THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Step Up and Introduce Yourself...

You don't have to have a blog to leave a comment. You don't have to be adopting from China or another country or this country to have something valuable to say. You don't have to be a mother or a father. You can voice an opinion, offer a kind word or participate in any of the activities that happen here.
There are hundreds of people who read this blog every day and I'd love to know who you are and why you read it. What keeps you coming back?
Grandma Linda is a frequent visitor here. I love her comments and she has no blog. We find ways to communicate with each other.
Also, Diane mother of 5 left a beautiful comment that made my eyes all watery at work the other day.
This blog is open to and welcomes anonymous comments, so step up today and introduce yourself. You know a lot about me already...

40 comments:

Dannye said...

I'm me...and you know all about me!! happy hump day!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I'm not a lurker.. you know me.. but it sure is funny how many people go on our blogs a day.. and we don't get that many comments...
Have a WONDERFUL Day...
Hugs to you my friend

Carol said...

OOOOOH! I forgot it's wordless Wednesday!!!!

Denise C said...

Just stopping by to say good morning and hope your day is so blessed it will knock your socks off! ;)

I am sooooo glad we are blogging friends! I am so blessed by you and your posts! They make me think, laugh and cry at times!
Take care, my friend!!! :)

jennifer said...

It amazes me how many people don't comment. I can't imagine missing out on all the fun! Love your new header! And love visiting everyone's blog and seeing my favorite quote on the side bar. You are such an encourager for all of us. I appreciate you!

Rhonda said...

You know I'm here, I just don't comment all that often. ;)

~Amy~ said...

This is why I love you Kim! I'm not adopting...(well not yet anyways) ;) ;) and you still except me! I do LOVE reading your blog and I looooooove experiencing your journey to baby Sophia with you. I'm happy I found you in bloggyland...well its kinda funny cause we were in the same room together last year...at Stef's birthday party! haha Hopefully we can get together again sometime. Now that we know who eachother are!

Love ya!

LaLa said...

Not a lurker but a definite reader!!! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Laura Nipper said...

Well you know I am not a luker. I love coming and reading your blog posts. They always are very up lifting and I think it's great how you are always changing up the look of your blog. What a blessing you are to so many people. :)

Gail and Dan said...

You know me RMJ, and I comment and sometimes participate in your Sat. AM chats. Thank you for everything that you do, your blog is one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

I just check a bunch of adoption related blogs each day to see how each family is coming along in their journey. I desperately want to adopt but my husband only wants to have bio children. I have 4 bio children but I still feel a deep longing to adopt a child. I don't know why my longing is so deep and so intense. I love to see families come together through the miracle of adoption. I hope and pray for you that your wait is short and your child is being cared for in a loving environment. All the best!

amy said...

I love visiting here!!!

Michelle said...

I am not a lurker, either, but love this post! I have wanted to post something similar on our blog, but wasn't sure how to go about it. Well done! Have a good day!!

Patricia/NYC said...

I finally stopped by here...today! I've seen your blog on all my blog-buddies' lists & now I can see why your blog is so popular! :)

I'm adding you to my list now! :)

Patricia/NYC
lucky momma to a Hubei sweetie/rascal

Janet said...

No lurking for me...I love your blog, though. You have such a kind heart and are always concerned for others. That, and so much more....

OH MY #6 said...

I am a previous lurker who has always loved coming to your BLOG. It is positive, perky and a joy to visit!

Lea

K1 said...

May we frequent commenters comment too, or is this just for the lurkers?

Jill W said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Have a wonderful day!

Mob said...

I have a private blog and I still have lurkers. Some people are just "comment shy". Come on people: speak up!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i read because you are real, kind, funny, and someone I wished lived next door to me ... love ya sister!!

pushme-pullme said...

first time caller, long time listener... ok,I always call. It's meeeee

*gypsy
*mrs incredible
*with 6 you get eggroll

and there are others.

shelley said...

I lurk daily. I think what has me coming back are the wonderful pictures and uplifting comments you have. Come by my blog and lurk if you would like to.

Thanks for always having a positive spin on things.

Steffie B. said...

Just little ol' me stopping by.....see you Friday for some good food, laughs and probably some tears!
Smooch!

Kimber said...

You know me and I ADORE you!

Hugs,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberley,

Me again!!!! I am Diane, I do not have a blog, but, do have a huge passion for adoption...more so, for the orphan.

If you'd have asked me anything about adoption prior to 1996, while I was busy raising my Son and Daughter I'd have told you very little....but, as you awesome families are learning once the seed is planted there is very little you will be able to do to deny the feeling of true love given to us so freely through the gift of adoption....

I found your blog through a friend of yours, I have disclosed to her that I followed her amazing journey to her sweet daughter Sophia:) which they shared on the Story of You...

I find prayer and God's love to be immensely powerful and the love shared in the adoption community is huge!!!

As stated before, I will be the one now yelling from the sidelines for you all to continue to walk this very uncertain, lengthy, yet, oh so dream like journey until you finally yell out....REFERRAL....TA!!!

You, Kimberley seem to embody the Spirit of adoption....persevere, commitment...honesty.

Why do I read the blogs...well, because as one who has now been to China three times and has truly seen the Fields of the Fatherless....how could I not lift you all up? How can I walk from what my daughters are forever tied to? Your blog as well as the many other beautiful waiting family blogs and the family blogs of those who have also been on this journey are a glimpse and mirror of what all I have seen.

Thank you so much for allowing me to see all these sweethearts be joined with their families, thank you for sharing your love for the daughter or son you have yet to hold...by sharing that love so honestly now, it is a constant reminder to me that the orphans...the millions who wait world wide are loved, are prayed for and are remembered....and if it had not been for God's Love that could just have as easily been my daughters who would still be waiting...

SO DON'T GIVE UP!!!! YOUR CHILDREN ARE WAITING FOR YOU ALL!!!!

HUGS TO ALL,
Diane...

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberley:)

Sorry about the lengthy post!!!

I did want to shout out that in 2006 we did welcome home our daughter, Jadyn. She came to our family at the age of four...a new experience for our family, as we broke birth order in bringing her into our family.

For anyone who might enjoy to do so, in 2006 we did set up a blog to capture our trip to China...

Feel free to take a peek at the beautiful daughters I have....and hopefully they will be a reminder to all who wait of the daughters waiting for you!!!

Hugs to all,
Diane

www.journey-to-jadyn.blogspot.com

Debz said...

Not a lurker either. I love coming to your blog, your one of the most thoughtful bloggers I have come accross. I love your genuine care for everyone. You have a big heart.

I am sooo going to do a de-lurking post someday.

Ps. Pop on over and get your "You Make Me Smile Award"! Cause you totally make me smile.

Linda said...

Hi rmj...just wanting to say thank you for mentioning me on your blog..I feel Like a STAR... I still lurk everyday, but now I feel better since Donna made my icon leaving a comment. This community sure is welcoming...Have a Great one...Linda

Truly Blessed said...

Faithful reader, friend and fellow church-goer here. Love your blog, love your positive attitude and what you're doing for the adoption community.

You rock, girl!

I'm glad to call you friend.

cougchick said...

lurk lurk lurk

smooches Kimberley...

ADELE said...

Hi, I am not a lurker anymore either. :)
I love your blog. It is very encouraring and uplifting. So nice to have met you here in bloggyland. :)
PS. I bet those KK boxers are cool.

Much Ado said...

Well, you know me and I'm not a lurker either! :) Love stopping by here, as do MANY others! :)

Amy said...

Kim, you know I love you and I will be so happy to see you get your girl!

Jennifer said...

I'm not sure I've ever left a comment before. I found your blog through other China Adoption Blogs. I'm not adopting, but had a friend that did adopt from China and clicked on different blogs linked through her site and found many others. I enjoy reading your blog. You do so many kind things for others. The world needs more people like you in it. You can learn more about me at my blog. :) Enjoy your day!

Jennifer

LINDA said...

Not a lurker. In fact, there are few blogs I haven't commented on. Kim, I love your approach, your grit, your ability to draw people to you without really trying. You amaze me with how kind and generous you are; how you are always helping someone, making so many smile and always try to bring other's plights to the attention of the masses. You take the time to keep everyone updated and focused on their goals.
And I love how you are continually changing the look of your blog. It is always fresh and inviting.:=)

Special K said...

Hi there! I'm a long-time lurker! But I thought I should delurk and say hi, since you called me out!

The Johnson Family said...

I read often but never have much time for comments, but I love following along on your journey!!

secret agent said...

again........I can't get hold of you
my emails get returned.
I'm trying to tell you summpin

email me so I can hit reply ok?

Shudg said...

I found your blog through Pandamom! I have 3 bio children, but love reading about others adopting. It just makes me smile when a child gets their "forever family".

Anonymous said...

Lurk is such an odd word, maybe observer would be better?

Followed a link from another blog to here.

Love your positive attitude in trying times.

Other comments from me will only happen if I've something to say.

--anonymous poster no one