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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

100

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!

14 comments:

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...

Congratulations!

knit1kids4 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.

Congrats!

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!

~Luke

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!