I've been nominated for the Attitude of Gratitude award by Lory and here are the rules:
The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award
1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate a few blogger's that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award.
6. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude
Here are my thoughts on an attitude of gratitude. Of course, this nomination came at a time when in my country we celebrate Memorial Day, so I can't help but think of all of those who have sacrificed for my country and my freedoms and be grateful for the work of those in the past and present. I come from a military family and was very aware from a young age of the sacrifice not only of the soldier, but also of his family to provide our country with security and freedoms.
Today, we heard a crash and after some investigation, found a hawk had flown into one of our windows and was stuck in one our hosta plants. I think he was too stunned at first to try to fly away. We went outside and with a little coaxing got him away from the plant and onto
a stick. Once he was free and felt the open air, he took off and flew away over the housetops.
I realized today I have been like that hawk so many times, crashing, getting stunned and then being freed from my own traps to soar once again. I am grateful for those who pick me up and help me out - my parents, my husband, and my Savior, Jesus Christ. All of these have sacrificed in some ways - both great and small to make me the person I am today and will be in the future.
I'd like to nominate the following people for this award:
Parting Shot: As Promised. Here are a couple of photos of the dress, with the jacket and without. I do apologize for the wrinkles and not looking so great - this was after the evening service, which is pretty long for us because of ensemble practice, then choir practice, then the actual service. Sundays are pretty busy for us!