Friday, July 3, 2009


I have decided to participate in the very first blog hop using Mcklinky because it sounded so exciting. It actually reminded me of childhood memories when we used to have block parties in our neighborhood. All the neighbors would gather for hours swapping stories while hosting a very large BBQ. And all of the kids would have tons of fun playing together. This weeks theme is INTRODUCE YOUR BLOG so here goes... My husband and I started our blog to document our journey to adopt our miracle, Halainah Grace from China. We were able to capture every mountain that appeared in our way and witness God's miraculous power as he moved every mountain to give us our miracle. We were also able to capture all of our thoughts and emotions that were going through our minds the very first moment we first saw our daughter's beautiful face while we were on our journey of a lifetime. All of our friends and family were able to travel to China with us through our blog. We named our blog Life After 18 Seconds because Statistically every 18 seconds a child is orphaned in this world. On the 19th second is where our story begins so welcome to our life, Life After 18 seconds. We are continuing our blog as a tribute to our daughter so that one day when she can read this she will know how much she was loved way before we ever met her. We also just begun our journey to Halainah's mei mei (little sister). So you can follow us all the way to China again for our second miracle.

MckLinky Blog Hop


JenniferB said...

Hi there
Thanks for stopping by my site. Halainah is so cute.
Happy 4th!

The Fenwick Family said...

Hi there and I look forward to your journey and we hope you follow us in India!! Many blessings to you! I love your daughter's name and she is beautiful.....Gidget
"The Fenwick Four and....ONE!!

LeAndMatt said...

Just wanted to say HI from one adoptive mother to another. Saw your blog via Blog Hop! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and that you have a smooth trip our your second journey!


Mommyof2girlz said...

Hopping over from the blog hop to say hello. Hope you have a fun and safe Independents Day :)

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

Thank you for saying "hi" at my blog! Your daughter is adorable!

Following Him said...

I saw your comment after the Blog Hop and wanted to say thank you for stopping by. Your daughter is PRECIOUS and the 18 second fact is amazing! Thank you for sharing! Hope your family had a great Fourth of July!

Taking Heart said...

Nice to stop by your place!

Robin said...

I look forward to reading more of your journey - adoption is such a special event and, while I'm not able to adopt, I love reading the stories of others who do... and your halainah is just beautiful!
Take care and have a great weekend!

Lola said...

I’m Blog Hopping! Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

Please stop by Lin's Duck and Wheel With String to vote for me, Lola, in her First Official Dork-Off Contest. Vote for my photo, because my kindergarten photo is THE dorkiest.


Stacie said...

Stopping by from the blog hop to say Hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Pineapple Princess said...

Your daughter is so stinkin' cute!
Just wanted to say hi!
I look forward to coming back to see your "favorite picture" on Tuesday's Blog Hop!
Have a great week!!
I'm an adoptive mama, too!

Lins said...

What a beautiful girl you have! Thank you for the sweet comments you left on GM...I truly appreciate the visit!

Happy hopping!