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.


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!

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.