Mystery Blogger Award

For those of you who don’t know what the Mystery Blogger Award is, here is why it was created:

“Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

Created by: Okoto Enigmas Blog


I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by:

Discovering Your Happiness


Warren Richards


  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things About Me:

  • I am a single widowed Mom to two teenagers
  • I am writing a book
  • I am a huge music lover!

Answers to Questions Asked by Warren Richards:

Q What inspires you to blog?

A I’ve always had a passion for writing, but the real inspiration behind my blogging is the desire to connect with people.  I want to tell my story in hopes it might help others who might be on a difficult path in life.  I’ve also found so much satisfaction in hearing the stories of all the amazing people I have connected with here.

Q What’s one of the happiest moments you cherish?

AThere are so many, but if I have to choose just one I will always say when I married my husband.

Q What do you like to do in your free time?

AFree time? What’s that? Ha  I do all of my writing in my free time. 

Q What’s the most of the exciting things you’ve ever done?

AWow.  I can’t think of anything that doesn’t sound super lame!  Let’s just say, to be continued…

QWhat is one of your favorite posts you’ve read, any blog, and why?

AThe best and most touching post that I have ever read is by the Actor, Wil Wheaton.  It is a raw and honest account of suffering from chronic depression.  This is a subject that should have more light shed on it.  This post does just that, perfectly.  What an amazing way to bring awareness to such an important issue, to so many, by using the celebrity platform that he has. You should most definitely check it out: Wil Wheaton

Answers to Questions Asked by Discovering Your Happiness:

Q What is the meaning behind your blog name?

A Grief to Life – My journey from grief (the loss of my husband) to really living again.

Q What is your blogging goal and where do you see yourself in a years time?

A My goal is to connect with as many people as possible.  When I say connect, I don’t just mean following blogs and have them follow mine.  I mean that I want to make real connections and I am! In a years time I hope to have finished and published my book.

Q What does a lazy day look like to you?

A My bed and Netflix!

Q What’s one of your biggest accomplishments?

A I would have to say that my biggest accomplishment is walking my kids through this new life without their Father.

Q What is one of your biggest fears?

A Something happening to me and leaving my kids without a parent.

Link to my best (maybe not the best but my favorite) post Broken Glasses

My Nominees:

Tracy Muso


Crucial Notes





Valerie Cullers

Alys Journals

John-Eli and Friends

The Hippy Chic


David Fischer

My Questions for the Noms:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. If you had to change your name, what name would you choose and why?
  3. You are about to get into a fight, what song comes on as your soundtrack?
  4. If you could write one new law that everybody had to obey, what would it be and why?
  5. What’s the meanest thing you have ever done to someone to get back at them?

I look forward to reading your posts!

A huge thank you to Discovering Your Happiness and Warren Richards for the nominations!  Please, take a moment to go show them some love on their blogs!

xoxo Joni

Published by Joni Roberts

Gotta love the 'About Me' sections of everything. I feel like I'm either in a one sided interview or trying to create a dating profile. "I like starry nights and long walks on the beach" Ha! All jokes aside, it is necessary to share your story. Especially in a place like this where you hope to reach people through your struggles. So here goes everything... Hi everyone 👋🏼 Grief is a journey, an ever changing and painful process. It can isolate you and make you feel more lonely than one could ever imagine. That is why I write and share my story. We need support. We need people that "get it." We need each other. I was married to the love of my life, just shy of 13 years. We went to school together, known him since elementary. He was my "boyfriend" in 5th grade. I even wrote "Joni Roberts" in my notebooks and cheered for him when he played basketball at recess 😂 We came back together when we went to the prom, as friends, our senior year in high school. That was in 1997. We started dating seriously in the summer of 1998. He asked me to be his wife in February of 1999. We said "I do" on October 2nd of the same year. We had our first child in October of 2000, our son. We had our daughter, 22 months later in August of 2002. In the time we were married, we went through more than most could go through in a lifetime. We never gave up on each other. In June of 2012, he and I were in a horrible car accident that claimed his life. In an instant, my entire world was shattered, leaving me a grieving single mother of two grieving children who are now teenagers. I'm walking day by day through life without the one that would be with me forever. I would have never imagined that this is where I would be in my life at 41 years old. But, I am doing everything I can to be strong and to take this grief and use it to fuel the purpose for the rest of my days here on earth. ONE. DAY. AT. A. TIME. Today: I am in the waiting room for my first neurologist appointment. It is in the same office as my surgeon from the accident. I'm sitting here remembering myself horribly hurt and in a wheelchair and I'm overwhelmed with feelings but mostly reflecting on how far I've come. I love and miss my best friend every single day. I'm positive that won't change until we are together again. I am choosing to try and live my life in a way that would honor him and make him proud. Living With Purpose.

84 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Award

  1. Hallelujah! You are truly a mom in your answers! 😉 love it!
    Praying for you and your kids. your answer to fear leaving your kids without a parent broke my heart, nut I’m sure nothing compared to your loss.
    Congrats on your Mystery Blogger Award!
    Thank you for thinking of me with the nomination!

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      1. Welcome sweet Joni 🙂
        have a great time – you can watch where I am now – in the middle of a beautiful nature – I have shared some photos here in wordpress about almost 2 hours ago.
        Also a happy time to you

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  2. Congrats !!! I am so bad with this stuff I just have a hard time maneuvering around the computer to do this ,,, with out your help with the other thing would of been so hard . Thank you and once again congrats . And your writing a book very nice ! I defiantly want to read it.

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