Monday, February 7, 2011

Purpose and An Award

I started this blog 3 years ago to replace our monthly newsletter that we use to produce. It was quite the production with articles and events. The computer program we used would not communicate with my printer so I would have to convert it and email it and then open it with another program and then print it. It was a lot of work. I learned about personal blogs and decided to use blogging as a way to share information with our 12 followers. They did not make the switch with us... they wanted the hard copy newsletter. Blogging became so much easier than the newsletter and consumed way less time. I then changed my goal of sharing information to one of documenting our homeschooling experience.

We were sad to lose the 12 or so followers, but what I found in the world of blogging could only be described as truly amazing! Other mammas and families that shared many of our beliefs, experiences, tragedies and triumphs. I have "met" some of the most inspirational women in the world, from all over the world. Women I would never have met in my walk of life, may never meet in real life ... but women that have made a difference in this mammas' life that words cannot express.

Tonight I received the "Stylish Blogger" award from Christie over at Our Family Blog. She is the mother of 7, 3 of which are her beautiful daughters that are funny, witty and smart. Thank you Christie! You inspire and encouraged me daily to be a better mamma and a more Christ-like daughter of The King.

Upon receiving this award, I am supposed to:

1) Thank, and link back to the person who awarded it.

2) Share 7 things about myself.

3) Award 10 great bloggers.

4) Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

7 things about me:

one ~ I love listening to music... all kinds!

two ~ I currently have 2 foster children in the home which puts me at 5 kids in the home

three ~ I like the taste of sharp cheddar cheese with carrots.

four ~ I am a homebody and with the exception of vacations, could stay at home for weeks at a time if allowed.

five ~ I started my undergrad degree thinking that I wanted to be a teacher, but after doing a stint of student teaching decided that before teaching the children, I wanted to reach families.

six ~ I worked for15 years in crises intervention and family therapy services before coming home to be of service to my own family.

seven ~ I started homeschooling out of necessity, but now I know that it is all I ever wanted to do...teach children.

Now... 10 7 bloggers that I would like to pass this on to:



Mom #1


Annie (although I see that she already received this award)




Annie said...

Yes; I would have passed it on to you, too, but I noticed you were tagged.

Now you have me wanting to try carrots and sharp cheddar! That would actually be a fun meme - have everyone share their favorite food combinations that aren't yet famous.

Lisa said...

Thank you so much, De!

Anonymous said...

your mother says, remember when you said, mom you blog? lol, like it don't you

MOM #1 said...

I love reading your purpose, it's amazing how life can really transition from one thing to another.

I liked learning seven things about you. Carrots and sharp cheddar - that sounds like a unique experience!

Thanks for the award!