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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

WE MADE FOX NEWS

Phone rings at noon on Christmas day and Fox News wants to come out and do a story on Maggie's first Christmas (they saw article in paper). My house looks like a tornado has been through it from Christmas morn, I have bags for the shelter filling up the wreck room, and just the magnitude of the day for Maggie had me thinking twice, but I thought what if someone sees it and it causes them to think about adopting or giving to someone who is adopting ... SO WE SAID COME ON OVER ...Of the 2 hour visit this is what they got ... It was hilarious trying to share a serious story as the kids where acting like we were at the zoo.. Elijah wouldn't stop pushing the buttons on his Ben 10 watch, Emily was singing a song to High School Musical under her breath, Jeremiah wanted to look cool so he wouldn't sit up and Maggie didn't like how close we had to sit on the couch ... It was quite comical ... The funniest part they cut (thank goodness) .. Jeremiah told how we had to get rid of our dog so we could bring Maggie home ... I almost peed in my pants ... Hope you enjoy the story ... Love You All and hope you had a great Christmas !!!! Click on the title to go to the video.

38 kind words.:

emily said...

What a blessing to watch the video this morning! I loved it, loved the message, LOVED the kids comments:) This is a wonderful picture of adoption, of Christ- thank you and your family for continuing to be ambassadors!

Seeing Maggie smile- what a gift this Christmas.

Denna said...

I loved the video. The children was so sweet. The words they said was just great. Your little singer was also great. I enjoyed it all. I hope you guys have a Happy New Year!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I think that it came out great! The kids were wonderful. I really liked what little Elijah had to say and Maggie looks so at home.

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

The video is AWESOME!!! WOW Gwen...thank you so much for letting the Lord use you once again. Your kiddos are the cutest things ever! I am praying that your video stirs in people's hearts.

Love,
Lindsey

Leigh Ann said...

IT WAS WONDERFUL! Loved it, it came out great! Very proud of you guys. Love you!

Denise C said...

Oh! What a beautiful story of love! I have "Jesus bumps" (as we so fondly call chill bumps).
Your family is absolutely precious. I am so touched by your faithful commitment to be Jesus' hands and feet! That is what it's all about! We are lifting you all up before our Father above!! May He continue to bless your family! Sweet blessings to all of you!
Denise Crockett

Sara said...

Wow! Gwen! That video was fabulous... heartwarming, gut level, compelling! None of the chaos you were feeling came through!!! I loved the video portions from Scott's video! Good for y'all! Thanks for not letting the busyness interfere!

Sara Olson

ADELE said...

Oh this video touched my heart, Gwen. I know it will touch someone else as well and will ultimately lead someone to adopt. You never know who was watching that needed that extra push to go forward with adoption. I remember when our local NBC station did our adoption story, several families called the station and now they have daughters from China!God is so good and He will use your story to further the work for His kingdom. It was so nice to hear your family rather than just seeing pics. :)
Your family is just precious. Love to you all.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Loved the video....
Brought tears to my eyes...You can feel the love in the video...
Maggie looks like she is loving everything and everyone...
Merry Christmas girly and Happy New Year...
Hugs to you all....
Thanks for sharing...
You truely are an ispiration to us all...

dreamingBIGdreams said...

Oh i love this!!!

your family rocks!

:)jamie

mommy24treasures said...

oh it was so great to see you all in "action" Loved it.

Mom of 5 said...

That is lovely !!

Steffie B. said...

Incredible.....I was sobbing....couldn't even speak to Emmie.....

suzanne mayernick said...

tell jo that i LOVE the mohawk! i also love the way that he squeezed into that little swing! haha
to everyone who continues to encourage my sweet friend Gwen daily...."thank you". What a blessing you all are to her at a such a "faith stretching" time in her life. Gwen,It is such a blessing to see your heart in words...keep on keepin on! love you!
suzanne

Mr.Brian said...

Becky sent me the link.Got me all misty eyed.
Your family is amazing.I was so impressed with your son.
Just touched my heart.
May God bless you richly in 2008.

Beckyb said...

Joe and I sat and cried at it - that is just awesome and a wonderful testimony to adoption!!

Bethany said...

You guys are in the news again!?! I love the girls' Christmas do-rags! Very sweet story.

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a great video! You are truly blessed!

ChatterboxLS. said...

loved the story

lori
http://fromourbunchtoyours.blogspot.com/

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

WOW!!!!!!!! That was so great!!! I loved that. Your family is beautiful and I too am married to a really good looking godly man now aren't we the lucky ones!!! Again Gwen what a tribute to your family. You inspire me, and watching your family reminds me that even though the wait is long we also one day soon will have our babygirl home. Love and blessings to you. Love, Kristy

Kim Kenward said...

Beautiful story...your family continues to inspire. Continued blessings for a wonderful new year ahead, Gwen.

Love,
Kim K.

Schroders said...

Wow, thank you so much for sharing your story! Hopefully we will have our first Christmas next year with our sweet Fern...

Kelly said...

What a beautiful picture of a God centered family. Thanks for yet another jolt of inspiration.

Erin Miller said...

Gwen, I've been following your blog for a while now -- friend of Lindsey's. I can't believe how much you've been through since just before Thanksgiving; know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for this fantastic testimony to the small graces all around us. Maybe someone else will see them in your story.

Beverly said...

OMG that was adorable.

Beverly

Marla said...

Wow, what a great story! You have such a beautiful and inspirational family. Happy Holidays and God bless!

LINDA said...

It is a blessing that all news watchers get to see how important the adoptions are to these children and the impact it makes on everyone--the forever families. I think it turned out very wwell. Your boys are delightful!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful!! You inspire and challenge us, simply put, your family rocks! You remain in our hearts and prayers.

With love,
Heather

Laura Nipper said...

That is a great news story with an inspiring family. Thanks for sharing your family fame with us. You guys did a great job.

Kristy said...

They did a wonderful job! I had to laugh out loud at the girls having the wiggles all over the couch!
So, so precious.

Tiffany said...

What a GREAT news clip! It didn't look at all like you were at the zoo! The girls look so at home and comfortable and the love pouring out of you both is tangible.

Love you sweet Gwen and am praying for you ~ Tiff

Jewels of My Heart said...

I left a long comment the other day on this post. I hope it went through. I am checking in to see if Maggie's package arrived yet? Is it there yet? Is it there yet? I am going nuts!!!!lol I want to know if she likes it and if her gift fits... I want to know if it brought a smile to her face... priority mail is a crock! lol

shuey6 said...

Watching that video was the first time I'd realized how close we live to you! I am in Clayton, and my kids are 12 (girl), 10 (boy), 4 (adopted girl from china) and 2 (adopted son from china). I think we're about 30 minutes away if you ever want to meet and comiserate ;)... we are also Christians, and my two from China are heart-babies.

Peace,
The Shuey 6

The Shocks said...

You all are going to become local stars before too long.

nikki said...

Cried thru the whole thing (surprise, surprise!)

LOVE LOVE LOVE the heart of your entire family...
Big hugs from us to you.
XO

Anonymous said...

Loved the fox news segment and have shown to our friends and family. God is using your family in so many ways! kristihen

Kim said...

WOW! What an awesome video! The kids were great! You could tell that their words came from their hearts. What a blessing you and Scott have! Children are from the Lord and they were specially given to you. =] Isn't that an awesome thing! In time Maggie will get passed all this! Hang in there!
Praying continuely, Kim

Jenny said...

I came across your video clip on another site and realized that I have your adoption blog bookmarked on my own blog for others to read and enjoy. It is amazing how things come full circle. I loved the "We wish you a Merry Christmas" song. You have an adorable family and it is easy to see all the love floating around in your house.