Well, today’s version of Thankful on a Thursday is a little different because I got another blog award! Yeah!
It’s from Aurie over at Our Good Life. (By the way, they are the Good family, so how catchy is that blog name, right?) She writes all about her adventures in parenting their two beautiful little girls, being a pastor’s wife, and trying to appreciate every itty-bitty moment of God’s grace. I love that she’s so positive, but also that she’s so honest and dives right in to challenges like 3in30 and 31 Days to Clean with her readers. She’s real. And she’s very crafty and just opened her own Etsy shop! (Did you see that adorable green hat with the pink pom-pom?)
I would just totally award this right back to her, but I don’t think I’m supposed to do that!
I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself and then give the award to 15 other wonderful women bloggers.
- I have a pretty good written vocabulary but not always spoken. I don’t do well with pronunciation sometimes and I hate to read out loud. (Seriously, where did stiiiiiifling come from? You don’t say “I have the sniiiiiffles.” You say “sniffles.” So why don’t you say stifling with a short “i”?) I guess I’m thankful that people usually laugh rather than just think I’m stupid.
- I don’t like Charles Dickens novels. I’ve never been able to finish one. I’ve told myself over and over that they’re classics and they’re wonderful and they’re part of being a well-read adult, but I just can’t seem to do it. But I’m thankful that we own 4 of them in a lovely leather-bound volume from my parents so that I can force my kids to do it in a few years.
- But I love Jane Austin novels. Love them. I could practically recite Pride and Prejudice and Emma verbatim. And I’m thankful that we have lovely copies of those too from my parents–and I might just force my kids to read them too.
- I consider Zechariah 13:9 my life verse–like it was shot straight to my heart…
- …And Galatians 6:9, which is the ultimate motherhood verse, if you ask me. No faint hearts allowed on this journey!
- I have tabs in my Bible so I can find my way around. It used to make me feel silly, but I have no doubt that God would rather me use those tabs and read, than sit there feeling discouraged. I also have a gigantic Strong’s Concordance and Vine’s Bible Dictionary at home that I use all.the.time. I’m so thankful for all the tools out there for Christians these days. You can find the answer to just about any Bible question you might have if you just look for it!
- I love SweetTarts. My mom used to buy them for me for every holiday…heart shaped ones for Valentine’s Day, Chicks for Easter…Mr. Fix-It once made me a candy bouquet out of SweetTart boxes hot glued to SweetTart rolls with SweetTart petals…it was almost to cute to eat.
And here’s 15 writers that I love to read or chat with regularly right now…
- Kate at Southern Belle Simple. Just all things southern (she’s been to Margaret Mitchel’s house, folks!) and sweet tea!
- Brooke at Warrior Prayers. A boy mom encouraging boy moms to raise Godly men.
- Denise at The Cottage Chick. Down to earth creativity to brighten up your home and your family’s day. Love that she loves to feature new faces too!
- Amy at Raising Arrows. Homeschooling, bible teaching, and mentoring to us less experienced women with every post.
- Jacqueline at My Paper Moose. Another fellow papercrafting and Stampin’ Up! lover–and soon to be first time momma!
- Tyler at Titus 2:3-5. Just so much wisdom here…
- Melissa at Frugal Creativity. Lovely scripture, yummy food, and a beautiful testimony of grace as she faces breast cancer treatments.
- Kara at The Chuppies. A new friend and so kind. So honest. Her recent post about parenting a learning challenged child brought tears to my eyes.
- Michelle at SomeGirl’s Website. A busy, Christian boy mom that encourages and challenges and takes pictures of everything in between!
- Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm. Scripture and sheep–my kind of site!
- Alicia at Confessions of a Snowflake. Her honesty is encouraging to those of us that are less brave.
- Teri Lynne at Teri Lynne Underwood. A gifted Christian writer and encourager for women, wives and mothers. A fellow mother of daughters and writer at MODSquad.
- Amber at A Classic Housewife in a Modern World. I just love her writing voice. And she likes to read. And she now has backyard chickens. Fun!
- Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy. Her blog is full of her adorable projects, great tutorials, and handcrafted biz tips. I’m convinced I can now tackle sewing zippers…
- Angela at Homegrown Mom. New to me, but she had me at “What is a Homegrown mom? She might be a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, but either way, she sees her family as her first ministry and is proud to invest in them daily. Really being home, being fully present and caring for your family is not easy. Any mom will tell you, it’s more than baking cookies and wiping noses…” I’m over here every day reading old posts, because I am a homegrown mom.
Whew! Thank you ladies for all your great words!
So today I’m thankful for Aurie and all the lovely ladies listed above, and all my own lovely readers and followers and friends. And I’m thankful for my kids for putting up with my camera in their face every five minutes. And I’m thankful that they enjoy this blog too–although they’re big on picking out who’s getting the most pictures posted!
How about you?