Sep 28

Acceptance Speech

2005 at 10:27 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Girltalkers

We Girl Talkers don’t know what to say.

It’s been some time since we’ve received an award—and never one as prestigious as the “Warnie Award.” Sure, there was Mom’s triumph in the fifth grade spelling bee. Janelle did us all proud when she was named Grand Champion of the junior photography competition at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Kristin received the highest grade in Bible class out of twenty fellow sophomores, but she didn’t even show up for the award ceremony. And I blush to mention my only distinction—the first winner of the “Golden Mop Award.” I got twenty dollars in the sixth grade for cleaning more surfaces in my elementary school than any other student, but only when I was sure the teachers were watching. Remember when Anne Shirley won the “Rollings Reliable Baking Powder Company” contest? Then you know how I feel about my “Golden Mop Award.”

So as you can see, Dad and Mom have never had a cluttered mantle. You could put all our combined awards in a box and they would not equal half the value of a “Warnie Award.” So this is a big day for us. Really big.

What? You don’t know what a “Warnie Award” is? Let me explain.

Across the great Atlantic Ocean in the United Kingdom, but only next door on the blogosphere is a respected evangelical blogger named Adrian Warnock (Check him out at Sometime ago, he inaugurated the “Warnie Awards” (Get it—Warnock/Warnie?) to recognize fellow bloggers whose sites he deemed worthy enough to share with his readers. And yesterday, for reasons we still don’t understand, and in spite of our graphically challenged site (new design coming soon, by the way) we were presented with a “Warnie Award.” We might even print and frame it so we can fill out the family mantle. You can view it by clicking here.

We’re not very good at giving acceptance speeches here at the Girl Talk blog. As you are now aware, we don’t have much experience with this. But in all seriousness, Mr. Warnock, we want to sincerely thank you for the “Warnie Award.” We have such respect for you and your ministry, and many of the distinguished company of “Warnie Award” recipients. We only hope to emulate you in serving and edifying the body of Christ. And we are truly indebted to you for this award. Thank you so very much.

Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle (aka The Girl Talkers)