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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Changes

I am going to be setting up a different blog.  I would like to focus more on adoption specifically and parenting paradigms that are helpful.

Please pray as these changes are made.  Some posts will be transferred over to the new blog.
But some, more sensitive posts will not be.   This blog will be private for family only.
I have loved sharing my family with you.... and loved that you have shared your insights, thoughts, ideas and families with me. 

This decision has been weighing on my heart for a while.  If you have any ideas regarding websites vs. blogs, etc. , please advise!

When I get the new site set up, I'll post a link here for a short time before going private.
Honestly, I have been getting a lot of hits from a Vampire site, and it scared me.  It was well over 125 a week.  I was really concerned.  But it turns out it is a domain listing site.

However, there have been other reasons weighing on my heart too, that are disturbing.

Thanks for reading.

Have a blessed Day.
Christie M

20 comments:

:)De said...

I will miss you greatly!

Jo's Corner said...

I'm family, right?? I so appreciate the need for privacy, but I do hope to be able to follow your sweet Girls continue to grow and thrive!
Love You! Jo

Annie said...

Oh, dear.... I know how it is. Particularly when the children are "out in the world" where their friends begin to google them, and so forth, they want privacy.

I still miss my old blog, because without it I don't think I would have lived this long. The new one is OK, but I lost so many friends, and I don't feel as honest, using the false names and so forth.

It's a difficult thing. The only way you can communicate well with a group of friends who can understand your life is in this public way.... Yet the people who "should" be friends - those around you only make you feel more alone. At least that's my situation.

I will miss you, terribly too.

Designs by DD said...

I'm so sorry this has become necessary. I have so enjoyed watching your girls blossom. God bless your family.

Karen said...

Love the new header...and I understand...will look forward to learning from you at your new blog.

Sometimes I contemplate changing my blog...but so far since I have it that it's not on search engines I haven't had to many bad experiences (annoying yes, scary...not yet).

CatDee said...

Oh what a shame.. i've been following you for quite some time.
I wish you and your family all the best and maybe one day I will read you again..

Fatcat said...

I'm assuming the adoption blog will be public for us and we will get to read there?

I do think we all need to be careful, which is why I've always blogged with a nickname, although I'm sure if someone wanted to track down my real name, it probably wouldn't be that hard. it's kind of scary.

newmom2 said...

Sorry to hear you are going private, but understand. I love reading your blog, it gives me strength and help when I am feeling lost and confused. I hope with the new blog you will have updates from time to time on the girls. They are growing so fast. So have my boys. If you let some publice in, I would love to be a part of it... I will look for your new blog (assuming it will public)

lifewboys@blogspot.com

Lisa S

Denise said...

l love your blog and you are such a inspiration to me!
Denise

Denise said...

I love your blog and you are such an inspiration to me!!
Denise

Vele said...

Just to say hi and thank you :) I am a long time reader, but it's the first time I write something.

We don't share many life experiences nor perspectives: I am not a mother, not a Christian, I can't grasp the idea of homeschooling, English isn't my native language, and yet..
Dear Mrs. Minich you have touched my life, I try not to miss your posts and have read most of your blog. I truly believe you could and should :) write a book on everything you have been through. Thank you for everything you have given us so far.
Greetings from Mexico!

Brian said...

Hi Christie -

We ARE sister's in Christ, aren't we? :) Does that make me eligible to have access into the family blog?

Manipulative ? Yes. But only because you have a piece of my heart having been one of my early online adoption friends.

Long ago I offered you our home as a place to stay should you visit this side of the world. Or even if you want to visit US on this side of the world. The invitation stands.

You might think I'm a little crazy but I do pray for your family from time to time knowing as I do, that Satan loves to discourage a godly home.

Be well and contact me privately, as you wish,

Melin

Brian said...

Hi Christie -

We ARE sister's in Christ, aren't we? :) Does that make me eligible to have access into the family blog?

Manipulative ? Yes. But only because you have a piece of my heart having been one of my early online adoption friends.

Long ago I offered you our home as a place to stay should you visit this side of the world. Or even if you want to visit US on this side of the world. The invitation stands.

You might think I'm a little crazy but I do pray for your family from time to time knowing as I do, that Satan loves to discourage a godly home.

Be well and contact me privately, as you wish.

Together on the journey,
Melin

TheCoffeys said...

So sorry to hear this Christie! Let me just say that I have learned so much from you and your family. You were a "light" in a very dark place when God moved us to Montana temporarily and we had no family or friends around us. Having said that, I totally understand the need to be private for your girls and family. There is a fine line between encouraging others and protecting your families privacy.

By the way, my girls are beginning to become best friends now! Amazing what can happen in a little over a year. Blessings to you and your family from our family! Sherrie

Lu said...


Oh I will miss this blog, but I do understand. And at least you are starting a new one, which I will definetely read.
I do need to thank you for writing so openly for all this years, I have learned so much from you and your family. Me and my boyfriend would always say that when we start a family of our own we would use your blog as a parenting guide. (:

Lu said...


Oh I will miss this blog, but I do understand. And at least you are starting a new one, which I will definetely read.
I do need to thank you for writing so openly for all this years, I have learned so much from you and your family. Me and my boyfriend would always say that when we start a family of our own we would use your blog as a parenting guide. (:

Milena said...

I am so sorry, although I do understand the need for privacy for your girls as they grow. I have learnt so much from your blog, and I really hope that you will continue to share your knowledge with your readers, although without the posts about your children and grandchildren!

jennifer said...

I will miss you, I have learned much from you. I have changed my opinion on some things. hard thing to do, i am a crazy stubborn gal! liberal to boot my friend! I wish you well. Our adoption was 11 years ago and I had such wonderful support from so many great people on FRUA. I miss it. I miss people really saying what they felt. I miss the connection with people that understood the whole process, joy and fear of it all. I will miss the girls and watching them grow up. I know all will be well in the end. thanks for letting me in!

Piggeldy said...

You will be missed.
I think, I learned more about parenting through your blog than anywhere else

ko said...

I'm so sad to hear this. You are such an inspiration and I will greatly miss you!

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