It’s a bit of a mouthful, but these four words help get at the benefits of blogging about our journey, especially as it relates to the adoption of Ethan and his sister (by the way, our goal is settle on a new name for her by the time we land in Korea! 😉 ).
Blogging gives us the opportunity to mark (or memorialize) some of the high points of the journey. And going back and re-reading some of our previous posts (especially those we wrote while we were in Korea the first time) helps us remember things we would have otherwise forgotten. Blogging also helps us process what we’re experiencing.
We could accomplish those things in a journal (and sometimes do), but in a journal, it’s easy to ramble. Blogging forces us (or at least it should!) to process our thoughts so that we say it as clearly and succinctly as possible.
Of course, blogging also gives us an opportunity to share with others what’s going on in our lives, hopefully in a way that is helpful to others. Along the way, our blog has been listed on this Korea Blogroll, and used to be on the list at Adoptive Families magazine.
Last time we were in Korea, we wrote 20 posts and had around 70 comments from friends, family members, and others whom we’ve never met. Hopefully, we should be able to blog in Korea again, although there may be fewer posts this time (we won’t be there as long).
We look forward to memorializing, remembering, processing, and sharing our experiences next week!