Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Best Friends and Family in the World

FYI, I have the best friends and family in the world!

My husband, my kids, my friends, my extended family and my community are my raison d'ĂȘtre.  They inspire me and make it possible for me to experiment with new and interesting ideas.  They've always been very encouraging and supportive,  and luckily for me, they've also been great sports about being active participants in these ventures. They've attended presentations,  they've cleaned underpasses, they've gathered household recyclables and made flowers out of them, they've swapped jam jars and recipes, they've picked apples and rhubarb over and over again,  they've read my blogs, they've tasted my new concoctions, they supported my Habitat Build in Guatemala, they bought and sold veggies to raise funds for our school, they've gone skiing and roasted marshmallows at -27, they've dressed up in '80s costumers, they've listened to my woes and have celebrated my highs.  They have been the best.

And then, just when I think they've done it all, they nominate me for two awards.  One was for Winnipeg Women Magazine's, Most Beautiful Women and the other one was for the Reh-Fit Centre's Healthy Living Awards. Seriously, how lucky am I to have friends like that?

In March Trudy, Ian, Darryl and I attended the Beautiful Women Award dinner. I was touched to have been nominated and was very happy to cheer on the five deserving and absolutely amazing finalists.

Last Thursday, Randi, Kelly, Darryl and I attended the Reh-Fit Foundation's Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.   I was surprised, honoured and very delighted to be one of two award winners for the individual category.  The award was to celebrate role models that are making outstanding contributions as leaders of fit and healthy lifestyles.  While I was the one whose name was called and who got to hold the award, it really is for all of my friends and family and all the community volunteers who turn my ideas and crazy schemes into reality.

Randi nominated me for my role in starting up Fruit Share, sharing gardening tips and recipes through this blog, my role as President of the Manitoba Association of Home Economists, and my participation in launching the Farm to School Healthy Choice Fundraiser.

I feel so touched, thankful and honoured by having such great friends.  Thank you to you all.



Heather said...

Wow!!! Contratulations Getty! Very well deserved! Hugs and love from all of us in Victoria!

Heidi, Botanical PaperWorks said...

Congratulations Getty! With your passion and hardwork, you're making a difference. So glad that you were recognized and celebrated! ~Heidi

C Rempel said...

Whoo hoo! Way to go, Getty! I'm thrilled to hear that you've been celebrated!

Mary Sohn said...

Congratulations Getty! Your energy and positivity is contagious and inspires the rest of us to pull some weight.

Thank You :)

Andy said...

So proud of you Getty! Way to go.


Anonymous said...

We are so proud of you Getty - you deserve all the accolades coming your way.
Your Qualicum Beach Family
(see you soon)

Anonymous said...

It's simple - you rock! Congrats - well deserved! Getty for Prime Minister....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Getty! Good for you, especially bringing new life into the home ec association.
Cheers, Carol H.

Getty Stewart said...

Thanks again!