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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Makedaversary and Good-Bye

It was two years ago today that my daughter was placed in my arms and my life changed forever. I didn’t start this blog until after I received my referral, and it was intended to be as much a way of keeping in touch with all the wonderful people I’d met along the way, as it was about celebrating my daughter and our life together. So today I celebrate our two years together and say good-bye to this, my blog. I think the only blogs I comment on anymore are the ones where I’ve now met the authors face-to-face, and I know we’ll be in touch for years to come. But it will be by email, and in-person. Perhaps if I am ever able to overcome the fits and starts of adoption #2, I’ll blog again to honour that equally special child, but in the meantime, I hereby revert to lurking.

Thanks for the ride guys,

xox











20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to be the first to comment. I'm the mom & gramma to B & M, and even tho' I see & talk to them all the time, I'm gonna miss this. I've become a Pass Me My Wine junkie. You've done a great job, Barb. Makeda will love all your postings as she gets older.
love,
Mom
xoxox

Alicia said...

It was nice to meet you in Ethiopia. I'm sure our girls will cross paths again.
Alicia

Dianne said...

Take care, and I'll miss your blog!

adventures north said...

I'll miss you guys!

Melissa said...

Well, it's been good to follow along on your adventures in parenting. Best of luck to you in your second adoption. Thanks for your work in bringing IA back to life.

Cheers,
Melissa

Gina said...

I'll miss seeing M's sweet face! Happy 2nd Anniversary! We hope to see more of you in person.

Tami said...

Awww. I understand but it gets time consuming and life moves so fast. I don't even post on mine and I just know I should but heck, what do I have to say? We will keep in touch and there is FB. hugs and kisses

Liz said...

Best of luck to you!

hazel said...

ACK! Well, you know how I feel about this end. I'm just glad I coerced you into blogging in the first place. It's been great to follow along.

After seeing Makeda this weekend and now looking back at these old pictures, I'm again amazed at how much Mak Daddy has grown. She's such a beautiful girl. And she was so sweet with Biset. She's going to be a wonderful big sister. I hope you do decide to pick up this blog again when daughter #2 makes her presence known to you.

I will miss you posts, but am so glad that you are a dear friend IRL.

love,
hazel & biset

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

I too will echo many of the comments that the photos and day to day (okay, who am I kidding...few weeks to few weeks) updates have been so great. Hope to continue our email-ship...and definitely an in person visit (hopefully small african child in tow) so soon. Appreciate all your tolerance and help over the months. Okay, now this is sounding like an obit.
Take care. Keep in touch.
A

habeshachild said...

Godspeed.

Katy said...

Thanks for sharing all you did. Best wishes to you and Makeda and future daughter. I'll think of you every time I see a hot mama on a ducati.

june said...

Aw. Hope you return with the story of little sister!

Gayle et al said...

I too will miss the pictures and your amazing sense of humour. You have given Makeda a wonderful gift for when she gets older.

marelise said...

Will miss you in cyberspace but hope we can say" pass me my wine" in person as time goes by.

Suzanne said...

I've become a bit of a lurker, myself. Wishing you and Makeda all the best, and looking forward to the next IAMASLUT gathering.

Suzanne

Crazy Auntie Judy said...

Well, how typical! Now that I have come to wish you happy anniversary, you close the damn thing down. Not that I am paranoid or anything. ANyway, guess I will have to pass you your wine in person! Fitting that I may well be the last person to write a comment here :-)

(And why is my word verification "butpinks"!!! Jeez...)

shannon said...

All the best and here's hoping blog number two comes faster than expected.
Maybe we will meet somehow someday
Till then thanks for all you have shared.
Shannon

Robynhood said...

I think I have been in denial and keep coming by here hoping that Haze has convinced you to change your mind... but alas... it is true.. you are done. I have loved reading your blog and the best part is that we actually got to connect in person because of it. Looking forward to more visits with you and the lovely Miss M. I also cant wait to hear good news from you on number 2...
take care,

R & A

los cazadores said...

Sniff. Bye bye. Thanks for sharing Makeda's sweet face.