Having (myself and other family) been in the newspaper and on TV before, I know that it's very common to be easily (whether purposely or not) misquoted or misrepresented. Fortunately, we were very confident that both Yonat (of the N&O) and Barbara (of ABC) would portray our story accurately and beautifully, and we were not disappointed.
Both women (and respective employers) displayed a sincere interest in personally investing, not only in our story, but in our lives, and this made for very enjoyable experiences. And, we were especially impressed that both women (and especially employers) not only respected, but even focused on what we consider the true center of our story...the God Who has proven our faith to be real. That is, unfortunately, all to uncommon in today's PC media.
I have already heard from hundreds of "new" people, via email, comments and even a few conversations in the halls at Duke that the recent media coverage of our story is impressing many things upon their hearts, not the least of which is a willingness to consider the ordinary miracles of every day life.
Again, thank you so much to all of you who, through your willingness to spend even just a few minutes with us and your compassion to share our story with others have helped to open these doors for us. Each one of you are now a part of our story, and we are now a part of yours.
Please, take a few minutes in the next few days to consider that your own story has the potential to change lives, perhaps even more than ours has. No matter your place and position, your successes and failures, your loves and your losses, you can share the ordinary miracles of your own life (and, I promise you have some) and be a blessing to those around you.
("Ordinary Miracle" by Sara McLachlan)