As she said, "Aw, shucks." It's funny, the small core community that all used to leave comments on each other's blogs has two break away blog stars: Snick and Mama Nabi. Both are amazing writers who have had dramatic stories of late. From 8-12 comments, each of them now get 25-45 per entry. Aside from the "I knew them when" feeling, I am constantly amazed that they each still find time to leave comments on my blog. How do you keep up with 50 new friends?!
Ze rules are these:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.
7 other blogs:
- I'm excited to introduce an amazing blog: Sam's Rainbows and Unicorns. Sam is a high school student in New York. By itself, that's interesting, but there's much, much more. On 9/11 her Mother, Grandmother and Older Brother died in the World Trade Center. She went from one of four children to functional head of household. With two younger sisters, she lives with an aunt who seems to do nothing but sit around smoking and eating the food her nieces purchase. As someone with a tendency to editorialize, I'm impressed by Sam's ability to show not tell.
- I've linked to her before, but Mama Nabi rocks! She must type a million words a minute to fit her witty, detailed blog entries into her busy life.
- One of my best friends is living the life I thought I'd live. In her blog, Middle of the World, she writes about teaching English, serving people in some surprising ways, loving and worshipping God. I love and respect her more than I can say.
- Another close friend from Baltimore started a blog, Swallowflight, in the last year. We bonded over city life, ethnic food, Bible studies and prayer adventures. Just before we moved to California, she moved to Manhattan where she works as a home visit nurse. She's also a great writer.
- My Mom's best friend started out leaving comments here signed "otr mama", she now has a blog of her own: Mr. Beachy's Dream. She's an amazing artist, naturalist, mother and grandma.
- (and 7). Reading this blog makes me feel a bit like a stalker. One of my friends in Baltimore gave up a baby for adoption. These two blogs are by the adoptive mother. Adventures in the P-Pod is a relatively standard Mommy blog, pics of the baby, chats about what's happening in their world, but her meditative posts about open adoption, how to be a Mom and wife are great. I don't know if she'll have time to keep up with both, but she started another blog about redoing a foreclosed house. As someone stuck in an apartment, it's fun to live vicariously through Circle Drive.
Second category: blogs that Snick already nominated. Kitchen Fire and Et. Al.
The other category are password protected blogs; I'd link there, but I can't: Imaginative Musings and Finding My Faith Again.
Phew! Now I'm off to leave comments...