My good buddy, Tonggu Momma, emailed me yesterday to share some news. Ni Hao Y’all had made it onto the ‘101 Best Adoption, Loss and Infertility Blogs‘. And, alongside Linny’s and M3’s mega-uber-cool-blogs, I was in some pretty rockin’ company.
At last. My 15 minutes has arrived.
Actually, what made me really want to dance around the room in a way that embarrasses even my smallest children is that my baby, No Hands But Ours, was on that list as well.
Dude. I think I might cry.
That site has been such a labor of love for me. It all began almost to two years ago, during a phone conversation with my sister as I expressed my frustration at the lack of information out there for families considering the China SN program.
Since then, God has blessed every effort I’ve made to make No Hands But Ours a reality.
And they are seriously rockin’ that blog now. Seriously.
It’s been crazy fun, the entire journey. And now, No Hands But Ours *dabbing the tears from my eyes* is all grown up and sportin’ a spot on the ‘101 Best Adoption, Loss and Infertility Blogs‘.
I am awfully proud. But even more, I am so blessed. And I have received many emails from families that have been blessed by No Hands But Ours as well.
Because of the broad base of needs and experiences represented by the authors on No Hands But Ours, as well as the transparency with which each post and story is written, it has opened eyes, changed hearts and created families.
Especially the Family Stories page. It’s a huge encouragement to families considering adopting a special needs child.
But we need more.
Would you please consider sharing your story?
You could share how a particular child or special need took root in your heart. Or what made you decide to pursue a SN adoption. Or maybe what it’s been like caring for your child and their SN since you’ve all been home. Or just simply how your story unfolded.
I truly believe that in sharing your story, or even just a part of your story, that God can use it to find children homes and bring families into existence.
To share your story, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a few pictures of your little darling, and I’ll do the rest.
Please don’t make me beg. I’m still luxuriating in my 15 minutes.