Encouraging Thunder Award

I’ve been a little neglectful this week, and for that I truly apologize.  Part of it is because my posts for Monday and Tuesday took a Long Time to write (lots of links and different places for the mind to go), and part of it is because Real Life has been a bit hectic.

Encouraging Thunder

Even so when fellow writer and blogger Erich Michaels nominated me for the Encouraging Thunder Award, I felt about as blessed as a blogger can get.  Because I so enjoy having my own followers and offering them advice in posts, but learning about this particular award and being nominated for it made me feel like a true member of the blogosphere family.  Happy, happy, happy. So Erich, thank you for nominating me, for appreciating me, and for reminding me of the worth of taking the time to comment on the blogs of others.  And thank all of you others for the excellent advice and peek into your lives.  I am blessed to be part of it.  I hope I always will be.  Because I hope I’m always here to encourage you the way you encourage me.

And because they do encourage me, I’d like to nominate a few bloggers myself.  Those who are regular visitors, commenters, like-rs, sharers, and re-bloggers.  Those who make me smile almost every day with their wit and their encouragement and their kindness.

  1. 1. April at Stories of Our Boys www.storiesofourboys.com
  2. 2. Sasha at MomLife Now www.momlifenow.com
  3. 3. Cristina at The Homeschool Mom www.ahomeschoolmom.wordpress.com
  4. Sarah at A Whole Life Hike www.wholelifehike.com
  5. Michael at Alive to Grace www.alivetograce.com
  6. Anna Marie at Capers and Adventures that Began with Homeschooling www.homeschoolingcapers.com
  7. Amie at Kind Cotton www.kindcotton.com
  8. Ashley at Knit Jubilant www.knitjubilant.wordpress.com
  9. Dave at Bloke School www.blokeschool.wordpress.com
  10. Alma at Writing Mama www.almacampos.com
  11. Gabrielle at Seedling www.aplaceforlittlethoughtstogrow.worpress.com
  12. Audria at At the Well www.storyland4.wordpress.com
  13. Tara at Thrive Life www.thrivelife.com

There.  Thirteen seems like a nice, lucky number.  😉  Each of these nominees has cheered me on even when I was feeling lowest about my ability to do this thing.  Each has contributed to my life with their own words on their respective blogs.  Each deserves to be acknowledged for their kind encouragement and commitment to community.  If I left you off the list, it was not intentional, and I really do apologize.  I appreciate you.  All of you.  So come back whenever you can, and let’s encourage each other.  Because we can do this.

Thanks again, Erich.

Love wins,



12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 21:25:42

    Wow, thanks for thinking of me! I’m just getting into this blogging world and finding it so supportive, especially when people like you take the time to offer advice and answer questions! Thanks 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  2. annamarieasha
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 17:03:21

    Thank you so much!!!! and congratulations! Hope your summer is going well.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Ashley Wornell
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 02:58:03

    Yes, thank you. And I find your blog very encouraging, as well as your comments on mine. I really appreciate your work!



  4. thehomeschoolmomblog
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 02:43:16

    Wow; thank you for the nomination. I’m touched!



  5. storyad
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 16:13:03

    Congratulations and thank you!



  6. erichmichaels
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 13:16:27

    You are very welcome and very deserving! 😀



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