Recently my friend and fellow blogger Dolly nominated me for an award. Thank you Dolly for nominating me for the Valiant Blogger Award; I am deeply honored.
Dolly and I have recently started following each other’s blogs and I feel fortunate our virtual paths have crossed. Dolly, born in Russia is sharing her recipes on her blog koolkosherkitchen. Please click her blog site name and visit her blog, you will not be disappointed.
If you visit the Hall of Valor you will find the following about this award –
The Valiant Blogger Award is for the blogger who is brave and courageous. It is dedicated to someone who, despite being faced with the most difficult obstacles in life, chooses to fight on and never give up. It is for the lionhearted, one who faces fears and challenges, who has become an inspiration to others along the way.
The rules of the award are –
1.Post the award on your blog.
2.Provide a link to the Hall of Valor
3.In 200 words or less, share about the greatest challenge in your life and HOW you got through it.
4.Give one piece of advice to people who are struggling with something in their life.
5.Thank the person who nominated you, and nominate a new blogger for the award.
Many of you know I am dealing with cancer and most recently had a major surgery to remove organs that cancer had invaded. After a couple of minor surgeries and chemotherapy last year you would think this is what I would use as my greatest challenge in my life. But, it is not.
Back in July of last year, I wrote a post ‘Mother Mary‘, in which I wrote the following –
I talked with my mom a couple of weeks ago about this upcoming surgery, the most recent one; and I had told her, I said this is not the end, I feel it, I just know there is more to come.
And I told her also that I will get through it because this is not my greatest battle, my greatest battle has already occurred. It was that depression, that great depression within me, about me that wanted to bring me down, wanted to end my life, kill me, destroy me – and I battled back, I found the strength and courage and I won that battle. I overcame that which wanted to beat me down to nothing.
October of last year in my post ‘My Greatest Fight‘, I concluded with the following words –
At times of weakness I remind myself of the inner strength I have and the good mood returns. As the fight and the battle continue, so does the mood continue to be good; for a good mood is strength to battle any fight.
This may not be my greatest battle; for now, this is my greatest fight.
My advice to everyone; no matter the struggle, battle or fight taking place –
From my post ‘strength‘ –
So, my post is about strength; I think that it is probably in all of us, it is in all of us somewhere. And when we need it the most, I think we all can reach deep down and grab it and use it and get through any difficult situations we may be going through.
The person I wish to nominate does not usually accept awards and she is deserving of many of them. I am going to nominate her anyway because she is an inspiration to me and has had her share of difficult obstacles in which she never gave up and she overcame.
My nomination is Lynn over at LYNZ REAL COOKING
(Lynn, you are in no way obligated to respond or accept this award.)