Sunday, July 09, 2006

The First Step

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~Chinese proverb

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Both of these quotes could not describe any better my first step on the journey to my daughter. It will be a long journey. One tested by faith. Something that, for the most part, is completely out of my control. And for those who know me, for me to step out into the unknown, relinquish control and not have a solid plan to follow is absolutely absurd. But here I am. :)

This is the first post in my blog. The blog will be used to document my journey to China to adopt a baby girl as a thirty something single gal. Some days I'll be insightful, some days I'm sure I'll ramble and make no sense. But it will be a good way for those who know me to share this process and it will allow me to connect with others in the same boat. The China adoption community is like a family and I've already started great friendships that I know will last a lifetime. It will also help me pass the time since the wait is now at 12 months.

The first thing I have to do is give credit where credit is due. This beautiful template is thanks to the genius computer skills of my new blogger friend, Connie. I'm very computer illiterate (so expect mistakes to be made here while I figure this out) but thanks to Connie she made this look exactly as I requested. The background header is the main fabric which will be used to make my nursery bedding. I love it! Thanks Connie.

So there it is. After much pressure from some of my new blogger friends, I've taken my first step into the blogosphere. Hang on and enjoy the ride!


Chuck said...

you go, girl... and, oh yeah, the best of luck. :)

Connie said...

Step one...without a hitch! Glad to help in getting you up and going. I've missed having you on my 'faves' list...which is where your blog will, now that you have christened it, reside :0)

Jen said...

YEEAAAHHH!!! Great job Krista (and Connie!). I'm so glad you've made the leap!

Maryb said...

Hey Krista, Love the ladybugs and dragonflies!!! Thanks for letting me share your journey to Mia, a true miracle unfolding. And who knows, I may become a blogger too!

Nicole said...

Awesome :)