Thursday, August 28, 2008

Touching Hearts with Love 'n Grace...

I was recently blessed with this very sweet award from Rhonda, at Scooterblu's Whimsy. She's a good friend to all and she wanted to recognize those around her for lifting her spirits and inspiring her... thus the Sunshine on a Cloudy Day Award! Thank you, Rhonda... and, thank you for being a ray of sunshine in my life as well.

At the risk of being thought of as a Copy~Cat, I've created an Award, too. It's something that's been on my mind for awhile and now the time is right to bring it full circle. I've recently been going through some rather unpleasant times... truthfully I've been on a pretty painful road. I know that I am not alone. I realize that there are more folks than I'd care to count that are travelling down similar paths in their lives. Each day that the Lord deems fit to give to me, I am so very thankful. Not only for the blessing of one more day, but for the amazing gift of not being alone. God remains faithful and at my side. I'd be a liar if I said that my faith is always stronger than steel. I certainly have my moments when I feel weak and lonely. I get scared. I get confused. And, then I get blessed, yet once again. There are so many of you lovely ladies that reach out with words of comfort and prayers. I am so thankful for you and your good hearts. There have been two of you that I've become especially close to on my journey. We pray for each other daily. We think of each other and truly care. Over time I have come to learn that you ladies are this kind and gracious to everyone... to me, to other bloggers, to your dear families that you speak so lovingly of in your posts, and most important, to the Lord. I am humbled and blessed to know you and so honored to be a friend. Thank you, both, for reaching out and touching my heart with love 'n grace. I hope that everyone who has not met you will be able to find the time to visit you soon. I offer this Loving Heart Award to Tracie, at My Petite Maison and to Rhonda, at Scooterblu's Whimsy. I hope y'all will accept this with the love and gratitude in which it was created, and that as you continue with your journey in life, may you both find others that will touch your precious hearts as you've touched mine.

God bless...

Until another time... Pearl


Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh Pearl, I am touched beyond measure and my heart just swells! Those were such kind words and I feel so undeserving of them! Everything you say, I could turn right back around and say them about you! You are a light in a dark world and your trials and tribulations, and the manner in which you face them head on is such a witness and inspiration! I know the days are so unkind to you, but yet you still remain steadfast and encouraging to others. Your faith is amazing! I am glad to know you, and your friendship means so very much! Thank you so much, and Bless you, sweetie! love ya, Rhonda :)

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Sweet Pearl,
I am nearly speechless (for a change). You have such a kind heart and all the wonderful things you've said has really touched me deeply this evening.
You know I think the big blue Earth of you and the way you treat not one, but everyone you meet.
You give me the inspiration to strive to be the same - and of course, it's not always easy but you do it with grace each day, whether you're having a good day or a not so good day.
I think I may cry now (only happy tears). You are a true friend and that I know for sure.
I'm taking this beautiful award back to my Maison and showing it to Zeke right away. Gosh, gosh, gosh, it sure is going to look pretty there. Wish I could tell you what this means to me, it's locked in my little french heart.
Much love, sweet friend, Pearl.

luvmy4sons said...

I am so glad that God has sent you people to help your through your tough times. He is good all the time!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh Pearl! There cannot be too many awards! ( and I really like yours since I have a plate that looks just like it!) It's too sweet of you to want to bring joy others!!!

M ^..^

Marie Antionette said...

Congrats Pearl on your award and congrats for making an award as sweet as you.Marie Antionette

Rue said...

Hi Pearl :)

What a lovely thing to do and such heart felt sentiments for Rhonda and Tracie :)

Big hugs sweetie,

Deb said...

Hi Pearl such beautiful words for such a beautiful award, but you have that gift of making things beautiful. God Bless You. And I know He will continue. You told me the other day that you can't participate in the fashion show because of your health. But fashion is fashion and I'm still waiting to see the rest of your mother's jewlery. So show it next friday I would love to see it. Deb


Hi Pearl,
That is awesome that you created a special award for those who mean so much to you, so I say, good for you, and I have found that the gals of blogland are so kind and caring, just like you said. Take care.
Warmly, Deb :)

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