Monday, November 10, 2008

The Friendship of Blogging

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Thanks to Jeanette at DownRight Faith for passing this on to me and for naming me as a friend. Through the experience of having a child with Down syndrome, new avenues for developing new friendships have opened for Joy and myself. Blogging has been a way for us to not only write our thoughts and to keep friends and family abreast of what is going on with John, but also to make new friends and to share our story of God's gift to our family.

There are many bloggers that we have met that are worthy of your time. They are parents who have a heart for their children and to raise awareness for the abilities of children with Down syndrome.

Therefore, I would like to pass this along to:
1. Becca at The Bates Motel. She has been loyal to read my blog and to communicate with me. Thanks for sharing your story.

2. Angela at The Amicks. Angela is one of the first parents that I got to know online when I first started on this journey. Her blog is filled with humor and transparency.

3. Lisa at Finnians Journey. I enjoy reading her blog. They are fresh and honest. Thanks for your insight.

Now if I could just find some Dad's out there!


Lisa said...

Jay, wow, thank you, I'm very touched. Funny you mention finding other dads . . . I've been trying to get my husband to post something on my blog once in a while :/ And just so you know, I do appreciate your comments on my blog. I wasn't trying to call you out, I just felt the need to clarify myself. I enjoy your blog very much - it's really great to see things from a dad's perspective.

Becca said...

Thank you so much, Jay--this is an honor! And thank you for turning me on to the other blogs that inspire you. Lisa, great idea about getting your husband to be a guest-blogger. I'll have to think about trying that...

datri said...

I know of several daddy bloggers, but their kids are much older than John. Haven't run across any with babies, but I'll let you know if I do.