Thanks a bunch to Tracy Berta at Thirsty for HIM for thoughtfully considering this blog for the Emblem of the Helping Hand award. This award was created by Sojourner's Place as a symbol of help, support, and encouragement to up, and coming bloggers and appreciation, for those who mentor those new to the blogosphere. Again, thank you so much my sweet Sister in Christ, Tracy, for selecting 'My Heart Speaks... as a recipient of this award.
Here are the rules: Select 10 bloggers: 5 you consider your blogging Helping Hand, then "Pay it Forward" by extending your "Helping Hand" to 5 additional bloggers, in support and encouragement for their efforts.
In passing on the Emblem, each recipient must provide the name of blog, or blog author with a link for others to visit. Each recipient must show the Emblem, and put the name and link to the blog that has given it to her or him. Link the Emblem to this post: Helping Hand: Much Obliged and Paying it Forward so that others will know it origin and impetus.
If you have not already done so, show your recipients some love by adding them to your blog roll or in any other way to further let them know that their blog voice is important to you and being heard.
Add your name to The Helping Hand meme at my new blog entitled The Emblem of the Helping Hand and don't forget to leave a comment as a permanent record of all Helping Hand recipients.
I have chosen to pay it forward to Serendipity, Surviving Motherhood, My Back Door, Becoming Me, and Just Another Clay Pot for giving me a big helping hand of encouragement.