The Liebster Award

I am incredibly honored to have recieved the Liebster Blog Award from Chris Dean who blogs at Life Your Way.  “Liebster” is German and means favorite or beloved.  The point of the award is that it is given to blogs that are somewhat less known.  I’ve noticed this among other blog awards around, but never expected to receive one myself.
I’m even more surprised by the kind description she used to describe me and my blog: “I haven’t been following her long, but Amber is a fun-loving, positive person with a big heart! Don’t believe me? Check out her post ‘Crazy Sock Day!'”
Now it is my turn to pass this award to others who are so deserving!

Here are the rules for this award.  Upon receipt of the award, one is to:
1) Link back to the blogger who gave it.
2) Paste the award on the blog.
3) Choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers).
4) Let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Written by Grace, More than a Pair of Chutes is a blog I thoroughly enjoy reading.  As a mother of three, she loves small-scale farming including chickens she graciously shares many pictures of so I can enjoy them (since I’ve secretly wanted chickens for a long time).  She is also an amazing cook/baker and shares some fantastic recipes on her blog.

Maria at Going Down Swinging has a strong influence in my life.  Struggling with her own battles with chronic illness, she refuses to give in and continues to fight back.  She has chosen to make healing and a positive attitude a way of life.  Though we may not agree on all points, she is an inspiration to taking the best care of my body as I can!

Another blog I consider to be a huge motivator and encouragement when I’m struggling is Caf of Rellacafa.  She chooses to use positive coping skills to deal with her life of pain and flares.  I especially admire her determination and insistence to fight against being controlled by pain.

Though I know she can’t pass the award on right now, Mindy of Reflections is very deserving of this award. Her blog is an encouragement, but also tells about life how it really is – the bare, naked truth.  She doesn’t sugar coat everything and this allows her to have incredible, encouraging insights thanks to her strong relationship with God.

Last (but certainly not least) I have to mention the blog that allows me to laugh at my own pain.  Every Sunday, RSDiary posts a humorous look at life with CRPS.  Between “imps of pain” and just plain silliness, her blog is always worth a laugh!

Thanks again to Chris Dean for the award!

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