Though I have responded to comments left on my blog entries until today I had not figured out how to use some aspects of this site.
I was overwhelmed when for the first time I saw the statistics of the viewership of my blog. I cannot believe in just six days that over 1000 people have viewed some portion of my blog.
I never thought my simple words would draw this type of audience.
I do much writing, as I have for several years, which has primarily served as a sort of therapy for me. I realized years ago that there were many issues and emotions from my past that I had buried deep within myself hopefully never to see the light of day again.
I thank those who have visited, commentd, posted links to my blog or have even personaly E mailed me with such gracious words. Your words have touched my heart!
I am heartened that by my sharing the pain as well as the joys of my past has in some small way proven helpful to others. To be able to help myself while at the same time be helpful to others is more than I could have hoped for when I began this blog six days ago.
I also see, not surprisingly, that most the traffic has been to entries talking about birth parents, search & reunions, etc. and to a lesser degree entries dealing with foster care.
I have belonged to numerous messageboards the past six years or so and have found activities amongst them show this same trend. There is far less activity on the issue of foster care. This is probably due to the fact that most former foster alumni would rather put their years in care behind them.
I am probably different than most foster youth in that I was entered into care upon the day of my birth and remained a part of the system for eighteen years. I never knew my birth family until I began searching for them at age thirty-two…thus, I can very much relate to the experience of many adoptees and birth parents as I have gone throgh many of their emotions and pain.
As I continue to write entries to this blog I will keep in mind that I am not only writing for myself but also and pray that my continued writings will prove beneficial for others. You have made my writings thus far worth the time and effort.