Throughout the course of this year, I’ve received many nominations for various awards. Many of my fellow teammates and family members on WordPress have participated in different awards and have generously nominated me as a way to show love and support.
I’ve seen them all and wanted to participate but doing an award response not only takes time (as you know), but it requires a mindset that, well, if not available makes doing a response robotic and even lackluster. I’ve always felt that whatever I did, especially where sharing words were concerned should be sincere and with joy.
A few awards I’ve been able to respond to from this platform (had a mental reprieve then) and a few I have responded to on the nominator’s page. I’ve had a few team members opting to not nominate me anymore (don’t blame you a bit), and a few that have consistently sent me invites. For both sets, I want to express my deepest gratitude.
Today, my family and I received some discouraging news. It left me reeling from shock and at one point, I found myself curled in a fetal position crying. I called my special friend who knew about the situation and with him I lay quiet for about an hour. He prayed, he sang, he read scripture over me, he spoke life into me, he encouraged me with both his love and with His (Abba’s) love, and, at one point, he just sat with me in silence. The combination of all the above made room for my heart to bounce back.
Holy Spirit uses good friends to pour into us. We just have to be willing to be vulnerable and transparent which is not always easy.
When the call ended, I went to wash my hair and shower. While in the shower, Holy Spirit reminded me of my family here through this platform who have stood with me during the different valleys and prayed over me faithfully. He also reminded me of the various awards I’ve been nominated for but was unable to participate. He nudged me to do this post and say THANK YOU.
So, in my long winded fashion…
Thank you everyone for your love and support.
Thank you for the comments, the likes and the nominations.
Thank you for the teasings, the gifts, the texts messages, the phone calls and videos.
Thank you for sharing His love with me, consistently.
Thank you for being His hands and feet.
Thank you for being vulnerable and transparent with me.
Thank you for inviting me into your respective worlds.