Saturday, January 3, 2009

First post of a new year

For the new year and my first post of 2009, I thought I'd celebrate by completely changing my blog. I also added a quote right below the header...it's a part of the Robert Frost Poem, "The Road Less Traveled." In one of my very first blog posts I spoke of taking the road less traveled and what that meant to me. If you want to take the time, you can read that post here. But basically I feel that the road less traveled for me has been my journey with adoption to my 2 youngest children. I never in a million years thought that in the middle part of my life that I'd be a mom again. It's amazing and humbling that we think our life might be a certain way...in my case, I couldn't have anymore children... and God had different plans. This road has made all the difference in my life. Thank you for supporting me on this journey with William and now I look forward to doing the same for all of you who are waiting for your children. 2009 is going to be a great year, I firmly believe that!
To continue my New Year's celebration I'll be doing 2 give aways this month, so please look for them. And I want to mention that the very talented Jennifer did my blog re-do...I think it's awesome and very "Gail." Thank you Jennifer!

23 kind words:

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

I love the design!! So cute!

kris said...

that is one of my Dad's most favorite poems... and seeing as I have 5 shelves of poetry here in my home, am marrying a poet and write myself (tho i refuse to call myself a poet, though my future husband begs to differ), I'm loving your quote. i have rumi in my header :O) taken from one of his poems. LOVE your new look, it's gorgeous!! and i too believe 2009 will be wonderful!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the new look..
Glad to have found you on our AMAZING journeys..
I knew nothing about adoption.. thought I was done until a circumstance came up ... so glad to have opened my eyes to what there is out there in this world..
Hugs girly.
2009 is going to be great..
I really think there will be a little pick up..
Have a Great Sunday..

OH MY #6 said...

I love the optomism in this post. Somehow it makes me feel hopeful that what is right will happen.

But, a news flash for you my friend. You already are a huge support in this Bloggy world of ours. I am so grateful.

And, I am loving this new looks.

Lea
xo

Missy said...

So many things that I love about this post! First, your blogover is AMAZING! I have to say it is one of the cutest I have seen in a long time. Second, Robert Frost is my favorite poet. I think his words are so rhythmic and hold so much meaning. Thirdly, you have such a sweet, genuine spirit. I am so glad to have met you, Gail! You are a gem!

amy said...

your blog looks great and I love this poem

happy new year to you as well

jennifer said...

What a sweet post. I can't believe I'm going to be starting all over with an adopted child either. Crazy!!

Love the new look. I might need to look this "jennifer" up ;)

Michelle said...

Hi Gail,
I wanted to pop over and introduce myself. I just saw on Missy's blog that you are going to Deb's Michigan workshop. I'm going to be there, too.

Your kids are adorable!! Congratulations on recently bringing your youngest home!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Gail!!

I LOVE your new blog....Jennifer is very talented!! I talked to her last week and she will be doing mine later this week...I can't wait!!

You know, it is so funny how you think you are one "road" but God puts you on another road....I never thought we would have had the opportunity that turned out to be Sarah, while we were on "the long road to china"

I truly enjoy reading your posts....you are so inspiring Gail!! Hoping 2009 is another miraculous year for your family!

Lisa

Chris and Deb said...

I love your blog make-over Gail! Jennifer did do an awesome job! I am thinking that once Mei Mei comes on the scene....we are going to need a "new look" too!

Hope you have a great week!

Truly Blessed! said...

Fun new look.

So glad it's 2009, let's hope many, many more children are united with their families this year!

Oatsvall Team said...

so glad we can journey together ... i almost emailed you at 3:30 this morning ... Maggie had a terrible night for the first time in months ... i sat on the edge of her bed as she tantrum and just prayed ... I thought of you and knew you would understand ...

Blessings to your family and may 2009 bring us both closer to the Lord ...

Michelle said...

Ooooooo............It's pretty! Love that poem. I recited the first lines to my husband and he recited some more back to me. Show off! :) Also, English teacher. Hee!

Kimi said...

Hi,

I just ran across your blog and we have a lot in common. I have a 25, 22, and 20 year old and we started over, we have a 5 year old from China that we adopted this November 2008 and a 3 year old son from China that we adopted September 2007. I love your blog and looking forward to reading more.

Blessings to your beautiful family,
Kim

Jboo said...

First time visitor from Jennifer! Love your blog look and will have to read more!!

Wow -- your photos are outstanding and your two children are simply beautiful!

Best wishes for the new year!
Janet

The Morris Family said...

LOVE the new look- so fresh and pretty! Looking forward to the promises of a new year along with you!

Paula said...

I LOVE the new blog look. Yes, very Gail! :)
The family picture is great and I love the pic of you and Will below.
Wishing you a great 2009!

Beverly said...

love the new look!

suzanne said...

The blog is lovely! I must get mine updated!

Steffie B. said...

Love the new look....um...stop by for a minute would you???? ;)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Gail,

I am like you. who knew?! LOVE the quote. HAppy New Year!

Julia said...

I love the quote you used, it's so perfect for many of us, and I can certainly see myself stealing that for a scrapbook page in the near future. So glad to have found your blog today!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I love the new design and your style!

Hugs!

 
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