Beautiful Blogger Award

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After spending a beautiful day out with friends, I returned home to find out that I was nominated by Tersia Burger at to receive the Beautiful Blogger Award.
I am honored to have been nominated by Tersia as her writing, strength and amazing soul encourages and inspires me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Beautiful Blogger Award Nomination
While the cause for me to have started this blog was a sad one, I am honored and thankful that my blog is reaching others and that you all are sharing within my journey.

The Rules for The Beautiful Blogger Award:

  • Write a little something about the Beautiful Blogger who nominated you with the award. See above. And don’t forget to go and check her’s out too.

Share 7 things about me.

  1. I receive my strength and hope from inspiring my friends and making them laugh or discovering new things about themselves.
  2. I can play the piano by ear.
  3. I love taking Sunday drives and getting lost. I’ve discovered the best little towns, people and restaurants that way.
  4. I am left-handed and can write exceptionally well with the paper upside-down.
  5. I would love to take  sabbatical for a year just to explore the world.
  6. I used to write, speak and read Japanese fluently. After a few years of not using it regularly, I am no longer an expert but should I ever get lost in Japan, I can find my way home. 🙂
  7. Derek’s passing has put me in a position to meeting new and interesting people everyday. I am ever so THANKFUL for these experiences and for the blessing of learning something new everyday.

In addition to Tersia’s blog, I have nominated these 7 blogs because they are all soulful and are reminders of the power of love even in the midst of our grief or search for higher spirituality.


All of these blogs are absolutely wonderful, please take some time and go check them out!!

Thank You Again Tersia!!

10 thoughts on “Beautiful Blogger Award

    greenlightlady said:
    August 30, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you for nominating me, Val. I am sorry for your recent loss. Thank you for sharing from your heart in your blog. Blessings ~ Wendy

    Crysta Icore said:
    August 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Thank you for reading my blog and I totally understand what your hurt must be like. Thank you for the nomination as well. I am always available if you want to just talk. ~ Crysta

    ekwithlove said:
    August 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Val, THANK YOU very much for taking the time and reading my stories. We live in an interesting time and I feel there is much need for connecting. I share your sorrow and wanted to share that reading the book Embraced by the Light helped me a great deal about the transition that is called death. If or when you wish to chat, I am here, with love, Ellie

      Val responded:
      September 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you Ellie and you are very welcome. I loved your story — Heaven II. It’s the conversation that we have when we lose someone we love — “Who am I? What is my purpose” and “Once I’ve learned all that there is, can I go home?” Thank you for sharing that as well as the book recommendation– I look forward to reading more.

    sarah treanor said:
    August 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you so much for nominating me! I’m so glad it helped me to find your blog too – i’m grateful to be able to read your experience as i’m sure it will help me on my own journey forward. -Sarah

    thewitchspromise said:
    September 1, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Hi Val, thank you so much for your Beautiful Blogger nomination! It might take me a while to work out how to do my post about it, lol, but I’m so excited! Your blog is lovely and I hope it will feel like good therapy for you. Sorry about your deep loss, it’s so hard to lose somebody you love.

      Val responded:
      September 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you and you are welcome. The transition into grief is like a see saw. The lows brings immense pain and sadness however it does lead us down paths we would not have taken prior to the loss. For myself, it has brought me back into spirituality and connecting myself back to nature. This is the reason why I was pulled to your blog because your way of seeing and connectng to the earth and elements. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    Shirley Buxton said:
    September 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you so very much for the nomination and for reading and complimenting my blog. I wish you every blessing of God. Shirley

    tersiaburger said:
    September 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you for your kind words. You are a very interesting person and I am in awe of the 7 Things about Me! I would LOVE to take a one year sabbatical. ONE day without responsibility would do right now.

    Awards | Grief: One Woman's Perspective said:
    July 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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