05 October 2008

I Am Only… (Take no. 1)

I had been cogitating on this topic for a few days, when this morning Hammie very kindly torpedoed my train of thoughts on this very subject, by giving me this award:

So nice of her! Especially considering:
A. that I read a blog for the very first time only about 4 months ago, and that was Cathal’s Mammy’s. From there, I started clicking on a few others, and then went on to follow them, eventually daring to post the odd comment (it’s hard for me to stay silent, as you might have noticed!),
and B. That I started my own little rambling blog less than 2 months ago.

So to be given this “I ♥ Your Blog” award makes me feel so nice and warm....

I will come back to this topic at a later stage, but for now I want to explain just one thing: I entered Blogland hesitantly: though I started it because I felt I had a lot of things to say, ironically I felt a little “different” talking about DS / Disability et al., simply because I am not a Parent of a Special Needs Child, but a Grand-Parent.

In other words… I am Only the grand-mother.

I hoped I would not be seen as an intruder. Instead I found a welcoming that has been very heart warming. The comments on my post are the best, they make me smile, laugh, and think… Dam it! I am doing so much thinking!!!

The rules of this award are simple – Hammie, I am lifting directly from your own post here, hope you don’t mind!
1. The nominated is allowed to put the picture on their blogs.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate seven other people and link to them.
4. Leave a message on those people's blog to make them aware that they're nominated.

I need a little time to award to seven people, and reserve the right to award again later… (I’ve been at this only a couple of months, so please give me a break!).

And today the winners are:

- Cathal’s Mammy, of Cathal’s Big Adventure shhhh at the back, I know she is my own daughter, but let me tell you why before you start complaining of favouritism: I thought I knew her, but I have discovered facets of her through her blog that have amazed me. She is a Super Mammy. She can write so well. She is funny. She is entertaining. She is thought-provoking. She has made me cry. All get a tick from me.

- Next, Hammie herself, of Hammiesblogand you over there, stop shouting “Unfair!” it won’t change my choice - Yes, girl, you never specified in the rules that a reciptient could not get this twice, nor from the person you gave it to. So there! Take it! No matter what she writes about, Hammie ticks all my boxes. But most of all, she has contributed so much to my “Special Needs” education, I consider her more a teacher than an adopted virtual grand-daughter ;-) By the way, I think we are closer in age to be of a mother/daughter generation, than of a grand-mother/grand-daughter generation, but I have gratefully accepted the title you gave me because I realise it is an honour to belong to the Granny-Club.

- My next two go to Dads who also tick many boxes for me: they make me laugh (always a winner in my books); they make me think, and often hard; they often bring up a lot of emotions in me; also, on some very different levels which I will not explore here, I fell I “get” these dads, even when the topic has nothing to do with the DS world. So step up and take a bow please Nick, of Our Jacob, and Elbog, of Bittersweet – and no sniggering Nick, this is DEAD serious! Your blog was the second one I started following after Cathal's Mammy's, I got hooked on the first click!

To all four of you: I Do Love Your Blogs.

And I thank you for accepting me into your world.

Now, get to work people, and award away.


Lisamaree said...

Of course you can bounce it right back at whoever you want. And they can display it on their blog with a x 2 from whom it came.
The Seeker gave me this award so please do visit her and read back. Her Mother has Alzheimer's and has turned her into the carer and minder, she has a lot of love.

As for the Grandmother. I applaud Grandmothers who get involved. And as for cyber involvement; even better. Of course I accept that you are probably younger than my own mother, but I rather like having a Nan.


Nick McGivney said...

There will be a 'Two grumpy old gits stuck on a desert island' award soon, and I think I know who the first winners will be, Elbog...

Nan P, thank you very much for your kind words. You make me smile too.

Cathal's Mammy said...

You've been tagged, in a good way!!! Collect your award at my blog and feel the love :-)

Sesame said...

hey nanp. any chance you could drop over for a minute?? just getting a few of you together...