Friday, December 7, 2012
SITS Day.....It actually came!
Hello, hello, hello to all of you that are stopping over from SITS today....and of course to my fantastic loyal readers as well!! Your featured SITS day kind of starts to feel like a mirage; you think you can see it coming up ahead--after-all...you've been leaving comments on blogs all over the world for like a year, but then..........it starts to disappear again and you think, "I've got to be getting that e-mail soon....right?"
To have it finally be here is pretty darn exhilarating!
It's so great to have you stop by this little space I have. I hope you'll stick around for a while. (And for my everyday readers who love to blog as well make sure to check out the SITS website--link above--to find out what being a featured blogger is all about! And also to discover some pretty amazing blogs to follow!)
Pink Shoes was born out of my desire to write about adoption, and the name of my blog comes from one of the most important lessons I learned while going through the domestic adoption process. You can read that story here! If you're a fellow adoptive mama, birth mom, or someone who is starting to explore adoption in general I'm so happy to 'meet' you. Nothing has changed my life like adoption, and it's become my personal mission statement to cultivate a culture of adoption in our country. It's a little........a lot.......mysterious to many people and that is too bad. It doesn't need to be......and hopefully my voice can be one of many working to change that.
And while adoption is most definitely the foundation upon which Pink Shoes is built, everyday life and what I'm learning from it resides here too. I'm no expert........on anything.......but I do believe that if you have a voice to share you should....we all have something to learn.....and you never know when you might be the vehicle by which someone learns something, grows personally, or gains some confidence....and in the meantime you'll reap the benefit of all those things too!
Some of my favorite posts from the last year for you to check out if you'd like......
Discussions that make me thankful for open adoption.
Airplanes & Expectations.
The "B" Word.
Drying my hair in the dining room.
The moms in your village.
And, you can also find me over at Mom Colored Glasses on a regular basis; a fantastic online magazine for moms that covers pretty much anything moms think about; DIY's, recipes, healthy living, adoption, faith, special needs, kids and pets, app reviews for kids, and on and on. We're hosting a pretty awesome Shabby Apple giveaway today over there that you'll for sure want to check out.
So again.....thank you, thank you, thank you for coming by today. I hope you're hear to stay! Happy Friday to you all. Drink some hot chocolate, watch Elf, and stare at some twinkly lights this weekend!