My sister, the Frau from http://lovetobreathe.blogspot.com/ has given me a couple of blog awards, (I am sure there is absolutely no nepotism there!) and I do appreciate it.
They usually involve passing the award onto other bloggers... which makes me afraid that I am leaving someone out.
I have been thinking about this a lot and I came up with a solution. Every Thursday I will profile a favorite blogger. Not in order of preference, pretty random actually. Some I admire, some I know very well, and some I feel as though I know.
Anyone reading this? Don't worry you will all end up on my Thursday profile!
I have known Somer since she was about four years old. Our families were transplants to Utah and our Dads worked together. Whenever I visited my family in Utah I was bound to see Somer and her family. I have distinct memories of her dolled up on holidays, always singing.
I haven't seen her much in the last ten years. She was a manager at Nordstroms and I might bump into her there, but rarely.
So, it has been awesome to reconnect through our blogs!
Somer's blog is special for many different reasons. Some are obvious right away.
She loves her pugs!
She has a great social life.
Loves her family and friends.
She also suffers from cystic fibrosis and spends a good part of her life in hospitals fighting her disease.
What you will find so remarkable is her sunny, happy approach to life, especially when you realize how many of her friends and fellow patients she has seen lose their life to this horrible disease.
Somer is only twenty-nine years old, but that is a very long life for someone with cystic fibrosis.
She has chosen to bring awareness to this disease and help raise funds to find a cure.
Her brother Shane is also active in the fight against cystic fibrosis. His website,
http://www.lovetobreathe.com also has updates on different fundraising events.
So, please check out Somer's blog. You won't be sorry. I promise it will bring a smile to your face. And, please let me know that you did!