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There are these awards…

There are these awards…

October 2, 2006

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has been doing these awards for awhile now and while I have been meaning to participate, it was the following post by Journey Mama that finally prompted me to email Lucinda and tell her that I wanted in. Then I went on my way thinking I had lots of time to go back and write my post about why I thought it was deserving on special recognition. I am nothing if not a procrastinator extraordinaire.

This weekend I went back to find the link to her post and I couldn’t remember which post it was that I had in mind. They were all that good, that worthy of reading.

In the end I went with the post that I had in mind first. A letter to her son on his fourth birthday.

Dear Kai

Her writing is so authentic and has such depth. Our lives couldn’t be more different, and yet I am sucked into her life. To me that is the sign of good writing that I can imagine being at a Rainbow gathering, living in a communal environment, having dreadlocks. My idea of roughing it is a four star hotel, and yet when I read about going to a Gathering it sounds fun and tempting. For a few minutes I think, wow we should do that! And truly, that alone is miraculous.

She is a Christian and talks about her faith in terms that aren’t legalistic or restrictive. Her words flow with love for all people. And when I read her blog I can’t help but feel that this is the way God would want it. It gives me hope. I feel that I could show up at her house, that they built completely with their own hands, and I would be welcomed in.

Also, Organized Chaos nominated me for an award this month for my post, Love Is. Thank you. I am honored.

Posted by Chris @ 10:20 am  

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  1. owlhaven says:

    Oh, man, I forgot to do mine…again!

    Mary, mom to many

  2. GraceD says:

    Beloved Journey Mama! You and I belong to the elite circle of wise readers who have discovered this precious gem of a mother-writer. Bravo to us! Bravo to Journey Mama.

    And love, always, to you.


  3. D says:

    A great perfect post indeed - her’s and yours! Thanks for the fun links.

  4. Nancy says:

    The comments section was off in your most recent post about friendships. You wrote that you wondered what you were doing wrong. My suggestion is - don’t expect too much of your friends. No one is perfect. Just accept that sometimes you will disagree with a friend or a friend will say something hurtful. Also, you don’t have to have everything in common with friends. Some friends are “other mommy” friends, some friends are book club friends, some friends are lifelong, close friends. Just accept people for who they are and don’t expect every friendship to be a close friendship.

  5. Debbie says:

    Comments off means comments not wanted?? :|

  6. Kat says:

    I wanted to say I feel the exact same way but comments were off….I’ve never posted before but have been reading your blog for a couple weeks. I can relate.

  7. Christina says:

    I loved this one

    thanks for linking over to her!