Our story has become, well....known. And I've thought for several days how to post, if I should post. Even the blog has had it's 15 minutes of fame. But I feel the need to address what's been going on.
I think it started with Klove. Someone notified them about our story. And they called the house while I was in the restroom. Glamorous, I know. Not a soul was here but me. Which is ultra uncommon but I was reading resumes while our house was being inspected. So they were stuck with a few minutes of me. That short interview was done weeks before it aired so I really kind of forgot about it. We started school and were getting into the groove of real life. While at the health department (dealing with the fact that someone gave my children the wrong immunizations..that's a whole different story!), Fox was getting in touch with me. Apparently Klove led to Fox which led to CRAZY!
I'll be honest, I find it funny! I mean, you have to laugh when the words "Uh babe, Good Morning America called today" come out of your mouth. We are just normal people. Like really normal. So this stuff makes me laugh.
It is also extremely humbling. I am receiving comments from all over the world from people just like us--normal people who adopted siblings. Or foster and are adopting. I've said many times that we are not the only people who have ever done this. In fact, there are many who have done harder, more admirable things.
So why is all this craziness happening? I honestly don't know. But we have decided to allow some of it for some reasons I wanted to talk about. 1. The kids are good with it. That was extremely important to us. They don't completely understand why we are receiving this attention of course. To them, this life feels as normal as they know. They are intrigued. 2. Scott and I and the kids all think that this may be some awesome outlet for God to do some really cool things.
If I have learned anything in the last several months....it's that my timeline and my ways are NOT God's. I would have done things differently in Peru. But God knew what He was doing. Often I would do things faster, but then things go exactly the way God wants and it's better. I have a very new and different understanding of "immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine" (Ephesians 3:20) because I could not dream up the way this story is going!!
We are praying that God is glorified and that He uses us. Whatever that looks like. I may never know. But if one person chooses to act in faith on something they were afraid of, it's worth it.