Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Have I given up?

I have been asked if I have given up on this blog?


I have developed a love/hate relationship with the blog. First of all I would love to blog all of the time – put my thoughts down – be helpful to others – etc. The reality of it is that I just can’t find the time or seem to make it a priority. So therefore I hate that it hangs over my head as one more thing that needs (or I want) to get done and it doesn’t happen. I think of posts all of the time that I intend to publish but they all stay in my cluttered mind and never make it to the computer screen. Amy Casey encouraged us to do a ‘we are not the Cleavers” post and it was all planned out in my mind as I was working around the house but now the time has passed and so have many of my thoughts.

If I am being honest with myself, I will probably let this blog ‘go’ or just use it to update very randomly and with very little photos. I will attempt to be more diligent about getting things on our private blog. The intention of that one is to be an electronic scrapbook of sorts for the kids when they get older. I don’t mind if people want to have access to it (just leave a comment or send me an email your email address). But we choose to have it private now that Brady is 10 and going into the 5th grade as it is not necessarily comfortable for children to have their friends seeing things about them. Remember that around that age or shortly after EVERYTHING is so embarrassing!

I love being a support to other adopting families, but for me I will mentor/encourage/support families through personal emails or phone calls rather than through this blog. Honestly it comes down to a time factor. I really did not think it would be that big of an adjustment going from 3 kids to 4 kids. Wow was I wrong! Things are going very well and we really are very happy and are grateful – but - I don’t know if it is that we have one additional person to care for or if it is more that that new addition is still a toddler and not as independent as the other three. Whatever the reason, many days I am in survival mode.

And now this post could go on and on because I would like to share about Boston’s progress and how everyone in the family is adjusting to their sibling and tons of other details but I am being beckoned by the little ones to join them outside….

So who knows when my next post will be? I still want to share about our orphanage donation as well as some exciting news about an organization called Orphans at Play. I also want share about making choices to serve in Christ’s name and what that means to me and on and on and on…..

And the love/hate relationship continues between me and blogging…..


Willy's Auntie said...

You have been very supportive to our family as L & B adopt! Soon you'll get to see pictures of the little dude - I hope! He is a cutie! Okay, I am a little biased! :-)

Gloria said...

Totally understand if you have to give it up! I will miss reading about the Overstreet family but understand how difficult it can be to keep it up!

Ashley said...

Please don't feel bad. And please know that you have been a blessing in my life. I found your blog when we were in the mess of Dossier #1 and you were waiting to return to Boston. Your posts spurred me on. I would love to follow your private blog. I think you have my email (

Blessings to all six of you.

Doug and Shelly said...

Heather, I know exactly how you feel. I would love to follow your private blog! dsrawlins@sbcglobal dot net

Bill and Michelle Curran said...

I do not want to lose contact with Blake's family since he was in the same baby home as my son! Keep us on the list please!!!

Ági from Hungary said...

Long time ago I started to read your other blog The Overstreet Journey. Then it became private.
I was very pleased, when I discovered your new blog, and see your family again! And on top of that your sweet new "addition"! :))
I follow your blog from Hungary, no risk with me!:)) Please let me follow your private blog!

Ági from Hungary