UBP 2012 ~ It’s Party Time!

by debi9kids on April 14, 2012

It’s party time!
Over at 5 Minutes for Mom.
And, while I haven’t always been the best about visiting their blog on a daily basis anymore, the thing is, if I trace back my “blogging roots”, it was 5 Minutes for Mom and SITS where I really figured it all out.
And, by it, I mean figured out that I wasn’t the only person who existed in the blogging world ;)
As silly as it seems, way back when I started in 2006, I really had NO clue that anyone was “out there” and the first time someone other than a friend left a comment on my blog I was shocked.
But, here I am and they are, 6 years later ( SIX YEARS PEOPLE!) still blogging.

And, since it’s a party, what’s a party without something yummy to drink???I made this absolutely delicious sangria tonite because, well, let’s face it, sometimes mama needs a “special” drink. (and, if you’re wondering, I found the recipe on Pinterest, of course. You know, because I am a.d.d.i.c.t.e.d.)
So, cheers!

And, welcome to Who Says 8 is Enough.
I’m debi, otherwise known as debi9kids.
You know, because 8 wasn’t enough, so we had 9 ;)
I write about our normal life, or as normal as it can be with autism, the after effects of infidelity, our faith and pretty much everything in between.
Lately, for the most part, I’ve been writing about our youngest son Will, who happens to be one of our twins, and  accepting his diagnosis of autism and beyond.
He is my world and while it took me a long while to truly be “ok” with his diagnosis, I am there and love him for everything he brings to our family and all of the amazing things he has taught me about my faith and the gift of unanswered prayers.
Sometimes the things we think we’re most scared of turn out to be the things we most need
and it turns out, for me, that was autism.
And Will.
Or, God’s Will,
as I like to call him.

So, welcome.
Have a look around :)
(might I suggest you start here )
And please leave a comment if you’d like me to visit your blog as well :)

PS A special hello to anyone coming over from 5 Minutes for Special Needs!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy April 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I thought about joining but I don't even know how. I am not even sure I belong in the blogging world anymore. I am glad you have stuck around though :-)


Cascia Talbert (The April 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

Nice to "meet" you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-bl


Miranda April 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hi, I am stopping by from UBP. I also have a special needs child. She is 14 and was diagnosed with CP when she was 3 days old. Our lives are definitely never the same but oh the joy they bring!

Cute blog! I just wanted to say hi and now Im off to check out more of your site.



cat@jugglingact April 18, 2012 at 2:57 am

Congratulations on 6 years! Can you believe my 1000th post is coming up soon?


Lana Rush April 18, 2012 at 5:31 am

Hi Debi! Stopping by from Along Came the Bird and the Ultimate Blog Party. SIX YEARS of blogging – I'm impressed! :)

First, I have to say that I LOVE your "thing" pictures at the top of the blog page. Very cute! And secondly, I look forward to catching up with you, learning more about your precious family, and comparing notes on your Will and my Lily, my 5 year old with autism.


Whacamole Mom April 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Hi, wow. That's a full house! Stopping by for UBP12 and look forward to getting to know you! I'm over at My Whac-A-Mole Life http://whac-a-mole-life.com . Stop by if you can!


Ellen Stumbo April 20, 2012 at 10:25 am

Visiting from the UBP.

I also began "blogging" 6 years ago. it meant I posted pictures of my daughter about 4 times a year. Then 4 years ago my daughter was born with down syndrome and I wrote the first post for the blog as I shared the diagnosis and was still trying to figure out the many feelings I had. Then I wrote another post, then another, and well, the rest is history. Blogging, however, reminded me that I was a writer and I do some freelance work mainly for Christian parenting magazines.

We also have a little girl with Cerebral Palsy that we adopted over 2 years ago. :)

Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance!
http://www.elliestumbo.blogspot.com (can't you tell by the blog address that we did start just sharing pics of the baby?)


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