Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Sweet Award For You!

My dearest fellow military wife and new friend Ashley over at Dog Tags & Pearls chose to honor me today with a wonderful award!!! Thanx've blessed my day!

Now I choose my only 15, to bless ya ladies..sending a big hug your way:

The Rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Now I choose my 15 (wow only 15 huh) friends in no particular order to bless today...sending a big hug your way:

God brings people into our lives for many reasons with the goal to bless and enrigh our lives! This is how He's used YOU to bless me:

1. Maria over at The Nuzz Acumen - this is my sweet, wonderful little sister Tati...even though you share a blog with your hubby and don't know if he'll want pink roses on his blog..I just couldn't leave you out. I totally love you and I am so thankful with the Lord for blessing me with such an incredible sister! You are such a blessing in my life and now I'm even happier to know that like are an Army Wife!!!! I hope I can be of some help with your new army life. Some say you're following my footsteps..I say "you ought to meet this brilliant god-fearing young woman...she can this world a thing or two" :D I LOVE YOU!!!

2. Jess over at Jessica's World - my lovely twin or better soul've helped me like you'll never know. The Lord always speaks to me right through's unbelievable. Even though we're miles apart...I know you're rotting we move to Arkansas lol, it feels like your right by my side, I feel your pain, your joy and your desire to seek and share the Lord is contagious! I thank God fo rmy twin:D

3. My sis -n-law Veronica at Luv Quiver Full of Arrows - what can I say's so sweet to see what our wonderful family is up to, we feel every bit of emotion you guys feel, you inspire alot of women and you make motherhood seem so easy lol. The Lord blesses me as I read your blog and see that I am blessed with a god-fearing family something many people don't have and wish they did! Seeing you grow spiritually is a sweet blessing from the Lord! You truly know what God wants from you as a Christian mother! So happy with the many wonderful blessings the Lord has given you...I thank God for using your womb to make me a very happy Tia!

4. Sheyenne over at Sean and Shay in California not only do we have the privalegde of going to the same church but we also have the opportunity to share the same kinda love for our Lord! You have very insightful posts and loved to read about your past struggle with your eating disorder...what an inspiration and proof of God's power!!!

5. Kelly over at Remember when we danced - my other twin (as Veronica says), it was sweet to learn of you but even sweeter meeting you in person! It's so neat to see how God can bring two complete strangers and within minutes of talking feel as if they've known each other a lifetime. You have the very same passion I have for's a God-given gift! Thanx for your kindness and sweet words!

6. Sandy over at One Day At A Time - you are not only an amazing woman of God but a wonderful mother. I've learned so much about motherhood through you! Your geniuine smile which shows right through the pics is very soothing and your sweet comments have filled my days with so much joy! Thanx for considering me when you need's an honor to know this! May the Lord continue to use you to love on the beautiful children he's brought to your life!

7. Brooke over at Livin' La Vida Garcia - you were my sis in law's friend and then decided to take a peek at my blog. I am so glad you did because your comments have given me encouragement and streagth to keep running the race! I love to see how you find joy in every little thing that comes your way. Motherhood seems so sweet through your eyes and it's neat to see how you prepare for your bundle of joy....I'm taking notes:D

8. Erin over at Our Family - you are one of my newest friends in blogger world. I was blown away to see how the Lord has taken us on very smiliar paths...I believe that God brings people into your life for a reason. Here I am giving a lil comfort to ease up some of the anxiety with the big move to the west coast while you give me hope as we continue to try for our baby. Seeing your beautiful baby girl gives me alot fo hope that God will also make it happen for us. I hope you know that I am here if you need anything with the move, a word of encouragement, prayer...I've been where you are and know how you feel.

9. Kristilea over at In The Lord's Paths - you were so right Sandy when you said this young woman is such a blessing. Kristilea you are such a sweetheart, I can tell God lives in because you leave so much love on my blog and it blesses me like you'll never know. You seem to be a woman of integrity and that's admirable! I love all the scrapbooking ideas on your blog;D

10. Niki over at Pumpkin County - you swe so beautifully..reminds me of my mommy's sewing! I was so touched when you shared with me that you are a new Christian and the only Christian in your family. This inspired me to reach out to those who are just starting their journey with Christ. It's so neat to see that you really want this relationship with HIM! If you ever need encouragament, prayer, a listening ear I'm hear:D

11. Linda over at The Life and Thoughts of Linda - first thing I thought was..what a beautiful young woman I later learned there's so much more to you... I relaized that you are a fighter! As I learned about the illness you live with, I was so impreassed to see the courage you have to keep moving forward, the drive and determination to finish the race is incredible! Not to forget that you are a fellow military sweet!

12. Lisa over at A Day In Our Blessed Lives - You have one of the cutest familes! One of the things that caught my eye about you was the fact that you mentioned in your blog how you are a family who loves to praise the Lord! That is awesome and that's what I want our family to look like! Seeing your Dinsey pics was so sweet because it reminds me so much of when I worked there! Thanx for sharing those:D

13. Tara over at Family Traditions One Story At A Time - Wow....I totally love your blog my friend! The Lord has turly blessed you with such creativity, so many awesome ideas to encourage family togetherness. I've been writing them down so we can do them with our children one day! I love how you are so passionate with what you do (the books) it's such a neat way to misniter to others. Thanx for telling me about it..still praying!

14. My wonderful friend at Chrsistian Mommy Writer - you are just an amazing writer!!! Your blog are so insightful and you blog about so many different's righ tup my alley because I have an interest in so many different things in life. What I love the most though is how you always take a stand for the Lord! It's so evident! I also love the way you care about those aroudn you, you stand up for what is true and pure especially with you most current posts. You encourageme me to speak my mind about the not conform but to be transformed! You are also an amazing fellow military wife. I've learn so much about your military posts. It;s good to know that they are god-fearing military wives out there!

15. Lindsey over at Learning To Be a Wife - you have some of the cutests posts! I love your sense of humor and reading about all your advendures with your hubby! You make the best out of every situation and that's what the Lord wants us to always the good and the bad. You seem to simply love life and find contentment! I loved the pics of the house...I hope that's the house you end up living in!!!! I totally love the verse you have on your true!

16. Megan over at The Not So Normal Life of An Army Wife - it's been so sweet seeing how such a young, newlywed couple can be so supportive and loving with each other. You are such a strong young woman! We have something in common that comes along with the military.......our first yr of marriage was not your typical first came along with field time, tranining, moves, being away from family and friends and the notion of simply being a military wife. I can totally relate to you as I read your posts when it comes to being an Army wife. The other day I sat and read all your posts about living in Germany and all the info has been so helpful because we know have a good idea of what our future could hold. Thanx for taking the time to posts them! Honestly, God used them to alleviate a lil bit of the anxiety of not know what life in Germany looks like.

17. Amber over at Faith Love and Kids - to start of...I love the song you always brings me to tears because it's such a beautiful song! One thing I noticed about you was that you put on your blog that you are a woman of awesome! I believe it! Thank you for blessing me with your very sweet comments!

18. Sarah Dawn over at Splashing Glory - first of you have one of the cutests blogs..I totally love the unique! I must say though....the one thing I really love about you and your wonerful family is that you guys are faithfully serving the Lord in my country Costa Rica! It's so sweet to know this because there are so many people living without Christ there and God is really speaking through you guys! I still remember the wonderful letter your son read at his choke up as I remember it. It's so amazing to see how spiritually strong your children are! They are God's army!!!

19. Natalie over at Raising Miracles - I am still getting to know you since we've only seen each other a handful of times but I can see that you truly love the Lord! It's been neat seeing how you started this journey not too long ago and are growing each day. God molds us every day and removes every bit of sin little by little to create His wonderful masterpiece who's created in His image. God has put you through some tests that maybe at the time didn't make sense but I feel that now you look back and see that God was at work at the entire time and you are now stronger because of it! Pray that God continues to guide you with this pregnancy and with every dedicion that needs to be made. May the Lord continue to bless your beautiful fmaily!

20. Courtney over at Ubber Thoughts - I totally love what you say on your blog, "I AM A NEW CREATION! I am so grateful to God that He has chosen me, A WRETCH LIKE ME!, to be one of His elect" WOW..what an amazing statement. I love how at only 23, you seem like sure a mature young woman, you speak with such wisdom fromt he Lord and you minister to people like me. The Lord uses you in such a great way! I look forward to learning more about my Lord and Savior through your blog.

21. Jo Princess Warrior over at Princess Warrior Lessons - let me tell have one of the cutest blogs ever, very different, very def. capture essence of who we are..God's Princesses!!!!! Thanx for reminding me that I am Hi princess and that He is totally head over heals for me. Thanx for being real and sharing your stuggle with depression! It takes a strong person to face their deepest struggles. I hope I was able to somewhat help! I hope to continue enjoying your wonderful blog!!!

22. AJ over at Pensice 15 - I know that this award is very girly but I needed to command yo umy friend on your spiritual maturity. I am just blown away to see how strong you are in the Lord! I love how you are not afraid to stand up for the Lord, for what is true and pure. I am striving to be like that because I feel it's the least I can do. Thank you for being an example AJ!

23. Carlise over at Being Carlise: Army Wife, Mom and Girly Girl for Christ - I love your blog says it all! It's so refreshing to come accross an military wife...unfortunately there aren't many of us out there so it's very important we stand up for the Lord even when we stick out like a sour thumb..God needs strong warriors and that's who you are my friend. I love how you mention that God is writing our story with HIS pen! That's exactly what it should be God in complete control of our lives which is why is so important to surrender every bit of us to Him like you mention. Thank You for encouraging me to surrender everything to HIM...I know that if I do this..He will gives us our heart's deepest desire...a baby! Looking forward to your many more posts and getting to know you a little more. So happy that your hubby decided to adopt your beautiful son! Who doesn't love a happy story!

24. My newest friend over at 7th Heaven - I love, I mean I really love your blog! The color, the layout, the pictures, your songs, yours posts....did I mention the pictures of your beautiful family??? God has def. blessed you with a beautiful family! Your kids are so cute! I also love how you take the time to make sure each of your children feels special, your celebrate their triumphs and you help them become who God intended them to be! I've learned quite a few good things about mothering already through your blog! I also love how you want your kids to be familiar with their culture...very neat! Can't wait to see what God has in store for you guys!

**** I hope you like you award...I know the rule was to choose 15 but I just needed to tell all of you how much sweeter my life is to have each and every one of you in my life! THANK YOU!

With love, Susan


Anonymous said...

thank you my friend! I am sorry to say that I have had my hands too full with homeschooling and looking after my family to blog. So, I feel guilty even receiving an award!!!!!

PS - I am happy to report that God healed me totally of my depression at a women's conference a month ago. I feel like I've finally come out of a long winter and everything around me is spring.


~Sandy~ said...

Thank you so very much my friend! I really appreciate this award.You are just toooo sweet. I plan to stop by all the great blogs you added soon:)
(((hugs))) Sandy

Sarah Dawn said...

Susan, Thank you for splashing me today. It is such an honor and a joy to know that God is somehow using my words to touch lives for His glory! And my sweet, it is an honor to share Jesus in your beautiful country.

Dancing in the rain,
Sarah Dawn

Niki :-) said...

Thank you Susan! xoxo

Jess said...

Thank you thank you thank you....and for all the wonderful things you said about me...

I feel the total same about you.

Love you and wish we lived closer....I need a hug today....

Love, Jess

Linda said...

Thank you for the lovely award :) I really appreciate it. I'm hoping to update my blog soon, I'm currently in TX seeing some specialty doctors that's why I've been missing. The internet is not so great here and I can't write new blogs :( I hope you are doing well.

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Thanks you so much friend!

I'm glad we found each other. It's nice to know that there are other christian military wives out there in bloggy land. I appreciate the kind words you said about my blog and I also want to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog as well.

Blessings to you!

Lindsey said...

Awwww friend you are so sweet!!! Thanks so much for the award!

Becky said...

I was linked to your blog from more than an army wife's blog - just thought I'd drop in and say hi! I haven't had too much time to read through your blog yet, but just from the first couple of posts, it's been nice getting to know you!

Timmy's Girl @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows said...

OH, sweet Sis, thank you for the sweet honor. You are so thoughtful. Now, if I could only find the time to go and check out each of these amazing blogs you posted about. Being a mama of 6 means not much time to do that kind of thing... guess in between feedings, dinner, baths, laundry, disciplining, etc, etc, etc. :0)

xoxo, Veronica SIS

Tara said...

LOL! so much for the 15 rule! ;o)

You are too sweet! thank you so much for the this award and your kind words. you are adorable and i'm so grateful to have met you! ♥

Aly said...

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. If you ever need ANYTHING at all please let me know. I am more than happy to answer any questions everything we went through. I really mean that too. May God bless you, even more than he already has!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you so much for your sweet words! Everything in my life does truly come from Him and I owe my God all the glory (even though my flesh tries to claim credit). He gives me the words to write and I am blessed to be used by Him to touch people like you! May God bless you and yours and keep you strong in the faith!

With love in Christ,

"But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Tammy On the Go said...

your blog is beautiful. I saw your post on your sister's blog. she won a bag from my company we are modeled after the Proverbs 31 woman...hope you get to visit my blog