“The Cloak of Dawn” Award …. new one!

~~April 4, 2014~~

My dear friend Martin, from http://mavadelo.wordpress.com/ has created a new award. He has seen fit to nominate “It Is What It Is” for this meaningful and prestigious award. He states that “it can’t be declined”.

As I read the meaning behind this award I knew that, in spite of his condition, I could not have even consider declining it. This is an award that has a very special meaning for me. All my professional life was dedicated to caring for those in need. There was a genuine desire to help others since I was young. This desire translated to my choice of careers. In spite of being currently retired from that career, the desire to help others is alive and well within me. 

Dear Martin, my fellow blogger and Wolf Packer, I am deeply honored that you would consider me for this award and I very humbly accept. I commit myself to live up to the standards that have been set in the creation of this beautiful, meaningful and wonderful award.



~~In his own words~~

The Cloak of Dawn award

The idea behind this award: We all know bloggers that write about the issues in this world be it animal abuse, child abuse, equality, their family, love, friendship, the love of whatever deity they worship and so on. We also know many blogger that besides blogging has to take care of a loved one because they are sick, have a disability or are otherwise not able to do everything by themselves. For these bloggers I created this award. The award is named in the spirit of a voluntary care giver and mother that does not blog herself and therefore can not receive the award herself .

Why a cloak? Well, in Dutch we call a voluntary caregiver (as described above) a “mantel zorger” which translates literal to “cloak carer” hence the cloak and the Rod of Aesculapius.

This award has some special rules due to its intend. Whereas most awards are shared after you have gotten it yourself, this award will be free to hand out at each and everyone’s own discretion BUT you must make sure that the intend of the award is upheld.


~~DA Rules~~

Display the award on your blog, either on a special awards page or in your side bar

If you have a nominee yourself tell them of their nomination

Make clear in your nomination blog why you have nominated the person. is it for his/her blogging or for his/her voluntary care that they give to their loved one/friend/kid/ grandparents/animals, etc. etc.

There is no limit on how many people you can nominate as long as the spirit of the award remains intact.

This can’t be declined



Terry …. http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

She had been taking care of her younger brother Al. Al suffered from MSA – Multiple System Atrophy which is a “neurological disorder that affects adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain which can result in problems with movement, balance and automatic functions of the body such as bladder and blood pressure control.

At the end of March, Al made his final journey and passed beyond the Veil. 

Jade …. http://jadereyner.com/

Jade is a “Jack of all Trades“.

“This blog is my journey and since then I have somehow managed to write not one, but two novels. Twelve Days – The Beginning was published in April 2013 and I have just finished writing the sequel Twelve Days – The Future, which I am hoping to publish in early 2014. There are plenty more projects in the pipeline, and other books in the Twelve Days series. I think you can safely say that I have the bug! I also write the odd bit of poetry which you will see on here from time to time.

When I’m not writing, I work part time at the local school and I am Mum to two boys, one of whom is severely disabled.”

Barbara …. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/

“I am a retired widow with 4 kids and 9 grands. I worked as a nurse, and in Domestic Violence, and many non-profits, I was a donor health counselor for the American Red Cross and am a certified HIV counselor. I worked as a counselor and I have been a make-up artist and selling specialists for several American designers. I love life. I am very spiritual. I grew up in 50’s and 60’s and truly am the idealistic rebel which is the name of my blog. I love music, books, reading, Kindle, beauty. I am a photographer and an artist. I believe in making the world better one day at a time.”

Her topics: creativity, women’s issues, and spirituality.



Spiritual health – Reiki music


We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!!


We ALL are ONE!!


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