If you receive this award and decide to accept, it's your turn now. You get to choose 5 blogging friends that you would like to pass the "Golden Heart Award" along to. Post this in a blog and make sure you add the heart photo in it. Then, notify those you have selected that you have nominated them. Ask your readers to check out their sites, leave a comment and if they like what they read become a follower!
The next award I received was The Passionate Blogger...thanks Jerri Ann! I am to list five things I'm passionate about.
1.) I am passionate about growing in my relationship with God and my Jesus. I think about it every day, most of the day long. I am always looking for ways to enrich my life through my relationship with Him. I am passionate about walking His path for my life and passionate about how I feel when I stray again and again. I'm passionate about others knowing how much God loves them. I want to shout it from the rooftops sometimes. My heart is so saddened when I know someone just doesn't understand the height and width of His love for them and that it is neverending, and all-consuming. I know I don't even begin to understand it's abundance, but what I do understand I want others to, as well.
2.) I am passionate about my husband and trying to start a family, which makes me very passionate about those who struggle with infertility. The old saying, "You don't know until you've walked a mile in their shoes," is so true when it comes to struggles with infertility. My heart aches right along with others when I know they are stuck where I was one year ago...in a joyless pit without hope. I still have no children of my own, but I have hope and that makes all of the difference.
3.) I am passionate about my family. They have helped make me such a large part of who I am today and I wouldn't have wanted to be loved and groomed by any other group of people, no matter how crazy they can be at times. They are my support system and I love them and appreciate them more than they will ever know.
4.) I am passionate about my dogs. Yes, I've already said that I'm the crazy dog lady, so that's no surprise. But, I can't help it. They are my children for now and I love them and worry about them and stress over them. In all honestly, those two sweet pups have comforted me the last 3 years more than many of my human companions have. When I'm having a hard day, they greet me at the door with nothing but love and adoration. They follow me everywhere and choose me over any one else. They were sometimes the only ones at home with me during the days following both of my miscarriages and they have slept in my bed with me countless times while McH has been out of town, or I've been sick.
5.) I'm passionate about music. All my life I have been able to communicate with written words. Music has been an outlet for me and something I've felt like I could be good at naturally. It is a source of expression and my most intimate form of worship. I love to sing, especially in the car with the music up loud. Playing our piano is cathartic after a long day. Music centers my mind and spirit before I begin my quiet time with God. If I had to choose between blindness or deafness I truly believe I would rather not see again than not to be able to hear absolutely perfect harmony.
Here are the award rules:
1. List 7 things that make you Awe-Summm and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love (IF YOU WANT TO) =)
2. Make sure to tag the recipients and let them know they have won!
3. Also link back to the Queen that tagged you (I guess that is me???).
What makes me Awe-Summmm??? This is not easy to do.
1.) I LOVE my life. I really do.
2.) I tend to be cheerful in most situations. I try to see the positive in things.
3.) I'm a helper. If you need something done, I would love to try and help you do it.
4.) I'm a problem-solver. If someone has an issue, I like to work to find the solution. Most of the time this is good, but sometimes it can be a heavy burden for either me or the person I'm trying to "fix."
5.) I love to love you. I love to know people know I care about them.
6.) I try to be fair in all situations. Not necessarily equal, but definitely fair. And if I feel like someone has been slighted or a situation ISN'T fair, I am liable to let someone know about it.
7.) I want, more than anything, more than even being a mommy, to love Jesus with all that I have. I want to know Him more.
I pass this on to:
Kyley at An East Texas Slice of Life
Donna at The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Laura (my mom) at Our Dayze
Janera at My Garden Hat
Amy at Pirates and Princesses
Suzanne at Steece's Pieces
Amy at Will and Amy