Tuesday, February 12, 2008

3 of 5

Once upon a time I used to read a lot of blogs. One of my favorite non-medical blogs was Life with Joey. Joey has autism, and his mom has a wonderful way with words as she describes the things that happen in their daily lives. She is also a fantastic resource for people with autistic children.

I'm ashamed to say that I haven't been back over there for a long time, and I probably wouldn't have made it back as soon as I did if she hadn't given me an award that I don't deserve.

She's always been in my corner, ever since I first started blogging. And since she's one of those people that can see through the superfluous details of my posts to the meat of the matter, she always gets the point.

She's one of the few people that I've come in contact with (either in real life, or in cyberspace), that I can truly say has many of the qualities that I respect in my mother. (And I have a lot of respect for my mom.) So instead of passing on the award that she gave me, (since I really don't deserve it), I've created a new award, just for her.

I'd like to bestow upon JoeyMom the first ever "I See the Beauty Within" Award. Because she does. And that's a special quality to have.

There's no rules to this award. Just pass it on as you see fit. Because people that can see the beauty within should be acknowledged and rewarded, even if it is just a token award.

On a side note, though I stole this photo off the internet, it reminds me of one that my mom took that looks just like this. And that's why I chose it. Because she is the original Beauty Within See-er.


Joeymom said...

I am absolutely speechless.

Thank you. I always enjoy your wit and strength of character.

And now I have a whole new award to pass on. :)

Sustenance Scout said...

I'm so grateful to Niksmom for passing this on to me and especially for introducing me to you and Joeymom! K.