Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I got a blog award!

Today I was given this award, The Lemonade Award, by Adrienne at Our Unexpected Journey! "This award is for those who show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE!"

Adrienne nominated me because
"Holly's blog is truly inspirational in that her attitude of what she is going through is amazing! Holly's unborn daughter Carleigh has been diagnosed with Anencephaly-this I copied from her blog: The prognosis for individuals with anencephaly is extremely poor. If the infant is not stillborn, then he or she will usually die within a few hours or days after birth. So most would terminate-let's just face it but Holly has amazing faith and love for God and she has chosen to not take it into her own hands and let God take over. So thank you Holly for letting us follow you on this difficult journey that you are taking- so many people will learn from it!"

hank you Adrienne for nominating me for this award! I was so surprised by it but I am also grateful that you thought of me. Now it is my turn to nominate some great mommies! Here are the instructions... If you are given the award, then put the logo on your blog or post. Next, nominate at least 5-10 which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

So I nominate...

Tiffany from Emma's Story. Her daughter Emma was diagnosed with anencephaly at 20 weeks in September 2008. She was born still on January 15, 2009.

Shelley from Elisha Enrique Ramirez. Her son Elisha was diagnosed with anencephaly at 17 weeks on August 20, 2008. He was born January 13, 2009 and lived for 43 minutes.

Myah from The story of Faith Hope. Her daughter Faith was diagnosed with anencephaly at 19 weeks on September 12, 2008. She is currently 39 weeks pregnant with her little girl.

Celia from Noah Benjamin-Our Story. Her son Noah was diagnosed with anencephaly at 19 weeks on December 15, 2008. She is currently 26 weeks pregnant with her little boy.

Jessica from Consider the Lilies of the Field. Her daughter Lily was diagnosed with anencephaly at 13 weeks on July 3, 2008. She was born on December 12, 2008 and passed away December 17, 2008. She lived for 5 1/2 days.

PJ from Baby Seth's Story. Her son Seth was diagnosed with anencephaly at 18 weeks on December 10, 2008. She is currently 25 weeks pregnant with her little boy.

All of these mommas I have come to know and they are all so wonderful and friendly. We are all members of the group Anencephaly Blessings From Above. All these mommas have children with anencephaly, but each story and child is unique. Even though I have never met these mommas in person I feel a special bond with each one of them. Although the road is hard, these mommas have shown true love for their children and amazing strength. Thank you ladies! I hope that other families can learn from your journeys.


Betty said...

I am so glad that there is an award like this out there...and it is perfect for you! Congrats Holly!

Celia said...

Holly, you nominated everyone I know!! That's good though cause I would have nominated any that didn't know about!! Thank you again for this; it means so much that you, while in the same situation, are thinking of others. And, BTW, I love your attitude. I am trying really hard to feel the same way: Noah is a gift and not a hardship. I will cherish the time with him and not dwell on what "might have been".
Thanks so much!!

Tiffany said...

Holly - thanks for the nomination! I usually read your blog via google reader, so I don't comment a lot. But I wanted to say how much I admire you. You are such an amazing person. Thanks for your example!

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