Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm a Loyal Commenter!

Thanks to the gals over at 5 Minutes for Moms for their very kind and effusive words in today's featured "Say It Forward"(today's post). I am honored to be chosen as a Loyal Commenter; and I'm so happy to be included in the fun here at 5 Minutes for Moms. It's been a great experience to connect with so many moms and learn from many of them on such a broad array of topics. How exciting to be part of a community that seeks to honor the Father through equipping moms and encouraging them to use their skills and gifts in their marriages, their parenting, and their local communities!
This week, as my part in the "Say It Forward" fun, I want to publicly thank Heidi at God's Grace In Practice. I've had the pleasure of meeting her in person now, as we are both "CHOP Moms" - our little ones see the same ENT and audiologists. She's as sweet and kind in person as she always is in her comments to my posts. We share a deep faith in Jesus Christ and I have always appreciated her honesty and her thoughtful perspective, both in her comments and in her own blog.

Her blog is a great mix of practical parenting, frugal living, and journeying through the mazes of parenting a special needs child. In the months since her "Little Boy Blue" was born, she's also become an active voice in the world of parents who blog about their experiences with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. As a fellow mom to a special needs child, I have learned a lot about services, therapies, and advocating for a child. She's also posts some yummy recipes occasionally, and you all know how much I love new recipes! An added bonus for me is that her blog is just down right pretty. I love all the calming colors and patterns. Even though I just met her once in person, I see just how perfectly it matches her temperament.

Please, take a minute to click over to Heidi's blog and tell her that The Gang's Momma sent you. You'll like what you read there, I promise!


Lisa said...

When I went to the 5 minutes for moms blog this morning, I recognized you right away! My sister goes to church with you, and I've come a few times with her to play-dates. It was fun seeing someone I actually know on there. Your blog is really cute, and I enjoy reading it :)

heidi @ ggip said...

Thanks so much!! I think this post definitely represents me. Thanks for all your kind words! I have so much fun getting to know people in the bloggy world. It really is a community. I know a lot of people think that can't be done online, but I think they are wrong.


Jessica said...

I saw it and I commented on there blog, check it out. Love ya

Kate said...

CONGRATS girl!!! You totally deserve this award!! :D

pam said...

Hi, congratulations on being a loyal commenter!! Very nice to meet you!

This may be a dumb question, what is a CHOP mom?

Jen said...

Just wanted to say hello - found you through 5 Minutes for Moms, and I've had fun reading through your blog. Loved reading about others and their adoption journey!

Jonni said...

Congrats on being a loyal commenter. You are such a sweetheart and you do so much for everyone and I am so happy for you.

Also, thanks for the link to your friend's blog. She sounds like an incredible woman. I will have to check it out.