Blogging about life in Minnesota, raising our six kids with Down syndrome while battling Breast Cancer.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devil says, "Oh shit! She's up!"

Friday, November 08, 2013

A Handful of Updates

I'm behind on some updates. Shame on me! You deserved this information a month ago!

Back in September I did a little challenge for the top commenters on my blog. It ended up being a tie between two people, "Kosher Kola" (Hevel) and Stephanie. Both are long-time commenters here! Thanks to both of you, and the rest of you readers too, for being faithful blog readers. When a person blogs, if they get no comments most will eventually stop blogging because it feels like there is no point. When we get comments it gives us a purpose. Just think, if I wrote a book and nobody bought it, I'd never want to wright again.

So, Hevel and Stephanie, you have a little something coming!


Also, back in August I put out a call looking for some items that would be delivered to the institution in Belgrade. Someone very generously donated the special batteries as well as additional zvibes and tips. Last week they were delivered to the institution and have already been put to use by the therapists there! They now have enough to have one for each floor (that is about 40 - 50 kids per floor) and batteries to last them an entire year. A HUGE thank you to those who contributed! 


Also, back in September, I started making several changes to the blog. And then life took over and I never followed through on those changes. (I suck at follow through!) And guess what? The blog didn't crash just because I have no fun background for you to look at! 


Hevel Cohen said...

I don't think Koalas are kosher. :D It's KosherKola, because Coca Cola usually is kosher wherever you go. Except Switzerland.

Becca said...

Ugh, I'm at that point with my blog right now, too - starting to get discouraged by the lack of comments, lack of hits, lack of motivation to continue. :-( So happy to hear that the items were received in Belgrade and are being used - so amazing that someone donated them. I'm sure many will benefit. :-)

Stephanie said...

I comment because I love! Your blog was one of the first I stumbled upon when I started reading them. It's great that we live nearby each other too!

That's awesome that everything was delivered to the facilities in Serbia.

Kim said...

I think a "like" button on the blog would help, lol. I read every post and have since you started. Although you don't "know" me, we've been on several Internet boards together. I'm not a good "commenter" . . . although I did finally figure out how to add my name to my comments. :)

Thanks for your blog . . . and your updates. :)

Heather said...

I'm a long-time reader, first-time commenter (I think).
Just wanted to say to you Leah, I LOVE your blog and enjoy hearing about your amazing family. Your kids are absolutely beautiful and the updates bring me a lot of joy.
My background is in special education and my fiance and I are planning to adopt a child with Down Syndrome when the time is right for us. Your blog is a great resource!