I have written many times before about the strength of the bonds made by people on WordPress. I was a sad, lonely, misunderstood woman living in chronic pain and without anyone to understand what I was going through. The closest I had was my Ob/Gyn, but you can hardly consider a doctor your friend (not a close friend) because you can’t call them to talk when you’re lonely or write to them to tell someone what’s really going on in your life.
I have made some of the best friends since joining WordPress. Friends that I can talk with on the phone when I need to forget about my pain for a little while, or chat with on Facebook just because. Friends that know how I feel either because they are in pain themselves, or because they are going through some of the same issues that I am at home. One of these friends, Bishop Eddie Tatro has done me the honor of receiving his Parliament Award. Fr. Eddie has a great blog where he writes on issues spanning from religious articles to articles on chronic pain issues. Here’s the background on The Parliament Award:
Everyone knows that I love owls and wolves. We know that a group of wolves is called a pack, but did you know that a group of owls is called a Parliament? Owls have for centuries been symbols of wisdom and love, and wolves are a symbol of strength, loyalty and family.
I’ve created this award for those people who are in my Parliament & Pack. You mean so very much to me, and you all show what I stand for: Love. Hate is not part of your vocabulary.
Here are the Rules:
1. Firstly, display the Award on your site (see Award page or sidebar!) You earned it and you deserve it!
2. List a few things that make you a loyal member.
3. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
4. Nominate at least five (5) well deserving bloggers whose loyalty and love you value and consider part of your Parliament and Pack; for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site.
Ok, here goes nothing. I am a loyal member because:
1) I am always there for a friend when needed.
2) I am loyal and supportive.
3) I am sensitive to other’s needs and know how to listen.
Five bloggers who I consider part of my Parliament: