Sunday, September 30, 2007

Smile it doesn't hurt

I was given this award by Kim and RMJ (woo-hoo)
(This is what the person that created this award says about it, the thing that I love most about blogging is that I learn so much about a person just by reading their blog. I have met MANY wonderful people with wonderful stories to tell,and I am grateful every day for each person that I have the pleasure of crossing paths in life with.I wanted to create something special for the top ten people who have inspired me through their blogging; the stories they tell, and the lives that they lead with grace and dignity. I visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement.Although there are MANY people I want to give this award to at this very moment, I am going to choose ten bloggers: Please grab your badge and wear it proudly, and pass it on because you inspire and encourage me, thank you. )
I am suppose to choose 10 people to pass this on too..Well this is where I have a problem.. There are more then 10 people that this award would and should represent...however I will (just this once) play by the rules. Here goes:

My partner is crime, the crazy one as she was the first and always has my back. Always! Reading her daily
memoirs is a mirror reflection of my life. Identical! She is much more to me than a friend. She is family. She is compassionate about everything she throws herself into. You never get half assed with her girls. You get the real deal. I know I've voiced it before but I treasure her friendship more than I can express into words. I deeply adore and so admire her. I live vicariously through her everyday. You're my idol!

My dear friend Cindi as she so gets me. I love her adorable little giggle and her excitement talking about her twins and life and oh yeah, Ed. She understands what it's like to be a full time working mom of twins and she understands so well the day to day guilt I struggle with being a career mom. I love knowing that I can pick up the phone (hello--Sen...) and she answers or she will eagerly get in the car to meet me with toddlers in tow. Four hours away!! You, girl friend so "rock". (Ed too). I am so grateful to have you in my life.

Christine my inspiration. Although none of us have actually seen pictures of the lady with the wit, and beautiful words. I know I can always count on her when I need a lift. I also know that she is one of the most beautiful people I've ever met. I suspect that she doesn't show her face as she doesn't want to make the rest of us envious. I know I can find her up in the wee hours of the night banging away on the key board. Surprising to me as she sleeps with the one we all fantasize about. *wink* I am so glad you and I crossed paths.

Secret Agent as we speak the same language. She says it like she sees it. I so feel her pain and anguish during this g-d forsaken long wait to bring her daughter/daughter's home. I'm there with you babe.

Lil Bubble Queen for her devotion and love for her beautiful daughter Lily. I can almost hear Lily telling those adorable stories she shares with her mommy. Thank you for continually making me smile.

My inner strength, Kim. (I know she was already nominated, but.....)She is one of the most compassionate people I know. She has the ability to always looks at the glass as half full or even over flowing. Never one to be all doom and gloom. Positive, warm and supportive to her friends and family. A total sweetheart.

Cougchick for her witty personality but also her ability to lend a hand or shoulder when someone is feeling blue. I heart you! I hope to meet you someday my friend face to face. I love your energy. It's electrifying!!!

Get in the car! She was one of my first blogger buds. She makes it look glamorous being a mommy to a tribe. Not only is she "hot" and "sexy" looking in her "Juicy" but she can write some funny ass shit. If you haven't been to her site go, go now. I promise it will be worth your while. Funny lady. Great mom.

Mississippi Zen for sharing her beautiful family with us. I look forward to seeing what you have posted on your site each and everyday! She so loves her family. I love that most about her.

And the beautiful Steffi B. What can I say. If there was to be a blogger cheerleader it would be her. You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me think. But most of all you make me want to be a better person. You have such an awesome ability to always see the positive and good in people. You inspire. You encourage. You are a real angel. Love you...

Love you all!!


Sophie's Mom said...

I am speechless, all the while blushing. Thanks for choosing me. ME. Wow.

Your award is well deserved. You make me smile, laugh, and downright bust a gut.

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That award could not have gone to a more perfect person. I love reading your blog. Your family and your experiences are an inspirations to me and a reminder that we to will one day have our little china doll!
Love, Kristy

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

You totally deserve this award... Because you HAVE A HUGE HEART...
I am so glad to have met you on this journey... (like I haven't told you that a hundred times)
Thank you for always being there to have a shoulder to lean on...
You make me laugh and cry (in a good way) and are always there to cheer people up...
Have a Great Evening..
Blogger Hugs girly...

Steffie B. said...

You are so sweet....after my last post....I have tears right now over a silly little award in bloggerland! I just do not know how I am going to make it thorugh this wait.

Don't you just wish we could all get together and cry, laugh, scream and laugh some more???

Smooches to you...have a fabulous week!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, my dear friend... you are so deserving of this award! Oh, how you make us smile with your funny little adventures, your beautiful, darling baby girls who are just like their Mama and your sweet, sweet heart.
You Make Me Smile!

kerri said...

Congrats dearest, well deserved.
You and the chicklets always brighten our days.

Cindy from central NC said...

Oh Rony, I needed that today more than you know.....I've had a rough time lately...esp. last 2 weeks....Sorry I keep missing you. Did you know that my BB was not working properly? If you call my BB, I am not getting the not working and vm not working all the time. Home phone (until my BB is fixed) is best. Tonight?? :)
So, thanks again for the "award". Glad I'm making somebody smile...!! :)

Love love,

Cindy from central NC said...

Oh...yes.....and YOU deserve this recognition more than any single person I've ever known...I've just never met anyone quite like you...Keep it up -- we need you!!..... :)

nikki said...

Aw, you are soooo sweet. Thank you for your kind words - you know the feeling is mutual. You ALWAYS make me smile (and then some)!

Ladybug Hugs 4 U said...

What a great post! I am just getting back in the swing of things and this did make me smile!

Ladybug hugs,

Beverly said...

Yep you deserve this. I am usually leaving your blog with a smile esp after your stories of outings with the twins.


Salome's Mom said...

Very well deserved.

Our Red Thread Journey said...

Congratulations on your blog award! I can always depend on you for a good laugh. We're hanging in there. I'll let you know when the referral(s) come!

redmaryjanes said...

Love you Roni. You bust me up and make me cry. No one can say you aren't the real deal.

cougchick said...

big wet kisses to my girl! *smoooooooooooch*

I am trying to figure out a way to get out to see you soon. We definitely need to suck some grapes and shoot the breeze. I have renewed strength and hope after the lovefest yesterday. Katie is adorable! The fact that my Husband drove me 6 hours each way to spend a weekend doing stuff he really didn't care all that much about gives me a lot of hope as well. He is a trooper and I know he wants it deep down inside. He is just afraid. We will have our daughter someday. I know it!

Love you Rony!

Christy said...

CONGRATS TO YOU!!! I just love your blog and enjoy my daily check in's!!!

Christy :)

sheryl said...

You ALWAYS make me smile with your humor, big heart and beautiful girls! That is why I love visiting your blog. Haven't been around much lately, but I always know where to go when I need a smile and good laugh!

Lori said...

Congratulations on your SMILE award! I think you are all that you say everyone else is, you see it in them because that's who you are!! :D

Christine said...

Again , award well deserving and I read some of the blogs you mentioned and whole heartedly agree.
Many of us (still waiting) need to see light at the end of the tunnel and remember what the journey is all about. I am more often humbled by the strength of others.
Only those that really know of the adoption process can understand what the emotions are.

Thanks for all you do.

crazylady said...

listen chiquita
I am so lucky to have you. You live out loud with no regrets and that inspires me.
Others need to get out of your way!
You are my first blog love and will end that way.
Your stories here always make me smile, and not always just at you either! :O)
Hope you're home. My fingers are dialing.

MississippiZen said...

Thank you for thinking of me :) I have been "behind" on my blogging and my blog visiting because I let other things take over.... then I come here and see you gave me an award. I love that we can keep in touch and share our families. Maybe one day, we might even share a glass of wine together.