I woke up yesterday and was floored by an honor given to me by a most special person, Ces. Ces is an amazing artist, mother, friend, woman, Oak Tree, passionate about life and the ones she loves, rabble-rouser, and free-spirit who sees beauty in almost everything, especially Fiestaware. : ) I just think she's brilliant in so many ways, but the neatest thing about Ces is that she has time for all of us even when she's busiest. I often ponder "how does she post all of this and create all of the time? She must have a double!" If you don't know Ces, please visit as you will enjoy her words, and art and see why she is loved by me and so many.
Ces created the award in honor of Renee, who is very dear to her and many, many people in the blogworld and beyond. The recent loss of Renee has touched so many. My heart was heavy upon hearing of her passing, as I know she was truly loved by Ces and Bella and so many others who visited her blog. I did not know her as I know Ces and Bella did, but know that she made a difference to all who were touched by her grace. It is such a heartfelt honor to receive this, Ces. I have a renewed sense of hopefulness for my children's future that we do have a connected string of people on this planet who share a common goal of goodwill towards others, a sharing of love and loss, empathy and compassion for others. It makes me smile to think of the acorns and oaks who stand, and are standing today, and will do so for our future generations.
For those of you who would like to know more about the Renee award, please visit Ces's post here. She has sent a gift that I will cherish and am very happily passing this award on to the following wonderful people who are true acorns/nuts!/Oak trees in my world:
Many thanks, and hugs to all of you!