Not My Normal Monday Post

Inspiring Blog AwardThis isn’t going to be the post you expected. The type of posts you do expect on Mondays will return next week.

I had a different post scheduled for today, but I’ve delayed it until next week for three reasons. Since this is a holiday, I expect most of you are spending the day away from your computer and with loved ones. If you’re not, finish this post quick and go. Shoo. I’ve also had a flood of blog awards given to me in the last few weeks, and I wanted to thank some of those people for their kindness today before anything got in the way.

Mostly, though, it’s because my husband’s stepfather passed away this Saturday morning, and I wanted to pause and simply say “thank you” to all of you who regularly read my posts. Life is short, and I appreciate the time you spend with me. Your comments and shares and messages make this worth it for me. You’re what makes blogging fun.

So now for the specific thank-yous.

Tracy Campbell sent three awards my way: the Inspiring Blog Award, the One Lovely Blog Award, and the Liebster Award.

Tracy and I met just over a year ago at a writer’s conference where we discovered that although we write in different genres, we have similar writing styles. Since then, Tracy has become one of my favorite editing clients and also someone I consider a friend. Along with being a writer, Tracy is also a very talented artist.

One Lovely Blog AwardDarlene Turner sent two awards my way: the Inspiring Blog Award and the One Lovely Blog Award.

Darlene recently finished writing a contemporary gothic novel, Amber Dreams. On her Dream, Believe, Fly blog, she’s been courageous enough to share her very personal stories of her husband leaving her to pursue a life of homosexuality and her later struggle with infertility.                                                                                                                                      

Both of these ladies are a privilege to know, and I am humbled that they chose to pass these awards along to me.

If you’d like to learn the seven quirky facts about me that these awards ask for, check out my Versatile Blogger post.

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