Canadian Family Magazine is an amazing resource for ALL parents. It is a magazine that focuses on “enriching all aspects of contemporary Canadian Family Life”, and is an invaluable guide for all parents (Dads included!!).
Inside the pages of this magazine you will find a TONNE of information… Parenting advice, Fashion tips, Ideas for Decorating your home, recipes, health info… I could go on and on and on 😉 It is the most all-inclusive parenting magazine that Canada has to offer!
Imagine my absolute SHOCK and SURPRISE when I found out yesterday that Canadian Family Magazine INCLUDED GRACEFUL AGONY as one of their top “Mommy-written” blogs of 2010!!! I am AMAZED, DUMBFOUNDED and so VERY HONORED!!!
Here is what they have said about this site:
Graceful Agony is a blog sharing strength, hope, and medical information in regards to living with a chronic illness and chronic pain. Jolene, the author, is a 35-year-old mother to an 8-year-old son. She hopes that her blog can bring people together and offer inspiration, encouragement, and support for “chronic” sufferers.
I have no idea how this happened, how they found my little corner of the blogosphere, or how I ended up in a list with 52 other amazing bloggers…. but I am SO very thankful and humbled that there are people who read and appreciate my words. When I started this blog a few short months ago, I had no idea what to expect but I was grateful for the outlet, and hopeful that my story would be understood by someone… ANYONE…. From the first comment that was left on my site I KNEW I was not alone. In short order I became a member of an amazing online family, and the support I have received has been overwhelming.
I am just an average mom who suffers from Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain who wants to live a full life in spite of my limitations. I want to be able to raise my son in the best way I can, be loved and LOVE without barriers, and make a difference somehow…. I don’t want my suffering to be in vain… For many years my pain was purposeless and pointless – and it just about robbed me of a life. Since I have started Graceful Agony, that all has changed. I have gotten back SOOOO much more than I have given and I am so LUCKY to have all of you in my circle.
THANK YOU Canadian Family Magazine!!!!!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how honored and thankful I am… I am not rendered speechless very often 😉 (as you can see from reading my posts here) – but I don’t know exactly what to say right now other than THANKS!!! THANK YOU!!! MERCI!!! Blow me over with a feather!!
And to all my readers – I love all of you. Thank you for not ever giving up on me, supporting me in everything I do, being my ray of light when I have dark days, and taking the time to look long enough to see the person I am behind the pain… You don’t see me as an illness, you see the heart and soul inside this defective body. That means everything to me.
If you haven’t already checked out Canadian Family Magazine, please do so! There are some GREAT articles!! And take a few minutes to browse The Top 53 list!! There are some AWESOME bloggers out there, and they all REALLY appreciate your support!!!!
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