Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Support Rolling In
I was totally shocked about the support that came in through Facebook the night the story aired. WCCO added a link to their website so that people could find our adoption Facebook page, I didn't expect that many people would track it down, but they did! Before the story aired the page had 307 "likes". By Monday morning we had 121 additional "likes", many from people we didn't know. We received many emails and posts from families that suffered miscarriages, adopted children, had children many years apart, and even one person who was adopted--he thanked us for choosing open adoption. I wanted to follow up with each person personally, and still have quite a few to respond to.
Here were some comments from complete strangers. Amazing....
"Just saw your story on WCCO and had tears running down our cheeks."
"I just saw you guys on TV. You were so calm (impressive). Prayers continue that the right people/person also saw it."
"Just saw your story on WCCO and hope and pray that your family finds what it is looking for! Bless you all for being so open and willing to do whatever is needed to improve the life of a child as your family grows. Bless you all..."
"Tons of prayers coming your way on this journey."
It was so incredibly uplifting. I honestly could feel the prayers of many lifting us up during our journey.
We also received one email from someone that wanted to meet with us. At this point, we don't see that going anywhere, but it's encouraging that someone saw us and thought that we would make good parents for their child. I felt so calm about it and told Jamie that I felt a lot of peace...since we had so many more people praying for us, I was certain the right thing would work out!