I was nominated for a blogging award today. Since I'm still pretty new at blogging, I'm not sure exactly what this entails, so I'm just going to follow the instructions.
When Life Hands You a Broken Heart, who nominated me for the Hearfelt Blogger Award. Stefenie is the mother of two little boys, one of them with a congenital heart defect. I'm so impressed by Stefenie's efforts to take the challenges she has been given and use them to bless others. She has created the organization Cuddles from the Heart, an organization devoted to "making life better for children during their hospital stays by donating comforting blankets with an open heart." I love that idea, since our family has been so grateful for the blankets that were given to our girls during many of their hospital stays. They continue to be some of our favorites. Way to go, Stefenie!
Okay, so the instructions tell me I should nominate up to nine other blogs and pass along the blogging love. Which I have been meaning to do....but every time I go to nominate someone, I discover they've already been nominated by someone else! Soooo.....it may take me a few more days to drum up some fresh, new nominees!
In the meantime, I just want to warn you that I'm going to take a few days off of blogging while I cook, clean, and entertain the troops for Thanksgiving. Um, that made it sound like I'm going off to entertain soldiers with the USO. I didn't mean "troops" literally. I just meant that we'll have a lot of people eating at our house. I'm so excited!
Of course, since it is a holiday and people are coming over, tradition dictates that I must also have some kind of medical emergency. I've been trying to circumvent that by getting xrays and labwork done for Superkid ahead of time. Really, she just hasn't looked right for the last few days. She has no other symptoms except that she seems more tired than usual. That could mean trouble, but so far all tests have come up showing....nothing. So we're going in for an echo after Thanksgiving, and we already had an appointment scheduled with her metabolic specialist for next week. I just know something is up. I could be paranoid, but I absolutely should be, based on our track record with these things. So it is great that our pediatrician and cardiologist totally jump onto the train with me when I say, "Something just isn't right." Bless them, they are the best.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!