I think every person who blogs at one time or another wonders whether or not they should share pieces of information about their lives on their blog.  I've been faced with this dilemma many times over the four years that I've been blogging and lately I've been thinking a lot about the reason why I blog.

In the beginning, we I started our blog so that Allie's birth mother would be able to see pictures and updates on her whenever she was up to it.  We didn't want to overwhelm her with pictures on difficult days, but still wanted her to be able to see the child she gave birth to and loved so very much whenever she felt she desired.

As time went on, the blog became very therapeutic as I blogged about infertility, adoption, and life in general as a mom.  As we began our second adoption, this blog began to update and inform our family and friends about our lengthy journey to our second child.

When we found Charu on the Waiting International Children's List, we knew almost nothing about the adoption process in India.  This blog became a way to connect with other Indian adoptive families (there aren't a lot out there compared to other countries).

At this time, I haven't been blogging too much although so much has been going on in our lives.  I want to continue to blog because I adore the families whom I've "met" and love staying connected to them.  I plan on trying to blog more in the near future to catch our family and friends up on the changes in our lives as there have been many.

As far as what to share and what not to share.  Our daughters' adoption stories are theirs and we won't be sharing details of their adoption stories on the blog.  However, I do think it's important to document what's happening in their lives (even the difficult parts) and to share with other adoptive families whom may be going through or will go through the same things.

All in all, I'm praying that one day when our children read our blog they know that the whole blog was written to show how very loved and cherished they were even before they were in our family.  I want them to see that they WERE in fact planned...they were a part of God's plan which is even greater than anyone's plan here on Earth.  I also want our precious children to know how loved and prayed for they were and are not just by us, but by so many loving and wonderful people we've met along the way.


Peter and Nancy said...

I've had the same feelings about blogging, especially with Facebook and other ways of communicating online. But I like the longer, more thoughtful entries on blogs (that FB doesn't provide) -- and I LOVE being connected with other India families too. I hope you feel like you find your blogging "groove" . . . for me, that means 3-4 times per month, usually. And with my older kids being 10 and 12, they don't always want to be on it (except for documenting their activities, holidays, etc.) I've wondered sometimes if our daughters' birth families might search online someday for adoptive families in the US . . . and I hope maybe they could find us this way. All that to say -- I love seeing your updates, whether they're once a week or once a month!