Thank you to everyone who wanted to read my blog. I’m humbled that you would want to read what I write.
Here’s the basic outline of what happened:
Last Wednesday: I was attacked by a number of anonymous commenters. Many hurtful things were said. I disallowed anonymous comments, had a good cry, and thought it would be done.
Thursday: I began to receive non-anonymous comments, the majority of which were from one woman who basically questioned everything I had ever written in a very hateful and spiteful manner.
Friday: I found out a link to my blog had been posted on a very hate-filled anti-adoption blog website. I don’t so much care that strangers think I’m a “materalistic &%$^*,” but when they become incredibly judgmental and start condemning me to hell, I have serious issues with that. I don’t want anyone to find the link on that particular site and then come over here and say nasty things to me.
Saturday: The girl from earlier in the week continued to send even harsher comments to me. She, too, condemned me to hell, and posted a link on HER blog to this blog, leaving rather nasty comments (and here I will say that some of you follow this woman – and if you are here JUST to see if she is right, or because you want to fill her in, etc., etc,. I will have no hesitation in deleting your permission should you choose to use the same type of language with me).
Sunday: The aforementioned girl (true, she is 41, but you’d think from her grammar and speech patterns she’s MAYBE 16) posted on her blog a rather hate-filled post about Christians, and I reported her to Blogger for hate speech. I doubt anything will come of it, but I felt I had to try.
That is the story.
It has been a tough almost-week. Words have the power to wound deeply. I spent much of Thursday and Friday questioning myself because of the viscious things said about me by total strangers. How silly is that? It took much prayer, literally saying out loud for Satan to leave me alone, many Facebook posts from friends and the prayers of dozens of friends to feel better.
I also spent much time praying for both the proprieters of the anti-adoption webzine and the girl who is SO angry and bitter about adoption. I pray peace for all of them and that they find God to replace the anger and bitterness in their souls.
Maybe in a few months I’ll feel like I can go public again. The webzine has since attacked some of my blog friends as well as Steven Curtis Chapman. I feel like if I can be counted amongst a group that includes him, maybe I am doing something right.
Anyway…please let me know if you have questions. And thanks for being faithful readers!!