"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of him." 1 Samuel 1:27

Friday, April 30, 2010


So I’m FINALLY officially starting my blog - I’m writing my first post! This is really the second time I’ve tried. The first time was two days ago…I had the whole thing typed out and ready to post. To make a long story short, the whole thing got deleted. But I digress…

I actually started working on my blog a couple weeks ago. I created my account, came up with the title (which was the hardest part) and found the background and layout I liked. That whole process took a little longer than I thought it would, mostly because I’m just an indecisive person who over thinks everything! The decision to even start a blog took over a year. My thoughts had always been “I don’t have anything interesting to write about” and “No one would want to read about me”. But when my cousin recently started her own blog, I started to really consider it again. Then I had two major revelations. First, I actually DO have a little bit to write about. A year ago I had twin baby boys, so needless to say life is never boring! And this was after almost 6 long years of trying. We never pursued any type of fertility treatments, we just waited…and waited….and waited. But God’s timing is not our timing and He gave Eli and Jonah to us when it was right. (Thus the name of the blog.) Second, I don’t think I care if anyone reads my blog; at least no one I personally know. In fact, I think I would have more freedom to express my truest thoughts and feelings if the only people reading were nameless, faceless web surfers from afar! (Which is one reason that I’m only giving my blog’s name and web address to 3 or 4 people in my own life.) And I’m sure there a more than a few people that can relate to or have in common several things that I will be writing about (more about that later).

I’ve kept a journal since was 15 and my 10th grade English teacher made us start one. As time has gone by, I have written less and less, but I’ve always enjoyed putting even my most mundane thoughts down on paper (or in this case, into the wide open world of cyberspace). My writing is not the most eloquent or riveting, and I tend to be wordy and use a lot of run-on sentences. Sometimes I ramble on and on, as you can see from this very long post! But please don’t let this dissuade you from reading my words because one of my hopes for this blog is to reach people who have similar life experiences as myself. Besides the stuff I‘ve already mentioned, I’m going to include some other things about me that I call “Tidbits About Me”, which you can get to by clicking on the tab at the top of the page. Of course I welcome anyone, but if you know anyone who has twins, has been going through infertility, or just likes reading blogs, please direct them here! The website is www.blessingsdelayed.blogspot.com. This is not to say that my blog will be deep or thought-provoking. In fact it will mostly be just everyday thoughts and events.

Wish me luck with my new adventure in blogging! And please come back for a visit!


  1. Hiya, I spotted your comment over on SITS and thought I'd stop by to say hi... welcome to the blogging world... it's great. If you;re looking for some blogs to follow i think you may enjoy my friend Sammy's blog, seems she has a similar road to you; she has adopted a little boy, and is also pregnant (due this month) with a baby girl, after many years of trying and IVF. I know she loves getting new followers and she's very inspirational.

    Her blog is called "Cherished"


    Oh, and come visit my blog too! I have a giveaway that finishes on tuesday for a blog header design (by me); if you;re new to bloggin you might like that? Love, Simone

  2. well welcome to the blogosphere! you have a beautiful layout...very nice. i tend to ramble and use run on sentences too. but you nailed the most important thing in my mind about this blogging thing...it's all about and for YOU!! And I just had an epiphany today...blogging is like have guests coming by your house and entertaining them...but you don't have to clean up dirty dishes afterwards. I'm actually a pretty new blogger too. I started my blog in March. I work on a US govt contract working with the ministry of education in Egypt. it's a girls education project that's focusing on early grade literacy. anyway, my husband had to stay in the states and i get pretty lonely at times so the blogging is my primary support system. i love to have folks stop by my blog and i answer ANY and ALL comments because these folks do actually become my support system. i have about 17 followers now and i look forward each time to their out reach to me---it's a very warm feeling. i'm a grandmother now so i'm not in the age group (nor the typical demographic group) that drives much of this blogging. but i enjoy almost all the blogs i visit on my weekend and just relish the memories they bring back of raising my own brood. blessings on your twins and good luck with the bog. happy saturday sharefest which for me eases into a sunday selebration!! drop by my blog if you ever get a chance my blog welcome matt is ALWAYS out.