A big thank you to Deb at http://www.workthedream.wordpress.com and many blessings to you my beloved friend for awarding me the Illuminating Blogger Award. I am truly honored. I hope you all will visit her blog and read it for it is a blog that will continually inspire, will instill hope and will challenge you to be more!
As part of the award you must leave a comment on the original award site which is here: http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ and be sure to mention who nominated you! You need to choose a random fact about yourself to share and choose 5 bloggers to pass the torch to.
Ok, a random fact about myself. I love to swim with the dolphins.
And I give the award to these five bloggers who have awesome blogs. I hope you will go read their blogs and like them for I think you will enjoy them all.
and I would like to award this last one to Thomas O’Brien for I can think of no other young man, a warrior that has illuminated us all more than he has or ever will.
THOMAS O’BRIEN, is a 21 year old who has Stage IV Lymphoma CANCER;
he has a page on Facebook, where one of his wishes was to have 5,000 friends there to support him on his journey. He now has that many and other pages have been created for him. He has video’ ed his continued “thank yous’ while living life, while being prodded, poked, and fighting the fight of his life. He is an inspiration, a tribute to living life to its fullest and filled with kindness, faith, and determination.
Two days ago, Thomas decided no more prodding; he is at home with his loving Mom, Debbie Koenig in Texas, and wants us to know he loves and appreciates he 5k + “guardian angels” and he knows he is close… He wants all to be “OK”…
His journey has been a miracle to walk alongside. He deserves, has earned this award, and my thanks.
He has walked his journey with great honor and integrity and shown us all what living life to the fullest is. Thomas, you outshine the sun, you have shown what amazing grace is to us all here and and I know we will see you shining from the heavens when you leave here. I love you Thomas O’Brien, in a place where there is no place, space or time… Soar on baby boy, the angels will welcome you when you are ready… and we will be standing for and with you always.