Saturday, August 25, 2012

Where do they come from . . . and why?

I'm amazed that each day there are visitors to RememberingLeif, from all over the world, even though I post only a couple of times a month now. I wonder about these visitors. How do they come upon this blog?
They didn't know Leif, or me, yet they arrive here. It must be through the keywords on the blog, and probably often they are looking for "Leif Garrett," the singer, not my son.

But what do they think when they click on this site? Do they stay? Do they read about him? Some do, as I've found from comments, but I wonder about all the others. Like so many questions having do do with Leif's life and death, we will never know, but it's still incredible how many people have seen the blog.

Just looking at the visits from the past 24 hours and seeing four foreign countries and four US states is fascinating, but the larger statistics show that there have been visitors from all fifty states and the District of Colombia, and 120 foreign countries. Well over 30,000 visits have been logged by Blogger since April 10, 2008.

I like coming to the blog page, and to Leif's Facebook page, to remember, to reflect, and to know he is remembered in the world.

I wonder how Leif would have viewed this presidential campaign. I would have liked to have one of our lively, rip-roaring discussions about it. He would have had strong feelings and expressed them well. I can't imagine him being wholeheartedly for either candidate, but he would take his right to vote seriously.


  1. I found your blog searching for a photo of Tiny Blessing dolls - his adorable footed pajama photo popped up and I couldn't resist clicking on it. I am so sorry for your loss. I am a mother of a 4-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy and just can't even imagine, not now and not ever. It seems so unfair, such a young life taken too soon, and so much pain for those left behind. :( Cherish those precious memories of him.

  2. Thank you for your compassion, and for visiting my blog. I hope you never experience the pain, and always cherish your children. Believe me, I cherish every memory and every photo.

  3. I found you blog because I was looking for someone dear to my heart from the Ansbach area. I was hoping to find a photo through Google images, but discovered the photo booth picture of you and your son. Love the face Leif made back then. Reminds me of the photos me and my friends took at the Ansbach train station's photo booth. I'm sorry for your loss.

  4. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. I hope you find the person from Ansbach.

  5. Hello,
    I found your blog by accident: I no longer looking exactly what I was looking for? After I read the stories about the life of your son Leif, I was very touched that. You write very lovingly about her son. While reading, I felt how much she makes this sad loss and imprisons her soul a big pain. I hope they can overcome this pain one day! Anyone who reads her blog feel that they are a loving mother.

    I have lost my wife by an evil disease about two years ago. I can their pain they feel in their hearts and draw the grief of losing a loved one comprehensible and understand.

    I wish you and your family that God gives them strength to overcome this pain. This offense will never totally.

    Richard Jonscher

    PS: my English is not good. I hope you understand me. I am from Germany