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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

my circle of friends

quite some time ago, i was given this award from my very sweet friend andrea @ arise to write and also from another wonderful blogging friend, maryleigh @ blue cotton memory.  both of these ladies are such an inspiration to me and have befriended me here in the blogging community where i have developed such a circle of friends with so many wonderful people that i have been totally amazed to be a part of.  these women share their faith through stories, challenges, and messages that God has put on their hearts. their moments of sharing their lives with God bring forth messages I need to hear everyday. i truly feel like i am a part of their lives and they are a part of mine. we pray for each other, we cry when we are hurting and laugh when we are experiencing joy in our lives. to me, that is the best kind of circle of friends that there is!

The rules for this award are:
  • grab the award
  • post it on your blog along with 5 things you love to do
  • and 5 other bloggers you want to recognize
the five things i love to do:
1. i love studying the Word of God
2. i love being with my husband, he makes me laugh so much
3. i love to laugh
4. i love great conversations with my kids and enjoying their lives with them.
5. i love having coffee and/or lunch with my friends.

now, to the important part of this award – the ladies who have become a circle of friends to me. some day i am going to be able to sit down and have lunch and coffee with some of my blogging friends, i just know it and you would be some of the first friends that i would love to circle around a table to laugh and talk with.  the rules are to pick 5. but i am going to have to expand it just a little because i can not just pick 5. i am so pleased to have each of you as part of my life.

first i have to include maryleigh and andrea as they have extended their hand of friendship to me so openly. i would have to say that the others that have reached out their hand of friendship to me and made me feel so accepted and loved are loren, kat, debby, mimi, rosel, adeye, darcie, kristin, and tara. I really would just love it if we could all sit together and fellowship in real life. what a blessing from God that would be. you never know ladies, it just might be possible some day. :)


Anonymous said...

You have said it so well! We pray, we cry and we laugh - yes, it is the best circle of friends. You've got me all teary here because during this past 6 weeks, the support of my circle of friends in the blogahood literally lifted me and my family up - and you have been such a beautiful, faithful friend.

I love your list, too! Those are some of my very favorite things. For example, I hate watching movies without my husband (unless it's Pride and Prejudice). Nothing is ever as funny as when he's there watching it with me:)

May blessings fall on you like snow flakes:) (That's a heap lot of blessings:)

Beth in NC said...

Congratulations on the award Christy! :o)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Congrats on the award! So glad your writing is getting the prizes it deserves!!


Jenilee said...

congrats on your award! I love the idea of this award... it does feel like blog friends become a great circle of support! :) did you guys get a bunch of new snow??

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, thanks Christy, for sharing this with your friends! I would truly love someday to meet face to face, have a nice conversation, some laughs and a cup of joe!

Kristin said...

You are so sweet, Christy! That would be awesome to sit with you in real life one day, and just laugh and have fun. Your friendship has meant so much to me! I loved your 5 husband makes me laugh too :) This blogging adventure has been one of the biggest, most unexpected surprise blessings of my life. I never knew when I started what it would mean to me!

Loren said...

Aww Christy Rose what a day of rejoicing that would be !!! All of us together with the Lord praising HIM for the blessing of friendship HE has given us! Amen Sister I hope it happens one day!

Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it to me!

I love you

Tara said...

Christy, thank you so much for this award. I think this is the 3rd one you've given me recently and I'm planning an award post this week. You are just the sweetest and I promise I would do everything in my power to get to meet you if there was ever a real possibility. I def. consider you to be a part of my circle of friends and am so honored to be considered in yours as well.

He & Me + 3 said...

Thank you so much for this award. I loved your love list! I love all those things in my life too.

rcubes said...

Congratulations sister Christy and thank you for sharing this with me! Thank you for your friendship. You had explained it so well of what it means to have these awesome friends and sisters in Christ here in this blogosphere.

Glory be to God that we became a blessing to each other! I love that word "circle"...No beginning...No end...Like the Lord Who holds us all together. God bless you and have a great week!

Heart2Heart said...


I think God is in the works for something big and wouldn't it be great if it were to get all of us together for a weekend retreat? Hmm, may have to check into seeing how that might be possible.

Congratulations and thank you so much for passing this along to me as well. You have come full circle!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Darcie said...

What a great list Christy, and wouldn't it be the greatest thing if we all could meet and share in true fellowship together. Thanks for sharing this award with really does mean a lot. Thank you!

Love the new look over here! ;-)

Mom of Many said...

I've got an award for you! Stop by my place when you get a chance. Must be the day for this!!

Mocha Momma said...

That is a very nice award and you have certainly met some very nice ladies there.

It would be so cool to meet and sit down with many of these bloggy friends.

Maybe you will someday. That would be the real award or reward. Friends are such a gift. I cherish mine.

Have fun,

Joyeful said...

What a beautiful award! I agree that blogging has been such an wonderful circle of friendships! You really feel like you get to know the heart of someone through their writings and you share things with them you don't normally share with others everyday. It's such a blessing!

Lesli said...

Congrats Christy, you are such a sweetie and it looks like everyone else thinks so too!! Love the valentines you and your daughter made. How fun!

Crown of Beauty said...

My blog friendships are among the best things that ever happened in my life.

And you are so right in saying that our circle of friends has added so much fun to our lives, women (and men!) that we would love to circle around a table to laugh and talk with. I love your list, mine would be similar to that.

Congratulations on your award! You have really spread a lot of love and cheer and goodwill on Blog Land!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I love all my blogging circle of friends! We must make that reunion happen one day. The sooner the better!


Just Breathe said...

Congratulations to you and to those who are receiving the award.

Tammy On the Go said...

I don't know when you updated your blog, it looks great. I usually read your post from my e-mail. good to have you stop by. I love that photo too, that coffee house is just the coolest!

Warren Baldwin said...

Congrats on the award. One day the dream of sitting and visiting with fellow Christian friends will be more than a dream.

septembermom said...

Congratulations Christy! Love the color and layout of your blog. Very nice. Love your list.

Jennifer M. said...

Congratulations on your award. I'm your newest Friday Follower.

I just began a new Giveaway that Jacob may like. Its a book to help little ones go to sleep. My son loves it.

Have a great weekend!

sister sheri said...

Yes, wouldn't that be wonderful? To have a sweet time with our bloggy friends... kindred spirits that we haven't met in person!

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