Comments and Stuff

Here are a few things that may help you make the most of this blog …

Comments
You can read and/or write comments on any post we write on this blog. Simply click on the comments link at the bottom of each individual post. If there are no comments, it’ll say “0 Comments.” If there is 1 comment, it’ll say “1 Comment,” and so forth.

At the moment, there is also a listing in the sidebar of the most recent comments that have been posted anywhere on the blog. You can click on post titles (after the commenter’s name) to go directly to a particular comment. There were about 70 comments on the posts we wrote while we were in Korea. If you haven’t read the comments yet, we encourage you to go back and read through them.

If you would like to write a comment on any post, simply click on the comments link at the bottom of the post you want to comment on, fill out the form at the end of the post (your name, email address which won’t be shown publicly, and write your comment in the text box provided; if you have your own website, you can type it in the URL box, which will turn your name into a link to your site).

ShareThis
Also, you may have noticed the ShareThis link at the bottom of each post. After clicking on the link, readers can share the post with others by way one or more of the social bookmarking sites listed. Or, you can click on the “Send” tab to email the link (of the post) to someone. It’s an easy way to share any of the content on this blog.

Recent Visitors
Finally, there’s a map in the sidebar that posts a dot of the general location of the 100 most recent visitors to the blog. It’s interesting to see in what parts of the world people find this blog!

Search
To search this blog, type in the search box in the sidebar. This is especially helpful if you remember reading something but can’t remember exactly where it is. Just type in a key word or phrase.

If you have questions about these features, or anything else about this blog, this would be a good place to ask. Just write a comment on this post!

3 thoughts on “Comments and Stuff

  1. Karlyn says:

    Randy & Jolene (oh my, I hope I’m remembering your name correctly!) ~ I would love to get in touch w/you. My husband and I are preparing to go to Vietnam w/in the next few weeks to bring home our 4-year-old son. It would be great to have another family that we can communicate with regarding international adoption.

    As I skimmed over a post or two of yours regarding taking your Ethan out of his “home” and bringing him here, I knew that God had led me to those posts as I, too, find myself greatly troubled at times over taking our little guy out of the only home he’s ever known.

    There’s more to say, more to ask, and this area of your blog isn’t the place, is it? So am wondering if someone on your end would mind e-mailing me so I can glean some wisdom from what the Lord has already shone you!

    Thank you!

  2. Hi, Karlyn.

    We welcome the opportunity to talk about international adoption. We’ll try to email you soon (we’re recovering from the flu).

    If you don’t hear from us soon, feel free to post a question wherever it fits. Or, find our email addresses on the About page (link at top).

    Thanks!

  3. Ruth Ward says:

    What a joy to re-live Korea through your eyes. I left there in January 1971, after serving 3 1/2 years as a missionary teacher with the UMC. In July 1969, I was one of three persons to bring six children to the US for adoption [through the Holt Agency]. In Los Angeles, we delivered a child and one host, which left 2 of us with five children [one was a little girl of 5, which made it managable]. “My” children were both 9 months old and went to NY. Three children were delivered to Chicago. One of the little girls didn’t smile during the trip [not once!] no matter what I said, did, etc. Just before we landed in NY, I told her [in Korean] that we were going to meet her mommy and daddy. She stared. Then I changed her into the dress and hand-knit sweater that her family had sent for her. Her face broke out into the hugest smile I have ever seen and she began to coo and babble. Through my tears, I marveled at the gift of this child and prayed for her family. At the gate, she held her arms out for her new family and hugged them tight, bright smiles all around.
    The other little girl I accompanied was “chatty Kathy” the entire trip [except when asleep] and smiled and laughed the whole way. When we were met by her adoptive parents, she howled and wouldn’t let go of my neck. It was amazing that when I pointed out her mom and dad [again in Korean] and we did a hug with her in the middle, the hand-off was easier.
    I am so grateful for your comments and reflections about the trip, the process, the culture and I look forward to sharing with Joleen’s congregations on Easter Sunday.

    Blessings to all of you in these precious days.

    Ruth Ward

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