Please sign my Guestbook.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Spirit of Christmas (Addition)

Tammy has presented me with the Spirit of Christmas award you see at the top of my sidebar. You can check out her other winners by clicking on her blog. Most of us know each other.

Thanks Tammy; I'm honored.

Now I'm supposed to pass it on to five people. I always struggle with this part - as far as I'm concerned, we all live up to the Spirit of Christmas with our love for each other. If we have nothing else in common, we have that.

I've decided to thank the foster and adoptive parents I've come to know and love. I'm going from memory here so if I miss someone, please consider yourself included. Or drop me a comment and I'll update. Obviously I didn't stop at five.

These men and women have become online friends. Some I knew before I started the blog; others I've come to know later. We have shared many of the joys and challenges in our day to day lives. I know none of them want to be considered "special" but to me they are and I hope they accept my gratitude in the spirit it's offered.

I know from reading your blogs and from our emails some of my other friends have adult adoptive and/or foster kids as well. Some might be raising adoptive/foster kids but not talking publicly. I can't remember how much is public information and how much I knew from private email so I'm not naming you. You know who you are.

I listed the friends who blog about their lives with their kids.

I tried to do links and for some reason Blogger is turning them into illegible garbage. They're all on my blogroll.

Foster Abba (yes, I know - I couldn't find a Chanukah button - I looked. Please consider the spirit.)

Baggage

Cluttergirl

Gawdess

Yondalla

Melodee

Bacchus

Daddy, Papa, and Me

Jo

Darn it. I forgot Lion Mom.

Each is unique but the one thing they share is a love for children. Their stories are on their blogs.

14 comments:

Diane J. said...

As you know I was given this award, but I didn't pass them on to anyone. I just didn't have the gumption to choose anybody tonight, so I didn't try.

You deserve this award, and I'm sure the bloggers you've chosen are very deserving as well, though I'm not acquainted with any of them.

Hope your Sunday is blessed, Ann.

Love and lots of hugs,

Diane

Yondalla said...

Thank you Granny -- and Congratulations.

Susie said...

Congratulations on this award, Ann.
I love how you passed it to those who have helped the lives of children!
xo

Gawdess said...

Thanks Ann!
Sweet of you to think of me in such good company.
Congratulations!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations from Saint Nicholas!

Sarah Elaine said...

Well done!

Mary said...

What a beautiful award and how wonderful that you gave it to those who love and help children. Great job.

Have a terrific week.

Mary

Lee said...

Congratulations to you and to those you've nominated, granny. People do such wonderful things for others. And one thing we must all remember to do, is to remember that at all times.

Alissa said...

What a nice award...it's one I hadn't seen before. Congratulations, Ann! If anyone deserves it you most certainly do :-)

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award than you, sweet lady. You are amazing! (x)

FosterAbba said...

Thank you, Granny, and congratulations as well!

Bacchus said...

Congratulations on the Award and Wow! to be grouped with some pretty amazing people is a huge honor.

Jo said...

Thanks Ann! I feel myself to be in the company of angels with all the wonderful foster/adoptive parents.

Gledwood said...

Hi Granny this is a fascinating site you've got here! I just pinged in via a friend of a friend's type of thing... thought I'd say hi as I coasted on thru ...

Take care!!


from

Gledwood
Vol 2