Monday, January 12, 2009

Remember when

Do you remember when you first started your blog?
Now some of you may have been computer savvy and breezed around with no problems.
Not I.
And some of you know that I still do not know everything about this world of blogging.
Thank heavens for those here who know what they are doing!
SO....imagine my surprise when one of the sweet ones I began with.....way back....gave me an award. One that celebrates those who have lent a helping hand here in blogdom. Regina from Regina's Family the sweet one. I am not sure when I first found her or vice versa.....but she has been around awhile with me. She speaks her voice and holds her convictions close. And I think it is pretty cool that her words attract both men and women bloggers.
That in itself says something about her blogging ability!
It is good to keep tract of those who began this journey with us. I am glad that- although we do not check up on each other every week-she has not forgotten about me. :)
I was really pleased and surprised to recieve the above award.
The Emblem of the Helping Hand award created by Sojourner's Place as a symbol of help, support, and encouragement to up and coming bloggers and appreciation for those who mentor those new to the blogosphere..
The Rules:
  1. Select 10 bloggers: 5 you consider your blogging Helping Hand then "Pay it Forward" by extending your "Helping Hand" to 5 additional bloggers in support and encouragement for their efforts.
  2. In passing on the Emblem, each recipient must provide the name of blog or blog author with a link for others to visit.
  3. Each recipient must show the Emblem and put the name and link to the blog that has given it to her or him.
  4. Link the Emblem to this post: Helping Hand: Much Obliged and Paying it Forward so that others will know it origin and impetus.
  5. If you have not already done so, show your recipients some love by adding them to your blog roll, Technorati Favorite list, or in any other way to further let them know that their blog voice is important to you and being heard.
  6. Add your name to The Helping Hand meme at my new blog entitled The Emblem of the Helping Hand and don't forget to leave a comment as a permanent record of all Helping Hand recipients.
  7. Display the rules
Goodness.........Bloggers come in and out of my life and I hope I can find the ones who helped me.
1. This one is is D from Ds Health and Weight Loss Journey. She has been a great help teaching me the ins and outs and she has been a friend. And she has kept me around all this time!.....Now that is loyal. :)
2. I wish I could remember when I met Denise....ya'll know her as ShortyBears Place. She is a sweet one and she has been a help to me and so many other bloggers. Her post are full of her real life and her walk with God. She is an inspiration to those who know her journey.
3. This next one goes to Halfmoon Girl of Shore Stories.
I think we probably really learned the whole blogging thing together. Sometimes I would see something on her blog and she would let me in on the new info..........seems like I remember something about her helping me with linking...something like that. What I love the most about her is how real she is....she is just down to earth. So down to earth sometimes that it brings a smile to my face. I have loved having her incouraging self around. :)
4. Now this goes to Melanie of Livin' With Me.
I feel like I have watched her and her little girl grow up. She has taught me some of the ins and outs of keeping up with my blog. And she has filled me in on some important things.......a few of which I am sad to say....I have probably forgotten.
Did I tell you that she has fantastic giveaways on her blog? I don't know how she gets all the freebies......but I know she works hard to get nice things for her readers.
5. The last one goes to the one who shoved me into this blogging world.
No....not really shoved.....but he told me about a place I could go to let my inner person out.
And Walaaaa! I am.
Thank you are a great little brother. :)

Now for the next 5.
1. This goes to someone who means a lot to me.....and she is a helping hand to everyone who reads her blog......Leslie of Do You Weary Like I Do. I think she lives in my mind sometimes--then she gets out and I see those thougts on her blog! :) Love this girl!
2. Two goes to Jessie of Over Flow of A Forgiven Soul.
What a heart she has.......and it contains a big ole love for God. I love having her as a blogging friend......she has been a huge source of encouragement for me. Love this girl too!
3. Now this goes to Melanie of MelanieJoy. I do believe her blog is now closed so I won't link there......but she has become a pretty big part of my life. Love this one too!
4. This is a newer blog for me. I have enjoyed getting to know Julie from Mirror Of Grace.
She too has a heart for God. If you have the time go on over and check her out.
5. This last one goes to another new to me blogger. Mary of Mary's ~Weight Loss God's Way. Now not all of us need to pay attention to what has or is happening to our waist line...but I do. And Mary intorduced me to a really cool is good to have someone to discuss this book with. She has a really sweet'll like her too.

Goodness! That was a doozy!
Congrats to the new recipients of The Emblem of the Helping Hand award.


luvmy4sons said...

You are a jewel. The gracious way you speak of others. Thank you. I am so glad God ran us into each other even if it be in cyber space! You are so deserving of this award!

SjP said...

Congratulations on receiving the Emblem of the Helping Hand. Your's is a beautiful blog and I am sure that you have encouraged and inspired many. I am truly humbled by your acceptance of the Emblem from Regina...

Much Obliged, very Much Obliged...

SjP of Sojourner's Place

Sharon said...

That is so wonderful, and they couldn't of picked a better person. Congrats my friend.
Have a blessed day

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sharon!!! You are truly deserving of notice for your helping hand, not to mention wealth of wisdom, love, and encouragement! You are a HUGE blessing to me and blogosphere.

Thank you for thinking of me. Iy may take me some time to get mine up, but I am hoping to be able to this weekend.


Mimi's Toes said...

You are so deserving of this award. You bless me by the comments you leave me. I remember when I first started my blog and how I struggled but I am glad I didn't give up on it. Blogging has been a blessing in my life!

melanie said...

You deserve this award soooo very much!!

And thank you for passing it on to me. Your sweet words brought a smile to my face after a very long day!

D said...

Hi Sharon, you do deserve this award and thank you for passing it on to me! I'm tickled! I HAS been awhile hasn't it? I remember first getting to know you -- I even read some of your blog posts to my family at dinnertime! Your faith shines through and you have a wonderful sense of humour! I love the way that you look at things -- makes me rethink things sometimes! You are gentle & kind and I'm honoured to know you! It's wonderful to have that special bond between Christians that if we never meet here on earth, we will meet in heaven! I keep you in my prayers! ((( hugs ))) D

MJ said...

You are awesome Sharon! You always make my heart happy!

Denise said...

Sweet sis, you are the deserving one. I love you, thanks for thinking of me.