Rules for the Liebster Award

(Copied and pasted from another blog)

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you

2. Answer the 11 questions given to you

3. Nominate 11 other blogs with less than 500 followers

4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer

5.Tag your nominees & post a comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them

Rules are rules, people. It is not a quick post to where you can cut-copy-paste all the blog links, get to the blogger pages and tag the ones you really want to be nominated. But then road to victory (good times etc. etc.) is seldom easy, they say. Right?



Whenever I step up to say a “hello” to this amazing lady, she always greets me with dignity and warmth. I always feel as though I’ve known her forever, even if it’s just for a few months.

When she announced to me she had nominated me for the Liebster blog, I believe she thought I had already started to drink a full pot of light roast coffee at four in the morning! We WordPress Texted (is that what you call it?) back and forth from the moment I heard my phone announce the ‘ding’.  (and no, I did not have any coffee. My stomach cannot tolerate it) She may only have begun to sip her first cup of caffeine for the day. So, I want to give a special thank you to Jenni at for nominating me and putting up with that early morning “emergency” and SURVIVING! Thank You!




  1. What/who      inspired you to write your blog? –  First my friend at      got me set up with WordPress, but then my family made this inspiring movie      called,  “Thing’s Never Said”


  1. Why do you      write a blog?  – There are  so many      things that stir my heart: The joys through a child’s eyes, the hunger in      so many of unknown loved ones around the world, to the unknown stories      that want to one day show up on paper…along with my family history that I      want to share.


  1. What would      your first reaction be, if you woke up to find you had lost the contents      of your blog? – empty gut being pounded with a battering ram.


  1. Have you ever      written anything mean about someone, on your blog? – no.


  1. Would you      like to be famous? – ***blushes***


  1. If you could      publish a book, what would the title be? – What A Privilege      It Is To Meet You!


  1. What is your favorite      hobby? – Writing, Playing the violin, Creating Derby cars, Drawing with      pencil, anything art….listening to classical music and nature, rain.


  1. Do you ever      dance like no one is watching? – Yes, when no one ever is 😉


  1. If you could      meet any celebrity, who would it be? – Hummm….My      hubby would say I would love to meet Johnny Depp 😉


  1. What is your      biggest achievement? – Teaching.


  1. If you could      live your life all over again, what would you do differently? Be bold….but      not too bold…because I love me just the way I am. I just feel I wasted too      much time not being bold enough.


My List of 11 Nominations:


1. Who do you write for?

I want to say that I write for my readers, or my husband. But truly, the reason I blog alone is because of the kindnesses God shows me each day.


2. If the internet went down would you still continue to write?

Yes. It is an appointment. I try to keep.


3. Does having an audience feel important to you and for your blog?

It helps me realize even how much more valuable my words can be to those who might need them.


4. Are you finished designing your blog?

I know nothing about designing blogs. The backdrop though is of my grandparent’s pear orchard.


5. Would you advertise more if you could?



6. Have you ever told a lie on your blog?

Not intentionally?


7. What type of blogs do you like?

Ones that tell about people.  Flavored with just a bit of humor.  Spiced with LIFE! Ones that  challenge me.  If I leave with a half a box of Kleenex….yeah.


8. If you could have a dinner party with 10 famous figures dead or alive who would they be?

My dad, my grandma, my grandpa, my grandma my grandpa, my uncle, my other uncle, mom, my brother and sister (they were and are famous in my hometown when I was growing up. You’ll see why as I post in future blogs about them.)


9. Are you proud of your blog or is it a secret?

I do so very much love my blog and those I share it with ❤


10. Do you think blogging awards are motivating or depressing?

They could be either, I suppose. Yet with such a surrounding of friends, who could be depressed?



11. Name one person who has made a significant impact on your life.

My husband.  He has given me so much love, compassion and freedom to be myself that…that….oh, where are those kleenexes!!




Now…..My 11 questions for you:


1.What’s your favorite color?



2. If you were captured and the only way you would be able to be released is to sing your Favorite Song, what would that be?


3. What would you do with a Trillion dollars?

Complete our home as we give to Missions then Continue to give to Missions and follow the Lord’s direction.


4. How do you like to start your Mornings?

Putting my favorite Music on..either Classical or Christian,


5. If you were to write a blog write now, what would it’s title be?

Trade Fingerprints With Me ( I wrote this as soon as completed this assignment)


6. If you were to trade places with a person in another country and had to give up something of extreme value, what would that be?

My Bible.


7. What is your favorite beverage?

            It varies.  I am trying to stay away from soda………………..peach tea is delish!


8. Do you have any pets? 

            Yes. A calico cat named Zoee. A black lab/collie named Tesla. A golden retriever named Mercy.


9. Do you have any children?

            Yes. We are proud of our two grown young men.


10. Do you play any musical instruments?

            Yes. Violin. Some guitar, cello, harmonica.


11. Have you ever paid it forward? Care to Share?

We’ve been blessed by so many people, I wanted to use this space to say thank you for now….I will pay it forward yet 😉