Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Brillante Weblog Award...Thank You Cyndi

My dear friend Cyndi from 'Waiting for Lilly Rae' has awarded me with the Brillante Weblog Award. I tell you, I have been feeling so behind in blogland lately and have been trying to get out there and touch base with everyone. It really brought a big smile to my face to see this when Cyndi's blog popped up.

I am supposed to pass this award along to 7 others. I will tell you that it wasn't easy for me to choose. I have been going through a tough time on my journey and there have been some women who have been holding me up and inspiring me.

Amy from 'A Mother Singing'. Amazing woman, always has been. But I was reading one of her posts about how she now 'sees' the orphans of the world. They are not anonymous to her, she is aware of them and loves them, they are always on her mind and urging her heart. She is doing what she can to help and to cause change..even if it is one child at time.

Which brings me to Daleea from 'One Child At Time'. My friend who had a vision of something that could be amazing and she worked and worked and created a project that is saving the lives of children in China.

Holly from 'Purpose Driven Family' is someone I am just beginning to get to know, but I am very challenged by her faith and by her dedication to advocate for the adoption of children with HIV Aids. And I mean challenged in a very positive way. I am blown away by this woman.

Steffie B. you all know her, 'Never Too Many' She has been my life vest lately. If I didn't have her to talk to, I don't know if I'd be making it through all of this. Thank you my friend for always being there.

Kim from 'Isabella Bison'. Kim is always the first to read almost every post I write. I don't know how she does it, but I'm so glad to always be able to open my comments and see her words there.

Jane from 'Much Ado' is a constant source of inspiration for me. She is a wonderful spiritual compass, always showing me an example of what I should be focusing on and how I should be living my life.

Janet from 'Tuininga Treasures'. I have been completely inspired by her Africa adoption journey. If you haven't read her account of bringing home her children, you really need to go to her blog. It is absolutely amazing.


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Thank you sooo much..
I am sooo honored.. I just am glad to have met you .. You and Steffie are one of the first ladies that I met in blogland.. and you both are amazing..
I will ONE day come there and get the pleasure of meeting you both..
You are a very strong and very caring lady.. you are an inspiration to many.. including me...
THANK YOU agian..

Kayce said...

A well deserved award!

Colleen said...

what a wonderful award and so well deserved! I love the picture on your header...it just made me smile when I opened your blog. I love seeing new pictures every day.

LaLa said...

Girl you award every award you get : )

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, you are the perfect person to receive this award. I can only imagine how many you have inspired with your huge heart and vision!

I am shocked and humbled that you have passed this to me! Thank you SO much!


Sharon said...

You deserve every award you get!! As far as I can see you are the Queen of blogland! I have a redmary jane shot I took for you. You will see it soon, one of these days, eventually, haha


Paula said...

Great list of ladies. well deserving. I agree, I don't know how Kim manages to make it to my blog just after I post. She's faster than Feedblitz or Bloglines. Don't know what her secret is :)

Janet said...

THANK YOU! How sweet of you!

PS- CAn I put the "I am an Adoption Advocate with No Place Like HOme" sign on my blog?

Steffie B. said...

You are so sweet girl....and I am glad we talked yesterday....I pray that you are right....and I believe it was a few lunches ago that we said...."hey, maybe we will travel together".....now wouldn't that be something?!?!?!? ;)
Lunch next week with Hot Waiter!

Debz said...

Awsome award and very fitting for you ;O)

I gotta tell ya that your new header is the kewlest thing I evea saw!

Carol said...

I love that new header!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on the award!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

You are going to make me cry...... Thank you sweet friend. HOw precious you are... and please do not forget not only did you believe in my vision for the auction... you encouraged, and you helped.... oh, how you helped and continue to do so!
I am so glad you received this award! You are oh, so deserving of every good thing that comes your way.
Love Ya!

Janet said...

Hey RMJ,

My e-mail address is:


Look forward to hearing from ya!!!!!

jennifer said...

You have chosen some wonderful bloggers. How can Kim always be the first on everyone's blog? Does she have some kind of radar?

Michelle said...

Congratulations on this award! I also love your new header!!!

Alyson & Ford said...

You could and should win an award everyday!!!
Also, you always have the neatest blog headers...

April said...

You and all the ladies you chose are so deserving of this award. What a wonderful uplift right when you needed it.

mommy2gabby said...

Congratulations Kim! What a special person to get such a neat award. Thank you for always being inspiring and compassionate about adoption! You are amazing.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

OH MY #6 said...

Hey Kimberley,

I just love your header!

You are an inspiration my friend. And, your mentioned BLOGGERS r 2!

have a good week.


Shelly and Family said...

Congratulations on the award!

BTW...I love the photo used for your headed...LOVE IT!!!!

Much Ado said...

You are so deserving of this award. You are an inspiration to many! Congratulations.

Thank you also for the award, I am humbled to in amongst such wonderful people!

LOVE the new blog banner, so inspiring....your day is coming, hold on tight! :)

Heather said...

No one more deserving than you!!! ANd i love the blogs you chose - awesome, just awesome!

I know I still need to email you and I will but I was also thinking - could that book go to children in China now? My girls are so blessed, perhaps another child would be blessed...just thinking out loud:)