Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

wonderful team member readership award

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!


3. Nominate 14 readers I appreciate.

  1. Uma Girish at http://grammarofgrief.wordpress.com/ for her helpful blog on grief and surviving loss
  2. http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com/ is about a mother’s love for her son
  3. http://verbalbanter.wordpress.com a wonderful blog about life and it’s irritations and frustrations.
  4. http://drbillwooten.com/ is a blog filled with good music and wisdom.  Bill you are a kind and gentle friend.  Thank you
  5. http://everyonehasastory.me is a blog of hope and despair, healing and pain.  Excellent read.
  6. http://throughthehealinglens.com  is about a bloggers battle with debilitating, chronic pain. 
  7. http://thedarkest13.wordpress.com/ is an intelligent blog filled with good values, friendships, pain and love. 
  8. http://barefootbaroness.org is one of my favourite blogs. BB is a charming, gentle woman who has magical writing skills.  She is an amazing friend.  Thank you BB
  9. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/ – Rebel is amazing and takes on the world! A brave blogger who is a great friend.
  10. http://jmgoyder.com/ – My precious friend Julie who has so much pain and loss to work through. 
  11. http://picturesofsilverbyjanice.wordpress.com/category/sculptures-silver-art-jewelry/  Janice is the kindest person.  She makes beautiful jewellery and my Christmas Gifts will come out of her innovative jewellery pieces.  I am gifting the boys their Mommy’s fingerprint to wear around their necks – close to their hearts.
  12. http://valeriedavies.com/  A gutsy, wise lady who is a friend and an amazing writer. 
  13. 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. 
  14. Tracy Rydzy – http://ohwhatapain.wordpress.com is another brave warrior battling chronic pain.

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!!

Reality Blog Award

Reality Blog Award


Rachel Meeks is a respected professional writer and filmmaker. She was diagnosed with endometriosis three years ago.  Her goal for this site is to raise awareness for all invisible illness, and to provide support, answers, and smiles to her readers.  Vic suffered from severe endometriosis and I know how painful the condition is.  Rachel has become a good friend.  Thank you for this award Rachel.  You are great!

I dedicate this wonderful award to my precious child.  Vic, you were so real, amazing, lovely, inspiring, touching and your energy was contagious.  Half a breath of oxygen in your little lungs and you would be organising a party!  Love you Angel Child!

The rules that accompany this award are:

1) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

2) Add the award logo to your blog

3) Share 7 things about yourself

4) Nominate 5 – 10 or more bloggers you admire.

5) Contact your nominees to let them know!

Seven Things About Me:

1. I am a wannabee blogger who needs to publish a book on Vic’s journey

2. I have a horrible singing voice – it runs in the family.

3. I have decided to reach out to people – I have closed people out of my life long enough

4. I find knitting very relaxing.  I can only knit squares but it is cool.

5. I am considering starting a blog on weight loss – I need to lose 15 kgs and a blog may keep me motivated

6. I am a gypsy at heart – I was born with wings on my feet.  I love travelling!

7. I have more cyber friends and support than “real life” friends and support.

The Nominees:

  1. http://mommyoftwinangels.wordpress.com
  2. http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com
  3. http://poolsidemusings.wordpress.com
  4. http://barefootbaroness.org – wonderful friend and blogger!
  5. http://allinthedayofme.com
  6. http://joanekaufman.com
  7. http://thedarkest13.wordpress.com/
  8. http://lifethegoodthebadtheugly.wordpress.com/
  9. http://melancholicallymanic.wordpress.com/

10. http://sophieandemile.wordpress.com/ – hope you accept dear Lucinda!

11. http://picturesofsilverbyjanice.wordpress.com/ – Janice is a brilliant artist – go check her blog.

Please check these blogs out.  They are really cool.  Thank you all for your continued support and friendship!