I think awards of any kind are generally awkward to accept for a variety of reasons. Our blog was awarded the "Most Inspiring Blog" over at A Knotted Life's 2nd Annual Sheenazing Awards. I am not trying to be humble of any sorts, but after reading through many of the blogs that were nominated, I wish could tell them personally how they have inspired me by living out their lives so beautifully. Anyway, thank you to those who nominated our blog.
Bonnie, the author of A Knotted Life, gives readers such a beautiful gift by introducing so many of us to each other for the first time. She has her own full plate especially as of late with her son James. What a beautiful gift she gives to those of us who blog and to those who read blogs. We are all so grateful for the time she puts into organizing this event. What a wonderful way to unite ourselves as we are all a part of the body of Christ. I read through numerous blogs that were nominated in each category and felt such a unity between us mothers. Thank you, Bonnie.
I tend to spiritualize everything. That is how I find meaning in the many things that don't make sense in this world. I have to find God's hand in everything otherwise life can be too overwhelming for me. John and I love the movie The Gladiator. One of our favorite scenes is set in the Coliseum. It is the first time the gladiators are together and are left frantically trying to defend themselves alone.
In a courageous attempt to unite the gladiators Maximus states,
"Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance at survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we work together, we survive!"
That is how I see these awards. I see them as all of us working together to survive. We are each in our homes day in and day out really leading as Matthew Kelly says, "Quiet lives of desperation." How wonderful it is to know "others" are out there fighting the good fight each day. May God bless all of you. Every blogger has their unique gift and talent they bring to the table helping each other along the way. It really is a beautiful thing!