Monday, April 14, 2008

Catching up on awards....

Yes, once again I'm behind but not only on posting this time but on picking up my awards. I apologize for the delay. So without further ado....

First an award from my dear caring friend, Betty, who checks up on me if I'm MIA!! She first leaves a comment, then an email, and if she still hasn't heard from me she calls on the phone to make sure I'm okay and to let me know she is praying for me. How sweet is that? How sweet is this award?


Thank you so much, Betty, for the award and for being my friend. You are so special to me!

Then I got a comment from Mike saying he had a special award for me on his blog. He has given me this award because he says I have been a help to him. Mike has so many health problems he is dealing with daily but he still takes time to check on me and pray for my needs. Mike, thank you so much for this award and for being the wind beneath my wings too!


Last but not least is this special award from Brandy that made me cry! Here is what she had to say about me and the award:

Hope this is for you! You have been a rock in my life lately, you have been there for me when I have been faced with tough challenges with the kids. You have taught me so many things in the last few weeks. I know that you are in my life because of Daniel, but you know I don't talk to a lot of his family, I don't know them that well. I am glad that you are in my life and I have a great friend to talk to about important things and I want you to know that I really look up to! I know that God has put you here for a reason and I thank him for doing that to! So this is for you. I am calling it the rock award!

Rock Award--Brandy

Some of you have wondered what connection Brandy and I have to each other. Brandy's husband, Daniel, is my great nephew and has always been very special to me. I use to babysit him when he was a little boy and he spent a lot of time at my house, growing up with my children. He has always been like a little brother to them. Here is a picture of Daniel, Brandy and their 3 sons. I have always called the boys Huey, Dewey and Louie. (Donald Duck's nephews for those of you who aren't old enough to remember the cartoon! LOL) In this case, these 3 boys are my great, great nephews!! How old does that make me feel?? :O)

Daniel and family

Brandy and I have know each other for years now but have been developing a closer relationship in the last few months. A lot of this, believe it or not, was due to blogging!!
We have become coffee buddies too and have been trying to find time to have Bible study together. We have done a lot of our study over the phone!

It says COFFEE

Brandy, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Rock Award. I love it and I love you! Let's do coffee and Bible study soon!


Sue Neitzel said...

All deserved, congrats! Stay well and happy!

Jenny said...

Mom, what a sweet, sweet blog about Daniel, Brandy, and the boys. I know it meant the world to them. I'm so glad that you have Brandy in your life right now. I hope she will continue to meld into your life. You need each other right now. Jen

Peggy said...

Congrats on the awards, very well deserved! Wish we lived close enough to study, chat, and have a cuppa tea. Have a great week!

Betty said...

Congratulations, Hope, on your awards. You are a very deserving person. Also, thank you for the kinds words you had to say about me. You know how much I care for you and how much you mean to me. You have helped me so much with my blogging problems. I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

I hope and pray you are feeling better. I know it must be terribly depressing to not be able to eat the things you love to eat because of your diabetes. I pray you and the doctors can get your diabetes under control soon.

Love you,
Betty said...

Congrats on all your lovely awards! You deserve them all!! I hope you are feeling better.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog this morning!! Love and Hugs, Grams

jennifer said...

That is very sweet. You are blessed to have each other as family and a friend.

Her words were wonderful. Did you even know how much you meant to her while you were helping her?

Be blessed Hope!


Mary Isabella said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award.

Lorie said...

Hey- I am glad To have another friend out there to learn from and share with. congrats on your awards. Wish we could have a cup of coffee and share -

= Be blessed=

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Hope!
Congrats on all those lovely awards! I am trying to play catch up with my blogging friends too...

Mary said...


I'm glad you're doing better. Diabetes is a tough one to live with in the beginning, but will get easier each day. The main thing is to watch your diet and to contact a health care professional if you have doubts. If you have any trouble with menus, have your doctor refer you to a dietician.

Brandy is such a lovely person. I'm glad that the two of you are getting to know each other better. It's so nice that you can get together for coffee and Bible study.

Have a wonderful day.

Nora Lee said...

Congratulations on your awards! You deserve them all.


bj said...

Happy, happy congratulations to you for all the awards. So deserving!
Thanks so much for the fudge recipe...I just MIGHT make it tonight....we LOVE peanut ANYTHING !! We are going to a movie to see Bucket List and if we are home in time...I'll make the fudge and let you know!
hugs, bj

Linda said...

Neat awards and much deserved for a very sweet lady. Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

WTG !on your awards you deserve them all and I like your friend brandy too. I wish I lived closer to you two gals.I would love to share coffee and Bible study with ya'll. Have a nice weekend Hope. Love & Prayers. Lisa

Linda said...

Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Linda

Mike Golch said...

congrats on the awards. A cup of coffree and bible study,sound like a plan. said...

Hi Hope, You haven't posted for a few days and I hope you aren't sick. Love and hugs Grams

Karla said...

What sweet awards for a sweet lady!

Nora Lee said...

Good morning Hope! How goes it? Been thinking about you and wanted to say hello.


jennifer said...

Just a quick Hello before I turn in. Love ya Hope!


Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
"CONGRATULATION'S" on all of your very well deserved Awards you have received. I am so glad that you and Brandy have become closer. She seems like a really nice person. That is a beautiful picture of Brandy and her Family. I have been so busy lately with the girls and then my DH finally made it home from Canada on Thursday morning. I did put up a new post this morning along with some pictures. I hope you are getting your blood sugar under control by now. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Hope~
what an awesome relationship you have with Brandy..that is really special. Bible study is so important too, no matter HOW you have to do it!
xxxooo Ruth

Jo said...

Okey Dokey Kiddo... you have been quiet for much too long and I thought I should come by and shake the bushes and see how you are.

I am hoping that your absence has been because you have been busy doing things that you enjoy and not because of your health issues. Just that same I wanted you to know that you are missed and I am holding you in my prayers that all is ok.

Big hugs....

Susie Q said...

All awards that are well deserved. Such sweet words from special people.
I am so glad you are feeling better too!
Happy May Day and I hope this Spring is being a sweet one for you.

Sue said...

Haven't heard from you for so long!! I hope you are OK!! Love and hugs Grams

Nora Lee said...

Happy Sunday Hope! Just wanted to drop by and say I have been thinking about you. Have a wonderful week.


Mike Golch said...

Hope,just came by to check on you.I have not heard from you for a while.I hope things are OK.Mike

Lisa said...

I miss you. I hope you are doing well.(((((Hope)))))) Big Hugs, love you. Lisa

Jo said...

Hope I am back to check on you. Just want you to know that you are missed very much .

jennifer said...

I hope that you had a lovely Mother's Day Hope.

Be blessed.


Claudia said...


I hope all is well with you and your family. You haven't posted in awhile.
I know you have a lot to deal with right now. Just wanted to say hello and hope to hear from you soon!


jennifer said...

Hey Hope! I am visiting all of the blogs on my blog roll. I am ALMOST done, but not finished until I see you, right?

Hope that you are doing well.