Diary...The Gardener to the Big House! If you haven't met Bob, then you are in for a treat. He is such a great guy, hard working, artistic, quick with a kind word, loves his wife (who is a florist!), his dog (he found by the roadside) and the chap lives in England (you must LOVE that!) Check out his blog- it will be the best thing you did all day, a breeze of fresh air and a new friend for sure! (sorry the award is so "pink" Bob...please know I'd send it to you in blue if I could!)
Sue at Praise and Coffee- the girl's blog is inspirational. Her life is cool- she has been on the road this summer-whereever God sends her and her family, ministering his Love. She has a beautiful adopted daughter who was, "made in China." (I have seen the sticker on her foot when they adopted her ;-) Sue's love for family, God and others, shines as bright as the sun on the day you "wished" you chose to go to the beach. Flip over and check my sweet friend out.
Randi at I have to Say, Randi is one of those people that you meet and are changed forever. I honestly think she is not of this world. The girl is a giver and continues to bless me as she again and again blesses those who are less fortunate. (She is currently raising "shorts and shoes" for children in Africa!) She is talented (she can sew anything!), creative, kind (when I was recently diagnosed with anemia...she sent me a huge personal letter with all kinds of helpful ideas to get me back on the mend with natural ways of boosting my iron...she took the time to get me all kinds of info...(thanks again Randi-I love you!)) and just plain wonderful. I KNOW you will love and adore her!
and last but certainly not least...my friend Jules at Everyday Mommy, she blessed me (just because I made a comment on her site that made her laugh) with my beautiful header. She is kind, sweet, thoughtful- is a wonderful cook (and quick to share her recipes), loves her son (enough that she has thought about retiring from the blogging world ;-( don't do it Jules) and has a big heart for others. Jules is very smart and if you ever need to update your blog with a new look...she's your gal (Jules has a business with just such stuff!) (Jules, I want you to know that I decided to give this to you before I read that you thought you'd never be nominated for such an award...the Holy Spirit had already put your name and blog on my heart for this...so I hope you are blessed!)
Now though I haven't met any of these people face to face...I just wanted them to know that they make my world a better place and certainly the blogging world a nicer place, just because they are offering themselves to us.
hugs and blessings...certainly there are more than 4 who I know who could receive this award (read any under Ode to my friends on my sidebar...they got there because they are nice and are each special to me!) There are also many more, but in my lack of time, I just haven't put their names up officially yet...to be continued!

14 comments:

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

Oh my goodness! YOu are so sweet!
I have a baby crying in her bed for me, I have to run, but will stop back later and read the details.

(((hugs))))
Sue

Cindy said...

Of course you received that! Nice matters and YOU are nice. And you matter! :) What a great combination!! :) I got your email; I will write you back soon. Love you!

randi---i have to say said...

You are too sweet, Kimmie! You are so deserving of an award that honors nice-ness. (Is that a word)?

You put a huge smile in my heart today!

Phil Voice said...

I have to agree with your award for Bob - Great earthy blog too.

I bet his employers love him too - what a great job he does around the garden.

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

You are so deserving of this award! You would be one of the four I picked if I could!

God bless and thanks so much.
Love,
Sue

Tracy said...

Hi Kimmie. I found your blog through a comment you left on Randi's. I JUST met with a lady today about foster care and adoption because we feel the LORD may be leading us in that direction. It was good to read all of your adoption posts. I will be stopping in again soon!

Lovella said...

you truly deserve this award . ..way to go, you sweet thing you.

Bethany said...

Congratulations!!!!
Beth

EEEEMommy said...

Congratulations, Kimmie!
It's been a while since I stopped by, but I've been missing reading your posts!
How blessed I was to read how fabulously God provided for your daughter's dental work! He is so good, and He does bless our obedience! And your testimony does inspire us to continue to do what God calls us to do, knowing that He is faithful!
I am praying for your family as you wait on a baby from Guatemala!
Richest blessings in our Lord and Savior,
Angel

Sniz said...

Hi Kimmie,
This was so sweet...see, you REALLY DO deserve this award!!! I was talking to my sis-in-law yesterday (AKA, the bouncy ball fairy or BBF) who is a lurker on my blog. She asked me who Kimmie was. I told her I haven't met you in person but I've loved to get to know you through your blog. She shook her head in amazement and said, "Man, she is so neat!" So I'm not the only one to think so!

Tracy said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting me and I might take you up on that offer to e-mail you with questions! We hope to start classes this fall, but it is still up in the air with my husbands soccer schedule (he coaches so he is committed). I know this is all in the LORD's hands, and we have willing hearts so I am excited to see what HE will do! I will be visiting again!

5honeybunns said...

I am so inspired by your story and your blog. I have three kids of my own and feel that God is dealing with my heart about adopting more, but he has not called my husband to that yet. We are starting our first year of home school to Shepherd Our Children's Hearts for Christ. I look forward to reading your blog on all your home school adventures.
Blessings,
Sophia

cityfarmer said...

Okay, my name is joy (cityfarmer)...not many of us on this earth named Joy...nice to meet you..hope we can chat really soon.
I'll be adding you to favs real soon


the award is so kind and it's being passed around!

Kimmie said...

Sophia (5honeybunns)- I'd love to chat or answer questions for you...you can email me your address and we will be off an running (mine is in my sidebar...)(I couldn't access your blog)

love
Kimmie

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