Friday, January 12, 2007

Lots of visitors...

Oh my gosh, I just noticed today that I have over 50,000 hits on my little adoption blog!

Back in August 2005 when Joe and I first sat down to complete our application for adoption, I started surfing the web figuring I might be able to get a few questions answered. I had absolutely no idea what I would find. I got my questions answered and SO much more!

I saw a post on a discussion board about an adoption "blog" and I had no clue what the heck it was, but a couple of clicks later I was hooked and not long after I had this blog up and running. I figured it would be a great way to keep out of state family updated on what's going on with the adoption. I figured I'd make occasional updates over the next 6-8 months (ha,ha) and then we'd be traveling to China to bring Lauren home.

It's hard to believe that was 17 months ago and even harder to believe that we have at least 8 more months of waiting if the monthly CCAA batches don't increase.

I am so thankful for the friendships I've started since I've been blogging. It has been incredible watching friends go off to China and being able to follow along on their journey...us waiting parents live for this stuff because it makes this experience seem all the more real until we are able to bring our child home.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! I bet I'm about 100 of those hits!!!! Happy New Year to you and Joe!!!

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

The bloggy world is so much fun, isn't it? Keeping in touch with everyone is great, it's so nice to talk to people who get it!

Connie said...

Yep, this venue has gotten me through some hard times with the wait. I'll be forever grateful to the people who understand and share of themselves. It's their generosity in sharing that keeps me so aware that one day my girl will really come home.

Anonymous said...

It is a great community, that is for sure. :)

Elise said...

50,000...I am not surprised...your blog is so fun to visit:) Your's was one of the first blogs I stumbled on in the beginning of our journey last January and I have been hooked ever since!

Anonymous said...

Well, you know I'm one of your many visitors (I'm drawn the popular girls!! - hehe) I try to make my blog fun too, for whoever meanders my way...and it ain't easy always posting stuff that people will want to read...

Boy, I sure miss scrap swapping with you...

It's all about the friendships along the way...it has changed my life!

Catherine said...

It really is amazing isn't it! What a fun experience this part of the adoption wait has turned out to be. Not only can we keep the dream alive by watching bloggy friends travel and meet their babies but any questions we have can be answered lickity split!

I enjoy following your blog as you wait for your precious Lauren!