If you’ve been around here a while, you know that No Hands But Ours is sort of my baby. And over the years I have worked on it as I could, as time allowed.
Which – if you know where I’m coming from – meant I didn’t get to devote myself to it as much as I wanted. But, as 2012 dawned, I prayed about what God wanted me to do with No Hands But Ours. And He wanted me to not only stick with it, but pour more of myself into it.
And so I did. And I am.
And now, I am so excited to tell y’all, something brand new is going on at No Hands But Ours. Not only have we added some fantastic new bloggers in the last few months, but there are some other changes as well.
Like a total face-lift.
No Hands But Ours hit the three-year mark last fall. In internet-speak, that meant the old girl was pretty much ancient. So I asked a good friend of mine, Lauren of Restored 316 Designs, if she thought she could help.
And my, oh my… did she ever.
So grab a button.
Find us on Facebook.
And then go visit and let me know what you think!
You have been a busy girl!
I L-O-V-E the new ‘everything’ about NHBO!!!
IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!!! CONGRATS on the rebirth of No Hands But Ours!!! I already grabbed the button and look forward to following along:)
Just grabbed the new button! It’s beautiful and so is your heart!
The Gang's Momma says
Great job to you all – it looks beautiful!!!
I’ve been a faithful reader for quite some time, but I am new to blogging myself! Can you tell me how to put this button on my blog? I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
It is terrific! Excited to see how NHBO helps children find their families!
This is WONDERFUL! What a BLESSING this will be to so many families! Myself included!
Looking forward to following this blog and reading how so many families have already been BLESSED by
Thank you isn’t enough for sharing all these Journey’s to God’s Precious Children!
Absolutely incredible – love the scrolling banner of different kids with their special needs listed!
I love this…been looking for something like this in life! I will grab the button and put in on my blog:)
It looks so good Stefanie! I wonder how we ever found this information before NHBO!
Mary Beth says
It’s completely BEAUTIFUL! It gave me chills as I read the words and watched the pictures scroll across. It was wonderful before, so now I guess it is better than wonderful!
I absolutely LOVE the new site! It is fantastic!! I’ve been meaning to contact you (just haven’t had time) to ask about writing an update on our daughter’s progress. She is “Emma,” featured under the “Clubfoot” section. You asked me to write our story for the site shortly after we brought our daughter home. As it turns out, over the years, we learned that in addition to her being born with clubfoot…she was also born with Fibular Hemimelia, which in her case means that she is missing her ENTIRE fibula.
My husband and I have since found out that there isn’t a lot of information out there regarding this condition, its treatment options or the physical, emotional, and monetary toll it can take on a family. Treating her club foot was a walk-in-the-park compared to treating her for fibular hemimelia…which will involve YEARS of treatment and MANY surgeries. I’m a Business Analyst by day (and anal by nature!) — I complete research, write requirements, define the scope of projects, make recommendations, write documentation, provide training, and am then involved in the execution/implementation of projects…but NOTHING (and I mean nothing!) I did in terms of researching our daughters new-found condition prepared us for what “has been” and “will be.”
We found a fair amount of medical information out there on the web, but not much from a parental perspective…things to know and prepare for, tell-tale signs that would have tipped us off much earlier to the fact that she had this condition (it was missed by three different doctors!), what the doctors don’t tell you, etc!
I would love to see something added to the site for Fibular Hemimelia and when things die down around here a bit, I’d even be willing to contribute our story.
I LOVE no hands but ours! I just love it! And the new look is fabulous! I have many other helpful blogs through this site, and we were able to get information to help us quickly when we were adopting our daughter.
Thanks so much!!
Lee Ann says
WOW……LOVE the new site!!!
Mrs. Baker says
Looks great! I seriously don’t know how you do it all – I am a bit crazed trying to keep up with all we’re doing and you have WAY more going on than me. Do you sleep at night? Perhaps that’s it – you don’t sleep. Must be it. 🙂
This is INCREDIBLE. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not at the adoption point yet, but that I WILL be going down that road multiple times. Special needs is definitely an avenue I’m interested in looking into… And just reading through the page explaining several of the different needs out there… I am already saying, “Yeah, I think that one would fit just FINE into my family!” (And I don’t have my family started yet! hehe:)) Thanks for doing this… I’m glad God prompted you!
Morning Stef – you know I’m a regular reader over at NHBO – probably longer than here – took me a minute to connect the dots on that one, I’m a skilled investigator you know! 😉
Seriously – it’s a great resource – with some really insightful thoughts, mostly because it just puts it “out there”. Folks can get this idea that adoption is all butterflys and flowers with a little of the “bambi music” playing in the background. And OK – maybe adoption even has those moments…but it has plenty of warts on it too.
In that respect it’s kinda like life eh?
the blog lift is excellent work – but what it looks like is way less important than it’s content…and the content is spot on!
hugs – aus and co.
I love the colors and the design in the corner. It looks great. And it’s such a wonderful cause. These kids truly do need a family and I hope they find one soon.
The site looks really great, Stefanie! Congrats!
Oh boy! I’m so excited for you.
I love the look of the new site! It’s wonderful! I grabbed the button too, it’s on my blog;)
Love the new site! I don’t really remember the old one, but this new one is outstanding. I took a button for my blog, since I’m trying to make my blog into somewhat of a resource for those interested in China SN adoption. And in funny news, while I was roaming the new site, I found a child in family stories named Tessa. Her SN was imperforate anus. Our daughter is Tessa, with the SN of imperforate anus. Too cool! We have family pictures in about a month or so, and I’ll send you one of our precious sweetie for the site.
what a snazzy makeover!!!!