Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Renee Award

Lovely and talented Catherine at A Thousand Clapping Hands has honored me with the Renee Award.  This award was recently created to honor Renee of Circling my Head.


"It is one of the most meaningful awards in the blogworld because it honors someone who is incredibly inspirational in her intelligent and witty writing. And by doing so this award celebrates women's smart, strong, and inspirational spirit. These women are like Renee; the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…”

I’m honored to receive this award because of Renee’s honest writing.  Renee has Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer, and writes from that point of view.  I’d also like to honor two friends who have recently learned they, too, have cancer.  One is W., about whom I wrote last week.  The other is Kayleigh of Fashionably Later

Dear friends, I’m thinking of you, I love you, I want the very best for you.    

I’d like to pass the Renee Award on to Moannie at The View From This End.  Moannie doesn’t have cancer, that I know of.  I sincerely value words of experience and wisdom from women who are farther downstream in life than I am.  Moannie does that for me, so she’s a tall and sturdy oak tree giving acorns—the spirit of the Renee Award as I understand it. 


Mervat said...

Kayleigh has proven to be such an inspiration. But, *I know* she will be OK and has such a loving support network. It was lovely of you to honour her in this way.

Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award.

Tessa said...

Yes, Renee is a legend in our bloggy world. Congratulations on the award - it's just wonderful to see how something so special can spread love (and hope) around the world. xx

Zuzana said...

Beautiful award with a beautiful sentiment; any more words are unnecessary.;)

Stephanie N. said...

What a great award.

A friend of a friend here in Philly, Andrea Collins-Smith, AKA "Punk Rock Mommy," lost her battle with IBC in July. She started blogging as a means of coping with her illness while keeping friends and family updated. The Punk Rock Mommy blog is still up, though no longer active. It is good to see another blogger writing honestly and openly about their battle with this disease. Thank you for sharing with us, Renee, and thank you for sharing Renee's blog with us, Sallymandy.

drollgirl said...

congrats on the award as it is well deserved.

and my heart goes out to your friends with breast cancer. my mom had it when i was a teenager. it is brutal. i think (HOPE) treatments have progressed and that all of these ladies will be fine very, very soon.

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Ingrid Mida said...

Congratulations on receiving the Renee award!
I received this award as well and since then have read Renee's blog and been in touch with her. She has a wicked sense of humour and is an absolute delight!
I felt very honoured to receive this award myself as I've lost several friends to cancer. And just this afternoon, I found out that yet another friend is fighting this dreadful disease.
It makes me grateful for the many blessings in my life, including the many kind, intelligent and wise friends I've met (like you) through blogging.

The Renaissance Chick said...

Hey, Lizard Girl!

I know you are probably sick of awards, but you've got another one waiting for you at The Renaissance Chick!


Unknown said...

congrats on the award. I always enjoy my visit here as I am sure many others do as well.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Sallymandy! You really deserve it; you even wrote about the award so eloquently.

Seeker said...

Congratulations my dear, it's so well deserve, for your great writing.

And thank you for understanding my sometimes "different words playing", to spiritual and philosophical issues that might sound dramatical, but as you so smartly said it's something deep in me.
Sometimes I think that people find me weird with those writings...
Thank you again, lovely.


Gal Friday said...

Congrats to you on this award, and I do think this blog is an inspirational place. :-)
I also want to wish your friends who are battling cancer all the strength and good health vibes they'll need to beat this terrible disease.
Travel safe(Idaho) and "see you" when you get back!

Anonymous said...

I am overwhelmed to receive this award from you, I really do not feel I deserve it and that is not me showing false modesty. I suffer from a hefty share of insecurity, certainly with reference to my posts-I am told that most of us do...is it interesting? Funny? Sincere?
But thank you very much, I am already displaying it and am proud to do so. May I pass it on?

Woman in a Window said...

Congratulations on your award! Renee is wonderful and
Moannie is a gift to us all.
Such good people.

Kat Mortensen said...

I'll add your friends and Renee to my prayers. I wasn't aware of her illness.


Suecae Sounds said...

I really liked the text that came with the award. Inspirational. Congratulations!