More Black Belt Stitching Wizard Stuff

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A Special Evening

Notre Dame Basilica - Ottawa where Education Week Mass was held

Last night myself and 26 others were recognized at an award ceremony following mass to celebrate Catholic Education Week within the board I work for.  I was nominated by my peers at work, who wrote such glowing (embarrassing) letters talking about how I do my job, my work with the Dominican Experience trip that we put together for students each year.  Their letters were enough to sway a committee to select me for a prestigious award that is given to one support staff member each year.

 Official Photograph - Receiving my Award from the Director of Education

Its hard to read about yourself, to read how others see you... because you never see yourself in that light.  I just like to do my job, and do it well... and of course with a smile!  I've never done anything in the hopes of an award.
Myself and the DOE award winners with he Director of Education

It was a special night, some of my friends and co-workers joined us for dinner before coming to mass and the award ceremony.  They helped make it a great night!

 Todd and I at dinner

My friends Tracey (left) and Marline (right) ... Marline's brother George in center (first time I met him)

36 comments:

Dee said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. It looks like you had a wonderful evening!

P.S. You look beautiful!!!

sharine said...

Congratulations! Notre Dame Basilica looks like a beautiful place.

Barbi said...

Congratulations again Dani, you deserve it. You look so pretty!!

Heidi said...

Congratulations!!!

katica said...

Congratulations!!!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your award! Looks like a fantastic night!

Veronica said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you deserve it, Dani.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your award. Lovely pictures.

Christine said...

Congratulations Dani!

Annette-California said...

Congratulations Dani! What a HUGE HONOR you received. Many Blessings to you. Your dress is beautiful by the way:)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done you, you must deserve it. What a beautiful building.

Giovanna said...

Well done, Dani - I'm sure you're very proud and rightly so :-) Congratulations!

Julie said...

Congratulations Dani, what a spectacular setting to receive your award.

Kielrain said...

Congrats!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations, Dani! It looks like such a lovely evening.

Cath said...

Congratulations Dani , and I agree with Dee ,you do look beautiful .X

Lee said...

Congratulations. Well done

Chris said...

Congratulations!

Vickie said...

Congratulations Dani! Job well done, good for you. Thank you for sharing the pics of the beautiful basilica. :)

riona said...

Congratulations ... I am sure it is very well-deserved. I know I am always inspired by your Dominican Republic posts. I can only imagine the positive impact it has on the young folks who take the trips. Such experiences can only nurture the virtues of compassion, generosity, justice and understanding till they flourish and spread. If it is the goal of your school to develop a sense of the intrinsic dignity of the human person, your Dominican trips must go a long way to meeting the goal.

ollie1976 said...

again..congrats!
-Jen

Bette said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine anyone more worthy of receiving this.

Sew Wilde said...

Congrats on your award!!! I love your hair! You look great.

Julie

mdgtjulie said...

Huge congrats to you on the award Dani. And wow, you look fabulous!!! I know what you mean about how other's see us. I have the same problem! I'm much harder on myself than they are, so I see myself as less! I think a lot of us do that.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Dani!! You looked just beautiful in the pictures . A well deserved award!

Anne said...

Wow! Big congrats to you for receiving such an honor!! You look gorgeous! Notre Dame is such a stunning cathedral!!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the award Dani.

Linda

Carol said...

What a wonderful and well-deserved honor, Dani! I'm so proud of you :) And you look so, so pretty all dressed up for the occasion!

Lumiruusu said...

Well done Dani !
I like very much your dress ,it is so stylish ! :)

What a amazinly beautifull
Church
( Cathedral),
How old is the building ?

Gillie said...

Well done, such a nice photograph of you and Todd, you look good in black!

Mary in TN said...

Well done for such a prestigious award in that beautiful basilica.

You look very pretty and happy!.

Melanie said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Jackie said...

Congratulations! Your peers clearly all see that your dedication and love of your job is heartfelt and genuine. Well deserved honor!

Kate said...

Many congratulations Dani

Lynn said...

Congratulations Dani! It looks like it was a wonderful evening. Looking pretty spiffy too I might add!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your award Dani. I am sure that it was well deserved.