What a nice way to end a long and tumultuous week — to find that I’ve been singled out for a Thinking Blogger Award. I’d like to thank both Miss E and Bumble for their kind words and nominations. The feeling, my friends, is positively mutual. Since they and many others like Bea and Aurelia and Mel have already been singled out, I’m going to select five others whom I don’t believe have yet basked in the warm glow that comes with the acknowledgement. The five bloggers I nominate include:
Aunt Sassy who pens Rotten Eggs. I never expected to laugh and cry at the same damn time while reading someone else’s thoughts about infertility. She’s a talented writer with a rapier wit who sheds light on the highs and lows of tackling infertility.
Sharah at Outlandish Notions captures the nuance, the hard realities and the absurdity associated with infertility. Her posts routinely evoke many similar emotions and experiences for me.
Karen at Upon Awakening has only just joined the blogosphere but her initial posts have been so poignant and thought provoking that I know we’ll have much to learn from her. While I once felt like I knew just about everything there was to know about living infertile in a fertile world, she’s given me much to mull over.
DD at T.K.O More or Less was the first woman with secondary infertility who managed to make me understand that her pain was no less than mine. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that I had a lot of anger toward and misunderstanding about those with SIF when I started this year. I thought that they had little to complain about by comparison but I’ve since learned a thing or two.
And my fifth nomination is unconventional because she doesn’t have her own blog. Her comments and regular visits, however, to a number of other blogs come with very powerful thoughts and experiences. So I hereby nominate Angela who uses the pen name Deathstar. Her last comment and many others she’s left for me have filled me great emotion.
That’s not to say that everyone on my Blogroll and others who’ve dropped by and left me comments haven’t also caused me to think. You have. I’m grateful for your insights and will continue to visit and respond in kind.