Monday, February 23, 2009

Thanking Kim B. - Say it Forward!

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I thought this would be a great way to thank some of our loyal commenter's and say "Thank you"!
I love this "blog" called "5 Minutes For Mom"; I have posted before about all the wonderful news, products, contests and great support of Mommy businesses.

I have chosen my best commenter in Kim B. She is a friendly face most every day and loves children. She's very busy but seems to have time to let us know about the fun her family has too. Her LID date is April 2007, they have been waiting almost 2 years!
She signs all her comments as "Isabella's Mommy and Daddy" as they are adopting Isabella.
Here's one of her letters to her future daughter:
We have been logged into China for 21 months...
We are waiting patiently and hoping that this year will bring you into our arms..
We know you will be here one day just not sure when that day will be..
But when it happens it will be THE BEST DAY of our families lives...
You brothers and sister talk about you all the time..
Daddy even has started talking more of you..
It is hard on this long wait.. but we stay positive knowing that you are out there just waiting on your Forever Family..
HUGS to you ..
Daddy,Mommy,Nick,Colton,KyLee and your fur-babies...

Her comments on our blog were always very positive:
She ... Loved what we were doing;
She.... Complimented us as relating to our post.... like "You are both sooo creative..";
She participated in many of the fun bloggy "I need to do mine.. I was also tagged on this..I will let you know.."
She always left us "HUGS..";
Another encouraging word "Have a Great Day...";
And then always was cheerful about pending referrals... like "Looks like we might see referrals next week.. Let's hope we see Alyzabeth An.....I am sooo excited.."!!

She was also my Secret Buddy who was generous and so sweet with many personalized gifts. She never forgot that it was all about seeing AA someday.
From what I can count she left over 240 comments on our blog in just 2008!! WOW!
We wish her so much love and happiness with her new daughter.... hopefully we will see her by 2010!
Thank you, Kim, for all you love and support!

Here's a section from the Loyal Commenter's rules page:

Blog visiting and commenting are how I have made my best friends online.

Leaving a comment is like walking up to a new friend in the playground and introducing yourself. It is how we make friends in the blogosphere.

What if we want to do EVEN MORE??? Because we want to do even more to recognize and thank our commenter's, we have created a new weekly carnival… Say it Forward - Carnival of Loyal Commenters.

Maybe you can thank one of your commenter's today?


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am not to sure how to THANK YOU ....
You are an Amazing family and I was honored to be your Secret Buddy.. Waiting for AA with you was AMAZING..
And it made this LONG wait so much more real..
I can not wait to meet you guys one day..
Once again THANK YOU..
Have a Wonderful Week..

Dale said...

I think you are some of the most personable bloggers in the blogsphere. I am so pleased that I found your blog as we were ending the long waiting period. DBW

kris said...

this is SO cool!! and kim is so deserving!!!

Johnny said...

Okay, even I'll do this because the commenters make it worthwhile to post sometimes.

Lacie said...

"Leaving a comment is like walking up to a new friend in the playground and introducing yourself. It is how we make friends in the blogosphere."

Okay, now I am compelled to step out of Lurksville and comment! A month ago, the e-newsletter for AF magazine posted a link to their fav. adoption blogs. I had NO IDEA that this world was out there! I am totally addicted! I am in the home study process for China and will make my own blog as soon as my HS is officially approved. I just wanted to say that AA is BREATHTAKING. She is such a little beauty and every picture I see of that little angel makes me smile. I LOVE the one in your top banner, where she is wearing her yellow green and white top. Her eyes are so soulful in that pic. Anyhoo, I love your blog and I thank you from the bottom of my beginning-of-the-process heart that you are sharing your world with us.

Beverly said...

what a good idea.

OziMum said...

Kim definitely deserves the recognition! She is truly one of the most positive and thoughtful people on my blog too!!!

:) Thanks for YOUR beautiful comments along our journey.

(yes! I do have a jade bracelet! Todd bought it for me in Beijing last year, for Mothers Day!)

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I am stopping in the say hi. I am going to Disney this weekend to take part in the Bloggers reunion so I wanted to reach out and say howdy. See you there!!

Kayce said...

I too just love Kim and her wonderful comments!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Very cool! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Anonymous said...

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StacieinAtlanta said...


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