"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Monday, 18 May 2009

The time has come?

I guess you've been waiting for it? I've been thinking it for a long while. Its time to close this chapter.

I had great intentions of journaling / blogging our new life as a family of five. But I just don't seem to have the time, and everything seems so mundane! We live a very busy life, of just doing life. I can't seem to keep up with reading all my fav. adoption blogs. Or even surf the net.

Tari isn't a figment of our imagination anymore. Our long awaited and dreamed about child in China. She is living and breathing in our family. She IS us. Our journey is no longer about "adoption", rather living and enjoy life.

I was told, before Tari came home, that its not really about "adoption", its about your son or daughter. I heard it - but it didn't feel like it, because she wasn't in my arms. It WAS about adopting a child from China. I knew that child was my son or daughter... but it was about waiting, process and Ch!na Ad0ption Affairs.

Now, she's Tari. She's our daughter and our sister. She was born in China - but long long before, she was born in our hearts and our dreams.

My newest hobby is to digital scrapbook, and it's pretty much all I've been posting anyway - so I've created a new blog, for my pages. There won't be chit-chat - just pictures that tell a thousand words. So, if you want to still see us - we'll be at
www.scrappy-bug.blogspot.com

I may post here, at Aust2China every now and then - so keep me bloglined, (or not!) ~ I just don't want to feel like I must post something, at regular intervals!

Lastly, THANK YOU, to my regular readers, and an incredible network of friends that I've met through blogland. Your comments certainly pulled me out of some pretty dark moments over the last four years. They've made me laugh, smile, and feel loved.

THANK YOU.

18 comments:

Chelley said...

waaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaa :(

Sam said...

Now I'm so sad...

Believe it or not, you will have time to blog as Tari gets older! You also have to put it into perspective. I blog for me and no one else. I don't feel the pressure to post because I don't really care who reads it if I'm happy. I love the friends I've made through blogging, but that's not why I do it.

I'll miss you and your humor!!! Don't be a stranger! Good luck!!!

Sam

Anonymous said...

Darn it- does that mean I have to actually talk to you now to find out whats going on? LOL
Luckily I still get to see you:)
xxJandra

a Tonggu Momma said...

We will love hearing updates when you find the time. Don't forget about us completely.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sad.. but I will follow your scrap page blog..
Have a GREAT WEEK>...
BIG HUGS...

Briana's Mom said...

I am going to miss you on this blog! It has been such an amazing journey for you and your family - thanks for taking us along for the ride. :)

Lisa~~ said...

Going to miss your blogging here but will love seeing all your beautiful piccies and the pages you create.

Cristina said...

Nooooooooo.........Don't leave us!!!! we will be happy with any tiny morsel you blog for us, promise!!!!
Cristina xxx

Cristina said...

PS- can you email me as your address seems to have been eaten by my computer!!!
Cristina xxx

Alyson and Ford said...

We understand and we also want to say thank you for allowing us to follow along on your family adventure.
We'll be right here checking in every now and then and though time and distance may separate us, you guys will always be in our hearts and prayers!
peace
fm

Linda said...

Will be sorry not to read your posts about the kids anymore, but have already bookmarked your scrape blog..So I'll be able to watch your kids grow...
Understand it gets harder to blog as only so many hours in a day. Donna is finding that since she went back to work and is also thinking abut closing her blog. I said just post every few weeks with some pictures as I now I feel like there are so many friends out there.
Thanks for sharing your journey and a slice of your life with us. You will be missed.... Linda

Janet said...

Well, I will keep you on bloglines, and I'm so glad that you are happy and things are going fine. But I get what you mean about "being done". I don't think I'll stop yet, but I think one day it will be time to be done. We'll see. I'm glad you're on FB. :-)

Julie said...

Noooooooooooooo!!!

I really understand, but your blog will be missed!!!

Hugs,

Julie

Luna said...

I'm hoping you got the email I sent you to THANK YOU for the gifts for Ava. I'm worried, the only email I had was the bella one?
I can't imagine you still have that one or even check it...How can I not have your email?!

HUGE thanks for the adorable outfit and books!!! You're such a sweetie!! I can't wait to see Ava in that little pink dress! ADORABLE!!!!

Ohhh and you know, I'll follow along with your new blog!!

Debz said...

OH! I just threw-up a little bit....Gosh I'm not a crazy blogger like some are but I love coming to visit you when I do blog hop.....I hope you really do post once in a while when you can. I do totally understand tho...

....sniff....

Hugz

cougchick said...

I understand but I will miss your blogging. I hope to make it your way some day and I will definitely be looking you up!

rubyiscoming said...

Totally understand, friend. I'm right there with you!

Hugs :)

simply t said...

We will miss you, but I totally understand everything you just said! Our life is no longer about adopting, but living. Enjoy your beautifully blessed life! So happy to have connected with you through this amazing journey.