Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cherry On Top Award

Heather at Becoming a Titus 2 Woman (Don't you just love the name of her blog?) has very kindly given me an award.  Heather is one of my newest followers and has a heart for her family.  Go check out her blog when you get a chance.  Thank you, Heather, for thinking of me!

Actually, I have received awards twice before, but here is what I found.  I would get the award and feel so honored that I was picked, but then I would say to myself, "tomorrow I will post about the award because today I'm in the middle of ____________." You get the picture, tomorrow never came.  So, when I saw Heather's thoughtfulness, I decided to sit right down at that minute and participate.  (I'm working to overcome my procrastination.)

These are the "Cherry on Top" Award rules:
  1. Answer this question:  If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
  2. Pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.
If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?  I agree with Heather that the choices I have made have led into the woman I am today, so I don't think I would change many things.  But one thing I would do, and I speak now to the mothers of young children, "Train your children to help with household chores."

Here is where perfectionism reared it's ugly head:  When my girls were small, I didn't make them do much (translate that into "hardly anything.") Why? Because I could do it faster, better and more importantly, I didn't make the effort.  I had all kinds of excuses, "I work two jobs, I'm tired, I don't feel well, yada, yada, yada.  Then later, when they could have been a real help to me, I was regretting my choice.

Children naturally want to be your helper.  If I had played into that, I could be sitting pretty today!

You can bet someday, there will be some Nana's little helpers!  I learn from my mistakes!

My six I have chosen, 

1. Karyn, from Musings From  Me.  I love Karyn, she's a great mom and grandmother and I think we could be best buds if there weren't a country in between us.

2.  Melli from Insanity Prevails.  Melli brings a smile to my face every time I go to her blog.  She is priceless!

3.  Cindy from Trails of Hats'n Hospitalitea.  Cindy is one of my newest blogger friends.  She lives on the gorgeous Prince Edward Island that I have vowed to visit before I leave this world.  Go check her out and give her some love.

4. Susanne from Living to Tell the Story.  Susanne is another Canadian friend who I admire very much.  She runs a successful dayhome and I'm in awe of her talents.  I'm not that good with kids, so I appreciate anyone who is!

5. Karen from Hallelujah Anyhow.  Karen is a sweet and gentle spirit and I can count on her to comment back to me everytime!  I really appreciate that.  As you know, comments are what keeps bloggers posting and she is the best!

6.  Kathie from A Sparrow's Home.  For breathtaking photography, you want to visit her blog!  She is the one that fostered the burning desire to visit Prince Edward Island!

I was told to do 6, but there are many more interesting blogs out there!  Please visit these girls and encourage them in their blogging pursuits.


Heather said...

:) Thank you for your kind words!

I love your advice! I have that mindset a lot and my hubby says let him help or he will never know how to do anything,so I have been trying to do better at letting my oldest help pick up and such.

Karyn said...

Letting my kids help was never something I had a problem with... after all, that was why I had kids - so there was someone else to do the chores. LOL *tongue in cheek*

I deeply appreciate this award and your kind words. I'm not so good at 'participating' but that doesn't mean I am not humbled.

If I could do one thing over - I would have had at least one more child. There was too much space between my 2 youngest children and Daniel is in the unique position of being the baby of the family AND being an only child. Doesn't work well. Gave him some serious issues that he is still dealing with - and probably always will to some degree.

LISA said...

Hi Jerry,
Thank you for tagging me way long ago. I have finally gotten my answers up. Hope you have had a lovely weekend.
Blessings, Lisa

Islandsparrow said...

Aww - thanks for your sweet words Jerry!

Melli said...

Ohhhhh Jerri... I DO sincerely appreciate your LOVE and your thoughts on me and my blog. I just don't "do" awards... Part of me is very uncomfortable with being "awarded" for being who I am... who God made me... and another part of me is uncomfortable with choosing others to award... because that means leaving some out. So I've just opted not to "do" them! But I DO thank you!!! Honestly and truly!