You guys…shhh…don’t tell anyone yet, but
I am working on something amazing behind the scenes and I might need your help in a few weeks. Yes, it does have to do with this. I will let you know more as soon as I can. All I can say right now is that it is time for the voices of moms to be heard, and I will do everything in my power to get them out there, but I’m not going to be able to do it without you.
In the meantime, in the midst of a media firestorm, things have actually been pretty normal around here. That is one of the great parts about living in Amish Country. People will celebrate your accomplishments with you, but life goes on just the same and no one treats anyone any differently.
So, even though our story has made its way onto The Huffington Post and into Elle and Redbook and Today.com, and Good Morning America, and even crossed the borders to the UK, Canada, and Australia, I’m still here washing dishes, changing diapers, and doing my thing being a mom and a wife.
The kids couldn’t care less about any of it. They are just having fun being kids, which is exactly the way it should be.
So, my apologies to Good Morning America, but this was actually the highlight of our October so far:
I cannot thank you enough for your continued support along this crazy journey!
If anyone had told me just a few weeks ago that I was going to go from being a middle school teacher, to being diagnosed with a brain lesion, to becoming international news, I would have looked at them like they had three heads. This still does not feel quite like my story. It is almost like watching it happen to someone else.
I have no idea where God is planning to take us now, but I’m starting to get a clearer picture, and I think that maybe this is just the beginning. We will ride this wave together as far as it will take us, and I am so glad to have the opportunity to bring you along with me!