Friday, June 3, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Yesterday, June 2, Clint from Lyrics of Love and Lore awarded me a "Stylish Blogger Award". My first award... and I'm speechless, to a point. Thank you Clint.

I started this blog in January, not knowing what or how this journey as a blogger would go. I just wanted a place to share my story, a young lady who by God's amazing love, grace and forgiveness, of having a stroke and living to tell about the event, recovery (what I call "new growth") and all the ups and downs but also to praise the Lord. A stroke is not fun, can be very ugly, not only physically but emotionally and takes hard work and the Lord's help in healing and renewing. He is working in and through me but also opening my eyes and enlarging my heart for others. I have also met so many great people that I'm glad to call friends and dearly love!

"I will run the course of Your commandments,
         For You shall enlarge my heart."

Psalm 119:32

Part of this award has a request to share 7 things about me that are not generally known. This way we learn more about others. So let's see what I can come up with:

1. Music, was and still is, a big part of my life. I started learning to play the piano at age 7 but the earliest picture of me at a piano was at age 3.

2. Besides piano, I am a singer. All my life I sang at school, church and with special groups with school, community and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

3. I grew up in South Carolina and Florida with family in both states.

4. I love Mexican food even though I'm picky.

5. I am a traveler, which right now missing, but driving just to drive and seeing new places. When we had a tornado outbreak last week, we drove 100 miles to stay away but I loved getting out and seeing the scenery. Just like on my birthday, 14th, we had to take detours to go to dinner. woot!

6. Speaking of traveling, I've been to 34 states and lived in 4.

7. I miss the 80's cartoons and older from Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, Pink Panther to The Flintstones, Jetsons and Tom & Jerry, many more.

 Thank you for visiting and thanks again Clint. God bless you!


Clint said...

Interesting. Where did you live in South Carolina and Florida? I went to Furman Univ in Greenville and then later lived in Miami, FL.

Also, Cindy and I both love Mexican food. She always orders the chille rellenos and I have to have my tacos.

Thanks for sharing your "7 things".

Tonya said...

I am so glad that you started blogging. You are a blessing to me! I do love to travel too. And if you can get boomerang, you can see those old cartoons. We used to but we don't pay for satellite/cable anymore. It was that or internet. Internet won of course! :)

Buttons said...

Congratulations. I love those old shows too. Nice to know more about you. B