Prego and the Loon

Reader Appreciation Award

In Awards on November 30, 2012 at 4:50 am

I write to heal the wounds deep within my soul, and I put it out there for the world to read in hopes to provide support to those in need! Slowly over time victims of domestic violence lose their voice. Victims are unable to speak up for fear that they will be beaten or verbally assaulted. Their opinion no longer matters to their significant other. Often victims are unable to share any joy they may experience in life for fear that they will be physically or verbally attacked. As a survivor of domestic violence it is the most amazing feeling to finally speak out, and actually be heard by someone. I want to give a BIG thank you to Mitten’s Kittens Blog this award truly means the world to me in more ways than one! You not only made me one HAPPY lady, but you are also helping to spread awareness regarding one very important topic… THANK YOU!!

The award rules:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Attach the icon to your site.
3. Answer the questions.
4. Nominate some other bloggers whom you feel deserve this award!

My Questions:
– Your favorite color? – Blood Red
– Your favorite animal? – My Little Pony and Care Bears
– Your favorite non-alcoholic drink? – Fresh squeezed yumminess or a chocolate shake
– Facebook or Twitter? – Facebook
– Your favorite pattern? – If it’s black and white I’ll LOVE it!
– Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – I LOVE picking out the prefect present for someone
– Your favorite number? – zero or maybe 8 because if you knock it down you have the infinity symbol.
– Your favorite day of the week? – Friday or Saturday, and I’m so happy that they are just around the corner!
– Your favorite flower? – I LOVE the bright beautiful colors of snapdragons and Gerber Daisies.
– What is your passion? – I LOVE to dance!

My wonderful nominees who lure me in with their beautiful way with words and insightful comments:
The Cranky Giraffe
Just Me With…
The Good Greatsby
The Geek Transition:
Project Lola

My questions for you:
– Do you watch television? Television wastes your time and money, but I do enjoy watching a good flick once in awhile.
– Who is your favourite author? If you’re looking for something in regards to domestic violence Lundy Bancroft is amazing!
– Do you like 80′s movies? LOVE… Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fast Times at Ridgemont High…
– What social issue bothers you? The pure fact that there are social issues… Can’t we all just get along?
– What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Dragonflies, live shrimp, Lassie (dog), snake, scorpion soup, chicken feet, duck head…
– How do you like your eggs? Quiche, souffle, or scrambled until I’m absolutely sure that they are DEAD!
– When did you discover blogging? A couple months ago
– Why do like to blog? I love writing, and I enjoy the interaction and rapport with others.

  1. Congratulations on the recognition! I enjoy your blog also so far (I’m new to the blogosphere) and I look forward to reading more. Keep up the great work!

  2. You deserve this, and so much more, my brave friend.

  3. So very deserved 🙂 Great to learn a bit more about you too…live shrimp!!???!!

    • When living abroad I sat at a big round dining table amongst my asian friends with a big lazy susan in the middle. The waiter carried out a big bowl with a lid covering the contents within. He placed the bowl on the table, and we viewed the shrimp through the clear glass container which held them. They called this dish “drunken shrimp” because they sit in a bowl of wine slowly absorbing the alcohol through their little bodies. The drunker they are the less they move. I of course being the American guest was urged to have the first tasting. I looked around for the one that looked dead… really really dead… unfortunately I clearly picked wrong because as soon as I picked that thing up it moved, and I jumped so high and tossed it across the room… LOL! Eventually as time passed and my victims were clearly beyond wasted on alcohol I took another taste… YUMMY… DELICIOUS!!

  4. You have a beautifully written blog and have received a well deserved award. Well done and keep up the good work.

  5. […] enough to nominate me for two awards, the Liebster Blog award, and the Sunshine Blog award.  Prego and the Loon also just bestowed upon me the Reader Appreciation award, which I am also extremely grateful for! […]

  6. Your blog made me think of a quote by Terry Tempeset Willimas “When one woman speaks…” I think of that phrase often, because when one woman speaks, the world is changed.

  7. Happy Day, congratulations!

  8. Congratulation, not just on the award, but also for the inspiration you are to all of us who have suffered abuse. Hugs, Kozo.

  9. *Much clapping and whoo-hooing* Congratulations on your award. Though a new reader (and blogger), I’ve already found a world of comfort in your story. Again, congratulations!

  10. Thank you again for reading. With all warm wishes,

    Misera e stupenda città

  11. congrats!!! me thiniks you are doing a great job with putting up the stuff about abuse and self-help 🙂 way to go

  12. Hello! First, thank you for following my blog! 🙂 I read a few posts of yours and I never regret coming here . You write inspiring words, definitely. keep up the good job! I’ll continue reading! Take care xx
    Yours Sincerely,

  13. You’re amazing. Thanks for liking the post on my blog so I could discover YOU. Wishing you all the best this holiday season…truly.

  14. Hi thanks for visiting my blog. I read about you & I touched with your sincerity & truth. Be in touch with my blog

  15. How are you doing? Haven’t seen an update in a few. If you start up a new blog on topics in your new life, let us know by posting here so we can see it in our readers!

    • Thanks for checking in with me… I’ve ben feeling a bit under the weather. You know that saying “two steps forward, and one step back?” Well you can see where this is headed, LOL! Although knowing that there is someone out there in cyber space that cares puts a smile on my face!

  16. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope I put a smile on your face. Seems like you might need one, but then again, you seem to have super human strength as it is.

  17. You seem like an amazing woman! Your RSS feed didn’t work for me and I don’t see a way to follow your blog, but I will. Thanks for connecting. 🙂

  18. Thank you for visiting Justice for Raymond I discovered your blog. Well written, good subject and enjoyable, thank you again – glad I found you.

  19. New reader here — Congrats on your award! Your story just makes me ache for you and your young son. I admire your strength and ability to share your struggles so eloquently with others.

  20. Hallo there

    I grew up in a relationship similar to yours. Between my mom and my dad. I know what you went through. And to think I used to be so angry with my mom because she didn’t leave him. Now I understand how he controlled her self esteem, her mind.

    I also hope it is ok with you – I am using your image about being torn between remembering and forgetting on my blog. I will acknowledge you for that. Please, don’t hesitate to let me know if you don’t want me to. I will take it off immediately.

    I wish you the best. Thank you for reading my blog.


  21. What a powerful story you share – and what hope and light you provide for other women, other abused in this world. I have been fortunate to not walk through this in my life – but I know people who have, so thank you for increasing my awareness and understanding of the courage it takes to walk this journey! Thanks for reading my blog.

  22. keep on keepin’ on, as you’ve been doing, with flair and well-crafted werdz, i mite add.

  23. Thank you for your kind support my way. I adore your blog and you’re amazing story. You deserve only love and happiness and I send as much of it your way as I can! You’re a fantastic blogger and inspiration. I continue to enjoy reading more from this new adventure your on. Good luck with this, you’ve earned such awards! 😀

    Have a lovely day!
    Cheers 🙂

  24. You are incredible and the work you are doing here is outstanding! Stay Strong!

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