I've been honored to be included in another blog award making the rounds, the You Make Me Smile Award. This one was given to me by my blogging friend, Barbara, of Stray Thoughts. Her blog has always been one that makes me smile - and think! - and I've enjoyed it from the minute I found it. Thank you, Barbara, for your gracious thoughts of me and my blog!
Here is what the original creator of the award has to say:
"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(with a smile) proudly, and pass it on because you inspire and encourage me, thank you. So, now it is my turn to pass it on. "
So now I get to choose 10 bloggers who make me smile! In no particular order:
Cindy at Sew Blessed - her beautiful stitching makes me smile
Cheryl at Copper's Wife - always enjoy the accounts of her days "looking well to the ways of her household"
Ashleigh at Heart and Home - wish I'd had it all together at her age! Sweet young wife and mom
Deb at Mountain Musings - love this family and their day-to-day doings, someday want to visit them - for real
Lovella at What Matters Most? - a lifelong resident of BC, she's teaching me a lot about Canadian country life
Melody at With the Fruit of Her Hands - unexpectedly expecting, makes me smile to follow her pregnancy and life with her husband and pre-schooler
Mrs. T at Across My Kitchen Table - miles apart in reality, I feel like we already know each other and would love to sit across from her at the kitchen table
Tammy at Tammy's Times - an online friend before we started blogging, we've met in real life
Elizabeth at In My Kitchen - always makes me smile with all the things she accomplishes in a day
Jane at Hitting the High Notes - a recent blog find, another pastor's wife with whom I can relate - makes me smile every time
Thank you for all the smiles, ladies!