Last week or maybe longer, the most incredible thing happened in the life of this humble and rambling wine blogger. The results for the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge#30 were posted (HERE) and this Okie Wine Girl WON! My heart still gets a little racy thinking about it and I know I owe all of you: friends, family, fellow bloggers a ginormous THANK YOU for voting for my obscure post (HERE – encase you didn’t get to read it or you’ve got time to burn).
Wow. I’m humbled. Thank you.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, you can click HERE to get the scoop and even join in for #MWWC31. It’s the brainchild of Jeff @thedrunkencyclist whose writing cracks me up. Especially his posts on being a Cycling tour guide (Click OMG). Oh my goodness, with his last installment I almost found out what it’s like to laugh and vomit at the same time. But I digress . . .
The honor of picking the next challenge word was my reward. The fellow wine bloggers who enter each month are a dynamite group of writers so the gravity of the honor struck me. Did I say thank you for voting for me? Thank you.
Do you know how many great words there are to choose from??? It can drive you mad. Here was my short list: Failure, Respect, Mistake, Tremendous, Light.
And yet, I picked FAITH. Why? Because, regardless of your beliefs, we all have faith in someone or something. It’s a powerful intangible of life.
Because when you plow up a field, plant some obscure vine and try turning it into wine, it takes a lot of faith it’ll turn out divine. Cheesy, I know. But cheese always pairs perfectly with wine. (Alright. I’ll quit. Cheesy jokes are a family specialty so I can do this all day!) Anyway, cheese aside, once again, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.