Monday, September 03, 2007

Nice does matter

Me? Are you kidding? There must be some mistake. I'm speechless. Beyond belief. Not only did this amazing lady nominate me for the "nice" award but so did she! Were they both thinking pity because she forgot about me. Lol. There are so many more deserving blogger buds who are far more worthy than I for such a prestigious award. But, I proudly accept(taking my award and running) this award and will do my best to honor it. This for me may mean cutting my tongue off biting my tongue. Most of us met here through a common bond. Adoption. Which has led to friendships and in some cases a lifeline. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you. I have cried your tears, felt your pain and yes, even laughed at your silly antics. Yes, we're friends. For those of you still waiting on your referral I am here to hold your hand, vent, cry on my shoulder or lend support. I too remember the pain and anguish like it were yesterday. Some days were more than I could bear. Thank goodness for her. Yes, I know she would like you to think she is one tough cookie. BUT, she is tender hearted(shut-up Sen, it's my blog and my story) and one special lady. She has a heart bigger than anyone I've ever met. I have listened (well, not so good at times) and learned so much from her. Oh, look at me getting all mushy and gushy. I would like to give back something by "paying it forward" as she did. I'm here for you who are "in-waiting". I'm here if you need a friend....I'm here if you just want to talk. I'd like to pass this award to:

Isabella's mommy and daddy - Because she professes to be such ahuge fan supporter of mine?. No, that is not the reason I am nominating her. Although she does always leave the sweetest messages on my blog. Insert: Big grin. She is going through something pretty awful right now and she more than ever could use all of our love and support. Her dear beloved grandfather is terminally ill. I know her heart is aching with grief. I think I fell in love with her when I read the passion and love she feels for her grandfather. I cried when I read her post. I'm asking all of you to stop by her site and leave some encouraging words. We're here for one another. Good and bad times. We stick together. We love you girl.

Lil Bubble Queen - Because she is so dang committed to being a great mom, wife and friend. I can hear the sheer joy jump off the screen while reading her posts. I know that if I had the opportunity to met her she would be that sugary and sweet. *wink*. She always has such kind words for everyone. I love this most about her.

Coughchick - She so "gets me". She is almost as demented as me! She was one of the first to come to my aide after the evil "drama queen" blogger de-faced me with a public lynching. Thank you my dear. What a brave soul you were. She has a wickedly funny sense of humor and is so much like me. ( I know--not so good---ha ha). What you see is what you get. There is no phony in Coughchick. I know how desperately she longs to have her own little Chinese Princess. I know this is one of her greatest desires. Your time will come my dear. Be patient. He will come around. I just know he will. I hope he does.

My dear sweet adorably cute(oh so smart too) friend Cindy. Gosh, where do I begin here?! She is the sweetest, kindest person I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her children and oh my gosh even her dh are just like her. Yes, yes true. She is electric. High energy. Laughs so easily. Totally enchanting. Did I mention she has this oh so huge big career job?!! We connected on so many levels. Oh man, she is a great source of support for me as she too is a career working twin mom with a big ass job and lots of responsibility and even more stress. Did I say stress? I love that I can pick up the phone and call her anytime. She has such a way of making everything seem ok. Even when it's not. You so "rock" girl.

I nominate her because she gave me a new leash on life. Figuratively speaking of course. She ever so gently asked if I would like her to snaze things up on my blog. Wow. Really?! Did she really want to offer her services? And to someone she didn't really know? She has always been there with a kind word. She exemplifies what family is all about. She adores (really adores) her children and of course that big strapin' hunky husband of hers. Yum-delicious... Oops wasn't supposed to say that, but it's true and she knows it... She is a total sweetheart. I count her as one of my oh-so special friends. I do hope the ankles are healing nicely. You are a true gem. Your family should count themselves as very lucky.

Last but not least beautiful Daleea. She reached out to me during a time where I needed someone to "understand" the depth of my sadness. She too has experienced some of the same pain and loss as me. She was able to lend me some insight as only someone who also had suffered. She is such a loving tender soul. It shows in the gorgeous photos on her site. I know she would never say(or gasp think) an unkind or harsh word about anyone. She is truly a good person. The best. I look up to her but more importantly I admire her for her strong sense of faith.

I know she has already been nominated and rightfully so. But I want her to know how much she means to me and how lucky I am to have her in my life. (you didn't really think you were going to slide under the radar on this one did you?) She has always been there for me. Always. I know first hand what she is about. She is compassionate. G-d is she compassionate. Loyal. Dedicated. Sincere. Driven. Most of all true. True dear friend. You want her as your friend. Trust me. She is so dear to my heart and oh so dang beautiful. Thank you for being such a great friend.

Of course there are numerous other's that make life seem so much easier to bear. Thank you all for being such awesome people. You make me smile. Everyday.


Sophie's Mom said...

There, you've gone and done it again... I'm blushing. Or is it hot flashes? No, pretty sure it's embarrassment, I'm not quite old enough for those :P

Very sweet of you to think of me, and then to write such kind words. See why you got the award???


mommy24treasures said...

oh I definitely think you deserve this award. You are so nice. You are thoughtful and truly a gem.

Katie J said...

Congratulations. Well deserved. I finally have you up on my bloglines so I'll know whenever you have a new post. Yeah!

Miss Cleo said...

You named some blogs I need to check out. Cool.
Congrats on being nice. I prefer a little evil in me myself. But nice is good.

Steffie B. said...

hello my friend.....have a fabo week......smoooch!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Well Thank you soooo much...YOU are the wonderful person.
You are always telling it as it is...I would like to but you do such a GREAT job at it.. I can not even come close..
You are always making everyone laugh...Your children are adorable..
I would just like you to know that you have been such a GREAT support to me...And I know that you will always be there for me..
Thank you my friend
Have a GREAT DAY...

Jeter Mama said...

shih...gave me a bunch a new blogs to look at. Like I'm not in front of the computer enough already.....

Salome's Mom said...

You totally deserve the award, my ADHD twin.

Mr.Brian said...

How much did it set you back to have her give you the award.Kidding!
Some of you gals "PRETEND" to be so tough , but we all know your are soft as putty and would be there in a heart beat for anyone.
You are just as deserving of this as Crazy Lady.Wait till she catches wind of this.I'll enjoy her comments.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

did anyone bring the baby oil to this love fest?

Lori said...

Congratulations on your award, it's well deserved!! :D

Who Are We? said...

Congratulations! You deserve it. Nice is all about being open and honest to me. Your blog is definitely that. Keep up the good work.

cougchick said...

wow. thanks for the kudos, rony. it is so easy talking with you and I know when we meet in person it will be as if we had known each other since junior high. Maybe because I never quite matured past junior high, ya think?

okay. I am, totally dying here at the fact that you typed cough-chick instead of coug-chick, not just once, but twice. It is so appropriate too. I am peeing my pants here. I think sometimes a cough may be heard after reading some posts and comments made by you and moi. LMAO!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Beautifully written. It wouldn't be the same on our little street in blogland without you. You keep it hopping, keep us in drinks and laughter.
But you're always there with a kleenex too when it seems like things are falling apart.

The Real Me said...

Cough... cough.... Oh sorry, I must have a cold... LMAO!

Congrats on the award (cough) you really deserve it! said...

Mr. Bruce. I paid good money for those awards! Lol...... I was feeling left out by a certain someone.... lol.

Cindy from central NC said...

You...more than many many people I totally deserve this award. You live up to the mantra that being nice really does count. Truly. You just so get it. I see you think of others so automatically--it is very endearing and I adore you for it.

And, of course, I so appreciate your kind kudos....I hope I can live up to them...! (ha...catch Ed on a day where I'm definitely not living up to your accolades...he might perhaps describe me as something altogether differently... :0

hugs hugs,

Lilly said...

What a sweet post. Congrats on your award. Is it your first one? ;);) Have a great week. Mwah.


Jen M. said...

The blogosphere is a great place, isn't it?

Julie said...

Congrats! I thought I could only nominate one person or you would have gotten this sooner - from me!

You are always so very nice to me! Look on my blog (in the comments of the popsicle post) for the answer to the question you asked.


Christine said...

Interesting...nice...hmmm don't know you well enough but You seem like a nice enough person who is honest and fun enough to share your life on this blog with us.

You are kind-of like a spice girl of blogs:)
(I made that up myself)

Mr.Brian said...

Cough chick instead of coug chick now Mr.Bruce instead of Mr.Brian.
I'll drink what you are drinking because it must be darn good.
Did you notice I gave crazy lady the schmoozer award after her whinning about not gettint that award and she has yet to post about it yet.Hmmmmm see if I give her an award again.
I would give it to you but I see you have already gotten it.
I should look to see what other awards are out there for me to pass along.
I'll look for a hot momma award, that would be a good one for all you wonderful women I blog with.
I'll see what i can do.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh Rony, first let me say I gave you this award because you are so nice... so sweet, so wonderful... it's a true story... you even had two of us give it to you. You are loved!
Thank you so much... you are so sweet and your friendship means a lot to me. Your words touched my heart and humbled me... You only see the good side of me... I aspire to be the person you think I am.
Thank you my lovely, sweet friend...

sheryl said...

I have to agree with what everyone else has already said. You are always nice, always real and always spread a smile. I love that you make no excuses for who you are, it's all part of your charm. :)

Elizabeth said...

I totally nominated you for this award - although not specifically by name. I thought you'd know who "you know who" was. I think I only have 3 blog readers... except for the mysterious reader in my former city. I'm going to have to hunt that one down! Hope all is well. I'm still settling in here... and it's raining (again).