Woot, woot!! Fellow mommy blogger, Alana nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award!” Alana’s son, Silas, is a fellow tubie and she has a great blog on her son’s journey as well as her personal one….yikes! I can barely keep up with one!! She also has a book about the first 5 years of their journey together…and she thinks *I’m* the SuperMom? Joseph keeps telling me I should write a book, and maybe one day I’ll get around to that, but for now you should check out Alana’s book and follow her blog! And a very big thank you to Alana for following our story and the nomination!
In order to accept this award, I must give you seven random facts about myself and then nominate seven other bloggers for the award. I have a terrible habit of getting all sappy and inspirational when I give random facts, so I’ll try my best to just give you ‘facts’! Here goes:
Here I am when I decide to remind myself that being a mom doesn’t mean you have to be ‘frumpy’ 🙂
1. I am double jointed in my hands. It’s pretty creepy looking and I hate showing it. From time to time, I’ll just be going about my business trying to reach for something and my finger will just lock up on me so I look like I’m randomly throwing gang signs. Lovely, huh? And, an illustration…
Ugh, I’m like the crypt keeper!
2. I have never, ever been on an airplane! Shocking, I know, want to know something more shocking? See number 3…
3. I have never been out of the state of Texas!! Well…..that’s only partially true. In high school, my JROTC Drill Team attended Nationals in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy, we rode in a charter bus, so I got to pass through a few states and see a few things in Colorado besides the Air Force Academy, but other than that I’ve never been out of Texas. Crap…wait, one more thing. When I was younger my family visited Mexico a few times, but it was just across the border and I was so young I hardly remember any of it, so that doesn’t really count huh? [I’m wayyyyy overdue for a vacation!]
4. I have so many totally and completely irrational fears. I’m not talking about not waking up one day. You know Braxton loves to sit at the patio door and stare out of the window into the backyard. Sooo, we keep the shades up so he can actually look out the window. Well, at night as I’m in and out of the kitchen, I pass by that door and think “what if one day, there was someone sitting there just staring back at me?” *shudders* Sure, the chances of this happening are probably slim to none, but for some strange reason I think it – every. single. day! I immediately rush over and shut the blinds. This is just one of many. Maybe one day I’ll share the others.
It would be so creepy to see someone staring back at me.
5. I have an extremely diverse taste in music. I’m really a music lover. I listen to Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop, Latin Pop, Tejano, Motown, Alternative, Soft Rock….you get the idea. Just depends on my mood. I love a good beat and good lyrics. Give me a song that tells a story and I’m hooked. And forgive me a moment as I morph in to my parents….I just don’t understand some of the ‘music’ today – what is this noise? I’d much rather listen to a 90’s genre station instead of most of what’s on the radio today. [I’m much too young to sound that old]
6. I’m a huge nerd. I love nerd humor, I love to read anything and everything. If I don’t know something, I immediately research everything I can about it so if it ever comes up again I can say I know what I’m talking about. I have a really strange way of remembering a whole lot of completely random tidbits of information and can spout them back at any given time. Yes, I enjoyed watching Jeopardy as a kid. No, I could not go and win the jackpot 😦
Yes, yes, I did!
7. I become way too emotionally invested in TV Shows. Sadly, I cried through many Teen Mom (the original cast) shows. And I was genuinely sad when the original cast ended their run. When I get in to a show, sometimes I feel like it happened in real life. One of my roommates passed on her unhealthy obsession with One Tree Hill to me, and I was so mad when the show ended. And I’d always get mad at Dan for ruining all the chances Nathan gave him! I’m currently obsessed with New Girl. I wish Jess was my best friend in real life, we’d totally get along. Schmidt is hilarious, and while he would definitely get on my nerves, I’d love to have him around for a good laugh!
*Whew* I made it through without getting all transcendental on you! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me. And now…it’s time for me to pass on the torch! I follow a lot of mommy bloggers, and though I may not say much I have these all bookmarked and read them often! I hope you take the time to visit some of these and show them some love too!
[In no particular order]
Made Meaningful – This blog is written by the Pastor of our Church and his wife about their daughter Kennady. When she was born, a doctor literally wrote in his notes on her that she “had no chance at a meaningful life.” Kennady is now 11 years old and her life definitely has meaning. Take that, doctor!
Bloom Where You’re Planted – Fellow Texas mommy shares her story as a special needs momma in such a beautiful way and reminds us that we may not be where we wanted to be, but we have a chance to be beautiful and matter right where we were placed.
Confessions of a Sleep Deprived Momma – Shelley is an amazing mother with such a kind soul. Her willingness to pay it forward through her experience inspires me to do the same.
God’s Mercy Displayed – Another admin of the Texas Mommies of Miracles group on facebook. She shares her story about her wonderful family and how God is ever present in their lives.
Uncommon Sense – Dana Neider shares her story with plenty of humor and sarcasm. I absolutely love reading every one of her posts! She has a real gift for putting in to words exactly what so many mothers feel, but can’t find the words to fully express.
Time Spent Waiting – A friend of mine also on a journey to finding a diagnosis and fellow tubie momma. I encourage you to visit her blog and follow her along their diagnostic journey.
Heart of Hope – A touching blog about a beautiful little girl living with a congenital heart defect. She recently had surgery with some complications, but she seems to be recovering well now! Her momma has been so diligent in keeping up with updates despite their challenges. You can never have too many prayers, so I ask you to keep Hope and her family in your prayers as Hope continues to get stronger and hopefully returns home soon.
I hope you all know how much I admire you and your stories!
The rules: If you choose to participate in the One Lovely Blog award, please leave a link to your reply in my comments section. What the heck do you do now? Thank your nominator by mentioning her in your post and including a link. Copy the One Lovely Blogger picture. Give seven random facts about yourself. Nominate seven other bloggers. Let the bloggers KNOW you nominated them. Come back and include a link to your post in my comments!
Good luck with all of your precious children, and I look forward to getting to know you better!