Monday, October 29, 2007

Courageous Blogger

Sweet Mummy gave me this awesome award. I am so touched, as the reason she gave me this award has been a huge step of faith for me. I certainly did not feel courageous when I pressed the "publish now" button on The Face Of Trauma post. My heart was pounding and my hand was shaking. Maybe it is courageous to go ahead and do something in the face of fear. Thank you Sweet Mummy for my award. I did not link back to her blog as it is private. If I get her permission I will come back and change that. Here is what she wrote about me.

Bren - Over at Pieces from Me, Bren has also been very brave to share the stories of raising children born of difficult circumstances. She's a relatively new blog friend for me. She said right away that she knows the people who are moved by her story have been brought to her blog by the Lord. She is real about how hard it has been and continues to be, and about the fact that she needs prayer warriors to surround her on this journey. I have enjoyed getting to know her. Check out all of her blog, but this is the first story of hers that I read... WOW!

Now for the award rules!
Award Rules
1) If you have received an award simply choose either the dark or light background image (from Writer's Reviews website) and save it to your files, then post it proudly on your blog!
2) Pass the award on to five other people, you can choose any of the awards from the series (there are 5 awards to choose from), you do not have to pass out the exact award you received. Choose whichever of the awards below that you'd like to give out. You can give out one of each or five of the same one, whatever you prefer.
3) You can change the size and color of awards to suit your blog, that's up to you, it's your blog, just leave the titles the same.
4) Please link back to the original post so that people can read these rules and so that the meanings of the awards will not be lost.
5) If you feel that you or a friend are deserving of an award and no one has given one to you yet then email Christy Z, the award originator, at and tell me about your website.

I like this, because I can choose from 5 awards and hand them out to 5 different people. I read such a variety of blogs and I am excited there are a variety of awards.
First I want to pass out the Thoughtful Blogger Award. This goes to :
Nadine. She is about the most thoughtful person I have ever had the pleasure to know. If you comment that you like something on her blog, you can bet the pattern will be in the mail the same day! What a sweetheart she is!

Next is the Creative Blogger Award. I give this one to:
Rose. As the owner of Threadbare Creations, she is always designing beautiful quilt patterns and embroidery designs. Her daughter Maddi carries her mother's creative gene too, so she can share this award!
Then we have the Inspirational Blogger Award. There are SO many I could give this too, and some of you already have it., but I will give this award to:
Coppers Wife. Not just because she inspires me, but if you read her comments, she is a huge inspiration to all her readers. Inspiration comes in all forms. She covers it all!

Next is the Charity Blogger Award. There are so many bloggers out there giving of themselves and their talents. I know a blogger who gives to a mission in my own home town. I give this award to :
PorchRocker. She makes "heartstrings" quilts for our local homeless mission. You are a wonderful giving soul JT!

And finally the Courageous Blogger Award. I give this to my dear friend,
Linda. She has shared her heart on more than one occasion. She has graciously put herself out there, the good, the bad and the ugly (though she is a BEAUTIFUL woman). She has shared several post that earn her this award, but her post titled Friendships: Mail Delivery is the one that I think of when giving her this award.
Congratulations Ladies. You are more than deserving.


Linda said...

Thank you my sweet friend. I don't look at myself as being courageous, but I'm not going to argue the point with I'll accept it with the grace and love that it was given.

Niki RuralWritings said...

The Face of Trauma was one of the first posts from you I'd read and without knowing anything about you, I could feel the faith and courage it took to write that post, every word authentic and from your heart. So dear one, I think this is the most appropriate award for you!

Pam said...

You are very courageous - also very genuine authentic - oh I see someone else just said that - probably because it is true. I enjoy reading your posts. Thank you.

Karolee said...

Congratulations on your award! I agree - you are a very courageous person!

Sweet Mummy said...

I'm already praying for tomorrow! Be strong and courageous!

Rose said...

Congrats on ur award Bren, u truly deserve it!!! Thank u so much for mine. Maddi was thrilled to be included.
Hugs for tomorrow!!!

Donetta said...

You are courageous Dear Lady! Thanks for the sweet email. I hope things are going well. Lifting you and C. up :)