Hopefully by the time you are reading this, we are all packed, loaded up, and on our way to Joplin, MO, the first stop of our little 1753 mile jaunt down to my mom's.
But I didn't want to miss blogging on this date. Do you know why? Because it is the ten year anniversary of this blog. Can you believe it? I'm not sure I can, though in the intervening years, we have more than doubled the number of children we have. Life has changed in the past ten years and I have certainly changed. I look back on some of my early posts and admit I cringe a little. I still had so much to learn, and so much of that learning was a fairly painful process. I had no idea when we started this blog (which was pretty cutting edge at the time) to keep family and friends updated on our first adoption, what it would result in. I could have never guessed that it would lead to me becoming a freelance writer. I could have never guessed that I would play a small role in some children finding their families. I could have never guessed that this blog would be read by people around the world. It all feels a little crazy.
I know more than a few people read here every day. I see the numbers in the statistics available to blog owners. I enjoy sharing our lives with you and I hope that you gain something in return, even if it is only to chuckle and wonder at the craziness of it all. I'm hoping that you will do something for me. Would you be willing to write a comment and let me know you have been reading? I would love to meet some of you who are out there. Writing can be a fairly lonely activity. I write by myself and then you, the reader, reads it at a different time. It's sometimes nice to know other people are out there.
Thank you. And thank you for reading.