Negative comments that is. I have been saddened recently by comments left on this blog. I have also read many negative comments on other blogs and feel saddened that "freedom of speech" can be so hurtful to others. I understand by making this blog public that I open myself up to what other people think and feel about my life and my decisions. However, I still can't believe some people feel so free to criticize when they haven't even taken the time to introduce themselves to me publically, in real life, or even just in an email. Some of those comments I've simply chosen not to publish because I feel they don't deserve my time or energy. I have often thought of making this blog private again, but then God reminds me how many families have stopped by and read this blog and continued on their own journey to adopting a child with special needs. He reminds me that my words are words that others need to hear, so I refrain from making this blog private in hopes that others will see our beautiful journey and decide to help orphans with special needs in some way. I will however, be more careful about exactly which experiences I share on this blog.
One comment I'd like to comment on, and I have to do so publically since you "Annonymous Becky" didn't leave your email for me to write back is about Zoya getting her ears pierced. Basically the comment said I am contradicting myself by saying all I want is for Zoya to be happy and then I go and inflict pain on her by piercing her ears. I'm glad I didn't share the post about the recent tattoo I allowed Zoya to get (sarcasm noted). Why does a two year old need pierced ears you ask? Well they don't. It's a personal decision and if it's not your decision thats fine because she is not your daughter (thank goodness). And apparently it didn't bother her that much because as you read she didn't flinch. Not that I have to justify my parenting decisions to someone I don't even know. But I have a feeling you are a perfect parent, just by your comment I can tell. The point of this post is not to start a debate on who thinks little kids should get their ears pierced. And to respond to your comment, "It is HER body you have changed" yes you are correct, I have taken a medically diagnosed malnurished child from a frail weak unhealthy state to a healthy, thriving, HAPPY AS CAN BE little girl. So my advice to you is to go read another blog, because you're obviously missing the point of this one!