Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Bad Night Turned Good

I've been having a bad night. I should have gone to the Beth Moore study tonight, but I was so tired and ready to be home after work that I skipped out. This of course made me feel guilty about not fulfilling my commitment to attend this entire study which translated into general irritation with myself.

I have a scrapbook that I should have completed about a week ago for a friend at work, that is still sitting in various stages of disarray on my kitchen table waiting patiently for my creative juices to get flowing again. (Please, please start flowing soon!)

About an hour and a half ago, I started feeling achy and tired with a bit of a chill. I took a warm bath and then was so tired that I got right into bed, but in spite of feeling awful, could not fall asleep. I resigned myself to getting up for a little while longer and decided to check my email and visit my favorite blogs to see of there were any new posts.

Lo and behold, I went to Heather's blog and this

was waiting for me in a brand, spanking new post of hers! What a lovely surprise and instant pick me up. I can't tell you how encouraging I find all of your blogs. I think my "real life" friends and family get a little tired of hearing about my "cyber life" friends sometimes. Rarely a day goes by that I don't reference an event, post or comment from the blogosphere. So getting this award just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The “Change Begins at Home” award is designed to honor people who walk the walk with regards to what they “preach” in their blogs, and who are trying to start in their own homes with making the changes they’d like to see in the world.

I think my husband and children might cock their heads in confusion if they saw this (except for maybe the "preach" part), but I am honored nonetheless. I have spiritually grown so much in the last 6 months or so, greatly in part to the support I've found right here. I'd like to pass this award along to a few women that have made such a difference in my walk, and have encouraged me through the tales of their day to day lives to live in such a way that God is glorified and lifted up.

So Kate, Debra, Faraja, and Alana: please step forward and receive your reward. No....not that reward, that comes much later, but I hope this in some way conveys the respect and love I have for each of you. I know that no matter what kind of day I'm having, you are all right here cheering me on and making me want to be a better person.


debra said...

I feel like I need an acceptance speech and a microphone....

just kidding...

Thank you for the sweet words Xandra! They were very encouraging.

Were you at bible study tonight?

Heather C said...

Aaaaaw... so deserving, Xandra. :) I love you, my cyber friend!


Alana said...

Xandra, thank you so much! I was just going through trying to catch up on blogs and I stumbled upon this honor. You are so sweet and I am so not worthy.

You, however, are QUITE deserving of this award. I see that you are constantly looking to walk closer with God. You inspire me!

By the way (completely off the subject), I, too was falsely accused in Kindergarten. I think this is why I am such a rule follower, I was devastated. Loved the 10, 20, 30 post!

faraja said...

Thankyou Xandra!! :)

You are so sweet...and yes you are one person who really deserve this award. How special that I can enjoy it with you.

The Small Scribbler said...

Thank you Xandra,

Just the words of encouragement I needed tonight. I'm like you. My family hears more than they care to about my cyber friends. Isn't it funny how we can become attached to people we may never meet this side of heaven.