** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Or so says The Redhead Riter! Yesterday, Ms. Red honored me with my very first blog award with the title,



I honestly can’t believe she chose me for this award simply because 1) I am still so very new to blogging, so it just never occurred to me that I would already be the recipient of such an award and 2) Ms. Red currently follows AND reads over 800 (yes, you read that correctly, EIGHT HUNDRED) blogs! (She has been blessed with the very special gift of speed reading!) Therefore, I’m very honored and humbled that out of all those blogs, she chose my blog to be awarded as fabulous! Thank you so much, Ms. Red!

As with most awards, this awesome award has certain ‘rules’ that go along with it.

The rules for this award are as follows:

1) List five current obsessions
2) Pass the award on to five fabulous blogs

So without further ado…

My five current obsessions are:

  • Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer
  • My amazing husband and daughters, who sacrifice a lot to take care of me every single day.
  • Design & Decorating – this has truly become a passion of mine over the last couple years.
  • Blogging, Facebook and the internet in general
  • Coffee, strawberries and bananas – not necessarily together :0)

The blogs I chose to pass this award to are listed below. Please visit their blogs and show them some comment love!

  • Rachel at ONE DAY AT A TIME writes very candidly about her life as a disabled wife and mom living with Dysautonomia, the same illness that I have.
  • Tabitha at I CHOOSE BLISS is full of inspiration and encouragement. She has even started her own podcasts and they are amazing!
  • My amazing friend, Julie, is a wonderful writer and she loves to cross-stitch. You can check her out at I'll CROSS THAT LEG WHEN I GET TO IT.
  • Deb at HE GAVE ME A DREAM has a truly wonderful blog. Every day she gives such uplifting, Godly encouragement and it always seems like she wrote it just for me!
  • Joan from NOTES FROM OKLAHOMA has just started a new blog, TEACHING ISN'T FOR WIMPS. I have the utmost respect and admiration for teachers, especially for those who teach middle and high school age kids. My hat’s off to them!

If I could, I would give almost every single person I have met through blogging an award. There have been very few who haven’t been friendly, encouraging, funny and/or just plain nice!

Again, I want to thank my new friend at THE REDHEAD RITER for being so kind and giving this award to me. It truly means a lot to me.

I hope you all have a fantastic Sunday and that your week ahead is filled with nothing but joy and sunshine. See ya soon!

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Anonymous said...

Teresa, thank you sooooo very much!! I am deeply honored and humbled by your kindness!

Hugs To You :o)

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your award.

And THANK YOU for passing it on to me!

Night Owl Mama said...

Wooo wooo Look at your with your award Congratulations.
coming by from the SIts to say Hello come on by for a visit

Joan said...

Thank you for the notice. You deserve the "fabulous" award.Your blog is so pretty and you write wonderful posts.

I'm off to read the other blogs to honored.

Deb said...


Your blog is fabulous!

And thank you for your honoring me as well.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Sweet dreams.

Anonymous said...

you deserve this my dear...

hope you are keeping well...and having comfortable and nice weekend.



Mimi said...

Congratulations on your fabulous blog! The paint color is Sherwin Williams' Mannered Gold; and yes the drapery is from JCP. Thank you for your kind remarks. Happy B-day to your daughter! My b-day was today! (I've had many more than her but I wish her many many more) God Bless you and your family.

Kim said...

Congrats on your award! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

idontknow said...

Congratulations! And how sweet of you to honor "Julie". I'll have to check out your other favorites!

Casey said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! You are fabulous and a wonderful blogging friend!

The Blonde Duck said...

800 blogs? WOW!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your award!!!!

Ter said...

Hi Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog today. Of course! I always enjoy meeting new bloggy friends! Look forward to getting to know you!

Mimi said...

Well we are kindred spirits in paint at least! Would you believe, I have mannered gold AND restrained gold in my house. My bedrooms, hallways and baths are restrained. I wanted something soft and relaxing in those areas. oh. one more thing, the mannered gold is beautiful in the evening with soft lighting.
have a wonderfully blessed day!

Lamonica Epps said...

Congratulations on your award. You are a very kind person and you deserve this award.

jennie.newland said...

Hey Congrats on the award! I think your blog IS fabolus! I have also tagged you on my blog so go check it out and please play along!

christy rose said...

Congratulations on your award! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.

Ronnica said...

Jesus is a great obsession!

~SHANNON~ said...

Congrats fellow SITSA!!! That is awesome! Your blog is great I just became a follower! I can see why she honored you:)

Linda Benson said...

Congratulations on your award! I am excited for you! Thank you so much for visiting me earlier -- your SITS encouragement and sentiments were much appreciated. Thank you again.

MommyBrain said...

Congrats on your award ... I recently got one, too ... isn't it fun? :)

Stopping by from SITS to say hello :) Your blog title caught my eye, your posts are great, and I'll be back!

Teresha and Damon said...

Congrats! I hope blessings continue to rain down on you. You deserve it!

p.s. Thanks for all the supportive comments you've left on my blog!!!

Teresha @ Jamaican Bun in the Oven

Dee said...

You go Teresa. You absolutely deserve this.

Kathryn said...

Oh, yummy! I've never been a big fan of pork chops, except for those that are really, really thin and boneless. However, this recipe sounds divine! I am going to copy it and show it to my husband so he can make some for us. I bet they will be awesome. I'll let you know what everyone thinks! Thanks so very much for sharing your recipe!

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!

Teresa <><

Thanks so much for commenting! I was never a fan of pork chops either until I tried this! Hope you enjoy them! :)


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