Monday, May 19, 2008

A rose by any name sure smells sweet...

...especially when it's handed to you by a blogger you admire & love to read, like Deathstar at A Woman My Age.

Deathstar has graciously given me a Pink Rose Award -- my very first blogging "award!" I love pink roses. I had pink & white roses for my wedding bouquet, & I take pink roses to Katie's niche every year on August 7th.

I take great pleasure in passing the Pink Rose on to a couple of other deserving bloggers who haven't yet received one:

  • JuliaS, a longtime Internet friend who continues to inspire me (& now others) with her wisdom, wit & tenacity in the face of recurrent loss;
  • Ellen K., who is now happily pregnant with twins, but hasn't forgotten what it's like on the other side of the coin;
  • Mrs. Spit, a fellow Canuck & babyloss mom whose posts alternately make me laugh & cry; and
  • Sharah, whose recent post about leaving Infertility Island was the perfect analogy for those of us who are living childfree after infertility &/or loss, or considering making the leap into those unknown waters.
The rules are as follows:
1. On your blog, copy and paste the award, these rules, a link back to the person who selected you, and a link to this post. You will find the story behind the Pink Rose Award and other graphics to choose from there.
2. Select as many award recipients as you would like, link to their blogs (if they have one), and explain why you have chosen them.
3. Let them know that you have selected them for an award by commenting on one of their posts.
4. If you are selected, pass it on by giving the Pink Rose Award to others.
5. If you find that someone you want to nominate has already been selected by someone else, you can still honor them by posting a comment on their award post stating your reasons for wishing to grant them the award.
6. You do not have to wait until someone nominates you to nominate someone else.


  1. Well deserved all around!! I admire and find such great comfort from the wonderful and caring way that we all lift each other up and in doing so make our emotional loads feel lighter.

  2. You're welcome, Loribeth, and I too loved Sharah's post on Infertility Island - I actually read it more than a few times!

  3. Thank you, Loribeth! I'll pass this along in my next post.