Wednesday, July 29, 2009

600 Down

And nearly 600 more to go...renovations continue here on the Ark. Who knew blog ownership could be so time consuming?


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Change of Plans

Lots of behind the scenes blog work going on here on the Ark. If you've emailed me about the launch of the "private" Ark blog, I apologize for not yet responding...but consider yourself on "the list".

In the meanwhile, there are a few changes going on here on the "public" Ark, which will allow me to keep it open while protecting my family's online security.

Comments, however, remain closed at this time. But feel free to e-me. ;-)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Amidst Our Suffering

God gives us people like Mr. Spivey.

In Which I Make A Decision

Thanks for the emails wondering what prompted me to abruptly shut down comments. I admit it was a bit of a rash decision, but where my family is involved, I can be like that.

I've been waffling back and forth since with the bigger question. If some internet cretin can come on my blog and randomly make comments that leave me uneasy about sharing my family here, can I truly share them here without concern?

I felt like I had two options:

1---Keep the blog.

2---Dump the blog.

I love writing here and having this keepsake of our family's story. I'd love to pass a copy of it along to each of my children someday (Heaven knows, they won't have any hand-crafted scrapbooks left by me). But I won't put them at risk (or my mental health worrying about their safety) to do so.

The thought of completely erasing our memories with a single keystroke just kills me.

Which left me with one final option: take this blog private.

This is not my ideal solution. I've appreciated new visitors (and most) new commentors and old friends who catch up with me via this funny little medium.

So, I'm leaving this post up for a few days. If you'd like to keep reading here as a member, please feel free to email me at patjrsmom AT yahoo DOT com and let me know. Probably by the weekend I'll have made the switch.

If our paths diverge here, let me thank you for visiting and for riding along with us for a while.

God Bless,