Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Totally, outrageously humbled.

That's me today.

Folks, there are 100 people following this blog.

Now I realize, in the grand scheme of the blogosphere, that's really, really small potatoes. But to a homeschooling mom, a woman who scrapes meager scraps of each day into her writing pile, a person who gave up the dream of ever seeing her name on the tables at Barnes and Noble in favor of the bigger dream of raising a family for the glory of God ...

Well, it's a gift. A total gift.

So thank you. Thanks for taking the time to read the offerings posted here. Thank you for taking the time to comment, or forward the link to a post, or drop me an email.

I truly, truly appreciate each and every reader--even the lurkers I know nothing about. :-) I'm honored that you invest a bit of your precious time to read what I write here. I hope you read something at Books and Bairns that makes you smile, encourages you, challenges you, blesses you, or makes you think. God bless you all!


Beth said...

Make that 101 :-) I actually have kept up with your blog for a while by having a link to you on my own blog. I don't always "follow" people because I am too lazy to click the "follow" button... I love your blog, and you have encouraged me in many ways.
Keep doing that which God calls you to... and blog about it if you get a chance :-)

Jodi said...

I LOVE checking in here, so add another one! I too am a homeschool, foster, adoptive mom who loves the Lord. I enjoy your honesty and willingness to share about your family here.
The reviews have been really interesting to check out too.
Thanks a ton!!

Mama JJ said...


Anonymous said...

Now, I think you probably have more than 100 following you... I don't think I'm on that list cause I follow through google.

I love reading your reviews and about your life.


secondofwett said...

My google reader says that you have 207 followers......neat eh...I have 4.... :0(

Michelle Howard said...

Thank you for taking the time to blog about the things of significance in your world. I can't tell you how many times I've refered a hurting/struggling friend to one of your posts because it was so dead-on for their situation, and it gave hope and edification.
A Thankful Follower!

The Hayes Zoo said...

oohhh...I read too - I just can't figure out what 'following' means.

I'm not sure if that should make you proud or embarrassed that I'm part of your posse. :)

Read you all. the. time.. In any other realm though, it might be referred to as 'stalking'...hmmm..

ThyHandHathProvided said...

It's a pleasure "following" you. So, thank you!

Traci said...

following....stalking.....following sounds better :)

Luke said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!


melissa said...

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago. I have loved reading you since! I love your honesty!!!

Thank you for sharing all that you do with us!!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

I just want to "humble" you some more! LOL! No, really... I seriously dropped by to tell you that I am nominating you for Best Homeschool Mom on the Homeschool Blog Awards. Just thought you'd like to know.

Tara said...

You should really feel special that I'm following you...I'm quickly becoming a Down syndrome snob and following blogs that are mostly about that. BUT, I've made an exception for you, my friend, and I must say it is a refreshing change! :)

Seriously, you rock!

Jimmie said...

I'm one of the 100 (or 101 now).
You're a gifted writer, and I love to read your blog. To be honest, I generally love blogs with pictures and super practical ideas. Your blog is not that. But again, your WRITING is so riveting that it pulls me in. Keep it up!