A couple of weeks ago, I was graced by a visit from my new blogging friend, Nancy, over at Acorn Cottage. Nancy is just a delight, and although we've never met in person, and are at completely different places in life (she is parenting young adults where as I have toddlers/preschoolers)I can tell that we would totally get along! She is one of those artistic/creative types and I am one of those wanna-be artistic/creative types!
What I love most about Nancy is her love of living in Kansas City. As a transplanted St. Louisan, whose family is across the state, I can get very "homesick" and not want to give KC a chance. Not Nancy...she is a transplanted Californian who delights in all things midwestern! Through her love of the City of Fountains, she has reminded me of what a truly wonderful place Kansas City is to raise my kids.
Nancy left me a surprise on her blog...my very first blogging awards! Thank you Nancy so very much!
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."
Now I would like to pass these awards on to a new friend that I made! Patty at Blessings Beyond is such a wonderful example of what a mother should be! The love and patience that she showers her daughters with is beyond measure. In addition, she is the loudest and best cheerleader for fostering and adoption that I have ever met!
I'm not even sure how I stumbled across Patty's blog, but I immediately felt a kinship with her. Patty and I have both been marked with the scarlet letter I (for infertility), and although we created our families through different means (Patty's via adoption and mine through in vitro) we refused to allow our diagnosis to get us down! We simply had to overcome a "mere" obstacle in our desire to become mommies!
Recently, Patty took a small break from blogging to be at her father's side while he underwent and recovered from surgery. Can you believe that upon her return the other day, she visited my blog and commented on every post that she missed?!!! A true blogging friend.
So again, thank you to Nancy for bestowing upon me a blogging award and a toast to you Patty!