Friday, January 09, 2009

Called Out


I am always fascinated by the locations that pop up daily on our blog's live traffic feed. We have visitors from all over the world! According to Jennifer, one of our adoption buddies, it's National Delurking Week. I've never done this, but I must admit I'm curious. If you're reading this, whether it's your first time stopping by or you're a regular visitor, leave me a comment. Introduce yourself or just say "hi". Did you find us through our website? Another blog? Adoption network? I'm curious to see who we're sharing blog space with!

32 comments:

Stephanee&Zach said...

Hey there! You know we are reading loving following along with your family! How is Kristina doing now that she has been home over a year?

adoptyaroslav said...

Just lurking! Found you through another adoption blog.

Natalie
adoptyaroslav.blogspot.com

suburbanminivanner.spaces.live.com said...

Enjoy your blog! Not sure how I found it, through another adoption blog I'm sure. Attached is a family blog my husband keeps. (Ignore his grammar and spelling!) In the early stages of considering international adoption, but right now just getting ready to host our second internation exchange student!

Stéphanie said...

Just me... stalking like usual :)

Melissa E. said...

yup, here I am. You know how I got here.

Tina said...

Hi there,

I probably found your blog via the video on youtube and have been following it ever since.

Good morning and have a good day!

Tina
Slovenia

Amy F. said...

Hello, friend! I come here to see how big your kids are getting!

Linda said...

I believe I first came across your YouTube video of when Kristina came to stay with you after you returned from Ukraine. (I must have watched it 10 times over, and the tears spilled every time, it was probably one of the sweetest things I've ever seen). Then, I think I did some searching on the internet somehow to see if there was more information and somehow came across your blog. This may not be entirely accurate...I have been following along for quite awhile but the video is where I started. God bless!

Linda, in Charlotte, NC

The Kaysers said...

I stopped by today. Shad found your blog, but not sure how. I am glad he did, though! :) God bless

Kim said...

Hello from sunny Florida! The blog the same as hanging out over coffee but it's the closest to being together again. Miss you terribly!

Christy said...

Greetings from Missouri.Enjoying your blog. Came across it from another blog. Come on over for a visit at http://lifeafterukraine.blogspot.com/

adoptedthree said...

A fan for many years!!! :)

DoveFamily said...

I'm here, as always :) Been here for a long time, I don't even remember how we originally found each other. But it was cool being able to follow your journey since we traveled about the same time!

Jennifer
http://littleboydove.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Hello, I'm Heather. I have been following your story since before Kristina came to live with you. I remember being so touched by your story, and even teared up during the Airport Arrival video.

My husband and I are planning to adopt, but we have had to change plans and even put them on hold a number of times. I am praying that God will provide a way for us to move forward soon!

Tami said...

You know I'm here! :) I can't remember how I found you two years ago (has it been that long?) but it probably had something to do with the video on You Tube or possibly through the Christian Ukraine Yahoo group. Either way, I've loved 'getting to know you'. I'm so glad you're back to blogging on a more regular basis. ;>)

Leslie said...

Hi Leslie, It's the other Leslie!
I need to change my profile name to Leslie G. maybe? :-)

A Life Full of Love said...

I really do not know how long I have been following! I know it was before Kristina was with you permanently. I believe I have posted at least once, haha. I found you from a link from another post about adoption, but I cannot remember where.

www.melodyanddoug.blogspot.com

Tony and Dawn said...

Hello from the Baggett's in Alabama! Been following since before you went to court to bring your daughter home. We have six kids - three of which were lost in Russia. We brought them home in June 2008.

adoptyaroslav said...

Leslie,

Yes, you may post a link to my blog on your site if you wish.

Natalie
www.adoptyaroslav.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Hey there, Leslie.... love reading about your beautiful family and journey. Been a long time since HS English!

-Stephanie of Collierville, TN

Heidi and Felix said...

I wrote a simular post before we went to Ukraine in November. I didn't know they had a lurker week! I would have held off until now. Not sure how or when we started following, but I love you style of writing.

Felix
Dad to Nadia, Julia, Kolya and one day Rimma and Zina!

Cindy said...

Hi Leslie!

Just saying "Hi!" and have loved "meeting" you! I also love your new look.

Leah said...

I've been reading your blog for several months now. I think it was just before you brought Kristina home. You're such an excellent writer, and I always learn some life lesson while reading here! I found your blog while reading blogs about children with Down Syndrome being adopted out of Ukraine. I have a 12 yo daughter with DS, but no adoption for me. Instead I live vicariously through everyone's blogs! LOL I also have 4 boys who are all grown and out of the house.

Annie said...

Hey everybody! I just love your blog template. How do you do that? I kind of tired of my. I want something new, but I don't know where to find or how.

Say hi to Kristina from me.

MamaPoRuski said...

So it finally dawned on me that I haven't officially "followed" your blog yet! After all these years, sigh! So now I have come out and publicly proclaimed that I proudly follow all the wit and wisdom you have to share!
On a side note, I am starting a collection of blogs from adopted kids so O can read and follow to help her transition if possible. Do you have any such list?

Nataliya said...

Hi Leslie! I'm checking your blog from time to time. Since my company blocked blogger, it's almost impossible to blog from home :)

Pam DeFrees said...

Hi Leslie and hi sweet Kristina. : )
This is Pam and I met Kristina before I knew about the blog. I was in Odessa, Ukraine on my 3rd mission trip there and she and my daughter became quick friends. Kristina told us all about her American family and was so excited to be going home soon. I believe Alyona gave me your blog after I returned home to Texas. I wrote to Alyona and asked how Kristina was doing and probably asked for an e-mail address. She gave me your blog address and it's been great keeping up with how great everything is going. God is good!!
www.PassionForUkraine.blogspot.com is where I have blogged about our last trip. I need to figure out how to make it cool like yours and Ashely's and the Wolff's and everyone else's I read. : )

Cassc said...

Hi Leslie,
I can't remember how I first came to your blog (blogs are like potato chips you can't just read one!) but at the time I went back and read from the beginning and I have been following "Kristina's Story" regularly for a little over a year now. Members of my family are adopted from EE and I hope to adopt someday :-) Your family really warms my heart thank you for sharing!

Kyle said...

You can tell I'm a bad lurker because I only just now read this. I always thought to myself, "If they were still at St. Paul's, Margo and I would have gotten to know them better." But knowing my bad habit of not actually following through with relationships very well, who knows. But yes, I at least subscribe to the blog and read it on the random, rare times I read my blog subscriptions!

Ashley said...

I am way behind, but I am here now. I have been following I guess about 2 years now. Can't remember how I found you, though. Through Oleg's board, maybe?

Ashley in Forest, Mississippi

drdavid said...

I try and keep up on your blog. With the girls home I am not as regular as I would like to be but I always love your wisdom and insight. We love having our daughters home with us from Odessa! We are still very much in the adjustment phase. We continue to learn more about them and ourselves daily. God is so good. He is showing me how much I still have to learn about being His adopted child!
Keep posting! I am excited to see where God will lead your family in your next adoption journey!!!!!
Cindie Wolff

Andrew J said...

Greetings from Cambodia! I found your blog via another one I found by complete accident due to a misspelling on a google search. Must be serendipity as its an inspiring read.