Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Ladies of ROCK

Wow! Thanks to Leah for honoring me with a Rockin' Girl Blogger award! Her comments here meant a lot to me. Especially her comments about my writing, since I felt pretty rusty when I started blogging not too long ago. Also because I am so often in awe of many bloggers' wit and creativity, and tend to think my blog is pretty simple. And Leah -- You ROCK too!

Now I'm to acknowledge 5 other great ladies, which is tough. Not that I can't think of five, but because the nominees are flying 'round the blogosphere and I know some have already received them. So I'm going to try and choose ladies who have not already been recognized (I think).

Herveryown is definitely a Rockin' Girl. I am constantly amazed at how adept Akeeyu is at making me laugh -- even at the serious struggles in her life. Her amazing creativity and humor never fail to help me smile on a rough day. And I am so happy to see that things are looking up for her.

Rachel at Henry Street is another Rockin' Gal, in a very different way. I am absolutely honored that she has shared such raw honesty with us in the blogosphere. Her recent experiences in facing the decision to use donor gametes have been so open. As the possiblity of donor egg looms on the horizon for us, it has ben invaluable for me to witness the emotions and all that goes with traveling down that road. Thank you Rachel. {UPDATE: Rachel has gotten some disappointing news, so please support her at this tough time}

Nika at Life is a Sandwich is another girl who just ROCKS. I love the way she tells her story and, like so many I admire, faces adversity with sarcasm and humor. I can't imagine balancing all the things she faces everyday, even if IF wasn't in the mix.

Geohde at Mission Impossible Rocks in a unique way. Although I've only recently found her blog, it strikes a major cord for me. Since my DH is a physician and I have a similar background, I can so relate to some of the topics she touches on. I love the way she describes her experiences in medical school. It is helpful to me to see how another medical professional handles the way their education impacts their IF experience. Its like they say, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

And Chicklet at Blub This!, is another of my favorite humorous bloggers. Yeah, she rocks on! (I'm all about needing a good laugh ladies!) I don't think I will look at an IUI session ever in quite the same way. Like me, she is a bit new to the blogging world, but she more than makes up for it with clever and hilarious looks at IF and marriage.

Ladies, now you too must spread the love. Rock ON, cysters! Nominate 5 ladies you adore.

PS -- there were many other ladies I wanted to say ROCK, but they've been flagged by others. Like Artblog paid homage to many of the ladies I also think are amazing (Adrienne, Aurelia, dd, and Artblog herself). And I will always think the first gals I found are great -- like Leah, Sticky Bun, Serenity, Mel, the Oneliner, JJ, Reality and Lady In Waiting. There are just so many of you that make my life better. So to all of you -- YOU ROCK!


Geohde said...

awwwwww.....shit. Shucks!

I don't know what to say :)

I will now go forth and dispense some rocks of my own!

Reproductive Jeans said...

Yooooou Rooooock! Much deserved=)

Anonymous said...

I think we all rock! :)

Rachel said...

Thanks! I appreciate the validation, and thank you too for your call for support. :)

Kristen said...

Great nominations! You rock!

Ms. Planner said...

Hey Waiting Amy - Thanks for stopping by my blog on the last couple of posts. I have been busy at work (see posts about what's going on there), but just had a minute to read some of your posts and I SO understand what you are going through in terms of redefining yourself as you go through this.

Let's keep in touch!

Cheers, Ms. Planner