Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Subscription to Ian's Reason...

Ok...two updates in one day.

I told you all that I was new to the blogging world and that I didn't have a clue as to what I am doing. Well...Wae called and said "I can't become a follower because I don't have Yahoo, Goggle, or twitter. Mary I have TDS email and almost everyone in Centre does. This can't be right." Well...I contacted the expert Jenifer Parris who created my blog and she set me straight. : )

In order to subscribe to receive updates from Ian's Reason do this: Scroll down the page and look on the left side of the page. It will say "Subscribe to my blog". All you have to do is put your email address in that blank there and press subscribe. You can use TDS email here Wae. YAY.... : ) Then you will have to type in those funky letters like websites make you. It will send you a message to your email account. You HAVE to check that message and click on that link they send you. Once you click on the link they send you then you are a subscriber to Ian's Reason and you will receive updates. If you do not click on that link they send you you will NOT be a subscriber to Ian's Reason and you will NOT receive updates. Oops....the follower thing was wrong. But if you become a follower we'll all just be able to know you are a follower. Just a bonus I guess.

Ok now...try this please. Sorry for the mix up!



  1. Mary, my name is Dana Pate and like many others we were led to you (I feel for a "reason") and as I layed in the hospital bed praying for my baby boys, I prayed for your baby boy. It was Dec. 08 we found you and girls instantly fell in love with him and we look forward to the daily updates. we prayed and prayed so hard for ian. My oldest daughters cried the day we pulled up to our beach condo for Daddy's work conference and we read the update that Ian had let go of this ugly world and we finally dancing with Jesus. I broke down and cried with them. They kept asking why God didn't give Ian a miracle..I told them HE had...definitely more than one time. Just wanted you to know that you are a poweful mom and i have shared your story with so many people. I will NEVER forget Ian and neither will my girls. They still pray for "Ian's mommy and daddy" to have less pain in their hearts and try to have another baby. Thank you for starting the blog. I am stoked about following it. I know so many people pray for you, I just wanted you to know that our family prays every single day for you.

    Dana Pate

  2. Mary -
    I just realized in my haste this morning that I didn't introduce myself (you can find all of this out by clicking on Blondie, too).

    My name is Janna (Rogers) Hicks. I knew you many, many moons ago, if only briefly. My husband, Jeff Hicks, and I grew up at Forrest Avenue Baptist Church with your mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, get the picture!

    I have followed your story on CB for awhile and I am excited for you as you start this new venture. I pray that it will not only be therapeutic but also a stepping stone for your ministry.


  3. Mary,

    I am so very excited about "Ian's Reason". I love the music that is playing! It makes me feel close to Ian and so many others that are in heaven that I miss so much. It gives me hope! God is sooooo good! Goodbye is not the end, we will see their faces again!

    I can't wait to see how God uses this site. I know that it will touch so many people.

    Aunt Dottie

  4. Dear Mary, Happy birthday to you. I know that not a lot of your days feel very "happy" to you right now but believe me when I tell you the days will get better. Not that you will ever stop missing Ian or loving him but it does get easier. The first year of all the "firsts" without him are always the hardest. I think of all of you often and hope that you can find some peace and joy. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. Love to you all. Kathie... Team Jake and Jordyn