Monday, June 10, 2013

Private

Hey All,

There is so much in my heart that I would like to share, but feel I can't if I don't want my children's lives to be completely public. Maybe it doesn't matter, but it worries me enough that it keeps me from posting. So, I've decided to either take this blog private, or create a new, private blog. I have no problem with anyone who is interested following me there--I just want to be able to know who is reading.

I don't want to quit blogging, because now more than ever I need a place to record what's in my heart. But for the past couple of years my blog hasn't allowed me to do that freely, because I've been too afraid of violating my kids' privacy. So, if you'd be interested in following our journey, go ahead and comment. I'll add you when I make the blog private.

Thanks so much for all your love,

Emily

28 comments:

Melissa said...

Me please

Sally said...

I completely understand your worries about violating your children's privacy - it would worry me too if I was blogging.

I have loved reading your blogs which are always so thought- provoking and written from the heart. It has been wonderful being able to meet my 4th cousin once removed (I think that is right!) and some of your family, to know that we share some of the same roots and a shared interest in exploring them.

I would feel honoured if you would allow me to follow your private blog and keep me in touch with my American cousins.

Kristin said...

Private is nice. It's nice to know your audience. Makes me a little more aware. I'll follow-- add me!

Oh, and when you do go private, take off the robot proof!

ellen said...

Please invite me! heart ep

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Emily! I find you so interesting, and have since you were two. Of course I want to be added. You have no idea the love I feel for you....for your family, too, but for you as the sweet, kind, considerate, loving, sensitive, and unique Emily that you are. Please include me. You just intrigue me, and always have.

cari said...

I like the way you write. I enjoy reading your blogs, and I know how you feel about making the kids lives private....Here's my email if that's how you have to invite people.

caripeterson@hotmail.com

Jennifer Bruner said...

I hope I make the cut! You are awesome and your children are lucky.. not to mention that hubby of yours!

Diane said...

Emily, I have loved reading your blog. It makes me feel a little more connected and when I see your family, they don't seem so distant. So I'd love to continue reading. Thanks.

Brooke said...

Em, I still want to follow you and your kids so add me to the role call.

We are going to be in Utah the 28 of July for a week. If you are interested in getting together.

Stephensen Celebrations said...

I want to follow your sweet family!

Stephensen Celebrations said...

I want to follow your sweet family!

Stephensen Celebrations said...

I want to follow your sweet family

Stephensen Celebrations said...

I want to follow your sweet family

Charlotte said...

I would like to follow you :)
charandalexfam@gmail.com
Charlotte

Amber said...

Me, I want to follow your new blog.

Amber said...

Me, I want to follow.

Amber said...

me, I want to follow

Amber said...

me, I want to follow

Leslie said...

I'd love to be included. You are a beautiful, thought-provoking writer and are not alone in your challenges as a person, wife, and mother. Reading your posts keeps me thinking. If you go private, please send me a link!

Nataliya said...

Hey if you go private I'd love to continue to follow your blog. I enjoy reading about you and your family so I can keep up with what's going on with you guys! My email is nataliyaysmith@gmail.com.

emily said...

I'd still like to follow your blog. I find it refreshing and real. Thanks for being willing to put yourself and your emotions out there. It helps me to be a better person and mother when I read your blog. Love you and I'm glad to be your friend.
E2
emilyerick8@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Include me Emily!

Leslie said...

Include me Emily!

Leslie said...

Include me Emily!

Leslie said...

Include me Emily!

Leslie said...

Emily, include me please!

Percy2626 said...

I'd love to keep reading your blog, if you continue. I've missed reading what you write! My family has 5 children at home right now too. One adopted, the rest we are hoping too. Thanks for considering me.

Sincerely,

Pamela H.

JenSav said...

Em I'm way late to the party but if you're still blogging can you let me in? And WHAT was that amazing story you posted last week? That broke and lifted my heart at the same time. WOW. Is that your novel?? AMAZING.