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!! :)