Monday, December 7, 2009

Ask me

I recently realized that I never acknowledged or celebrated my one year anniversary of blogging this past fall. October 7, 2008, was my first blog post.

So in honor of that, one year and two months later, I thought it would be interesting to see if any of my readers have questions for me. I'm not guaranteeing I will answer them all, but I'll do my best.

So here's your chance. If you're wondering anything about me personally...my family, my marriage, my parenting philosophies, my faith, my season of waiting, lessons I've learned on my journey, adoption, my views on whatever, writing, blogging....go for it.

Just ask me.

It'll be fun...?!

6 comments:

Kim said...

Oh how fun, thank yu for doing this! Well I am a new follower, so there's probably some posts I haven't gotten to yet, so forgive me if I missed something.

I think the question that comes to mind, is what kept you "sane" during your journey? And looking back now that you have two beautiful children, is there anything you would have done differently? What is your best advise to those of us still waiting for our little miracles?

cybil said...

How did you get to know the Lord?

Congrats to your first blog anniversary!

Cheers from Geneva
sibylle

Maria said...

I have been visiting your blog for awhile now. I think what I admire the most about you is your trust and faith in the Lord.

So I guess my question is, even after the heartbreaking miscarriages and not being able to concieve for a long time, how did you manage to keep your trust and faith in the Lord?

I ask because I'm forty three and my husband and I married two years ago. We both love children and want our own. The problem is, my age, I was diagnosed with endometriosis stage four only eight months after marriage, I had two surgeries so far, hubby and I have been TTC for two years now and we haven't been able to get pregnant once, the fact that I recently started skipping periods, and last week at my yearly physical I was told that I might be going through peri-menopause.

I just feel so sad and discouraged. I prayed for a husband for years, but when I was praying for a husband in my thirties I was also praying to be able to be a Mother someday. I just find it so sad and heartbreaking that despite all my prayers that we haven't been blessed with a child yet. I find it so hard to believe that I might never be a Mother.

I have been a daycare teacher for over twenty years and love children so much. I've always wanted to be a Mother. But I wanted to do it God's way and have children after I was married. I didn't meet my Mr. Right until I was thirty nine and a half and we weren't married until I was almost forty one.

Any words of advice and encouragement and prayers would be so much appreciated! I've been feeling so sad and discouraged lately and in tears. But despite the way I feel, I'm still praying and trying to trust in God but it so difficult.

Thank you so much! May God Bless you and your beautiful family!

P.S. What are your favorite Christian books and devotionals? I'd love to hear!

Love,
Maria Therese
marialehan4608@aol.com

Maria said...

I also have a couple of other quick questions:

1) What kind of camera do you have?

2) What kind of digital photography software do you use?

3) How many Creative Memories albums have you made? How long have you been making the albums?

4) Is scrapbooking one of your hobbies?

5) Did you ever make a faith album or an album about your journey to motherhood?

I'd love to hear!

Thank you for answering my qeustions! Looking forward to hearing the answers!

Love,
Maria

Becky said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I am curious about your parenting philosophy - attachment, Babywise, etc and how or if adoption influenced and/or changed your parenting philosophy. We are in the beginning stages of adoption.

Sally said...

I don't have any questions to ask you right now. I just wanted to tell you that I have followed your story for some time. I pray for your family. You have such precious little ones and you deserve every ounce of happiness that you have. You make me believe that there is hope if you just pray for the good. Your story has sincerely touched my life. If I'm ever up north I would love to come hug your neck and thank you for making a difference in my life.
Sincerely,
Sally