Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog of the Year 2012 Award



Recently, Susanna’s Apron was nominated for the Blog of the Year 2012 award, by Diane Roark at Recipes for Our Daily Bread. What a wonderful surprise! I feel very honored that Susanna’s Apron came to mind when Diane was nominating her favorite blogs. Thanks so much, Diane!

Diane’s blog is deeper than you’d expect a recipe blog to be. Diane has a precious special needs son, and her faith in God has brought her and her family through many trials. You can read Caleb’s story here.


My own Caleb’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, although far less traumatic than Diane’s experience, opened my eyes to the overwhelming feelings and challenges of parenting special needs children. Diane’s faith has been tested and found genuine; I have a lot of respect for this woman!

The rules for this award are simple:
  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebookgroup and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Below are my choices for the Blog of the Year Award 2012. I chose them based on their genuine tone, depth, high encouragement level, and variety. Please stop by and visit these outstanding blogs. You won’t regret it!

  1. Sarah Beals shares her Scriptural insights at Joy-Filled Days. Sarah is a homeschool mom who lives what she believes. I always find her posts encouraging and edifying.
  2. Olive Tree: GrowingGreen in God’s House is a cross-cultural blog. It’s written by an American mom married to a El Salvadoran man, and they live in Turkey! I had the great blessing of friendship with Olive while she lived in California, and our children were friends when they were small. We still see them occasionally when they travel!
  3. April’s Home Cooking is the yummiest blog on my list. April is an amazing cook, a homeschool mom, and a pastor’s wife. And she’s a great friend! Visit April’s blog, but beware – you will want to make everything she writes about!
  4. Janet’s Journal is written by a single mom of three, who homeschools. Yep – just like yours truly! Janet and I believe similar things about being a mom, so it’s fun to read her thoughts. If you’re looking for a fantastic, talented website designer, click on Janet’s link to Pine Blossoms Website Designs.
  5. I (Heart) My Life is written by a courageous mom who’s winning her battle against breast cancer. I want my readers to be encouraged by her genuine words and uplifting attitude, so be sure to visit her blog. April is an inspiration, and has a lot to teach us all.
Many blessings as you read!





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