Friday, November 09, 2007

Dear Readers

When I started this blog, I began writing for several reasons:
1) Therapy-for me because infertility and the adoption process were stressful.
2) Informational-so friends and family could receive adoption updates as they happened.
3) Educational-so other families in the blogosphere/online could turn to me for my thoughts on infertility and adoption, my experience with the processes and my joyful story of family.

Those reasons still apply, and I thought I'd share my thoughts with you on WHY I still blog, which is fitting since it's National Adoption Awareness Month.

While many posts are about Isabella's latest activities or our fun weekend plans, this blog is still (and will always be) about working through personal issues of infertility, the disappointment and celebration of adoption and of the family that has come out the other side so much stronger. For those reasons, I blog.

I often think about who out there cares about what I have to say on any issue let alone these. I often think readers get bored with my rants about doctors and counselors and social workers. I know you don't want to hear my sob stories, but you keep coming back so I'll continue to write.

As Isabella grows, she's involved in more and more activities, and you will continue to see those fun posts, but bear with me if I write about an occasional personal triumph, post about an international adoption case or write about how I'm feeling about infertility or adoption in general.

I appreciate you, my readers, and I hope you read again soon!

3 comments:

Regina said...

Jennifer,
We love to read about Isabella and all the fun you guys have and all the things you do. But, it's when you write about your struggles, hardships, frustrations and the disappointment of infertility that never really completely vanishes, that you connect on a very personal level with me. I thank you for continuing your blog for all of us. I'm thankful everyday for both Jakob and Isabella as it's those two little ones that brought us together with you and Kevin. I think of that day often and the miraculous way that we met, in another country!! I look forward to reading your blog and hearing of the many wonderful thoughts, feelings and stories that you so openly share with all of us. God Bless and hope to see you guys soon. We miss you!

Kris and Mindy said...

You have every single right to make this blog what YOU need it to be. We all need to deal with the emotional aspects of adoption and I know you read my blog, so you know that I have been there, done that many times on mine as well. It's hard, the things we have faced, and sometimes we just need to let it go and for reason the "blog" is a great way to do that..so please...share always what is in your heart and on your mind...This is life...the reality of life and sometimes it's not perfect and rosy and we have struggles and have issues and such. You are wonderful family and I am so glad that we met, that I will see you again, and that I can watch your sweet daughter grow up. She is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I am NEVER bored with your family blog. I feel blessed and honored to be able to share your excitements,sometimes struggles, but above all your "JOY" of an adoption journey. With love and caring, from my family to yours~~~ God Bless. Andy D.