Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Strangers

It's tough explaining this whole blog thing to "outsiders". When I'm reading someones blog and Avery comes over to ask me something or sit on my lap, she'll ask "Who's that?". The short answer is, "Oh honey, that's just a stranger."


But after a while, it becomes more than that. Slowly, through comments, emails and regular reading, you begin to form a unique friendship. You begin to feel like you know the blog author. For me, I think some of the almost immediate connection happens because I read mostly Christian blogs...so we are family in the body of Christ without having ever met.


Jackie is one of my "stranger friends". She is so sweet and generous and very talented. She also has a beautiful three-year-old and a husband who supports her Internet habit. Jackie created and built this new blog design, out of the goodness of her heart. She is considering starting up a small business doing this very thing, and I hope she does! Thank you, Jackie...I love my new look.


Actually, I know of a way you could get a blog makeover done by her. Rachel, another one of my "stranger friends" and her husband are in the process of adopting a child from South Korea. She's got a fundraiser/giveaway going on right now that is worth checking out. Jackie's design services is one of the prizes.




Spend a few minutes checking both of them out. They both have such sweet-spirits and are good writers, too! Thanks again, Jackie!

(BTW...no dance class today.)

9 comments:

The Wacky Pepperds said...

Hey Lisa,
I like your new look too. I have been reading your blog for a few months and really enjoy the JOY that you exude in every post. Your enthusiasm for your family and for Christ is very inspiring.
Happy pregnancy.....
Danielle

Lois Lane II said...

Lol, I know what you mean about the bloggy explanation. I want to tell "real life" people, "Oh, yeah, my friend so-and-so," and then I'm like, "Can I classify people I've never met as friends?" And I've finally come to the conclusion...yes. =)

Amy said...

Your page looks great!! Jackie did a great job!

Rach@In His Hands said...

The new design looks fabulous!

Thanks so much for your sweet words and for helping to spread the word of our fundraiser!

I count you as one of my special "stranger friends".

Lisa said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK BLOG FRIEND!!! GREAT JOB JACKIE.

I ALSO ENJOY GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND OTHERS THROUGH BLOGGING.

WE ARE BLESSED

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Aw! I feel the same way - I truly think of you as one of my good friends! :)

So glad you like the look! Yours was so fun for me to do.

Vanessa/Chelsea said...

i like the new graphics!

darla said...

love love love the new look! i am thankful for my blog friendships too, i think one of the reasons we all connect so easily is the fact that we are 'sisters' in the body of christ. it's great to know that we can all share our lives with each other and encourage one another along the way!

Greg Silsby said...

The song writer said it so well, "I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God." The page design is absolutely wonderful. I pray for the best in the adoption. My incomparable grandchildren are adopted, one from Russia and the other three from Ethiopia. What an incredible blessing they are.