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WordPress Family Award To Hiatus –

A  new award for this blog., Lady Barefoot Baroness. And just as I was on my way out the proverbial door for a hiatus from all things blogging, I started to include writing  in this hiatus,  but I know the journal writing will be still  an everyday part of processing so this would not be so.

Just briefly before I get on with the business of accepting this award I need to share that I am taking a short vacation from writing here at WordPress. In a note from an insightful friend & mentor who responded to my sharing that I was taking some time off said this;
” I am hopeful you gain the introspective your soul is seeking,”  I repeat these words only because in a nutshell it says clearer than I can why I am taking this time off.  This is a journey that needs my full attention for a period of time.

On to the award….

The WordPress Family Award

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How cool is that?

This award is from my dear & courageous friend; Tersia whose blog ;is @  http://tersiaburger.com/  

The timing of Tersia’s award is as typical of my connection I have with her,  it is spot on. I have this happen with many of those who are part of my blogging family. Seems when I most need some insights they appear with alarming accuracy & timing.

As it has with Tersia’s award.

For this woman who gifts this award is a hero of mine. She is someone who epitomizes the words brave & courageous in my mind. She has more strength than she knows she has. Often when I am reading her blog I am reminded of  F A.A. Milne‘s epic verse from Winnie The Pooh. { Tersia if I have sent this to you before I apologize for being repetitive. This quote is so indicative of how I see you. Thank you so much for thinking of me. }

This beautiful woman Tersia has been through more than any person should in a life time. The timing of her award arriving on my doorstep this week was just the perspective I needed to help gain balance again;  for I have been falling out of my saddle of late. If I could emulate the grace of living through troubled waters like Tersia I would be ever grateful for this. I look to her and see this woman whose daughter was robbed of a long life and find a woman who finds the will to go forward. To move on is one of the most courageous commitments to living life fully I have ever been privy to.

Thank you Tersia. You touched a place in my heart long ago, now you have scribed your name their.

As for passing the award on I will again default on this: You who follow my blog  and have stuck by LBB & me through some transformations recently are my WordPress Family; and you ALL deserve this award. May I ask you to do me a favor? Please  grace your own blog with this award.

Resilience ~ (and an Award)

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh”  ~ by A,A, Milne

The above A.A. Milne quote is one that I am very much familiar with. To this day a plaque with this quote hangs in one of my adult daughters bedrooms. My two girls grew up with these words being quoted to them in various ways all through their lives..It had always been my hope that these beautiful children would heed and believe these words and hold them always close to their own hearts. Even though it was mom saying the words to them, and  not Christopher Robin.

How wonderfully serendipitous it is to find this unusual (at least to me ) award from Judith at Diabetic Redemption http://diabeticredemption.com/ in my inbox. Having no idea that the timing and sentiment behind this award  she gfted me came to me when encouragement like this means the most. When you need it the most. This time in came in the shape of an award – The Stong Persons Award. I had to giggle at the universes sense of humor.

The Awards Message

Who is strong?  Is it the person who is willing to show her hurt to the world?  To maintain perspective, while not trying to fake her way through tough situations?  To offer her life as an example for others of the same diagnosis, and to share her successes, as well as her failures, to those of us living with health conditions

The message in  A.A. Milne’s quote is what this quote represents to the giver. It’s also a message I too need to personally remember. …”being stronger than you seem…”

Sometimes people see us as we do not. It is with this one thought that I am accepting this poignant award. The fact that I am in need of being reminded of the above quote, the fact this award reminds me of the exact same thing is not an accident. Nor is it a coincidence.

I am blessed with a loving best friend who sees me stronger, I am blessed with a blogging sister who sees me stronger. I am blessed with a faith which empowers me to be stronger. I am also a resilient woman.

I am supposed to name my diagnosis here and I am going to forgo this. I think most that follow this blog are aware now. if not there are plenty posts throughout my two blogs that will provide the information. (Sorry Judith. I hope you don’t mind, and I apologize for taking days to get those posted,)

I’d like to thank  Judith again… and again. This came at a very appropriate  time and the message you are sending is clear.