While I knew the AP distributed world wide, I was surprised to find out that this article showed up pretty much everywhere. From front pages in the newspaper to the NY Times online, WOW. I had family from Florida to Las Vegas fall off their chair at breakfast when they caught our photo in the morning paper & googling my name took a whole new meaning.
The implications of this 8 week test article did exactley what I said in my last post. Sparked debate, blog posts, fueled raging comments. People came out of the woodworks to speak up…. My husband fought honorably through 4 tours in the Middle East so people have this right…. so I say speak on.
I have come to learn that when we make ourselves vulnerable, two things can happen. Change or Regret. In my personal experience, I have never seen change from just sitting back and letting the world go on. So, I considered it a humbling honor to share Grady with the world, despite the hatred that looms around this issue. No regret here, even after reading the comments . I pray Change.
Here is the Video we are in that was done to go along with the article… It is interesting to see yourself on video and also to see what clips they chose to show, surely if you know me, I said much more than what was featured, in much greater depth and faith. No really? lol.
I was ever so grateful to the writer of this article, Malcolm Ritter, for plugging my blog into the end of article for distribution. It allowed whatever else I wanted to say or share to be found right here, on our family site. Where we break it down as it is, for those who are looking for more… the response has been wonderful.
I said this in response to a online friend who posted about all the nasty comments out there…this is my re-post…
“I spent a good part of last night doing the same thing on huffington post, like a train wreck I kept looking, well what I learned is that the world is nasty and fallen, far more nasty then I even thought, but there is soooo much good out there, and I have Jesus and my husband and my two little boys, and the world can try all they want, but they can’t steal the joy out of my heart. Their tongue is an evil weapon and we will all be judged in the end. I spent an extra long time looking at Grady in his crib last night. He is joy.”
Instead of a personal FB account for a while my Blog now has a “Like” page on Facebook, I will be posting new blog entries on there or any other news!! Catch us there by the link below!
back to “Ski”ing through life….