Next week my little corner of cyberspace here at Blessed Beyond the Mess will be six months old! I have learned so much and connected with so many amazing women in just a few short months. I have met several women that I wish I knew in real life because I know we would be great friends. The internet can be such a great tool and blessing when we use it well. I’m excited to see what God will do in the midst of our community here as we share our journeys with one another.
The Liebster Award ~ Discover New Blogs
Almost three months ago, I was excited to learn I’d been nominated for the Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is all about finding new blogs and getting to know the people behind those blogs. Bloggers nominate other bloggers and we all get to learn interesting things about one another by answering questions and sharing obscure facts about ourselves.
Bloggers get to link to other blogs we enjoy and share the love.
Readers get to meet new people and read new blogs.
The word “Liebster” apparently has German roots and means a myriad of things like dearest, favorite, lovely, and valued—all suitable adjectives for describing what we like to read and who we enjoy hearing from.
I was nominated by Tiffany over at thisisamazinggrace.com. She is a fellow military spouse and homeschool mom, so we have a lot in common right off the bat. Like me, she started out “blogging” by writing lengthy posts on Facebook. (That’s my mini blog.) As the title of her blog suggests, she is all about sharing the amazing grace of God with everyone. She has some great ideas about getting the most out of your daily Bible study. Read that next and be sure to share it with your friends!
So why did I wait three whole months to post about this award and present my own nominees? Good question. I’m so glad you asked.
Those of you who have been around for a while might remember what I was doing three months ago. That’s right! I was moving! My husband is in the military and we tend to do that from time to time. I got a tweet on my phone from Tiffany notifying me of my nomination literally hours after all my household goods had been pack up and shipped off. I would not even see my computer for another 2 weeks. All ten of us were crammed in our camper trailer which serves as our transient residence while we are in between homes. It took me about a month to get unpacked enough to resume work on my blog.
I’ve been working on this post ever since. As a hard core introvert, it’s hard to talk about myself. As a busy mom of eight, it’s been a while since I really pondered my favorite…anything. I feel really silly saying this, but I feel like this post has involved more hard work than my regular posts.
Each question stirred up different thoughts and stories.
Each answer is almost a tiny mini post of its own.
So let’s get to it. I will answer the 11 questions Tiffany asked me and share 11 interesting facts about myself. Then I will announce my own nominations and the questions they must answer.