Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My 2nd Bloggy Award!

I can't tell you how encouraged I was to discover I was honored with another bloggy award!  Thank you, Amy!  Amy is a Pastor's wife, an old friend, and a very sweet person with a heart to serve God!  I am blessed to know her, and blessed to be able to read her blog. Check her out at The Heart of a Writer, if you get a chance!

I have to say, this bloggy award is so much prettier than the other one I received!  I might even be willing to pin this on my blog page for a while!  Along with accepting this blog award I am supposed to nominate other blogs, as well as write 7 things about myself.

~Seven Things~

1. I have a small house.  For a family of five....very small.  But I love it!  It isn't one of the newest houses around by far (having been built in the 1930's), but I think our house has a quaintness that most new houses lack.  I love that the smallness makes it easy to clean. I love how it's decorated.  I love the flowers beds that I have worked so hard to cultivate.  I love the sweet memories I have in this place.  Home is where the heart is, and my heart is right here!

2.Everyday when the mail comes I wonder if this will be the day that I hear back from my liver donor's family.  One of these days....I hope....

3.According to this online test, my love language is 'Acts of Service'.  Which would be part of the reason all the things that people did for me while I was sick last spring meant so much.  God used the willing service of his people to change my heart, and teach me about His love. There is nothing sweeter to me than when people do things because they really want to, and there is very little more aggravating to me than when people do things grudgingly or because they are 'forced'.  Knowing your love language isn't a necessity, but it is eye-opening.  So, what is your love language?

4.Yesterday my 4 year old, Kyle, kindly let me know two separate times that my hair was a mess.  Thanks Kyle. {sheepish grin}  At least he's honest! 

5. My house is not always (maybe never) as clean as I think it should be though I really do try.  This morning on my way through the kitchen, I stepped in a sticky spot....My sock stuck to the sticky spot instead of my foot!  YIKES!  Time to mop the floor!

6. I can hardly wait until May 31st... That's the day that it's finally OK to plant annuals without fear of frost.  By this time of Winter, I'm so ready for it to be over and spring to begin! Flowers, walks outside in the crisp spring air, the freshness of a home after it has been 'spring cleaned', and I'm looking forward to the first warm spell with which comes that extra burst of energy!

7. I really love my family.  I truly feel blessed with the husband and children God has given me! 

My nominee for the Beautiful Blogger Award is Rachael at A Steady Rain.  I am acquainted with her through my parents church.  In person she seems very sweet, and from reading her blog I can tell you that she is sweet, and she desires to know and serve God and encourage others.    She is the only person whose blog I will nominate today.  I would nominate more, but I don't follow a ton of blogs (due to lack of time) and the other blogs I do follow that I would nominate have already received this particular award.


Hazel said...

Congratulations, Melissa. It is well deserved!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on another award! Love you family pic! And another great read!!

Tiffany said...

Awww, so sweet! I loved reading your list! What a lovely family photo, too!