Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


I want to take this opportunity to thank some amazing people with amazing blogs who have nominated me for some wonderful awards.  I am sorry for my delay in responding to your generous acknowledgments.  I am always blown away by the support and encouragement the blogging community has for one another. 

I do not want to delay any longer in accepting these awards and passing them along, so today I am going to group two awards together in this post and more tomorrow in another post.

I would like to thank  Anne of Freedomborn for her kindness in nominating me for this Award.  Anne lives in Queensland Australia, she is very much a People person believing all people are of worth and unique, and has the joy of sharing with people personally and over the Internet.  She is a thoughtful and caring woman who is seeking God’s will in her Life with all her heart.  If you want to be spiritually uplifted, inspired and encouraged, visit her blog.  You won’t regret it.

This Award was Created by Hulda from Norway and is a gift to encourage us and so we can also have the opportunity to encourage others.

To receive this Award we have to link if possible the person who nominated us and Thank them, then nominate 7 other

Bloggers with their Links who we feel we would like to uplift, inspire, and encourage and then let them know, but there is no pressure, do so when you feel the time is right.

Finally we are to write 7 things about ourselves that most of our blogging friends don’t know, then post the Award and attach the Kreativ Blogger Award emblem to our Blog.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award was given to me by Claudia at Pathfinder: Mother Wife StudentWorker.  Where life is her road.  God, family, words, photos and music her maps.  Visit to her blog will leave you inspired and encouraged.

Here are the rules:

1. First, acknowledge and thank the
    giver, link it back, and put the award
   on your page.

2. Next, list 7 things about yourself.

3. Last, pass the award to 7 bloggers
    who inspire you.

 Seven thing about me most bloggers don’t know:

1.  Went to a Bible school.

2.  Received a Joan of Ark Humanitarian Award for top hours of volunteer work in the Pittsburgh  area.

3.  Worked with Billy Graham Crusade in Pittsburgh

4.  Worked for two Fortune 500 companies – PPG Ind, Westinghouse

5.  Went on first plane ride ever by myself at age 16 to leadership conf. in Conn.

6.  Love volunteer work

7.   Take care of my elderly neighbor after her husband died 4 years ago.

I am taking a little liberty in passing on these awards and I hope you don’t mind.  Since I was awarded the two above awards I would like to nominate 14 bloggers to receive them. Each of them have been both “Kreativ and Very Inspiring  to me.  Please collect one or both awards. 

My Nominations are:

1.   Gilly Gee  –

2.   Mother Grogan –

3.   Amy –

4.   What About God? –

5.   Loni –

6.   Island Traveler –

7.   Debbie –

8.   Paulette –

9.   Rondomtaliedraai –

10.  Gene –

11.   Terry –

12.   Jenny  –

13.   Danlrene –

14.   Ramblings –

Thank you for the pleasure each time I visit your blogs and read your posts. 



13 Responses to “ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS”

  1. Congratulations. Great lists… you never know where life will take you.

  2. Congrats…you are an inspiration!

  3. Thank you Francine and we too feel very blessed to have you as our Blogging Friend, your gifts and heart focus really encourage us as well as your uplifting messages on our Blog and thank you for appreciating my Zany sense of humour… by the way I didn’t bring my Van??? 😀

    Congratulations also on receiving The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, it’s very good to encourage and uplift others which God asks us to do and the Awards are one way we can do this.

    I also enjoyed volunteering and had done so for many years but now with being disabled God has gifted me in other ways and I’m greatly blessed in having the time to share with others in a differant but fulfilling outreach with Blogging.

    Christian Love Anne.

    • Thank you for all you do in ministry on your blog. I know you encourage, inspire, motivate and offer a little bit of laughter on your blog post to all who visit it. I am honored to have receive this award from you. They say each one should teach one and I have in this short time learned much from you. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED! AGAPE’ Francine


  4. Congrats on the award! Seven things about you are so inspiring. I’m flattered to be nominated, especially it came from you, Francine! Your posts are always uplifting and encouraging.

    I feel lucky to share my humble thoughts and some photos with you and a few blogging friends. It has enriched my life.

  5. Good job, Francine! Congratulations. 🙂 You are indeed a Kreative blogger.

  6. Thank you very much! I appreciate it! I won’t be posting or passing on as it’s really not the format of my blog, but it means a lot you picked me! 🙂

  7. Thank you, kind woman of grace!
    It was a pleasure to learn more about you!

  8. Francine thanks you honey! It’s wonderful to know that you enjoy my blog as much as I love yours and I am touched by your comments. I will eventually catch up with awards, at the moment I am way behind with everything. Also thought I was following you? anyway I am now!

  9. You sound like such an amazing lady, there are a lot of lucky people in your life 🙂

  10. Congratulations Francine! I owe you one 🙂

  11. Thank you my friend. Congratulations. You have a blog that inspires a lot of us. Full of moving thoughts and images that breathes beauty and wonder. Have a great weekend.

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