As of today, my MyRockingCradle is 8 years, 9months and 26 days. But I am now on the process of migrating some of its contents to this new baby Wendyflor.com.
My website has given me a very good outlet during my early years as a Mom. In fact, it was named MyRockingCradle because I meant for it to be a nurturing blog focused on parenting and my motherhood diary. But it evolved as I evolved. Despite the occasional parenting posts these days, I have always been adamant in not making it as a niche blog so the website name (MyRockingCradle) has become irrelevant to its contents. I have tried several times to get Wendyflor.com but gave up at some point. I intend to not drop this name anymore. As to MyRockingcradle.com, there are possibilities about the website name (contact me!) but it will stay with me until some of my commercial posts expire.
The website gave me a venue to share my thoughts, rant and show snippets of my growing family life. It continues to offer some bucks every now and then, just enough to maintain the website without having to charge it to my husband’s (grin!). More than that, it has paved the way for me to connect with a few readers. And I could think of 2 remarkable friendships that started in my Contact Me page.
From her comfort zone in Canada, Lindsay contacted me through my Contact Page in (year) 2010. Her family was going to Korea for her husband’s Fulbright Scholarship and they were to live in the Fulbright Building in Mapo. Surprise, surprise! I happen to befriend another Mom whose husband was under the Fulbright Scholarship and they lived in that Fulbright Building. Having had dinner in their place some months back, I knew the exact location of the building and it was just a less than 10 minutes walk from our place. I messaged her back that I knew exactly where they will be living and we will live near each other. And the rest is history….
Lindsay and I continue to be updated about each other’s family life through Facebook. Connecting people, indeed!
Noma and I went as far back as 5 years ago when she first emailed me about her desire to go to Korea. The emails turned to FB direct messages. And we followed each other’s lives online and even from afar, she believed in our “Life Boat Project” in 2013. She sponsored a boat for one of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and named it A-Brad, Noma and Newo.
Fast forward to 2017, she finally flew from Porstmouth, England to make her Korea dream come true. She visited with lovely Lynn Rose and her handsome prince, Bradley. Our families met and the children easily warmed up to each other.
They attended church with us on the first day we met and I am so honored she chose Stanford Hotel at Digital Media Center for their last 2 nights here in Seoul to be nearer us. Kids were able to bond some more in our house. My regret was, I wasn’t able to cook for them. I was too intimidated with their eating preferences:-).
I may eventually let go of MyRockingCradle but I’ve gained valuable experiences and relationships through it. And it’s a whole lot to be thankful for.
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