feeling the LOVE...







Somebody loves me! Was it you? or you? maybe you? Someone nominated me for an award... a REAL award... you know with CASH prizes! I can hardly believe it... there are some real rockstar blogs in the running and to even be up there with them has me grinning from ear to ear!

The top nominee has 45 votes right now... are there more than 45 of you that love me! {grin}

*** although I've been kindly notified that I am "losing readers" because I need to get over myself, move on and stop including you all in my pity party. OUCH! I think that might be a separate blog post!

Go check it out at Divine Caroline you'll have to register in order to vote but it's easy peasy and only takes a few seconds. Voting ends November 30th. You can go click on the button on my sidebar to vote for me! I *think* you're allowed to vote for as many blogs as you want... so you can vote for more than just me! {grin}

Thanks again girls... and maybe a few guys... You all ROCK!

47 comments:

  1. Oh my word.. I can't believe someone would have the nerve to say such a thing! I say take all the rest you need!!! (My brother in law has only one broken rib and can hardly move...let alone all that happened to you PLUS taken care of 2 newborn girls!!!) Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now and go vote!!!(I did already vote for another blog too... so I hope I can vote again!)

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  2. I say pity party all you want, it's your broken ribs and sleepless body you have to do it!

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  3. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?????? Someone actually said that to you? I can't believe how little you have been complaining. I think you are an AMAZING trooper. If it were me in your situation I would be bawling and moaning ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY! I think you ROCK!

    And I am going to vote for you RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!

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  4. This is your blog post whatever you want people don't have to read it. I love it though and want to know how you are feeling. Don't let it get to you just hold your head up and know that we are praying for you and your family!
    Vanessa D

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  5. Brittany....*grin*

    If a reader has said they are going to stop reading your blog because you are letting us know how we can specifically pray (i.e in their opion moaning!!) for you then they are not worth having as a reader!

    *love ya, even though I don't know ya*

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  6. I agree with all the previous ladies. This is YOUR blog, YOUR story, YOUR choice on what to blog about. Don't let anyone keep you from sharing your heart.

    Lots of love and prayers,
    Carrie

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  7. I will go vote for you!
    Don't quit talking about yourself & family...that's why I come back..to check on you guys!

    If they don't like it, they can move elsewhere ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Share whatever thoughts you want - this is *your* blog. If people don't like it, oh well.

    I like to read about how you are doing.

    I'll vote for you too!

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  9. I'm so glad you choose to write about how you are REALLY doing--i can't even imagine all of the implications of taking care of 6 kids after having twins and being in a serious auto accident! you Rock!

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  10. Feel free to include us in your "pity party". We come here willingly!! :)

    And as far as voting for you... can I bribe you? You post more adorable baby pictures of your girls, and I'll give you my vote. Heh heh.

    :)

    God bless,
    ~Leah in Alaska~

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  11. OMW what a cheek!! This is your space! The person saying that is clearly self-absorbed!

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  12. You've got my vote Brittany !
    As for losing readers well... it's their loss not yours. It's silly that people go to blogs to read about other people's lives but get upset and pitch a fit when it gets too real for them.
    Anyway, big hugs and all the best to you. I'm still here and plan to be reading as long as you're writing.

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  13. First of all, honey, I am so sorry that you have to be going through this! You are in pain, and you have 2 more children to mother, and I can't imagine how difficult your days are right now.

    The readers you might lose are those who are looking for something interesting and positive to read and inspire them, and they will be back when you are feeling more like yourself again. Because then your blog will sound more like yourself, also.

    But until then, worry not! There are readers who appreciate being uplifted and inspired by you, but what we care about most is YOU! We want to know what you are feeling and how you are healing. Your generous gift to allow us to peek into this part of your life is more inspiring than you can know. I want you to know that I appreciate your blog, now more than ever. Thank you.

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  14. I just voted for you! This blog and it's amazing writer rock!!!

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  15. Leonie from Australia9/13/08, 4:12 PM

    Hi Brittany,
    I am delurking after a long time reading. Do you know I have only discovered blogs in the last 12 months (not really big in AUS) and I am ADDICTED!!! I love to check in on you everyday just so I can see your amazing photos, they really are great! Now in regards to the 'cheated' and 'pity' comments on this post, I had to go and read the comments left on the last few because I really cannot believe that people out there feel the need to judge, if they don't like what they are reading then move on it is with one quick click of a mouse people! I mean seriously, if you have ever had the chaeatyed feeling about birth/motherhood (and being honest every single mummy out there has had a 'pity' party at some time or another - IT IS A HARD JOB!) then just let others vent theirs because its called therapy! and blogging is the a hell of a lot cheaper! Also Brittney, allow yourself this time of saddness and share it with your husband a couple of months now will be nothing in comparrison to years if you do not give you and your family time to heal. the physical wounds will heal (OMG, they sound horrific!) but you have emotions that will take time, and to be honest the best way I got over them was talking to my husband, wonderful friends and getting a lot of love on my baby boys (now aged 4 &5). take care and keep those photos coming
    Leonie

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  16. Hahahahahahahah...someone beat me to it. I was just thinking this morning that I was going to nominate you. Well, you have my vote!!! Oh, and about that "losing readers" comment...whoever said that needs to get lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. By the way...23 votes as of my vote!

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  18. You were "kindly" told to get over yourself?? How does that work? ; ) PUH-LEASE!!! Let them go through what you've been through and then we'll see what they think about a pity party!!

    Off to vote my friend...

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  19. I love you guys!

    It wasn't just the anonymous comments... I actually received an email. Ha!

    and i'm not upset, everyone has the right to their opinion. It's my blog and I blog for me... and a few of you. {grin}

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  20. thanks for keeping it real. so many can relate to you. it would not be normal if you were happy and upbeat ALL of the time. it's your blog. blog what ya want. the LORD allows trials to come to refine us. you are being refined right now and it's good and healthy and encouraging for you to share it. i'll keep reading. :)

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  21. Hey girl!!! :) Your baby girls are precious!!! Hang in there and don't let any negativity get you down! Don't let anything or anyone take away one single moment of your joy w/your kids!!! :) As for your physical pain, I don't think you have complained at all!!! In fact, your descriptions of your pain have even been comical!!! You make me smile!!! :)
    Love ya!!!

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  22. I too love this site and have only discovered blogs in the last 12 months. They are not big in Aus but I sure am addicted. I support you from afar and can't imagine what you are living through. I just say "keep loving on those babies and keep those gorgeous photos coming!!!!" There are no more babies for me and you give me my "fix". Feel better soon and I just voted too!

    Elke

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  23. I voted!

    Girl, don't let it get to you. I love your blog and come check on you and your beautiful children at least once a day.

    Katie in Dallas

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  24. love your blog and don't plan on leaving anytime soon!

    ~a NEW reader!

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  25. ARE.YOU.KIDDING.ME. ???????!!!!!! Who in the world is idiot enough to say you need to get over yourself and move on?

    a: this is YOUR blog.

    b: God CAN'T truly do the deep work in us unless we're completely broken and honest about our circumstances. It's in those place that God does the healing work to make us whole. Just "moving on" and "getting over yourself" is cheating yourself of a deep intimate work the Lord wants to do in you right now.

    c: other people are BLESSED by your story and "the real stuff", however ugly it is, when you're walking through it with the Lord is what reveals Jesus to people.

    You're wonderful. And we miss you at group. :)

    And yes, we will be mostly calling him Phinn. Or Phinny. Or Phinny-Mini-Moo-Mouse. :)

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  26. Part "c" is a terrible run on sentence. Sorry.

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  27. Oh, and one last thing as I'm looking at the cute baby legs picture below...it's POSSIBLE when I get to meet your girls that I will grab those adorable little legs and nibble on them like little pieces of corn on the cob. Don't think I'm weird, k? :) Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a little weird.

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  28. Brittany, what a stupid comment for someone to make! If someone doesn't want to "be included" then here's a solution: DON"T READ!

    I love hearing your journey, ups, downs and everything. And not oly are you recovering from birthing twins, you're recovering from a car accident.

    I voted for you!

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  29. Heading there now- but what? Someone is telling you what to write on your own blog?

    Steph

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  30. Brittany,

    The thing that I dont understand is how come when one person goes through something hard, suddenly the next person who goes through something a bit "less" hard...the person experiencing the "less" hard situation does not have the right to grieve and deal and process and heal...and even vent!

    I am sorry that anyone has made you feel as if you have been negative and that your accident/pain/etc. has not been a valid thing to have to process.
    Its YOUR situation and YOU are the one who has to deal with it.

    Prayers that your body continues to heal quickly!!

    Melissa =)

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  31. Oh my goodness! Somebody would actually say that to you? How hurtful! I am so sorry you had to read those negative words and thoughts. It's so appropriate to feel what you are feeling and natural and normal. I love reading your blog and count it a privilege that you allow me to! And to pray for you too! Hang in there! I can't imagine being in so much pain and trying to handle six little ones! You are amazing!

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  32. It makes me sad you received a comment like that, but clearly you have way more people who adore you!

    Off to vote!!!

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  33. You are in the lead!!!! 58 votes!!!

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  34. One of the reasons I love your blog is because you are honest.

    A lot of blogs "try" to be something; profound, edgy, in-your-face, perpetually happy, or whatever. I don't get that from your blog. I don't feel like you are "trying" to be anything other than yourself.

    What I am saying is, don't take that mean comment seriously! We love you just how you are and appreciate you sharing even your difficulties with us. That is what we are here for!

    I am going to vote for you!

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  35. you've got my vote and the person who says you should get over yourself should stop reading... after all this is YOUR blog... YOUR ideas and thoughts...

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  36. I agree with these comments! This is your blog and you have the right to write just what you FEEL. If people do not understand not only the physical, but the emotional pain that you are experiencing from your accident than they should feel free to not read it. Car accidents are extremely scary and stressful, not to mention the fact that you were pregnant!! I can't even imagine what you have been going through. I love reading your blog and I think that everything you say is completely justified, so thank you for being so honest and open!

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  37. What the heck???? Who is telling you to get over yourself? That is INSANE! Geez! I guess you shouldn't be able to vent on YOUR blog? If not here, then where?
    Vent away whenever you like :)

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  38. Oh my good gracious. I cannot believe someone told you to get over yourself. This is not a pity party, it's the rough road you are having to deal with right now. Talk about it all you want!

    And keep posting photos of those gorgeous little girls. I'm loving all of your creative shots.

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  39. Well Brittany, they probably wern't worth keeping! I love to hear how all is going with you and the healing process and the kido's. I love the picutes and I am sad when I come and you have not put a new update on. This is you and your families site and you talk about what you want. We love ya and pray you get better soon.

    Stacey

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  40. I voted! I am sure that you have this one in the bag... pity party blog or not...

    Boo on the meanie who would say such a thing...

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  41. Wow, you're definitely not losing me as a reader! Don't people realize that this is REAL life, and in life sometimes bad and hurtful things happen and you might just need to vent? Yeesh!! Talk about non-supportive.

    I'll go vote!

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  42. Hello-

    I have read your blog for awhile not, but this is my first comment, and I just want to say that I love your blog! You have handled what you went though wonderfully well, and I just wanted to say keep it up and I'm praying for you and your family
    -Rachelle

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  43. I am shocked someone would actaully say that to you! This is your blog and you can say what you want. I don't think you are losing readers either. That's just stupid.

    I'm voting for you!!

    Sarah VM

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  44. You all are cracking me up...

    HaHa!

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  45. I am still a faithful reader and send my blessings to you and your beautiful family - which now includes some girlies!!! yay!!

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  46. ahhh...
    don't you love it!

    You've got my vote...
    ps... If we didn't want to hear... we wouldn't keep coming back! Just keep doing what you're doing, and enjoy the journey!

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  47. ok i found you through brent riggs blog and mckmama and i say throw the biggest pity party you want to because you need a way to vent and relax, even if your ribs and other various owies wont let you.

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Thank you for blessing me with your words!

Brittany