Kim Gossling over at Chronic Conditions and Life Lessons nominated me for the Sunshine Award a good while back. We share a lot in common as mothers who have had to “manage” a condition in a child. We both tend to look toward the positives and lessons of faith and family that come from our experiences. Kim and I both love photography of flowers, wild life and share our faith in a God who is larger than the obstacles we face.
The Sunshine Award is for “positively and creatively” inspiring bloggers. It is definitely my goal to be positive. We are all faced with enough negatives each day as it is. I’m constantly working on the “creative.” This process of blogging has actually stirred a passion for photography that is borderline addictive! Yet my new passion has also revealed so much through a different perspective that fuels my faith and stirs passion to share what I see with others.
Kim has my sincere thanks for is inspiring me! In accepting this award here are ten things about myself. A few bloggers have asked me to share a bit more so here goes…
I am an introvert, I know you probably can’t tell from some of my comments on your blogs but it’s true!
I am officially the cat lady on the corner. Not really officially but I figure my stray porch cats earn their keep by keeping mice and snakes away (see next post). I also have a black indoor cat named “Lucky.”
I don’t like crowds (which may have something to do with being relatively short and unable to see when I’m in them!)
I’ve been married over twenty years to the hubby I met my last year in college.
Chocolate is therapy.
My mother and I were spared from a head on collision with a semi-truck. Traffic literally (in slow motion, just like the movies) parted like the Red Sea on I-475 outside of Atlanta. My mother had been praying to know God was with her. After that experience I told her to please stop praying for that. It was clear He was and my heart couldn’t take much more!
I am the only person in my immediate family (not hubby’s) who did not pursue teaching as a profession.
My mother’s maiden name, Shinholster, is German. My maiden name, Finley, is Irish. My married name, Raphael, is French. Go Figure!
I am named after my mother, Kay. I was nicknamed “Little Kay” before I was born and my father shortened it to Lilka. While my mother was in recovery someone let him sign the birth certificate.
I’m very grateful you’ve taken the time to read stop by and read this today!
My nominees for The Sunshine Award are
These blogs make my day a little brighter and I suspect they will do the same for you!
If you choose to accept this award, the “rules” are that you post the award on your site (you can create an awards page if you like), tell ten things about yourself and nominate ten other blogs. There is no pressure from me to “accept” this award. I do think they are a great way to expose bloggers to great reads they may not find on their own.
May you read and write where the Son/Sun shines on you!
“But the path of the just [is] like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18 NKJV