When It Rains, It Pours

1 Apr

a WALL of Awards (wow!)

I love awards as much as the next person, and I certainly welcome any and all awards/ badges that may come my way. This humongous award comes from Teacher Julie and I am astounded at the sheer size of it all. (Thank you! Thank you!)

To top it all, I haven’t gotten around to posting this giant award when she decided to send more love my way via this:

More awards

Oh, my, I feel truly blessed! (Not to mention spoiled!) I do have an issue with the Sexy Blogger Award, not that I mind being called “sexy” (as they say, being sexy is all a state of the mind). May I change it to Hefty Blogger Award, just this once, for me? The latter definitely rings truer. 🙂 Whenever I hear the word “sexy,” I am reminded of six-year-old Alex’s retort when I asked him why he didn’t used the word to describe me in his essay. “But Mama, that would be a lie!” Yeah, kid, way to suck up to Mom. (Haha!) 

Okay back to the award.

As much as I love receiving these wonderful awards and badges, I can think of no better use for them than to share them and spread the love around. I love all the sites I’ve listed in my blogroll, but I do have some “staples”- places where I can be found hanging out, lurking, loitering, or simply visiting any time of the day. I am drawn to them because they speak of a theme which, despite the thousands of miles among us, unite us: Autism. 

Today being the first day in Worldwide Autism Awareness Month, I am dedicating this to: Susan Senator, Beth of Fragile What?, Bud’s Mom at Mom-NOS, Kim of Mommyhood, Casdok of Mother of ShrekBabs of Awalkabout’s Weblog, Maddy of Whitterer on Autism, Leirs of Mushings, and Cris of Eclectic Journals. These moms are my lifelines in the often confusing world of parenting a child with autism.

So to you, my dear friends, I dedicate these gifts of the heart. In a world often struggling with strife and intolerance, you live with more complex challenges than “normal” families do but you do it with so much aplomb, dignity, and love. I have learned so much from all of you about understanding, acceptance, and tolerance. Your eloquence, empathy, and support make me hopeful that a better world can be created for all our children.

You are my heroes.


5 Responses to “When It Rains, It Pours”

  1. Casdok April 1, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Thank you!!
    Ive never seen so many awards in one place!!

    Like you i am hopefull too. 🙂

  2. FXSmom April 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    holy smokes…thats a bunch. They deserve their own page!! Mucho Gracias my friend 🙂

  3. hyprsts April 4, 2008 at 10:23 am #

    Thanks, dearie! Your awards, tags and what-have-yous are like an online party. 😀

  4. Maddy April 4, 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    Well thank you so much for thinking of me! As you can probably tell, I’m very much behind with everything as real life seems to have dragged me into the slip stream.

    Again, many thank yous. It’s great that we can all connect on blogs, the best possible support group for all of us.

    Best wishes

  5. Kittymama April 7, 2008 at 3:43 am #

    To Casdok, Beth, Cris, and Maddy, and Kim and Babs,

    Couldn’t have bestowed these “awards” to more special people than you.

    Hugs from this side of the world to yours!


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