Sunday, March 2, 2008

Awards Day - I get one and I give one

Sundays are always the best days for me to thank the people who have given me awards. Today that goes to Amy over at Blog to the Bone who has awarded me a Blogger of the World because my blog is 'out of this world'. Thank you Amy! Awards, on one hand make me feel awkward and terribly humbled - but on the other hand they inspire me to keep the words coming. Thank you to all who have thought of me when they pass these out!


For those of you who read this blog and the comments that people take time to give - you may have noticed Popkins who does not blog but who is a faithful reader. This past week she underwent a mastectomy and is recuperating at home under the care of her 84 yr. old mother. She now faces the daunting tasks of reconstruction and whatever else the doctors see fit such as the possibility of chemotherapy.

I would love to give her a lovely made-up award for her courage and strength through all of this. But as she does not blog and has nowhere to post a made-up award - I am giving her the only award that I can. The one that comes from my heart - with love and respect and prayer.

Popkins - you got it wrong when you said I was your role model. It is the other way around. You are mine. I can only hope that if I am ever diagnosed with breast cancer - that I will act with such quiet grace and fortitude as you have. You are a champ! And to your mother - I can only say what a pillar of strength she is during this time. You are very lucky to her have now and always.

For those of you who haven't been to your doctor for a breast exam and a mammogram - go out and get one. We need to keep the fight going and our sisterhood strong!

20 comments:

laurie said...

congratulations!

looking forward to your next installment.

Sweet Irene said...

Congratulations on the award.

Many best wishes for a good recovery to your blogging friend Popkins.

I had a mammogram in September and have one every two years.

lisa marie said...

Congrats on your award! I'll be thinking of Popkins and her mom! Hope all goes well. XOX

dawn said...

Congratulations on your award and best wishes to Popkins.

And stop nagging me, or I will put a lid on your box ;-).

Beckie said...

My very best wishes go out to Popkins.

Aims - congrats on the award!

I Beatrice said...

I can only add my voice to the congratulations. Well done indeed!

And though I don't know Popkins, I feel for her deeply and will be thinking of her very much over here on the other side of the ocean. You paid her a very lovely tribute which must be of help and comfort to her I think. Godspeed to her recovery is all that I can add.

Stinking Billy said...

aims, simply put, you are a nice person. Oh, and a very good writer!

Popkins said...

Now, Aimsy...it hurts right now to laugh and/or cry...but what can I say? Me and eight other women had breast surgery that day, and I reckon all of us are brave in our own way. Having you for a sister has been such a help and as you know we have been through so much...and I knew from the get-go when I met you lo, those many years ago, your were a compassionate, kind, graceful, loving superb human being...SB has it right. I'm lucky enough to know you, and yeah, be alive.I'll show this to Mama.Thanx.

Living the Dream said...

Hi aims,

I wish I could meet you.

Hazel
xx

Potty Mummy said...

Good call, Aims.

Lane said...

Congratulations Aims and what a graceful post:-)

All the very best to Popkins and her mum.

Casdok said...

Well done on the award!
Best wishes to Popkins :)

mutleythedog said...

I hope your friend gets through it all ok. My sister in law had breast cancer a few years ago and I have at least some insight into the whole thing.. I can't think of anything even slightly funny to say ....

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Poor Popkins - very best wishes to her, and more (well-deserved) congrats to you, aims. M :)

katydidnot said...

popkins, good vibes your way. found you through being john michael.

aims said...

To all the regular commenters - thank you from me and for your wonderful wishes for Popkins and her mother.

Popkins - If I could have traded places with you so you wouldn't have to go through this - I would have...you know that.

Mutley - I am honored by your presence here for the first time! Thank you for these words - -

Katydidnot - Have popped over for a read at your place and enjoyed myself - Thank you for visiting!

Joy T. said...

Congratulations on your award, another well deserved honor. And what beautiful words to Popkins. You two are very lucky to have each other.

Canadian flake said...

WTG on the award...you deserve it for sure!!!

I will pray for your friend's recovery

Popkins said...

again, Pook...what sweet people on your blog....I thank all of them very much as I thank you. And no....I would never want YOU to have had this, or anyone I love. Better me.

Everyone has pain in their life; that's just the way it is, and this has taught me to take each and every day no matter how mundane, as a blessing....talk to you soon, darlin.

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