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Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

**Warning...Long Post**

This morning, I woke to the sound of my children's laughter, birds singing in the tree outside my window and my dog giving himself his morning personal grooming.  Yes, the last sound listed grossed me out too, but it did make me laugh and that is always a good thing. :)

Then I took my kids to school and the sounds of their naming dew drops as they rolled down the windows in the morning breeze...  The sounds of two of them deciding which "asteroid" would strike Earth first...  The sounds of the oldest telling them how immature they are...  The sounds of "I love you, Momma...have a great day"...  The sounds of my babies made me smile and that is always a good thing. :)

I came back home and was greeted in excited jumping by our little Gipper dog...more excited, I am sure, by the fact that he could run past my legs to the green grassy toilet outside, but still...he was happy to see me and that is always a good thing.

I log onto the computer to find that I have been honored with two blog awards.  My cup runneth over!

First, Kristen over at Write In The Way honored me with an Honest Scrap award.  If you get a chance to pop over to her place, you will find a warm, friendly place to sink into and stay awhile...thanks so much, Kristen, even if it IS a pity award (ha ha - just kidding!!)

I am to pass it on to five other bloggers:
Alicia over at More Than Words
Sara over at Twillypop
Karen over at karen r. evans

Then, Miss Dale over at The Stroke of Living has given me an Over The Top award this morning and that is a very good thing.  (And YES....I am channeling my inner Martha Stewart this morning but leave me alone!  Least I am not being so Elvira-ish today!!) If you get a moment, pop on over to her place where she encourages you to "Live, Smile and Breath" in all she posts.  Thanks Dale for honoring me with this Over the Top award and I will follow thru with the quiz of one word answers.

So off I go on Q & A time, trying ever so hard to do this with one word (yikes!!):
Where is your cell phone? Here
Your hair? Real
Your mother? Feeling
Your dad? Missed
Your favorite food? Pizza
Dream last night? Dunno
Favorite drink? Cold
Goal? Peace
What room are you in? Family
Hobby? Blogging
Fear? Dark
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive...??
Something you aren't? One-Word-Capable!!!
Muffins? Blueberry
Wish List? Books
Where did you grow up? Germany
Last thing you did? Read
What were you wearing? CLOTHES (sheesh)
Your TV? Off
Your pets? Dog
Friends? Plentiful
Your life? Whirling
Your mood? Uplifted
Missing someone? Very
Vehicle? Mini-Van
Something you're not wearing? Underwear
(...just checking to see who is still reading)
Favorite color? Blue
Last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Yesterday
Best friend? Wonderful
Place you could go over and over? Bathtub
Person who emails regularly? Steph
Favorite place to eat? Home

I am supposed to now pass it on to a few other bloggers who have been Over The Top to me:
Michelle over at ~Psalm 104:24~
Tamika over at The Write Worship

Both the women who honored me AND all eight of the ladies I am giving awards to have a desire for laughter and an ability to help lift my spirits with each post and comment.  Please take the time to pop over to each of their places and send them some love...they deserve it.

This morning, I spent a few minutes reading today's entry in Oswald Chamber's "My Utmost for His Highest" and my heart, still beating heavily within me, was reminded of truth: Personal belief happens when a personal problem brings the awareness of a personal need.  I need my Savior to be all I am not capable of being right now...my Defender and my Shield and my Guide and my Translator.  I need all of these things...and I am choosing, this day, to believe that He can be all of that and so much more.

Thank you all for your kindness and prayers...keep praying, but know that your prayers have done so very much for my heart.

Still thanking Him this day for you, while looking up as always...


strokeofliving said...

Thank you for humbly accepting both awards [yes I am nervy enough to thank you on behalf of Kristen whom I've never "met."]

You deserve them more than you know plus you're a good sport!

Now I'm off to look at the other ladies' blogs.

Diane said...

So sweet of you! I will try to do those questions justice just as you did. Hugs to you! :O)

Julie Gillies said...

Congrats on the awards, Bina. Interesting meme with the one-word answers.

Hope you have a joyful weekend!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hahahahaha!!!! Thanks, Friend! You're welcome! :0)

Faith Imagined said...

Congratulations on the awards! You did a great job at the one word Q&A!

Karen said...

Bina, you so deserve those awards. You are so open, and full of praise for the Lord. And thank you so much for the award! I love the title, Honest Scrap. You are too sweet. May God bless.

Alicia said...

Congrats on your awards, and for also passing one along to me!! It's so nice to be thought of!

I was lol'ing at your list and about the underwear! Haha!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Bina, Congratulations on both awards!! And thanks so much for passing one onto me. I'm humbled and smiling!!!

Have an awesome weekend, girl!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh Bina!!

I feel so honored that you thought of me....you always make me laugh (well sometimes cry too).....but either way, I always leave a changed person.

You rock and so happy that God led me to meeting you.

Congrats to all the other bloggers.....can't wait to meet some new friends, although I do see a few friends I already
"know" on your list already. :)

Tamika: said...

Thanks Bina!

This is such a treat, I cannot wait to post this. I love the one word answers. This should be grueling for a talker like me.


Have a blessed weekend!

Christina Davis said...

Glad to hear today is better:)

Sara said...

hey bina! thanks for thinking of me with one 'honestly scrappin' award, you're the best!

Deborah Ann said...

Congrats on your award! and I second the motion for Michelle... I lOVE her blog...

Jennifer said...

Yes--read until the end. :-) My almost 3-year-old is constantly underwear-less. I haven't had time to comment this past week because of sick munchkins, but you've been on my heart since your post the other day. I pray God will work out whatever situation is troubling you. Tears are good. They show a heart broken, and that's the best kind of heart for God to work with.

alicia said...

Congratulations on your awards! You definitely deserve them! MUUUWAH!


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