Thursday, May 14, 2009

Trying to figure out this Blog stuff!!

I thought it was about time, that I started blogging. Which leads to me question myself....like who cares what I write about? Well for starters, Me! I follow other people's blogs, and my favorite is Mike and Mike. I'm really starting this so that I can keep a record to one day give my children. Currently we have a son named Mark, who will be 7 months old tomorrow. The past couple of weeks, I have been helping out a young lady who is 17 years old, and lives with abusive parents. She would like for us to adopt her, or help get her emancipated, but in Maryland, where we both live, emancipation is a gray area. I will go and speak with an attorney to see find out what is the best available option to take. This young lady was in the foster care system 2 years ago, and lived with my girlfriend. I guess I really want to help her because when I was 2 years old, my birth parents left us to die in an apartment in Peekskill, New York, and we landed in the foster care sytem. We were lucky because the parents who raised us, took all 4 of us in, and gave us a great life. What is interesting is that my parents who raised us were older when they got us, my mom was 52 years old, and my dad was 59. I just did the math the other day and realized that. They both are now deceased, and I miss them more than ever. It is great to be able to have a safe place, where there is lots of love and support that you call home. That is the life that I want to build for Mark, and if we are lucky enough to have a surrogate get pregnant again, for his future sibbling. I keep telling myself that I should write a book about my life, but it looks like I will start blogging about it instead. Blogging does place you in a vuleurable place.

7 comments:

crystal said...
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crystal said...

I'm just checking that the comment box works, because my girlfriend said it didn't.

Amani said...

Blogging could be the start to writing a book. Glad to see you in Blogland. Will you be putting up pics of Mark? Can't wait to see how much he's grown, he was only three months old in the last pic I saw of him.

crystal said...

Yes, and I will post some on peainindianpod.com, as well as this site tomorrow. Mark has two bottom teeth that are peeking through, as I found out the hard way, he was bitting my toes!! Ouch!!!

Angelicamom said...

Crystal, I think I figured out this comment stuff. :)
You are a wonderful writer! I really look forward to following your blog.
love,
Najla

Mike and Mike said...

You can never be placed in a vulnerable spot when you have the power to delete people! Yay! I love delete!

Mike A.

Baby Dreams said...

Best of Luck on the 24th Crystal...lot's of babies!