So I was reactivating my blog and comments section and I stumbled on a comment that I did not know was there. Shortly after we arrived, I emailed one of our local radio shows, 94.5 The Buzz, and told them I was so glad I had the I<3Radio app on my iPhone because I could still to my beloved morning show, Rod Ryan Show, and still have some semblance of being home. I put in my email that we were in Ukraine adopting.
My mom had told me some of her friends had heard Rod read my email, which got me excited. Then I found this comment. It just goes to show that you never know who's life you might impact or touch just in passing.
It made my day. I would like to share it with you...
Hi Julie! I beleive I was your waitress at Pappadeaux at the beginning of your amazing journey to bring your children home. I was listening to the Rod Ryan show this morning and heard Rod talking about a couple going to the Ukraine to adopt to children with Down Syndrome. Somehow I knew that the couple he was referring to was the same couple that came in to Pappadeaux. I checked out the link you gave to Rod, and sure enough I saw your picture and knew I was correct. When you and your husband came in yall told me your were going to adopt two children and I was in awe then! After hearing Rod tell your story, I was crying. I have several family memeber with special needs due to a genetic disorder. I've always had so much respect and been so awed by their closest family memebers. The dedication, strength, and patience they carry is so awe-inspiring to me. I knew you and your husband were remarkable people when yall were in the restaurant, but I just didn't know HOW remarkable yall truly are! Yall are blessed beyond belief, and I wish the blessing to continue to shower upon you and your family relentlessly! I'm honored to have met two people so selfless and giving. Have a wonderful trip back home! Good luck! :)
Just wanted to share! I hope she comes back and sees this blog post. I cant for the life of me remember her name...might have had something to do with my nerves that day and the beverage I consumed. This was at the Pappadeaux's in the airport before our 1st flight.
I just want to tell her Thank You. This journey we are on has gotten very wild and at times a little hairy since we have been here.