What did people do before blogs were created? It's become a sickness for me. In my 'time budget' I have to figure in time for blogging. Not just filling all of you chumps in on us (by the way, eliot cut two new teeth this weekend, we're up to 8) but reading all the blogs linked to mine. Not only do I try to keep up with all of those but there are a few that are linked to them that I keep up with also. It's out of control.
Back in March when Keri, Heather and Beth came for their visit to the 'mala, Beth suggested that I start a blog. Life was getting more and more tricky for Russ, my parents and in-laws and close friends. Lots of people wanted updates and details about the adoption and it was getting exhaustive for my family and friends to relay the same information over and over. People wanted to see pictures on a regular basis and I couldn't add enough emails to our shutterfly list. So, our blog was created. It has become a perfect solution. Now we can communicate and share Eliot with everyone everywhere.
I've had some surprising visitors to the blog. As you can see from the little map to the side, we have lots of international visits (hello to my new New Zealand friends!) as well as a bunch from the US. It's been healthy, almost theraputic, for me to share our story. God's story of what he's done through us. The most rewarding aspect so far has been to hear from a small handful of people that they have been encouraged to proceed with or begin the process of adoption after keeping up with our journey. How cool is God? Posting a blog sometimes feels like shouting from the rooftop that God is good.
I wondered if the only people who would keep reading after our return home would be the grandmas and sometimes I post with only them in mind, knowing their desire to daily see their little grandson. However, most of the time, whether it's at church or on the phone with a friend, we jump right into the daily happenings that they've already read about. I don't have to describe nearly as much anymore because most of our close friends and family still keep up with us this way. It's just so very handy.
So, good morning to you blog-hoppers. It was great meeting with you as you've had your daily or weekly dose of our blog. See you tomorrow.