10 Winners.

Ok, here’s the deal.
After reading as many comments as I possibly could,
I’ve decided that YOU all deserve an award …

I am therefore presenting you with this “Thank YOU” award.

Thank you for reading my blog.
Thank  you
for taking time to comment.
Thank you
for being mothers, grandmothers, friends, teachers, mentors and volunteers.
Thank you
for wanting to be faithful women, peacemakers, forgiving, kind, nurturing, happy, compassionate.

Thank you for being such good people — you really are!

If you name is listed below, please email me (stacy@stacyjulian.com) and put ELLA WINNER in the subject line. I will get your names to Angie, so she can sort out the prizes.

Kristi B

July 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm (Edit)
I would win the award for oldest person to enjoy coloring. I have always loved to color. My kids (ages 10 & 4) color almost every night before bed. I love coloring books, school supplies & new markers. It isn’t a perfect picture though. Sometimes we color out of the lines – it is just the time to sit & be at peace & fill the blank space while hanging out with my kids.

Bernice J

July 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm (Edit)
I would like to get an award for “Best Worker in the Background” award. I am one of those detail people that are in the background making things happen, and making the head honcho look good. I don’t want to get kudos for what I do, I know God sees what I do and why I do it.

Amanda M.

July 23, 2010 at 7:19 am (Edit)
I would love to be influential for being a good wife, friend, and family member. Truly. I don’t want professional awards. I want personal ones. Little tiny ones that are given because they meant something to my family. “Best chocolate chip cookie maker”, Amanda. “Best card giver” Amanda. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karilyn A.

July 23, 2010 at 7:28 am (Edit)
I would like to win an award for using the gifts that God has given me to the best of my abilities. I think all to often in life we try to be someone or something we are not. We need to just keep trying to do our best, in our own little lives, and just know that by doing that, that we are making a difference.


July 23, 2010 at 10:12 am (Edit)
Congratulations on your award! I’m so glad I found your blog. If I was to win an award I would want it to be for being the best version of myself. For truely being the person that God created me to be…something I struggle with everyday…wish me luck!


July 23, 2010 at 9:37 am (Edit)
Well, as someone who has taken several classes at BPS and currently taking Claudine’s class…yahoooo to you that you have received this award because what you have created in the scrapping world has been amazingly awesome! So, congrats to you!!!

As for what I would want an award for…it would be for consistently offering creative opportunities for expression and healing to the clients I work with as an Expressive Arts Therapist and Addiction Specialist. I work with women who are pregnant and/or mothers who are suffering with addiction issues, as well as coming from some of the most heart breaking backgrounds one can imagine exists in our sometimes twisted society. Yup, that’s what my influence is on a daily basis…helping them find their voices and recovery through the rediscovery of their creative souls.


July 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm (Edit)
I would like to win an award for being the kind of teacher who never, ever, gives up on students. That and for sticking with my man as long as I have. (heh heh)


July 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm (Edit)
I’d like to be remembered for a life of integrity. For me, that means being true to myself, my beliefs/values and and in my relationships with others. I strive for that and if I can reach and maintain that lofty goal I have to believe that at least some of it can fub off on the people I come into contact with and most of all my children.

I think if I were to receive a reward I would want it to be for being a good woman. For most of my life, I have had thoughts about being great, being known, etc. When my grandma passed away at the beginning of the year, my desire changed. Her life changed my life. She never won any award, no one really knew her outside of her community..but when I saw the amount of people her life touched by her kindness and acts of goodness, I wanted to be like her.


July 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm (Edit)
If I were to receive an award, it would have to be for being a great stay at home mom. It’s a much harder job than I ever imagined, and I would love to know that all of my hard work has been noticed! Thanks for the chance to win!

Before you go, I just have to share this comment with you. I know Ari and this cracks me up.
Ari will be receiving some happy mail!

ari macias says:

i think i will be winning the “iamsurviving7weeksinsummerwithacastonmylegandhavingtostayimmobializedwithoutgoingcrazy” award.
wiining something. ANYTHING. would seriously rock my world this summer:)

Please have a wonderful weekend.
I’ll be back Monday!

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