Saturday, March 7, 2009

3.7.09

As I sit listening to a CD I snatched from our toddler classroom after a weepy encounter with the world's most beautiful lyrics, I am honored and humbled by sweet Katie of The Happy Hours who nominated me for The Sisterhood Award. She is just one of the many, many women I have grown to love as dear friends over this past year. I never could have known this incredible support system of women who "get it", who understand the deep sorrow behind the words "it wasn't meant to be," who never in heartbeat speak the words "just relax"... who offer their support in a way that others just simply can't.

Despite knowing that any one of these women would offer her shoulder, Katie is among the most special. To know Katie is to love Katie... and I do feel like I know you, Katie:) There aren't many women out there who could, month after month face that disappointing reminder that "it wasn't meant to be" and yet pore her heart into crafting the most precious baby blankets, hats, and even the occasional uterus, and then package them up and send them out across the country for babies and mommies to delight over. But Katie does. And add to this the fact that she never bemoans herself or her struggle. She doesn't curse her luck or complain about her past. She looks ahead with optimism and excitement that I only wish I could mirror.

It would be my honor to someday meet you and your little one, who I just know is waiting around the corner for you. If anyone would like to raise up some extra prayers for Katie, her husband and this little one, they will be embarking on this babymaking adventure (eek!) very soon and I'm sure would love your support!



Here are the rules!

Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude.
Be sure to link to your nominees in your post.
Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.
Be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.

1. Trisha, of the Jackson 5 Adventures, supporter of social media (in her spare time!), mother to the adorable Delaney J, player of Bunco, and lover of all things Green.

2. Andrea, of Fumbling Towards Adulthood, dear friend, juicy celeb gossip lover, mother to sweet, toothless Lola (The Chihuahua), tender-hearted daughter, and my hetero lifemate:) Although not currently in the market for kiddos (unless there's something I don't know! HL?) the neverending love she offers to her friends is both admirable and humbling.

3. Jenn, of Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, wife to Hal, lover of cruises, loyal sister and daughter, and current baker of a miracle baby!

4. Newtie, of Dear Gerkin, mystery college professor, wife to mystery man, mother to Newtlet. For knowing a lot about Newtie, I now realize I know very little!

5. Andra, of My story of loss... and life, who now writes at Dear Avery, lover of traveling, creative mastermind behind unique child entertainment devices, current mommy to Avery, future mommy to abj Jr! (I must add that hers was one of the very first blogs I began reading after my miscarriage and under no coincidence, I am certain, has become a daily acquaintance!


Yes, as you can see I cheated. I am in awe that I was able to get this far without newborn distraction, so I will end here as these 6 women are worthy of the top spots anyway:) Thank you for being you!

And if you are interested in the CD I'm listening to, it is Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses & Bedtime Prayers... and the song that brought me to tears:

Before I Knew Your Name

Angels fly above you
They know that I love you
And so I watch your dreaming now
I wonder if you know

Before I knew your name
Before I saw your eyes, your chin and your nose
Before I counted your fingers and toes
I asked Heaven for someone wonderful as you
and every prayer and wish came true

I dreamed of you before I knew your name

I'm thankful for you
You know I adore you
So, I watch you dreaming now
I wonder if you know

Before I knew your name
Before I saw your eyes, your chin and your nose
Before I counted your fingers and toes
I asked Heaven for someone wonderful as you
and every prayer and wish came true

I dreamed of you before I knew your name
I dreamed of you before I knew your name

4 comments:

Katie said...

You made me cry-nice sweet happy tears. I too hope we can meet one day-I do have family in a sorta neighboring state-although you are only about 2 states away (I think-I suck at geography). I'm so honored to call you my friend. And if I hadn't been crying because of all the nice things you said, those lyrics would have done me in. Hugs to you and Lily

Jenn said...

Thank you! Now I have to get up off my mornin' sickness patootie and get back to bloggin' like I should be. Love ya :)

~Sassafrass

Phil said...

Thanks!! Your little lady is so beautiful!! :)

packey said...

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