So here’s the deal. I was recognized by another blogger for my writing of There I Was. I am humbled and happy that folks like my writing. We don’t know much about the people in the blogging world other than what they write. This person is going by the blog name of Thoughts in Life. The website is I want to thank her (I believe it is a her!) for her recognition and I appreciate her saying so.

I don’t have many followers and I haven’t done the work to grow my blog. I needed to write and say things. Quite often they are the things I might say to Laurie if she were still here. It, quite frankly, is a way to express myself without dragging someone into a conversation they might not enjoy. (God knows I’ve done that more times than I can count!) It isn’t often in life that you get to express yourself without interruption and writing is the perfect vehicle for that purpose. I am easily distracted. If I were to start a conversation about a topic we might be worlds away from where it started by the finish line. (Squirrel!) It is who I have always been. Writing gives me the freedom to finish my thoughts. I truly appreciate those who faithfully read my posts and I appreciate those who are uncomfortable by them and decide they think I’m full of crap! I have 45 followers in WordPress and lots more friends on Facebook. It is great. If more come on board great, if not I’m fine with that too.

So the way this works is I’m supposed to nominate 15 bloggers for the award. Honestly I peruse the other blogs that I have friended but only read those that strike my interest. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. I don’t have 15 to name. I’m probably one of the older bloggers out there. Some of what is written is about topics that I have trouble relating to. I read some of the posts and they seem very young to me. I try to help if I can but many times I feel that I have missed the mark. Bottom line, I’m not going to nominate anyone. Everyone that is blogging feels they have something to say. If it strikes a chord, you read it. That doesn’t mean it is not important. You, bloggers and readers alike, are all important.

I truly thank for the recognition. I hope they are not upset with me. We all have something to say. Sometimes we need someone to listen and sometimes it just needs to be said. Thanks to all who take the time to read my words. I write them to be shared. I let you decide the right and the wrong of it all. In the end there is the hope that they might help someone. It helps me to write.

Peace and Joy y’all!