Friday, August 8, 2008

Well aren't you girls just the best?

You all gave me some very nice responses to something not to sweet yesterday. I really appreciated it.

I'm in a super goofy mood today. Which is quite strange because I started off on the wrong side of the bed. I thought today was going to drastically ~suck~, but it turned around on me by the time I got to work. I'm going to blog about my morning on my other blog in a few minutes.

Before I forget, I wanted to thank both Tori and Heavenlytini for nominating me for the Pink Rose Award! They both said the most beautiful things about me when they nominated me, it made me all warm and tingly inside.

I also wanted to thank Miss Kymberli for starting this award. On her blog you can go and look at all the recipients who has received them over the few months it's been out. The list is HUGE and it's so wonderful all of those bloggers were recognized. I haven't passed anything on lately (meme's, poll's, awards), but in Kymberli's honor of starting it, I will take this opportunity to do it.

To pass it on, I must first paste the RULES, but instead, I'm simply linking to them. The story behind the Pink Rose Award and the rules can be found there. (And to see a list of past recipients, you can find it here.)

My list of honorees are as follows. Many of the girls I would nominate have already gotten the award, so I'm going to pcik some girls who deserve it but haven't gotten it yet.:

Sarah R blogs at "Andrew Tales". Sarah isn't the most chatty blogger in the world (hint hint sarah!) and when she does get to blogging, it's about her adorable little man Andrew. It's not an IF blog and honestly, I don't even know what her backstory of conception was (wow, I just realized how much I don't know about her!), but Sarah is one of the greatest supporters of IF I have met. She was with me every step of the way, cheering me on and giving my virtual hugs when I needed it. When I read the story behind what the Pink Rose represented, Sarah is definitely the embodiment of it. I hope she does know what a beautiful person she is and how much her support is appreciated.

Katie blogs at Second Chance Miracle. We started off on the webmd ttc boards together back in October of 2006. Katie had already been ttc when I started, but we hit it off. Along with a few other girls, we started a private board where we could say what we wanted without the evil moderators deleting our comments. It was there we became even better friends. What's weird is we rarely comment on one another's blog, even though I'm sure we read each and every post (I know I do.) We talk on the phone often, so I guess we say everything we need to say there and the comments become a moot point. Katie is the one I call first after every RE appointment (after my husband of course). She's the one I bounced ttc ideas back and forth with. She's the one who calmed me down each time I was on a freakout trip on the rollercoaster. Even though I have a large support group in my local friends, Katie was the one who understood what I was going through and what I needed. I'll admit that I am the one who calls her, so this may all be one sided as she doesn't call me, but I'm thankful she picks up the phone each time it rings. I would of been a basket case with each of my rollercoaster rides if it wasn't for Katie. Thank you Katie. You personally have made my life better due to your support.

Alison blogs at (un)complicate me. I met her through the new group of The Braces Bunch and she supported me right through the gate. We're still new in getting to know one another, but we've done some pretty damn good bitching through email and comments. For someone to someone else upon first meeting them is a rarity and simply needs to be acknowledged. So thank you Alison! You rock.

Topcat blogs at indisputable topcat. Everyone should know her already, I almost feel silly "introducing" her. When I met her, she was already pregnant, waiting for her amnio results. I started reading some back posts from her and was drawn to how similar we were. Obviously I wanted to get to know her and posted a few comments. She returned the favor and now she's one of my favorite bloggers. She's gone through a lot of crud lately. The week she was going to deliver her new son, Monkey, she discovered her husband, Mr TC, had cancer. Plus, she has another son, Tiger, to care for. I couldn't imagine that happening to me. I would withdrawal from the world. But do you know what Miss Topcat did? She continued to offer support to other people, me included. She's got the best excuse in the world to be selfish and just take support, but Topcat's heart is so good she still gives. It amazes me to this day and I consider myself a lucky person just to have met her.

Lilith blogs at Crunchy Green Mom. I honestly don't know how I met Lilith, but I am so happy to have done so. She is a single mother of 6 children. Yes. Six. So obviously it's not an IF blog! She blogs about being single. Being a mom. She also blogs about giveaways, which I can never keep up with. What's best is she lives close to me and I really hope to meet her soon. Yay! But for the pink rose award, I nominate her for the support she can give to an IFer. Her support never felt "fake", like it seems with many fertiles out there. Not that any of the fertiles I know are trying to be fake, but without going through it, it's hard for them to relate. Lilith is a great new addition to my bloggy friends and I can't wait to hang out with her.

Damn. There are SO many other women I want to give this to. Tory and Tini who gave it to me, Pam, Io, Jenn, Jen, Mel, Cate, Elana, Sugar & Ice, Geohde, Kymberli, Soapchick, Duck, Mrs Spock, Sara, Lori, Kaci, Carrie, Joe, Bleu, MrsLady1975, Shea, G, Morgan, Aggie, Karyn, Scarlet, Amy, Beth, Wendy, Wishing ..., Shinejil, Quincy, Mommyof2boys, Lee, Kim, kjb, waitinginline, not in the water, denise, valerie, Jennifer, Chel, Deb, Liz, Antigone, Tammy, Julie, Monica, Kate, Katherine, Brandi, MMJ, Fuentes, Jenera, Ally, DocGrumbles, Jaime, Jayme, Shayna, Lilah, WaitingForBabyK, Bree, Searching, Motel Manager, Krista, ArtBlog, Tara, Brianna, Nic, and omg, the list keeps going on and on! I couldn't begin to really come up with a list of everyone I'm thankful for. If you happened to be looking for your name and didn't see it, it was simply an oversight, as I am thankful for each and every person who has EVER commented to me in support.


Lilith Silvermane said...

*sniffles* Thanks so much girl! I really needed that today, it's been a weird day for me!

HOPEFULLY we can meet up together next Saturday.... Hopefully!!!

Krista said...

That's so nice! Congrats on your award. I'm off to read the morning story. ((((hugs)))

Mommyof2boys said...

Congratulations on getting the award ! I checked out the blog and what a wonderful way to appreciate special people !

I also want to thank you for thinking of me !!


Sarah R said...

I am so humbled and incredibly honored! Thank you so much, Nancy. You have no idea how much this means to me!

Huge hugs!!!

LOL, the story behind Andrew's conception. It took us 7 cycles to conceive him and when I got my BFP on 12/24/06, I jumped on the JSO board on WebMD (it was like, 6 am) and Nancy was the first to congratulate me! :D So Nancy has been there for me since the very beginning.

I have 'known' Nancy (virtually only; wish I lived closer to CO) for almost 2 years now. I have watched her go through everything, every step of the way. She has always given great advice and been there for me.

Nancy, I feel you have done far more for me than I have for you, but know that all of the support I have given you is from the heart! :) Thanks again!

Sarah R said...

Oh, and inspired me to blog. That in itself is amazing! :)

Lori said...

Thankful for you, too!

Topcat said...

Oh, Nancy!! Thank you so much for your beautiful words! It really means a lot, coming from you.

I was feeling so crap this morning, you've totally made my day.


Kymberli said...

Nancy, Nancy, fancy-pantsy...THANK YOU for passing it on to so many wonderful bloggers! They all deserve it and so do you!

I'd especially like to thank you for mentioning the list of awardees. I am so proud each time I can add in some new bloggers. Just to look at the list and know that behind each link there is the depth of individual stories behind them - it's breathtaking. :)

MrsDrink said...

Awww, thank you love! I haven't gotten around to giving the award either, but not too many people read my blog and the ones that do, would be the ones who I'd give it to.

So consider yourself one of the ones I'd give it to! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Awww, thank you!! I'm so honored! I will work on this this weekend, I need to think of who to nominate. ;)

KatieM said...

Awwww, thank you! I actually don't know a lot about this award so I am going to have to go back and read the back story for it.

Oh, and I totally admit I am the worlds worst "caller"....always have been. Once I get on the phone I love to talk, but for some reason I never call people...drives my mom crazy, lol. I am so grateful to have met you (has it really been 2 years already?), and honored to have been there with you during your TTC journey (and now of course subsequent new baby-hood!!!). You have such a great heart and sarcastic humor. MY journey just wouldn't have been the same without YOUR support and friendship.

Karyn with a Y said...

I've never stopped caring or supporting your on your journey. I can't wait to hear boy names! Miss you!

MrsSpock said...

I saw my name in those credits somewhere...thanks!