Friday, September 25, 2009

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As an Internet user, I am a taker, not a giver. I always feel a bit guilty about this, but--obviously--not guilty enough to change.

I depend on online help forums to help me solve problems and answer questions about everything from computer issues to adoption issues. But I never go back and answer any questions, or post a thank you. Similarly, I have never been one to post comments on blogs. I enjoy reading them, but something stops me from posting a comment online for everyone to see.

I'm learning my lesson. I'm very grateful to all of you who take the time to leave a word of encouragement, or just to let me know you get what I'm saying (or don't). Especially now. Thanks.

6 comments:

Emily said...

I post on other's blogs... one of my favorite things to do... without thinking about the fact that others will read it. If I think too hard about it, I might not post. I can see that.

Regarding your googling and researching, I was just thinking today how our world has changed so much. I had a canning question and turned to google INSTEAD of calling a friend or mom or sister or somebody that probably knows how to do it, too. Why? It's faster, I can get several opinions at once that then verify which is the best course. I seem to trust the internet more than I trust my mom's answers and sometimes even more than I trust a doctor's. Interesting.

Tyler said...

Yes, you're definitely getting me out of my comfort zone with this irresistible chance to leave comments now and then. It's a first for me, so go easy on all my inevitable misspellings, poor Utah grammar, and cheesy run-on sentences. I'm not known for brevity nor wit.
Hope all is going well!
-Kellie

Chelsea Erickson Smith said...

Your family inspires me...I'm addicted to your blog and send my prayers and strength with you on your journey ahead.

Chelsea Erickson Smith

Emily said...

I hope you are having a good time seeing old sights with family. Give those Bowman's a hug for me. mom

Emily said...

I hope you are having a good time seeing old sights with family. Give those Bowman's a hug for me. mom

Brooke said...

I'm just really glad you are posting while on the road. I don't think I could wait till you returned. I'll send you all my love and prayers for a safe, fun, and memorable trip to pick up these most loved children. What a pioneer you are. You are a blessing to me. I'm so blessed to call you my BFF.