Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Honest Scrap and a few other thoughts

When I first started writing, or blogging as it has so been named,I only did it for a few select friends. I mean after all, I didn't really want any and everyone knowing things about me. And not really thinking, when I started this page, little did I know that people might actually stumble on my page and actually follow me. Well, that's what has happened and it's been good. I mean it's really weird to have people you do not know at all, make comments, send words of encouragement and tell you they are praying for you. I have make some great "friends" on here. One would be Christine ( who has given me an award, that was also given to her. The award called the Honest Scrap Award.

And from what Christine researched the award goes to bloggers who write posts that come from the heart and soul.I really appreciate it Christine.. all I really wanted and want to do is let people know that not matter how bad things seem, it will get better if you trust in the one who is always there for you... God. I actually started this blog to help MYSELF remember that on a daily basis.

THEN, she said I had to tell you all 5 things about myself that you might or might not know and then pass this award on to 5 other people. So I will do my best:

1. I am a single, divorced mommy (of three kids) and I got my Bachelor's Degree in Management at age 35 while working full time. So if I can do it, I know you can too if you already haven't!!

2. I actually have a brother (which most of you know) but also a sister who is 50 yrs old. SURPRISE!

3. I like sitting outside on my patio, wrapped in a blanket,with my laptop and a cup of wine or coffee (whatever the weather allows)

4. Disney World is my most favorite place on earth.. I wish I lived in the Magic Kingdom.

5. God is the reason I am here today, because I really think given how I lived the early part of my life, I should not be here. He has a plan for me. I have NO clue what it is still, but I pray. I ask and I know that He is prepping me for things that are so great that will make my head spin. I pray that He doesn't give up on me even when I mess up or give up on myself.

and so I pass this great award on the 5 deserving bloggers (in no particular order): (Pam) (Paige) (Jazz) (Tomecca) (George)

I pray you all had a wonderful Christmas, realizing it's not about the gifts you got, or even the gifts you gave, but about our Savior. New Years is fast approaching and everyone is making resolutions and promises to lose weight and save money. But let's just all remember, we are not all going to be rich or skinny, things are not always going to go our way, but every single day, every minute is a blessing from God so act like it.. myself included!!!

Love you all and until next time.... peace and blessings!!!


  1. Girl, God isn't going to give up on you! He expects us to mess up so that we can remember we need him. So that we can follow him and find out place with him and along with that our path.

    I started my blog as a way to remind myself that God is there and has a purpose for me also. It's also a great way to just vent the frustrations in life.

    I find you inspiring. To go through a divorce and work had and still be such a great woman! You also didn't give up on your dream and you got your degree. I hope I am like that ;)

  2. n.lea. is right. You truly are a strong, inspiring woman. Way to go! And I love that part about we aren't all going to be rich, or skinny, but every moment is a blessing from God. Love it!

  3. Thank you both... now honestly I don't see myself like that at all. Just a mom who has to take care of her babies like SO many other men and women in the world, thats all.

    @n.lea--- the degree, you can for sure get! Don't give up. And at 35, it wasn't about finding a job afterwards, I already had that.. it was just that I accomplished what I originally set out to do. I know you can do it!!

  4. I enjoy your writing, your faith and your strength regularly. Your award is well deserved and I am so happy for you. May your 2011 is filled with blessings and peace.

  5. Thanks Shopgirl!! I pray you have a safe and happy New Year also!!


  6. Awwww....this is great, Danette ♥ I love you, girl! Blogging has brought s many wise friends into my you! And a double blessing is that we actually met and became great friends!

    Honest scrap is perfect. I love reading you and I always resonate with the ups and downs of our daily thoughts. Writing it out and chatting with friends here always helps me to feel that peace I always long for♥

  7. Thanks so much! I really appreciate that you thought enough of me and my thoughts to grace me with the Honest Scrap award. Like you I really write for me. It is my therapy. I try hard to be transparent but I want folks to know that I am always a Work in Progress. God is not through with any of us yet! Happy New Year to you and yours! Be blessed!

  8. I haven't given up my dream of getting a degree. I am actually in the process of finding a way to get into nursing like i have wanted for the last 12 years. I am on my way and my goal is that by 40th birthday I will be what I have always wanted to be. Thank you so much for your encouragement.

    I hope you had a wonderful ringing in of the new year.

    Be Blessed my friend :)