So when she gave me the Barnabas award, I hardly knew what to say. And I am humbled, Lizzie. Thank you. Here is her explanation of this award:
Barnabas worked with the Apostle Paul.
We remember him for his encouragement and generosity. In this spirit, I’d like to let you know that you are a Barnabas in my life. Thank you!Lizzie asked that we pass on the award to someone who has blessed us with the gifts of encouragement and generosity. There are so many people in my life who fit this description, but I'd like to mention Richelle. I've known her casually over the years - she probably doesn't remember this, but she was a sponsor for a "Math Counts" tournament when I was in junior high, and she was yet unmarried. (I have NO idea why I was chosen to be on that team. My "math skills" are a big fat joke) And her sister in law was in my class in school. I've enjoyed getting to know her via the internet as she blogs about life as a wife, mom, and so much more in Niger. I can always count on you for a kind word, thought provoking posts and comments, and lots of encouragement! Thanks, Richelle!