We went for the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony yesterday. We were told it was going to be a derby theme, so me and a couple of other mum blogger friends turned up in our big hats. Hubby came along with me, and so did baby J, who gamely endured his Mama's attempts to dress him up as a horse.
It was baby J's lunch time, so I was busy feeding him his oatmeal when they announced the results. Our blog won the "Best Family Blog" award! I was standing there, shocked, a thermos of oatmeal in my hand, my fingers sticky with oatmeal and clutching some rather gummy wet wipes. I wasn't sure if I'd heard correctly, since I'd just recovered from the flu and my hearing was still fuzzy.
Hubby told me to "GO!", and all I could ask him was the silliest thing ever: Where do I put the oatmeal? (It was a standing event and there was no nearby table.) Anyway, he grabbed the thermos, and gave me a gentle push and I somehow made it to the stage.
Everything right now feels rather surreal, but oh, I do so want to say a big "Thank You!". To my husband, who has been the blog's most faithful reader, and my pillar of strength. To my kids, who give me so many reasons to write. To my parents and in-laws, who have been so supportive. To all my friends, who have been reading, and encouraging me and praying for me. To all my mum blogger friends, for all your warmth and friendships. To all you dear readers, who drop by, and always leave me heartened by your comments, emails, and presence.
Thank you for voting for us, for sharing in this amazing journey we call parenthood, for just being there. And thank You, God, for all these opportunities, and for giving me so much to be thankful for.
We give thanks.
I hope you've been having a blessed weekend!