Thursday, May 10, 2012

7 Quick Takes




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Last week I had about 9 Quick Takes and I had to edit it down. It was a rare occurrence for me, because I almost always end up like right now... totally out of ideas...

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Oh, right, there are some fun events coming up in order to help raise money for Malcolm's adoption. This weekend is the Baking Malcolm Home event, and tomorrow I will be starting to promote the online auction I am running for the Smiths. It will run from June 2nd - June 3rd, so don't miss it! Lots of fun items to bid on, and all for a great cause.

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My last post was super popular (for my blog. 163 page views, haha). It always shocks and humbles me when people share my posts. I brainstormed that post while making breakfast, thought about it again while making lunch, and then typed it all out sometime later that day. I had to force myself to hit "Publish" because I tend to type out long posts and then delete them. But this one had been on my mind for a while. So I'm glad I was able to put it into words that resonated with people.

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It also seems that my last post ticked some people off and, we think, caused them to attack my sweet friend Heidi, who is also adopting a child with special needs. She is much more charitable than I, and wrote a wonderful post about it all, here. It is a post full of great information for all of the people out there who don't quite understand WHY people are called to adopt internationally.

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Oh, but how I wish they had brought that nonsense over here to my blog.... *evil grin*

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I am hoping to have some good stuff on the baby I am prayer warrior for soon (see the redhead sweetie over there on the right? Yeah, him). There is a family traveling to his region this week and they will be on the lookout. I am praying so hard that they can find him, get updated pictures, and a video. I also hope they are allowed to give him some love.

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Wow, I don't have any fun pictures or anything in this post... Let's seeeee...

Oh! Here, vote for this video and help the Reece's Rainbow kids!


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10 comments:

  1. I love this quick takes.

    And you sure know how to stir the pot, huh? ;-)

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  2. Stir the pot? Meeeee??? ;)

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  3. #3 I totally struggle with writing long posst and then deleting them too.

    #5 I also struggle with th etemptation to stir the pot to get some readers.... but I'm not quite ready for the kind of readers I might get by doing that.

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  4. I hear ya on #5. I'm not afraid of a fight, but some people are just not going to communicate respectfully. That would be the only thing that would irk me. Not to mention trolls. ;)

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  5. Makes me not miss Facebook at all!


    You can talk about how IVF is similar to abortion and that will get ya some controversy. :) Have it your way, like burger king. You know, birth control leads to abortion as abortion leads to IVF and back to abortion...So fun! :) I had to shut down my blog.....

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  6. What do you mean you had to shut down your blog?!

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  7. Hi Kara,
    I am a new reader, and I do love your blog! :-) I read Heidi's post yesterday, and seriously thought she wrote it for me! haha My heart has been captured for these kids at Reece's Rainbow too...The day before I was attacked horribly at work by a co-worker when I told her that I wished I could adopt Beau. She had the same objections that Heidi mentioned. I agree Heidi was really gracious in answering her critics... because I am still furious at my co-worker!!! I have not handled it well. What is wrong with these people?!?

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  8. Hi Carrie! Welcome!

    Reece's Rainbow changes lives for sure. It makes me so happy to see social media used for a good cause.

    Ugh at your co-worker. People are so misinformed. And they don't even try to educate themselves. I'd give her Heidi's post!!

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    1. I thought about giving her Heidi's post, but she was not interested in learning anything more about it. She wouldn't let me explain...That's why I was so mad! I guess some people you just have to write-off as completely insane and give them to God. lol

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    2. LOL, well, that's definitely true...

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