Dying is a lonely journey. Not only for the sick person but also for the family. As hard as we may try to avoid death, the truth is that we do a lousy job of it. Science and medicine will certainly postpone it, even staying healthy might seem to delay it, but the harsh reality is that death does not wait for you, it does not ask you, and it does not listen to you. Death ignores your feelings and wants; you do not matter to death…Death is the only certainty in life! We need to remember that our existence here is fragile, and we never have as much time with people as we think we do. If there is someone or someones out there that you love, don’t neglect that and don’t put off engaging with them because waits for no-one… Vic's Journey ended on 18 January 2013 at 10:35. She was the most courageous person in the world and has inspired thousands of people all over the world. Vic's two boys are monuments of her existence. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever my Angle Child.
This was such an amazing award to receive! Thank you Shaun. Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com is my Scottish friend…He is a compassionate, funny, crazy friend. He is so generous! The award actually says everything I could possibly say about him…
Patty says The “Semper Fidelis Award” means “Always Faithful” in English. ”I created this award because I wanted to do something special for my friends on WordPress. Semper Fidelis is Latin and means Always Loyal. Loyalty means the world to me. I am very loyal myself, but I’ve got major trust issues as well. And I think trust is very important if you are sharing so much of yourself with people you meet through the internet. So I am working on that!
Why the wolves? Because wolves have very strong ties with their pack. Like a family or a great group of friends. And I just love them!
This award stands for the loyalty and love between friends”
Add the Semper Fidelis Award logo somewhere on your blog.
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Nominate 5 bloggers whose loyalty and friendship you value and you consider being part of your ‘pack of wolves’ on WordPress.
Post something special for all of your nominees separately and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem, picture, anything you think that would fit that person.
Let the nominees know that you’ve nominated them.
I now nominate My Wolf Pack. Shaun, you are already one!
I desperately tried to stick to the rules but I cannot! Please forgive me Patty and Shaun. I could add another 100 names to my acceptance and I would love to! I do not mean to slight anyone by not nominating you! I appreciate each and every one of my regular followers and friends!
My treasured friend Sandra @ http://thedrsays.org/, who is terminally ill and still reaches out to me. This brave and selfless woman has to be the leader of my Wolf Pack. Thank you dear friend for caring when you have so much to deal with! You are always in my thoughts and prayers!
http://behindthemaskofabuse.com is a heart wrenching blog about a woman’s life of abuse. She was raised by a narcissistic father, and a mother who rarely protected her from his verbal, mental, emotional and psychological abuse. She endured molestation, both inside and outside the family setting, raped at the tender age of 11 years old. This blog is written by an amazing person. A strong person battling recovery, anger and betrayal. She battles C-PTSD and BDD. Out of her pain two books were born and are published on Amazon “Buckwheatsrisk-Abuse Survival”, and a poetry book entitled “If I Could Write my Heart” I salute you! Yet this dear woman has so much love in her heart that she is able to reach to me. Thank you dear friend!
http://jmgoyder.com/ – My precious friend Julie who has so much pain and loss to work through. Julie writes about the love between her and her ailing husband. It is the most beautiful love story ever! Lots of love dear friend!
I admit it openly and honestly – I LOVE getting awards. I think that deep down we all crave recognition, acceptance and love. I have found this on Word Press. I have met WONDERFUL people who have loved and supported me for the past year. It is a very powerful thing to be recognised by a blogger I find not only incredibly inspirational, but funny and thought-provoking too.
Shaun from Praying for One Day awarded me the Wonderful Team Membership Readership Award,which of course I graciously accepted. Shaun is one of my favourite bloggers who has become a wonderful friend. The first post of mine that Shaun ever read was https://tersiaburger.com/2013/01/25/vic-has-left-home-for-the-last-time/ Sometime later Shaun wrote me an email or a comment, I am unsure which it was…He wrote that after he read my post he and his partner Dawn cuddled and sat in silence for a long time weeping for Vic. Shaun always leaves a comment, hug or word of encouragement. Shaun has been awarded this award 6 or 7 times and with good reason. He is a Wonderful Team Reader who truly deserves this award!
So here are the rules:
1. Display the logo on your page.
2. Finish the sentence: A great reader is…
A great reader is… someone who takes the time out of his/her busy life to read my ramblings of grief, leave a comment, hug, advice… A great reader is someone who reaches out from cyberspace and cries with me, laughs with me and cares for me. A great reader is my wonderful WordPress friends!
http://walkingthroughpain.com/ writes about “invisible illness” such as RA/Lupus/ Fibromyalgia. This is a brave blogger who knows and lives with chronic pain! Please support and encourage her on this lonely journey.
4. Inform the readers with either comments or pingbacks.
These are just 14 of a long list of treasured blogger friends who are truly worthy of this award. There are many, many other bloggers whom I treasure and who inspires and supports me in my grief journey.
Thank you to each and every one of my blogger friends!!
A very gifted young lady has honored me by awarding me the Beautiful Blogger Award. Not only did she honor me in this manner but she also wrote some really flattering things about my blog. Pat is a very gifted and published writer and this truly makes this award so special! Pat also paints silks and makes beautiful handmade gifts. Please check this out and join me as being one of Pat’s loyal blog-followers/ fans. http://patwoodblogging.wordpress.com/pats-pop-up-shop-october-2012/
Pat thank you for this award. Thank you for all your heartfelt comments and loyal following of my blog.
You are truly a Beautiful Blogger.
Seven things about myself:
I am a frustrated amateur photographer
I used to gamble
I love watching TV
I think that cooking is a labor of love….
I bake a mean Christmas Cake that comes with an age restriction
I only learnt to cook in my 30’s and bake in my 40’s