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Thank you for all of your support over the years! xo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

the nominees are in, and . . .

I'm one of them.

I was messing around on my phone during dinner last night when an email popped up:

Subject line: Hope Award for Best Blog

It took all my energy not to spit the pasta out of my mouth as I read that I've been nominated for best blog. Again. Last year, I was shocked to be nominated. This year, I'm floored. I don't blog nearly as much as I used to. I am whiny. I have no infertility success story (yet), and I'm not going through treatments. So, uh, what the hell?

Now that I've had time to pick my jaw up from the floor, I'll invite you to go here and vote for best blog. Read over all of the entries, because they are all FANTASTIC. And then spread the word. Get your friends to vote. Your family. Your dog. Let's use this as an opportunity to show RESOLVE how important bloggers are to spreading awareness and support.

I began blogging almost three years ago when I had virtually no place else to turn about what we were going through. Today, thanks to this wonderful community of bloggers and the connections I made, I feel more empowered than ever in this journey. Blogging made it possible for me to open up to my family and tell them what we were going through. Blogging made it possible for me to become a RESOLVE volunteer in my city. But, most of all, blogging connected me to a group of wonderful women - some of whom have become close friends - that have virtually held my hand through the hell. Through all the treatments, the surgeries, the emergency room visits, THIS was worth it.

To realize that I wasn't alone, and I never would be.

(I'll shut up now. Mostly because I'm crying and hormonal now. Go vote.)

23 comments:

Wade's World said...

Yay! That's awesome!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Two years running!

Brave IVF Girl said...

Congrats! And well deserved!

serenity said...

Very well deserved.

You are NOT whiny, either. :)

xoxo

Jessica said...

Congrats!

I voted for you!!

Slackie O. said...

AHHH! Many congrats on your nomination - the award nomination last year was how I found you :)

JC said...

VOTED! =)

foxy said...

You are a brilliant writer Katie. The things you write are so articulate and thoughtful. I love reading your posts, all of them. Can't wait to cast my vote for one of my favorite bloggers.

Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Voted! :)

Stefanie Blakely said...

I voted!! No one deserves this more, Katie. Your tireless advocacy has brought such a strong voice to this community. I feel lucky to know you & to call you my friend! XOXO.

Whitney Anderson said...

Just wanted to officially say congrats and that while it's nice to find new blogs, I'm already a follower of you!

Xo,
Whitney

~C~ said...

Congrats! I still love your blog, even if your posts are less frequent.

unaffected said...

Congratulations!!! I voted for you :)

Tammy said...

This is awesome news! Consider your blog voted for!

Marla said...

Going to vote now! :)

Kelli said...

Congrats!!!

S.I.F. said...

Yay yay yay!! Congratulations friend!

Rebecca said...

So awesome and well deserved!!!

Rebecca said...

So awesome and well deserved!!!

Rebecca said...

Not sure why that is double posted but it proves just how deserved it is! :)

Gurlee said...

Umm, you most definitely deserve it! Congrats :)

Keiko said...

Congrats again Katie :) A well-earned nomination for a 2nd year in a row. I just did a post encouraging folks to vote and summarizing each of the blogs that were nominated. Feel free to swing by and check it out!

Have you voted for RESOLVE's Best Blog yet?

lowfatlady said...

Just voted for you ;)