Saturday, April 07, 2007

Uh-Oh! What Do I Do Now?

I feel honored that my sister, Jungle Mom, bestowed upon me this award. I don't feel that my blog is much more than fluff most of the time. I didn't even know about this wonderful world of blogging until six months ago! I must confess, I LOVE blogging. Did you hear me? Let me reiterate: I LOVE blogging, I really do!

One of the reasons I started blogging was to simply stay in touch with my family which is scattered all over the globe. Family is so very important to me and I want to be involved the best I can with each family member. If I can stay abreast on what is going on in my niece's and nephew's lives, then I figure it won't be so hard reconnecting when they come to the states again.

I felt a wonderful reason for blogging was to use it to help spread the good news of Christ's love for us. So many in our world are lost and hurting. I feel it to be such an honor when I can share a word fitly spoken or a verse of scripture with someone to help or encourage them. I also pray that I would be a positive testimony for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I also use my blog as therapy! That's right, therapy. I have a chronic illness that causes me so much pain. Many days are lost on trying to catch up on sleep or rest due to being up all night writhing and groaning. Many times when I can't lift or scrub a thing, I can sit here and type. I can spill my thoughts and heart. It really seems to help!

Another reason I think blogging appeals to me is that it helps me have conversations and communicate with others without leaving my home. I don't drive often due to stiffness or simply plain not feeling like it! So the internet, and especially blogging, helps me reach out of my four walls somewhat.

I will spend the weekend mulling over which 5 blogs I want to present this award to. Please check back on Monday.

Once again, thanks sis for the award! I will try to live up to it.

16 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I think you deserve the award. You have been such a blessing to me and I love your blog as well as that of your sister. I think we meet here about the same time of the morning because we have a problem somewhat kin. Well, I hope your pain allows you to get some sleep tonight. You are in my thoughts and prayers. connie from Texas

Pat said...

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE APPLAUSE
ACCOLADES ACCOLADES ACCOLADES

My dear friend, you deserve this!!

Not only are you my friend, but you (like also of us stay-at-home-homeschooling moms) are abreast of the world around us and can make informed decisions or conversation, no matter the question/comment!!

I know you love this being carless at times, too!!
You encourage many (I find your name all over blogsphere!!)--

Glad you were awarded for your achievement!!

HOW MANY OTHERS HAVE YOU GOTTEN TO BLOG BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVING REMINDERS??????LOL

Rancher said...

Congratulations! Good luck choosing only five blogs. Out of 60 million.

Tina said...

Hi Pam, thank you for visiting my blog. I have really enjoyed getting to "know" your family a little.
I am so sorry that you struggle with chronic pain. I can't even imagine. I pray God would be pleased to heal you!
God bless you.

Karen said...

Hi Pam,
I will pray for your Dad, and you ALL, as we've been that road before, too.
Thank you for letting me know.
Dad came home on Friday, and is doing ok for now. The area is not bleeding as much, and we are praying it will "hold". Thank you for asking.
Have a wonderful Easter!
Karen

Abouna said...

Congratulations.

How is your Dad doing today? God Bless all.

Kim said...

Congrats! You deserve it! Love ya

Kitty said...

Congratulations on the award!! :-) Ever since I found your blog you have given me much to think about, too.

I use my blog for the some of the same reasons, to get my thoughts out and then to get input from other people. The sharing of experiences and encouragement that's out there is so great. I also don't tend to leave the house much either, so it makes me feel a little less isolated.

I hope you and your family have a great Easter!! :-)

pink&blackjunglebunny said...

my new site name is www.pinkandblackjunglebunny.blogspot.com

HsKubes said...

Congratulations!

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

~ Christina

serendip said...

Congratulations! You sure do inspire and encourage many with your generousity of spirit. Have a blessed Sunday!

Julie's Jewels said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so proud of you. I'm seeing this award being given on alot of sites. I even got it. I'll be posting my 5 nominees on Monday as well.

Mishel said...

Congrats Pam! I know your blog has been such a blessing to me just in the few weeks I've been reading. May you have a blessed Easter!! : )

Pam said...

Thanks everyone! Ya'all sure know how to make a blogger feel special!

Happymama said...

Congratulations on your award. What a great sister, huh?

:)

~Kristi

CaraqueƱa said...

Congrats, Pam! Hey, I "know" somebody famous~actually, 3 of you Riffe ladies (one a granddaughter!). God bless...