Wednesday, June 16, 2010


{an open invitation for those who have always & will continue to support us}

OK seeing how today marks ONE WEEK until we leave for China, it seems I am finally getting extremely excited and once again nervous! After thinking about it for some time, I decided to make some changes to Benjamin's site!

The first change was ~ I made his web site a site for EVERYONE! Yes for EVERYONE! With a click of the mouse, I made his site a site for ANYONE to post comments! All you need to do is, click on the Comments link below each journal entry (do not click on the "link to this post" link) and wait for the pop up box to appear. Once that pop up box appears, you will see a "Leave Your Comment" block (you may have to scroll down within the pop up box to get to the block to type your message). It is there in that box that you can start typing your message. Once completed, please remember to sign your name to the bottom of the message within the Leave Your Comment block (so I know who is leaving us the message) and scroll down until to see "Anonymous" and click on the circle located just before it (make sure the circle before Anonymous is highlight). And than last step is, click on "Publish Your Comment" (big orange button listed directly below "Anonymous" and within a few seconds, your message will appear! It is that easy! And now EVERYONE & ANYONE can leave us a comment!

Second change was ~ I set up for each & every comment left to not only be posted within the comment link but also a copy of your message to be sent to my email address! Seeing how some Internet sites are blocked in China {and Blogger - at times - being one of them}, I will find it difficult when in China to read all your messages. So with another few clicks under the setting bar, I was able to add my primary email address so I can read every one's message that is left!

There is one thing I want to make clear & it is really sad that I must say this, but I would really appreciate that no one leaves "unwanted" "nasty" or "rude" comments. I have seen it happen before to others and while everyone might not agree with our life style, our decisions, or our beliefs, please don't leave your opinion here! This is an adoption web site for a little boy who will finally be united with his family after a year of surprises, joy, heartache, tears and excitement. YES, this web site is all about our Benjamin. So if you feel the need to tell us something that may not be so nice, please email me privately ~ remember this HERE is not about us, it is about a little boy who has been waiting for a family for over 2 years now...(plus please keep in mind if there is a comment we DON'T approve, it will be deleted)

With that said, I truly hope you all join in on following along in what is most likely going to be our final adoption journey to China. So many of our family & friends have followed us along in the past and left some beautiful comments along the way. I am so looking forward to reading each & every one of the comments that will be left. You just don't know how much your words mean to us and will mean to our son ~ in the future...

So post away {that's comments I mean}!!!!


Football & Fried Rice said...

people really leave rude comments?



Can't wait for this journey!!!

Jboo said...

So thrilled and excited for you and your journey to your sweet little boy! Keep packing! :)


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

HOORAY!! the final countdown has begun.....ONE MORE WEEK!! I could not be happier......and cannot wait to follow along:)



Courtney said...

So excited for you guys. I can't wait to follow along. Praying for safe travels.

Chris said...

Can't wait to follow along!!


Bushnell Girls said...

I am so excited to be able to watch you do another China adoption! You guys are old pro's by now. Your darling and wonderful family will be the perfect place for this little boy. Worth the wait, for him and for you, to be united forever as a family. Praying for travel mercies, that no one will miss each other unbearably, that it will go quickly and without a hitch, and you'll be safely home and reunited before long. The girls and I Will be checking the blog!

Beth said...

Leonard Family!!
So excited for you guys. We will be praying for you for a safe trip and for Benjamin.

Love, The Randles Family
Matt, Beth, Jack, Liv, Hannah and Emma