Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome to my Ultimate blog Party, 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting it as a way to get to know many other bloggers and they are even prizes and stuff!!

So to introduce myself, my name is Ann and I have a gorgeous little girl Michaela who will be 5 next month. In the last year we've been through quite a rough road...with the love of Christ and His saving grace we've made it this far. My husband was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Grade IV astrocytoma (glioblastoma multiforme), in December '06. After 7 months of fighting this horrible disease we lost the battle. Through it we drew closer to each other and even closer to our Lord, He lifted us on days we couldn't get up and brought joy on days where we couldn't smile.

I am now a widow raising my wonderful little girl with the help of a wonderful family, amazing friends and a church that loves and cares for us. God has given us so many blessing as we've moved from one stage of our lives to another.

My blog is about trying to get my focus back, to find my way back into this world...to know where I'm suppose to be to glorify the Lord.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm looking forward to going through the other blogs and getting to know and being inspired by some wonderful women out there in blogland!!

17 comments:

Kristen M. said...

Hi. I'm glad you have decided to join the party. I admire your transparency. I do not know you, but I am praying for you right now. Please, feel free to stop by my blog anytime you'd like!

Gerbil said...

Wow, may I say that I'm so very sorry for your loss? Your daughter is so very precious; she looks sweet as can be.

Mrs. Wilson said...

What a sweet idea!

I've loved each and every one of your posts!!

See you Tuesday!

kim said...

Hi Annie. I am so sorry for your loss, but am glad to have found you through the blog party. I look forward to visiting you again.
Have a blessed day--
Kim

Debbie Yost said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine how hard it must be for you. You have a beautiful daughter. I have 3 girls of my own. My middle daughter is 5.

I hope you enjoy the party and makes lots of friends. Stop by if you get a moment.

Valarie said...

Hello, welcome to the party. I was reading some of your post, and I really admire your strength. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. He is there with us always.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

you've experienced one of my greatest fears in life and I am so glad that you have the faith to con't to have a wonderful life with your daughter. thank you for sharing your story...i've tagged your blog so i can con't to follow your story. *elizabeth

Stephanie said...

Hi and welcome to the blog party. I have read through many of your posts and I must say you are such an inspiration to keep your focus on your faith and your little girl. You make me believe that God stil does wonders in people everyday who are hurting and carrying a load no one should carry. As an old Preacher's kid who tends to get bogged down in religion and the bad that life throws at people, you are a great reminder of what God can do in a life that has had a rough path. Thank you for the inspiration!

It's All Good! said...

Wow what a rough time you've had. I'll be praying for you and your daughter. I was 2 when I lost my dad in a similar situation, but the Lord has preserved me all these years as I know He will for you and your precious little girl. I look forward to taking a leisurely stroll thru your blog and getting to know you. You're welcome to contact me anytime for prayer and encouragement.
God's many blessings! Have a great week.

Liza's Eyeview said...

So glad to blog-meet you. God if sovereign. I am sure He's watching over you and your daughter. God bless you.

I invite you to come by and visit my party too :)

Liza's Eyeview said...

Oppss.. I meant is type God IS sovereign - and you that already right :) (I should really proofread my comments before I hit publish :)

Jay said...

Welcome to the party and thank you for sharing your story. I lost my mom 8 years ago, just a month shy of my 21st birthday, and I remember how broken my family was, and if it wasn't for my relationship with the Lord, I don't think I could have gotten through it. You are an amazing woman and I can imagine your daughter will be the same. Blessings to you both, and feel free to come visit me over at my blog, 'This is the Great Adventure'

Nadine said...

I was touched by your story and your strength. I pray the the Lord continue to give you strength. Your daughter is very beautiful.

cltgrace said...

Welcome to the party! Now that you're here, let's get this party started! There are so many new folks to meet. What a pleasure indeed!

I started blogging after I lost my mom two years ago. In a panic and in all the pain, I was afraid I lost memories of my mom before she was sick. My recollectons were vague and there was no written account of our memories as a family. Determined to leave such a record of memories for my then 6 month old, I started blogging. It was and is therapeutic. It's as if the pain written in ink is more manageable than that held in my heart and head. Thank you for exposing your heart to us...to strangers really. There's healing here for you. That's what I've found.

Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days & say hi before you go! Skip over the Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for my Gracie Cakes story as one of their finalists~ Thanks in advance. http://videos.vickscaringtributes.com/videos/index.html

GraceFULL blessings to you & yours~

Carmen
cltgrace@gmail.com

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Kwana said...

Thanks for coming to the party. Your daughter is beautiful. I'm so sorry for you loss.

Storm said...

Sorry for your loss.

You have a beautiful daughter.

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!