I was graciously nominated for the “I am a part of the WordPress Family Award” by Shaun Gibson who struggles with two painfully debilitating medical conditions known as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome. My words fall short of adequate in describing his walk as a survivor so I would like to include his words instead.
“Life is moments and we ride the bad ones knowing good ones will come again, and by doing so it helps us get through bad moments. I believe in moments, I cherish them.”—Shaun Gibson.
Thank you Shaun for helping us to further embrace and solidify the importance of the tangible sense of family so many of us have experienced here at WordPress.
Please go by Shaun’s place and give him a warm thank you for making this award just for us.
“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the Word Press Family has taken me in and showed me love and a caring side only Word Press can.
The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before.
This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award. Thank you”—Shaun Gibson.
Choosing nominees for an award is always very difficult for me because there are so many here who have supported, strengthened and encouraged me. The number of people who have re-tweeted, ‘Facebooked’, and re-blogged my posts in an effort to bring an end to the silence of domestic violence are countless and I want you to know that I’m grateful for each one of you.
My nominees are as follows:
I would also like to add that I’ve experienced a few glitches on my site and I am having a difficult time locating other awards for which I was nominated.
If you have nominated me for an award and I have not responded, please shoot me an e-mail and I will take care of it as soon as I can. 🙂