Thursday, November 29, 2012

A New Blogging Beginning

I haven't been here in a while.

There are reasons for it. 

For some time now, I have felt like this blog has been coming to its end.  I started it to chronicle our adoption journey to our then unknown wee person and to connect with our like minded souls.  Boy, did I connect.  What an amazing community the adoption community is and you welcomed me in with open arms!  I needed you all (and maybe you even needed me).

If you followed our journey you know it was full of trials, tribulations and many tears which culminated in the creation of our family and saw us bring our wee, little man home.

I wrote about life after we arrived home. How the bonding and attachment started as we learned to grow into family.  I even delved a bit into my struggle with Post-adoption depression.

I'm glad I did because we will always have this look back on.

We are celebrating our 2 years anniversary as a family in couple of months and we are in such a different place now then we were then.  It is amazing to us. 

Something inside of me says it is time to go. I feel like I don't need this blog anymore. (I will always need all of you though)

I have what I needed and wanted so much when I started to chronicle our adoption.

My family!

The desire to blog is still there though but in a different way. 

I have always felt like this was a blog about how we got to be a family.  Now, we are family and I want to talk about all kinds of different things.  A diary of sorts for myself of what I am thinking about at any given time.

So with that, I have started a new blog here

I hope you will join me from time to time.

Thanks for all your love, support and friendship over the last 5 years.  It has meant more to me than you will ever know.


Chad, Laura, Sara and Seth said...

I'll aways have your back girlfriend!

Good-bye old blog, hello life blog!

I'll drop by from time to time for sure. But we always have FB!

Love you, L

maple walnut mama said...

Cheers to new beginnings!
Looking forward to joining you at your new space.

Connie said...

I always enjoyed following this blog and yes I needed you. I would like to re-read you post about post-adoption depression, which I've been dealing with recently.

Looking forward to following your new blog.

hazel said...

Well written, Rana. I love that I have gotten to know you through adoption and blogging. And ONE of these days we will meet IRL!! You have been there for me through all of it, and I love you for it. I will check out your new blog.

I need to follow suit and 'conclude' my current blog too (it's only been about a year since I blogged anything!) and move on. Facebook has been a good interim, but I miss blogging too. It's always on my mind.

Onward and upward, hon!

Janice said...

It's so rare that I check adoption blogs anymore but here I am today. I certainly understand where you are coming from and your decision to say goodbye. I love that all has worked out for you and like Laura says, we always have facebook.... And your Colonel Meow posts crack me up.

Goodbye Rana's blog!


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