Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Special Award

Yesterday, the amazing Ces honored me with a very special award she created in honor of our dear friend Deborah of Midlife Poet. Honestly, I don't know how I ended up in this group of amazing women, but I gladly accept the award and pass it on!

Please visit Ces' blog to be see the incredible beauty of her artwork and read her inspiring posts. Below is part of what she had to say.

“So today I am planting another tree. The Quercus shumardii or Shumard Oak. It is a handsome large tree with straight axis and broad, rounded open crown. It withstands strong hurricane winds, extreme heat, is tall and straight and just plain beautiful. I have more trees to plant but rest assured those who have virtual trees and acorns planted and distributed in their honor have one common virtue, they are loyal friends regardless of race, creed, political affiliations and geography. Here, I honor womanhood and friendship and there is nothing more wondrous a blessing for anyone than for a friend who came and never left your side.”

Friendship isn't about who you have known the longest,

but who came and never left your side.

Here's to a sampling of my sisterfriends in my blog world!

There are some that are missing on my list because they were already awarded by Ces. And others just because the list was getting too long or they have expressed a wish not to receive awards. I've also limited my selection to blogs written in English.

Now, I know that you might be very busy right now and some of you are dealing with serious health issues, so if you can't find the time to pass this award on, simply accept it knowing that I appreciate your friendship! But if you feel like it, pass this along to your sisterfriends!

Thank you, Ces for creating this award and Deborah for inspiring it!


  1. Thank you for celebrating our friendship, Silke. I am glad to know you, both in and out of the blog world. You've done a tremendous job with your blog and artwork this year ~ I'm proud of you! hugs, Beth

  2. Oh my goodness, dear Silke! I am truly touched and honored to receive this award.

    I am so glad we found each other in blogland! Your friendship means a great deal to me, and even though we've never really "met," I feel like I've known you a very long time. You said it best - you are definitely one of my dear "sisterfriends" here in the blogging world.
    Congratulations to all your other sisterfriend, too!


  3. You definitely desrve this and every time I think of my circle of blog friends you are always a part of it but next time you visit please bring a barbecue sandwich for everyone! Hehhee!

  4. Silke I am so touched you bring tears to my eyes! You say it beautifully and with heart. I am so lucky to have gotten to know you and share your life (ups, downs, frustrations, joys and inspirations). Thank you!
    You are certainly deserving of Ces' award - could not go to a better individual.
    Hugs my friend!
    and cheers!

  5. Silke, I was smiling as I read your list because some of those are on my blog list too and I know why you added them and then...and then, I saw that I too was on your list. Bless you for honouring me. I will accept this award and gladly pass it on. You inspire me with your art and your words.

  6. Awe, because you ARE an amazing woman! This group of sisterfriends makes me so proud to be a woman. Even if I am in my dotage. Ces wants barbeque...I like wine. **kisskiss** Deb

  7. oh my, how honored i feel dear Silke - who came to my blog with your open heart and smiling words. i go through my ups and downs with expressing myself - what to express, how to express, how often to express - and like the tree Ces so beautifully alludes to, you are ever ready at my side (albeit "virtually") with a word, and encouragement,and kindred moment shared
    thank you for thinking of me on this day and in this particular way

  8. Congratulations. That is a wonderful award. She put allot of thought into it's creation. I looked around your blog a bit and you are a wonderful artist too. I am thrilled to meet you from the joy diet. Have a great week.

  9. Silke, this is such a wonderful award and I feel still in affection and beauty of your kindness and Deborah's award. What an amazing gift and sharing from the heart.
    Thank you Silke so much for your dear friendship. It means so much to me and love hearing from you, especially visiting you here. Like coming over for a cup of tea.
    Your so right, there are so many wonderful people here.
    Thank you so much Silke from my heart!


  10. Hi Silke,
    Congratulations on the award. You deserve it!;)
    It is a beautiful award image...
    I love Oak trees and Oak leaves. Ces is a lovely artist.
    Have a special week!:)
    Love, Jo.x

  11. The flutter of the leaf, changing as it does, flitting around, showing all its sides on the sweet breeze, brings joy as it catches the light and lands on my lap, that is what you have given me in this. That is what it means to me. Thank-you dear Silke for sending out always your love and thoughtfulness. Blessings, Amy

  12. Silke! Silke my pretty sisterfriend who keeps on teasing me with whatever it is you are eating! AHhhhh! I am going to draw you with a sandwich! HAHAHAHHAHAH! AHHHHHHH! No just kidding.I will do my best to make you as pretty as you are!

  13. Silke! HAHAHAHAH! What a great idea!. Hahahahah! Thank you. I can't wait to hear what Bella says about the new sandwich, it looks like an open sandwich. What is it?

  14. Silke thank you for thinking of me when you go to restaurants and have your photograph taken with food. I think that is just the sweetest gesture! Thank you!

  15. Congrats on your award Silke...very much deserved!!!

  16. Dear Silke
    Congratulations to this wonderful award.
    I love the photos of the post before.

  17. silke, you are such a sweeheart! thank you so much for your smile, your willingness to share your heart with us, your loving support of my blog, and most especially, your friendship! i am so honored to be included amongst such a fabulous group of friends.....thank you SO much!! :))

  18. Dear friends, thank you all so much for your amazing comments! You warm my heart in a way that words cannot express!

    I think, though, that this is the last time I am going to make an award list. The guilt factor of forgetting someone or having to cut the list short is just too much for me. I want to include all of you! ALL of you!!

    So, even if you weren't on my list, know that I consider you a dear friend in this blogging community!!

    Much love to you all! Silke