Another weekend – and another day to say Thank You for two new awards. For those of you who notice – I have had these two awards posted for a while and I haven’t yet got around to thanking the two wonderful ladies who gave them to me.
First of all I would like to say thank you to Sweet Irene over at Sweet Wood Talking for her Busy Bee award. And also a big thank you to Lane over at Lane’s Write for her Less Than Three Award. I have to admit that one took me a while to figure out – well to be completely honest – The Man had to show me what it meant. Turn it sideways and you’ll see a heart….isn’t that sweet?
This past week I had my world rocked by a discovery I made while browsing my sitemeter. I kept coming across a search to my blog through The Issue.com. Upon further investigation I found that they had chosen my post about My Father’s Funeral to make their list of The Best of the Blogosphere.
Here is a quote from TheIssue.com: The editors at The Issue act as a human filter to the unregulated blogosphere, sifting through thousands of untamed blog posts to compile the genius of the wisest people into a simple, easy-to-read newspaper format. The Issue combines the first-rate editorial standards of a news daily with the perceptive observations of bloggers to form a fusion between the quality of your trusted newspaper and the unabashed insight of the best blogs.
I was flabbergasted to say the least when I learned that they had chosen one of my posts out of the thousands that they read to feature on the Best of the Blogosphere. I can only say a humble Thank You to them as well.
I have said this before, but I need to say this again here. I am humbled when I receive an award. But the actual thoughts – and now the inclusion of one of my posts – help goad me to keep up with the writing. The Wailings (my book in progress) is a long way from the end of this writing journey. But I am hoping that when it is finished, it will be of a quality that someone will find it worth publishing. Not for the act of ‘being published’ but that my journey through hell will help those who are lost in that land where asking for help is almost impossible. And that it will show those that are abused that there is hope somewhere – somehow. That eventually – the beatings – mental and physical – will end. And finally – that life on the other side of that door is well worth living.
Thank you all for your continued readership and support.