Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Stork Award

I've designed a new blog award that I wanted to contribute to this amazing community. The award represents the roots of its creation; my blog, and has a creative design, meaning and a beautiful purpose; if I don't say so myself. 

After hours of pondering, I started thinking about all the blogs out there and the couples behind the writings. I thought about how each one of those couples had their own stories to share. I thought about the blogs that I've read; the ones that really moved me with their honesty and openness. I thought about how I wanted to give those bloggers something from myself. Something to say "thank you".

Sharing our personal stories; being open and honest, may not always seem like a good idea to some people, but, to others; to people like myself, it is healing. Sometimes the answers are in the stories we share. 

Now, let me tell you about the award...

The title comes not only from the name of my blog, as I wanted it to forever be linked to its creator but, I wanted it to somehow be specific to the infertile world.  I figured that since some of us are still waiting for "The Stork" to bring us our baby- the next best thing would be an award from "The Stork" for blogging about what we have to face while waiting for our delivery, right!?

Then, I found a quote that was fitting, written by Maya Angelou, that  I knew  had to be incorporated into the award. Not one of us has the answer but we all have a song. Each of our stories are important and each of our stories have something in them that can help someone along the way- so keep singing!

 The hummingbird has been known by legends to float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird generally symbolizes playfulness as well as adaptability, additional symbolic meanings are: lightness of being, enjoyment of life, playfulness and joy, swiftness, and resiliency.

Many of the blogs I read remind me of the hummingbird. The strength and resilience that so many of you have is  fascinating and inspiring.

I am a better person because of the stories you share with me; with the world. Your experiences have taught me valuable lessons on how to handle loss, grief, struggle, and so much more. For that I applaud you. 
I thank you.

Your stories are all songs that fill my life with beautiful melody.

So, without further ado, I would like to present to you
 The Stork Award

Please, spread this award across the blogging community to those bloggers who bring song to your life.


How it works:
1. Include the Stork Award icon in your post
2. Link to the person(s) who nominated you
3. Answer the 10 questions about yourself
4. Nominate as many bloggers as you want to receive the award 
5. Ask your nominees 10 new questions 
6. Link your nominees and let them know they've been nominated
7. Post the Stork Award icon on your blog side bar if you are so inclined 

The first nominees for this beautiful award are:
My questions for you!
  1. Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous?
  2. What embarrasses you?
  3. What are some of your favorite websites?
  4. How would you explain your basic life philosophy?
  5. Would you rather be hated or forgotten?
  6. What do you like least about yourself?
  7. Do you have a favorite number? Any particular reason why you like that number?
  8. If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?
  9. If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
  10. How are you, really?


  1. Aww, Teresa, thank you so much my friend! How creative you are, to generate a new award! I love awards :) I also really enjoy reading people's answers to these types of things so we get to learn even more about them. Now, to actually sit down and follow the rules of the award...I will work on that this week!

  2. How, how, how do you design the things you do? I love this award! And thanks for the nomination! I am frantically writing the next bestselling novel, but I will definitely find the time this week to answer some questions. Hugs, friend :)

  3. How awesome! I love the idea behind your award and THANK YOU for including me on your list. I think I'll have time to answer this nomination :) I can't wait to see everyone else's responses! XO

  4. I love this! Especially the humming bird and quote!

  5. The new award is awesome! I love it! Thanks for nominating me! :) I am working on creating my own questions right now. I always struggle with this. :) I will have it posted by tomorrow night! :)

  6. Love the meaning behind your award -- and I love learning about bloggers I already follow and others I don't yet follow!

  7. This is amazing! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog, and this award has directed me to some new ones to check out as well :)

  8. Your creativity amazes me, seriously!

  9. aw great award! love the meaning behind it! :)

  10. I love this! I am so behind on all my nominations, but I definitely want to do this one!!

  11. Thank you so much for the nomination Teresa. It's an amazing award and I am honored to be included.

  12. What a great award and an amazing bunch of ladies!!!

  13. Thank you so much for the nomination! I think it is so sweet that you took the time to do this too, I just love it!

  14. This is so cool and I love the meaning behind it :)

  15. I'm with Risa. How do you design this stuff? I really am working on mine but life has been crazy! Thanks for the nomination! You're awesome!

  16. Hello fellow blogger! I am new to your blog but wanted to let you know that your Stork Award is alive and well and making its way around the blogging world. Thank you for creating it and giving so many of us a reason to feel good! Wishing you the best of luck with everything!

    1. Thank you! I am so happy that you found me and that the award found you!

  17. I nominated you for The Lovely Blog Award!


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