Today I was poking around on my blog from my laptop, trying to learn a little bit more about the settings and features, etc. Usually I access everything from my phone which grants me access to very minimal and basic information. I discovered the stat feature of my blog which gives very detailed information about how many visits my blog gets and what parts of the world are viewing it. What I unearthed this afternoon took my breath away. I had to double check that it was actually iwillcarryyou’s stats that I was looking at. At 23 days old, this seemingly powerless little baby has made an incredible impact on thousands and thousands!!
I knew of some of the countries from some of your amazing comments. I was keyed up about the list of 10 countries I knew about. That wasn’t even the tip of the iceberg.
I couldn’t even read this list over the phone to my mother without getting choked up:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, India, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Ireland, Singapore, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Denmark, Malaysia, Israel, Mexico, Finland, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Brazil, Ukraine, Hungary, Cayman Islands, El Salvador, Norway, Jordan, Chile, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Iceland, Estonia, Netherlands Antilles, Austria, Cambodia, Russian Federation, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Thailand, Portugal, Lebanon, Argentina, Honduras, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Jamaica, Greece, Morocco, Romania, Aruba, Sudan, Albania, Lithuania, Bahamas, Suriname, Qatar, Iraq, United Republic of Tanzania, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Kuwait, Cameroon, Bahrain, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Swaziland, Slovenia, Latvia, Guatemala, Guam, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela, Panama, Macedonia, Bangladesh, Uruguay, Croatia, Botswana, Georgia, Turkey, Niger, Peru, Ecuador, Viet Nam, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Rwanda, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago
Accompanying this list is a map of the world. The red and orange indicate countries that have viewed:
Nora Rose has almost lit up the entire world – a little prophet to the nations!! And she has no idea because she’s just too busy sleeping, hiccuping, being cute and taking little baths! I am in awe of this beautiful tiny life, and so incredibly HONORED that God chose US to be her parents. She’s too much of a blessing to keep all to ourselves – we HAVE to share her sweetness:
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)