First of all, thank you to all of you who made such kind comments on my recent post. You said some great things that made me think, and you definitely made me feel loved and appreciated. You made me feel better. Thank you.
I wanted to make sure that you knew about this little month-long festival going on over at Chocolate on my Cranium (click on the button):
This month marks the 15th anniversary of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” which is even more powerful now than the day it was announced. It’s a benchmark of truth and doctrine.
“Why do we have this proclamation on the family now? Because the family is under attack. All across the world families are falling apart. The place to begin to improve society is in the home. Children do, for the most part, what they are taught. We are trying to make the world better by making the family stronger” ~ President Gordon B. Hinckley
Anyway, there are bucketloads of posts going on over there about different points of the proclamation, as well as blog hops and giveaways galore. You’ll definitely want to spend some time there this month. (And if you’re still on the fence about it, okay, I’ll tell you. I’m guest posting there next week. At least show up that day.)
And in case you’re looking for more good stuff to read, I also wanted to honor some of my favorite posts in the last little while (and by little while, I really mean all summer. It’s been a little busy around here. Give me a break.) Let’s hand out a few Post-It Awards, shall we?
Winners –or anyone else who cares– click on the award for more info.
Posts that somehow inspired me, listed by post first, then the name of the blog:
For This Child I Prayed from I’m (Not) Crazy Mommy
Passing the Bridge of Sighs from Blog Segullah by Annie
Presence in Mothering from Mormon Mommy Blogs by InkMom (ooh, that’s two!)
learning every day from Hughes News
What I learned about being a mother by watching my husband be father. from You’re Pretty too.
Blessings from Write Stuff
whirring and spinning from a*may*zing
parenting from Confessions of a cookie addict
What (I Think) Women Want: To Husbands from Mormon Mommy Blogs by Braden Bell
Outside perspective from Mommy Snark
Lasts from Overstuffed
BLIND BY CHOICE from Becoming LDS
Go visit them and leave a little comment there; I bet it would make them smile today. I’m sure there were many more great posts, so don’t feel bad if you had a masterpiece you think I left off the list. In fact, feel free to paste your favorite post from this summer in the comments. I’d love to read it. Really. This list here is just simply a case of the days I was not too lazy to actually click the little star button in Google Reader.
You people rock. Yes you do. (I did not say that in an annoying voice. Trust me.)
6 thoughts on “Stuff that matters, starring you.”
Hey, thanks for the shout-out, Steph!
Thanks, Steph! I always love the posts you pick out, too. I missed a lot this summer so I have loved seeing what you highlighted here!
Thanks so much for spreading the word about The Family Proclamation Celebration! I really appreciate it.
Braden Bell is also doing a guest pot. 😀
Aww. Gee, thanks! Obviously my Whirring and Spinning post came from the same place as your last post. Faith, fear, worries, wonderings…..it can all get to be a lot.
Truthfully, I have many of the same concerns. I worry about my kids growing up in a bubble. I wonder if I’m going to make good, lasting, bosom friends again.
But I also know that it is wonderful for my children to have the same friends at church AND school. (They were always different for me growing up.) I love being surrounded by people with similar values. I like not being bombarded by bad language and boobies in Walmart. (Going for the alliteration, not offense!) I like pointing out temples to my children as we drive through the valley. There are some perks about being out here.
Also, check Winco for cheap food. Do you have one up there?
Thanks for the suggestions of places to visit. My bloggy buddies have become complacent and I was definitely in need of some new material to read. 🙂 And good luck in catching up on all your summer reading!
THANKS, THANKS! Too nice of you!