Jun 11, 2009

The Last Three Months and a Giveaway

Well as you all know, the last three months has been so busy for me that I have barely had any opportunity to post anything or keep up with my visits to all of your blogs. I can't believe it's been three months!

Anyway, during that time I have missed a number of things so I thought I would play catch up today.

I have to tell you that I am still amazed at the friendships that I have developed here. Even though I wasn't around as much as I had been, you were all still here. You still came by to visit, and emailed me, and said prayers, and encouraged me so much. You are truely a blessing to me.

~ April 10, 2009 was my one year blogoversary for Rich Gifts.

~ April 25, 2009 I posted my 200th post to Rich Gifts. (I missed my 100th post also which was on 11/20/08.)

~ April 11, 2009 I posted my 100th post to Rich Gifts Graphics and Blog Design.

Several of you have been kind enough to award me in the last three months and I am just now getting around to acknowledging your kindness. Please forgive me and know that I am honored that you think of me and every award is deeply appreciated.

His Light Shines Award from Alice at From the Heart

Friendship Award from Heather at Things Above

A Mountain Bouquet gifted by Stephanie at TruthSharer

UBER Award from Tammy at Umahs Helping Hands

Sisterhood Award from Kathy at Blessed Builder

Golden Heart Award from Alice at From the Heart

Encouragement - Sistah's For Life Award from Lorie at Encouragement From the Heart

I know that most awards have rules that you pay them forward to a certain number of people but I think you have all learned that I can't narrow it down to just a few so as in the past, I am awarding all of you for your love, kindess, prayers, encouragement and friendship. You really do mean so much to me.

Now I'm adding a little twist this. To all of you who gave me the wonderful awards above, I have a special award I have made just for you. There are no rules, you do not have to award it to anyone else, just receive it and know that it comes with love.

Please accept this Beloved Blogging Buddy Award for your thoughtfulness.

Now did you see the word Giveway in the title? Oh yes, I almost forgot. :) Well with all the things I missed it surely must be time to have a giveaway. There will be an announcement at Rich Gifts and Graphics on Monday, June 15, 2009 so be sure to watch for it!! :)


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


Andrea said...

Great to have you back.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Kathryn said...

Such wonderful milestones, Edie! (And such wonderful awards!) :-)

I haven't posted much lately myself. Waiting on the Lord's prompting.

Rich blessings, precious sister!

Debbie said...

Glad to see you back online. You were missed. And I'm not surprised by all the awards you've been given. BTW, you did a great job on Lisa Shaw's blog.

LisaShaw said...

Love you.

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

What an encouragement for you to receive all those awards! They are well-deserved! :)

Your bloggy friends are always there!

Welcome back, and always know that Bloggers understand when Bloggers need to tend to other things and put the blog on the back burner through certain seasons of life.

I pray He refreshes you continually with Himself!

From the Heart said...

Edie, You have been such a blessing to all of us and especially me. You truly deserve all the awards you have received and it was a joy to award some of the awards to you. Thank you for the award you have made just for us. I will treasure it always.

You have helped and been a blessing to a lot of people and I know that God will reward you one day for all that you have done.
From my heart to yours,

Sue J. said...

Blogging wouldn't be the same without you, Edie! I know the Lord is blessing you in new ways, and, when the time is right, you'll be able to share more.

You just keep on checkin' in now and again, OK?

Marla said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day. I too have been to busy to get any blogging done. To many things going on to deal with. Glad that you are back. Your certainly deserve all of those awards.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

That is a cute award! You made that didn't you?


Joyfulsister said...

Awww (((Hugz Sistah))))
Thank you for this beautiful award, I treasure your sisterness more than you'll ever know, You have been such a faithful blogging buddy and friend. I am so blessed we found each other with the help of the Lord.

Luv ya Lorie

Sharon said...

So happy you are back, you have been missed by many including myself. Congrats on all of your awards you have recieved.

All those versary's wow A BIG Congrats on all of those! :)

Have a beautiful weekend my friend!

B His Girl said...

Hi Edie,

You are unforgettable on the www. Of course, we are still here. By the way, you wrote a comment on my post In the Blink of an I. You said it looked like an elephant and there was more to the story with the eyes. Without knowing it, you confirmed some things God is speaking to me. YOU clearly have eyes that see. I was blessed by your words. Love ya, B

sara said...

so good to have you back!

LisaShaw said...

package mailed to you yesterday. Won't fit in an average mail box so may be left at your door...unsure.

loe you.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi sweet bloggyfriend,

Good to read you today. I've missed you and know I owe you a loooong email. lol

Glad you're doing okay and a busylilbee.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Glad to catch up with you. Love reading you blog. Thanks for walking this journey with me. Sending you wonderful wishes.

Much Love,

LisaShaw said...

Hey Edie I just emailed you...love ya.

Lea said...

Hope all is well Edie.
It's good to see you back.

Irritable Mother said...

Congrats on all the lovely awards, Edie. You are a treasure, and I believe you deserve each of them!
Thank you for stopping by and praying. God blesses me with friends like you.
And thank you for pointing me to Is. 40:10. I already wrote tomorrow's "This Week's WORD," or else I would surely use Is. 40:10. What a promise to which we can cling!

Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Edie,

Thanks for popping by my blog! I've missed you lately. I haven't been blogging much either. Looks like we both started blogging about the same time. Cool!

Hey, email me when you get a chance because I have a blogging button question for you. razn6@netzero.net

Love you!
Sonya Lee

skoots1mom said...

those are so pretty...some very talented people :)
thx 4 coming by...
my little princess is my great niece who is a congenital heart patient, she'll be having another surgery on July 7...
she's my hero!

God's girl said...

Your blog deserves all of those awards:) You are an encourager and your words are spirit filled. Praying for you:)

Pinkshoelady said...

Hey Girl,
I too have been busy and not kept up with blogging or reading blogs. I have truly missed stopping by yours. I love you my friend and am going to try hard to keep in better touch. You deserve all those awards and more because you are one of the most encouraging, funny, and giving people I have ever known!
I love you my friend


HI Edie(:)
I saw Lisa had you and your blog on twitter(:) so I came over to say 'hello'...everything you are doing is looking good..
hugs, Patty

My ADHD Me said...

You finally post, and I miss it!
Good to see you.

My posts have been lacking something lately. Lucky for me, I have you in the chat room to keep the flow going!!

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Dear Friend,

I just love you Edie. I, too, am catching up. I have an award waiting for you at my site. If you so desire, please stop by and pick it up.

Love & blessings,

My ADHD Me said...

Re: Tuesday

I'm looking forward to it!