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Word Press Family Award (2nd and 3rd nominations)

Hello Everyone

Again, I apologize for being so long in getting back to some of these awards. Suddenly I have had so many things going at the same time that I am having a hard time shuffling them all and finding a balance between this and what my body needs to stay functioning.

WordPress Family Award

Nearly a month ago and within a few days of each other Angela from Angchronicles and Katie from Connective Tissue Disorders nominated this blog for the Word Press Family Award.  I love this award because it symbolizes a family we have here as bloggers.  We share and support each other.  I have received some very kind and supportive comments from many of my fellow bloggers.  This is my second and third time to be nominated for this award.  Angela’s blog post shared something that warms my heart and validates the reason I continue to post on my blog and the reason for writing my book.  Angela wrote:  So, this award shows a connection that bloggers share through their words and actions, making us more than a community of bloggers, but a blogging family.  I have been following Kathryn’s blog for months. She has opened my eyes to my own mother’s allergic reactions to life. At one time, I thought it was mental, mostly imagined. But Kathryn has confirmed my mother’s allergies, allowing me to even reconsider how I can live a healthier lifestyle. One way, I’m tossing all my plastics and buying Pyrex—getting rid of toxins. Kathryn and I also share being list-makers. It’s nice to meet someone obsessed with list.  Thank you Angela.

The rules of this Award are simple:

1) Display the award logo on your blog; 2) Link back to the person who nominated you; 3) Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family;  4) Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them; and  5) That is it.  Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

I am breaking the rules here.  Firstly I am combining both nominations.  Secondly because I have received this award before and don’t want to repeat myself, I am only listing eight blogs instead of ten.  I hope all of you who follow me know how truly important you are to me and how much I value your comments and input here on this blog.

  1. The Allergista
  2. Quirky Writing Corner
  3. Fergiomoto
  4. Jennie Sherwin
  5. Grey Wolf’s Force of Fate
  6. Sprue Story
  7. Mast Cell Activation
  8. acflory


Allergictolifemybattle receives Reality Blog Award

Angela of Angchronicles (http://angchronicles.wordpress.com) has honored me with the Reality Blog Award today, November 23, 2012.  On behalf of myself and this blog, I humbly accept this award.  I have truly enjoyed the inspiration that is given at Angela’s blog.

I will work hard to live up to this award now that it has been bestowed upon me.  The rules that accompany this award are:

1) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.  (I am doing this in my post today.)

2) Add the award logo to your blog (In the top of this blog post)

3) Share 7 things about yourself (Below the rules)

4) Nominate 5 – 10 or more bloggers you admire. (Listed at bottom of this post)

5) Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know. (CHECK YOUR BLOG!)
* Just finished my book “Allergic to Life:  My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope”
* Learning to multi-task again after my brain stopped allowing it
* Attempting to reach out to others with mold illness, chemical sensitivity or other environmental illness
* Learning to embrace my illness rather than reject it in hope of helping others and offering compassion from someone who is/has been in their shoes
* Love to read
* Crafty (love sewing and making things)
* Enjoying life more than ever before despite my limitations
Now for the moment you have all been waiting for.  I am awarding the Reality Blog Award to:
Melanie @ adaptingtoallergies (Melanie writes about caring for a son with food allergies.)
Rachel @ doilooksick (Rachel is raising awareness of invisible illnesses.)
Lisa @ runfastmama.com (Lisa writes about life as a mother, runner, and food allergy sufferer.)
Lindsay @ dysautonomiac.com (Lindsay writes about living life with POTS.)
Michellina @ the-labyrinth.com (Michellina writes about issues similar to mine – mold illness and chemical sensitivities.)
Allan @ akrummenacker (Allan writes about working on his novel while living with fibromyalgia.)
acflory @ Meeka’s Mind – acflory.wordpress.com (This follow’s the writings of alter ego Meeka.)
Anaphylaxing @ mastcellactivation.blogspot.com (This blog discusses life with a multitude of “invisible” illnesses including anaphylaxis, POTS and adrenal insufficiency.)
Andrea @ Our Health Journey – moldrecovery.blogspot.com (Andrea writes about her family’s health journey following a severe mold exposure.)
All the authors of the blogs mentioned above inspire me.  They inspire me for how they deal with their illness and sensitivities or those of someone they love.  They inspire me for their dedication to writing, something I have just begun since writing the story of my own illness and path toward healing both physically and emotionally.