When I started this blog, it was a way for me to express myself, for myself. I devote so so so much of my time to my husband and kids, this was going to be my place to vent, and my place to just be me. To write about the the things that mean something to me. When I started I didn’t expect anyone to actually read it. Or even really care about what I had to say. Over the last 6 months or so since I started this I have slowly picked up followers and watching the stats I see that there is at least one visit to my blog each day, and, you know, the likes and comments on my posts (and the blog that posted my after birth story, Life After Birth, which I guess would lend to the idea the people are reading my blog, but I guess I still didn’t believe anyone was) And then today happened.
Today I was going through the blogs that I follow and catching up on some reading. When I realized that one of the blogs I follow had been given the WordPress Family Award. Being happy and excited for her (I love reading her posts and look forward to them!) I read the post. To find out that she wanted to pass the award onto me! Me! Someone reads and enjoys my blog. To say I am wowed is an understatement. I was amazed when I was approached about sharing my birth story, and I am even more amazed by the shout out, so to How to Ruin a Toddler’s Day, I thank you very much for the award!
Part of receiving this award is to pass it along to other bloggers that you feel are deserving of it. (I don’t know of there is a special number of people I am supposed to send it on to, so I am going to send it to the 3 blogs I am enjoying right now and scream family to me.) There would be 4, but I feel it may be tacky to send it back to the person I received it from. (Just know that I seriously feel you deserved it!)
First I would like to pass this along to Broken Condoms. I thoroughly love reading her blog. She has a very honest and real sense of humor, and doesn’t hold anything back!
Second is Mommy Loves Wine. Her blog is a new one, with only 2 posts to date, but I hope she continues on with her writing. I love that she isn’t willing to put up with bullshit, and doesn’t buy into the fantasy that everyone has perfect children. I look forward to seeing what else she has to say!
Last, but definitely not least, is someone I know personally, who puts her family above all else. You can see the joy and pride she has for her ‘boogs’ and she wants nothing more then to live an honest and happy life with her little family. Frecklefacemom is someone I look up to, not only in the blogging world, but in my everyday life as well.
Love, hugs and more to come later