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
Eileen over at A Christian Romance Writer's Journey
Sara over at Twillypop
Karen over at karen r. evans
Kim over at Training for Life...Walking with God
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
What room are you in? Family
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive...??
Something you aren't? One-Word-Capable!!!
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
Your life? Whirling
Your mood? Uplifted
Missing someone? Very
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~
Diane over at That's What I'm Here For
Tamika over at The Write WorshipBoth 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...