Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Earned An Award!!

First off, I would like to express something. Immensely incredible. When I began this Blog, Beautifully Unique, hardly anybody even knew it existed. Hardly anybody. Just a few friends/family, that was all. And it did not even start out being called Beautifully Unique!! No. This Blog was originally called Endless Possibilities, until I took the notion to make changes!! And, for less than one year, I wrote. Without any Cyber Friends. Sans Blogville. Without this beautiful place online where I now feel loved and accepted. For who I am. As weird. Somewhat crazy. Learning disabled. Passionate about mutts. For less than one year, I watched my writing slowly evolve into what it is today. Alone. All while longing to be discovered. Longing for Blogging Friends. Because I pour my heart and soul into this writing. My heart and soul. It is work, which I take immense pleasure in!! And I wanted people to read my work!! Now they do. Now they do!! Amazing.... This award is called "Very Inspiring Blogger Award". Wow.... Which causes me to wonder: How am I an inspiration? Is it the intense love I have for Rose? How I've willingly accepted her being my Beautifully Unique "Mystery Dog"? Is that it, I wonder? Or, does my learning to accept myself, and honestly expressing certain feelings on this Blog, make me an inspiration? Hmmm.... Am I creating too big a deal out of this?


Anyway. Enough with that. I would like to thank: http://raisingrama.blogspot.com/#!/ for passing along this award to me!! I feel deeply humbled, and grateful!!













Now, the hard part. Passing this award onto 15 inspiring Bloggers!! Really?! 15?! Now, that is a lofty number!! But first, I am supposed to:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.


Thank-you Rama's Mama of http://raisingrama.blogspot.com/#!/ !! Thank-you!! I feel honored that you would think of me as inspiring!!


2. Share 7 things about yourself.


1. I have an insanely curious brain. Like a cat. I always have!! I actually became interested in "how a baby was made" at way too young an age!!


2. I hum. Frequently. It is sort of a concentration mechanism for me, because I have Attention Deficit Disorder. I hum so that my brain can "get in the zone", like some Major League Baseball pitcher!!


3. I was diagnosed with a disorder called Bell's Palsy at age nine. It leaves half of your face temporarily paralyzed. I can do a left-side cockeyed smirk as resulted!! My Mom also suffered from Bell's Palsy, although it is not contagious, around the same time!!     


4. I am fascinated by grief. I have no idea why!!


5. I used to act. In church drama. I was casted as the main character at age seven or eight!! Bethany was her name. Then, later, as a teenager, I voluntarily played an old man. I love that character!! I truly made him my own.


6. As an infant, I suffered from a birth defect called Craniosynostosis. This neurological disorder, which typically only affects boys, caused me to be born without any soft spot. So, there we have it. I was born different, weird, and somewhat crazy!! I came out of my mother that way!!


7. I write more frequently than I read. 


That was a difficult task!! Alright. Now, onto the more challenging one:


3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire.







Downunder Daisy: http://scotsmad.blogspot.com/ .


Two Doodles and a Dane: http://smilewithyourtail.blogspot.com/ .




Dip-Dip and the Bridge: http://2chihuahuagirls.blogspot.com/ .


Life With Desmond: http://www.lifewithdesmond.com/ .



  












26 comments:

jessej said...

Hi it's jesse, we have just awarded you the “very inspiring blog” award because your blog always bringing inspiration into M’s and my life!! Thank you for all your great postings and pictures. Pick up your award – just copy the award picture and place it on the sidebar of your blog— (p.s. if you don’t want to pass it on, that’s okay we understand – we almost didn’t, but you deserve the award!)
http://bernertails.blogspot.com/2012/06/2-more-awards-omd-woofarfbark.html

Raelyn said...

jessej....
Thank-you for the comment.... And my award!! But.... I already earned it!! Just yesterday, actually!! I am not sure if you are even allowed to receive Blogging Awards twice? But, anyway, go ahead and bless somebody else with it!! ;op

3 doxies said...

Oh nows dis is such a purty award, I loves it and thank you furs passin' it on to me!
I thiks you really earned dis award and I can't think of anybuddy else more deservin' because you is indeed an inspiration fur lots of reasons.
Your writing is just beautifuls and I has told befores you can tell it is a passion...and you write from your heart. And you do it despite your disabilities. That makes my heart smile to knows you ain't gonna lets dat get in your way.
Okays, I didn't think I was gonna write a novel heres myself...hehehehe.
Thanks and congrats!

Puddles

jessej said...

YES YOU CAN!!!! you have two people who think you are inspiring- perfect...you deserve it-- it goes to none other than you! margeaux & jesse

Nola said...

Congrats on your well deserved award! I loved reading more about you. LOL I was also way too interested in where babies came from as a kid! Favorite story in my family: When I was 4 my mom was pregnant with my sister. An older lady came up to us in the store and asked me if "I was excited about the baby in my mommy's tummy". According to the story I looked her square in the face and said "babies don't grow in tummies, they grown in your uterus" LOL
I'll post about the award on Thursday
Nola's Mom

Raelyn said...

Oh, Puddles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
You are so sweet, Blogging Friend!! Your comment has actually reached in and touched my heartstrings!! ;-D
Yeah.... I definitely feel like I've earned this award!! ;op

Raelyn said...

jessej...
Really?! I can earn the same award in one day?! You have got to be kidding me!! Well.... Okay.... ;op

Raelyn said...

Nola's Mom....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
Yeah.... I definitely feel like I've earned this award!! ;-D
Ha, ha, ha!! That is a hilarious story!! Thanks for sharing it!! ;op

Stacey said...

oh well done :-D you deserve it and thank you so much for nominating my pups... I'll definitely do my 7facts :-)

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
I definitely feel like I've earned this award!! ;op

scotsmad said...

Thank for all the beautifully unique facts about yourself. And for thinking of us--not that we're very inspiring.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
Hey, I do not think of myself as inspiring.... But, apparently, others do!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;-}
You are, too, an inspiration!! ;op

Lorenza said...

Very well deserved award!
Yes. You are so inspiring!
Thanks for giving it to me!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Congrats on your award Raelyn, you really deserve it. It is so nice to find someone so refreshingly honest these days. You are a wonderful writer and a role model for dog owners. Thankyou for passing your award to us.
Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lorenza....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
I definitely feel like I've earned this award.... ;op

Sherri said...

Thanks for passing the award on...I'm flattered!

Raelyn said...

Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
I definitely feel like I've earned this award.... ;-D
"It is so nice to find someone so refreshingly honest these days. You are a wonderful writer and a role model for dog owners.". Wow.... ;op

Raelyn said...

Sherri....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;op

Suka said...

Congratulations on your beautiful award! It is truly well deserved! You inspire me by your honesty about your self and your life. It is a breath of fresh air to read someone who is so accepting of themselves and is proud to share who they are. I am also inspired by your love of Rosie. She is a very lucky pup to be so loved, and you are very lucky to have such a wonderful creature in your life. I enjoy reading your writings, and I may not always get to a post, as I do not log onto blogger sometimes for days on end, but I am a Follower and will always catch your posts when I can.

I love your "7 Things" list. Very interesting tidbits about you! I used to act, too, and really wish I had kept it up.

Thank you SO much for passing the award on to Suka and I! We are very humbled and appreciative!

Suka and K

Raelyn said...

Suka and K....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;)
I definitely feel like I've earned this award.... ;-D
"You inspire me by your honesty about yourself and your life. It is a breath of fresh air to read someone who is so accepting of themselves and is proud to share who they are." This honesty, this acceptance of myself, is a process. An ongoing process. It is a journey!! And for the first time in several years, I am moving forward!! This feels so good, so positive!! A journey that is, in a very real sense, my own way of evolving into the being I was Meant To Be!! Comfortable with who I am. As weird. Somewhat crazy. Learning disabled. Different. It touches my heart that you would notice.... ;op

KSO said...

Congrats Raelyn!

Raelyn said...

KSO....
Thank-you!!
It was difficult choosing just fifteen Blogging Friends to pass along this award!! ;op

lifewithmydogs said...

Congratulations! And thank you for passing it on to me!

Raelyn said...

lifewithmydogs....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;op

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Thank you SO much for nominating us and congrats to you for getting it!

We love learning about our bloggy friends!

Slobbers

Raelyn said...

Two Doodles and a Dane....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And, you're welcome!! ;op