The Versatile Blogger Award


What a great way to start the new year. Thank you Steph at  for the nomination of The Versatile Blogger Award and Congratulations on your many awards. You definitely deserved every one of them.

For this award you have to do a couple of things as follows:

  1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.
  4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Wow, seven things about myself:

  1. I enjoy art and photography. It is my passion, although I do not presently have the time to really do either. I am in the process of writing a book and hope to have it published soon.
  2. I love to hike and I love to shoot. Anywhere in nature is where I want to be. Give me the choice of nature or shopping, my boots come on.
  3. When I am out and about driving, my children laugh at me because I comment on beautiful trees. (Now they do to. Haha!)
  4. I ask my children odd questions. Things that can never be answered.
  5. I drive in my pajamas… a lot. I pray I don’t break down in my pajamas… a lot.
  6. I used to be strong, in shape. I did sit-ups with the top half of my body hanging off the bed.  Keyword- Used to. (I grew up with three brothers and there was a lot of wrestling in the house. Many nights I went to bed exercising and thinking, just wait…I’ll get you, tomorrow.)
  7. I wish I could tell every US Soldier how proud I am of them and thank them for protecting us.

I hope I am not breaking a rule, but I decided to throw in one extra. I think the best piano player that can truly rock a piano is Elton John. I have only watched one other person come close (not counting Symphony players) and that is Rob Thomas, playing solo, originally from Matchbox 20. Before you say Matchbox 20?, watch his video Bright Lights. He is awesome on the piano.

Now, for the 15 blogs I feel deserve the Versatile Blogger Award:


There are so many others I would like to nominate and I have enjoyed getting to know everyone. Congratulations and I hope you accept the award.

Thank you Stephanie for thinking of me. I would have liked nominating you, Aslan, and Eric, but I figured you all needed a short break. 🙂   Happy New Year!

About Christine Smith-Johnson

I am a widowed mother of three children, ages 11 to 19. I hope to encourage you through my trials and traumatic experiences. All my life, I dealt with heartache, and kept my head held high. Recently, I dealt with a heartache so big, it consumed me. Every part of me was lost and hurting. I never thought I would make it through. I did and I want to help you make it through your heartache, no matter how big or small it may seem to you.

Posted on January 7, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. you might have an excellent blog right here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?

  2. And a mazel tov on this award, even if I’m a bit out of date! Look at all you’ve accomplished, when just a short while ago you didin’t know where to go. It’s touching–you have a great story. Have you ever considered writing a book?
    Meanwhile, I’m writing a series on parenting older children, and would love feedback from parents, even if the ages are not quite right. Stop by and give me a piece of your mind–if you have the time between all your posts and awards! Candida

  3. Thanks for taking the time to write this article. It’s been extremely useful. It couldn’t have come at a greater time for me!

  4. I don’t have any kids; but I know how I was at that age. So I fully understand.

    • Yes, teens want to stay in the road. I did to, so I cannot complain. I actually started driving like that when I was sick for 3 months. You would think the kids would be sweet and give you a break, but no… lol! Break? I gave you a break yesterday! That’s how my sweet babies think. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for the award – I’m honored! 🙂

  6. Congratulations, Christine and I hope your book will be a success. Let me say i think it rather a strange habit to drive around in pyjamas, especially when one is afraid that the car could have a breakdown. Happy New Year.

    • Lol! Well I am not afraid it will break down, but it does enter your mind when your in pajamas. Have you not ever had a day where you are relaxing and your child comes running in at the last minute needing to go somewhere? You go home, put on some comfortable pajama pants, start dinner, the usual, then right when you relax, you hear…oh yeah, Mom, I have to finish a project tonight or something they know you can’t say no to. My children love last minute plans. Drives me crazy sometimes. 🙂

      Thank you for your kind words. Always a pleasure talking to you!

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