Jamie was out of town on Friday night; I was thrilled that my parents were back from Florida so that I could watch the interview with them. My mom made a yummy dinner and although their lake place isn't where I grew up, it really does feel like home. My dad recorded the 6:00 news and a friend tipped me off that one of the promotional pieces played then, we found it and watched it several times. It was surreal. All of this is surreal! In the piece, I was talking about how difficult our third miscarriage was, but how we received so much support. It was true, and it seemed like the perfect 5 second clip to describe our journey.
We all piled on the couch and I did one of the things I do best, I fell asleep. My parents woke me up just before the 10 o'clock news was about to start. I missed the popcorn party. I started recording Griffin watching it, then put down my camera and soaked it all up. I knew that lots of our friends and family were huddled around their TVs watching and supporting us. I got choked up watching it, it was truly beautiful. They did an amazing job of telling our story in a heartfelt, genuine way. I couldn't have asked for anything better. It was longer than I expected and better than I expected. And, I have high expectations. My parents were great people to watch it with--they were so positive and were happy with how the story was told. Griffin turned to me ans asked, "Is that really what happened?" I am sure he was wondering where the rest of it was, the parts that were edited out.
Texts were coming through my phone like crazy, my phone quickly filled up and I couldn't get any more texts. Jamie called. He was happy with the story, too. He talked to Griffin. Griffin told him that he was on TV, too!
Here were some of the text messages that came in:
I am crying and can't stop. It was great. Love you.
Great story on WCCO!
A and H are tracking how fast the likes go up on your adoption page! :)
What an awesome story we just watched! So proud of you guys for doing that. Blessings and prayers to you!
It was an awesome story.....had tears with you!
What a great story! Griffin did such a great job, too!
Great piece on WCCO!
Just saw the news. Makes me happy and sad. Hope you get a good response!
That was beautiful! I am bawling with a great big smile!:) It hurts all over again, but there is so much hope!
We saw it! It was great!
Loved it! <3
Here's our little man watching himself on TV: