"very inspiring blog award"

I am honored to have gotten this award today, and I have to say it came at a very good time.

With all that my blog has gone through in the past year and now, this award just puts a special icing on top that makes my heart smile and drives me to push through the hard even more now.

When I started this blog 2 years ago, never did I think it would take me to a place where I would connect with such amazing brave people who know what it's like to walk a hard path like I have.

When I started this blog 2 years ago I went in carefully and started to open up using my voice not knowing it would pull people into a connection that would also help me to become a better writer, and a better person.

I have met some beautiful people on this writing journey, and that has created me to heal in ways that I never thought I would heal. It has made me want to open up more, use my voice a little louder, and stand higher in the truth.

I was told that I should write some kind of an acceptance speech, 7 facts about myself on my blog, and the photo of the blog award posted at the top.

So the first thing that comes to mind are the people in my life who support me through my writing, and my healing.

My husband who makes it possible for giving me a place to write and runs what is needed to make that happen. He has helped me so much in the writing process and I love him for that. Thank You Honey!

My Therapist who has walked along side of me through the hard and the good sides to having a voice. Someone who reminds me of how important my voice is. His wisdom has taught me so much about connecting not only with myself but to others. I am blessed for his support everyday. I wouldn't be where I am in this healing if it weren't for his support and "our" hard work. Thank u Andy

My best friend Tracy who always encourages me to be me and reminds me "it's your voice, and a voice that matters".

All the wonderful bloggers out there who share their experience with me, and walk with me through mine.

To Lauren who inspires me to speak my voice louder because I know she is listening, and that little bit of what she hears helps her in her own journey, and her own healing, and that makes my heart smile!

and of course Keith Jennings who truly inspires me everyday to become a better writer - he inspires me to think outside the box.

This is pretty darn awesome, and this inspires me to move forward in my voice even though it cracks at times.

Having a voice is something that was taken from me too many times to count in my life, and today this award reminds me of why I push through the hard and embrace the good.

Thank you Tammy for this award! I am honored!

The 7 Facts About Myself:

1: I am a true believer in God and all his love!

2: I am a weather fanatic and have 2 certifications for weather tracking through the National Weather Service.

3: I have been writing from the moment I first held a pencil in my hand.

4: I was a Ballet, Tap and Jazz dancer for 12 years

5: I absolutely love Coffee! I think it comes with the writing!

6: I love to lift weights and workout at the gym. I love the smell and sound of a gym (eww gross I know).

7: I am BLESSED to have amazing people in my life.