April 15, 2012

A Full Heart

Oh my, my...what a day it has been in this small town.

The day rose to greet me with a text message from my soldier. He was back at the armory, ready for me to pick him up and take him back home. Millie couldn't hide her excitement when she saw her dad open the car door. As we drove, he taught her to say "Army" as he pointed to his uniform, then "Daddy's in the Army". She recited it a few times in her high-pitched, sing song voice. "Ah-me. Daddy Ah-me."

Once home, he dropped his bags, we kissed, and life settled back into normalcy until the next drill. The sun had set and the strong line of thunderstorms began swirling nearer our home. I logged on to the computer to find that Kristle had delivered some amazing news. It made my breath catch for a moment. I looked at Sky and pointed to my name on the screen in disbelief.

Somehow, amidst the hundreds and hundreds of military spouse blogs, I was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the 2012 Milbloggie award*. I didn't dare hope it could happen two years in a row. Between the other finalists, who are so fabulous, to so many other blue star and gold star bloggers who are not only great writers, but dear friends, it's incredible. Thank you for the indescribable, humbling honor.

I've told you that bits of life have kept me a little low lately. Days like this (and silly cards from silly friends) help.

My heart is full to the brim tonight.


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*Voting for the Milbloggie award begins Tuesday, April 17.

15 kind comments from you:

The New Normal said...

I'm glad it was a good day. :) And again, Congrats!! You so deserve it!!

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Allison said...

Congratulations!! You totally deserve it!

Fran said...

Congrats!! You totally, 100% deserve it!

Mel said...

So excited for you! What an honor!

Jennifer Dignazio said...

Congratulations!! You so deserve it!!

Karen said...

Congratulations!! That's so awesome for you :)

Chantal said...

I was so happy to see you nominated! Yay!!

Smile and Deal with it said...

Congrats!

Amanda said...

:) This is so exciting!! Such a great day! :)
Congratulations again!

beka said...

oh my goodness, erika, that's wonderful! and very deserved, too. :)
that day sounded so sweet.
i'm glad you've had some loveliness to balance out the low. <3

ginanorma said...

Somehow I am NOT surprised, oh so congrats from me hon and how exciting and humbling for you!!! Love you girl, keep keep writing....the world needs you.

lindsay said...

yay! you can count on my vote <3

Michelle said...

If I had it my way, you'd win the whole darn thing! So excited for you, friend! :)

vintch said...

oh my sweet, kind friend! no one deserves this honor more than you:) i am so happy that your writing voice, and moreover your beautiful spirit, are being recognized in this huge way. you are such an inspiration. not just to military wives, but to women and bloggers in general. xoxo

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