Friday, December 23, 2011

Just Made My Day

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.


  1. So kewl!! Hurry home MUAH

  2. For every 5 people you know you have touched, there are 15 more you don't even know about. :) Blessings and love it and love you!

  3. Sounds like a reunion is in order when things settle down! It's sweet when people take the chance and share their thoughts and admiration. I'm excited that comment has given you extra energy during your trying times. It's amazing what you can accomplish without fear. Go go go and fun news on the radio show but it must be at an odd time AND feel strange to have it while abroad!! Peace and love and strength--lots of strength to you and your support system!

  4. That is so totally cool...just like you chica! Love ya!!!

  5. Hi there! I am so glad to find your blog and know that Peter was adopted and is thriving! I found out about Peter during the Christmas season of 2010. Somehow my sister stumbled upon RR and Peter through someone's blog, they way you usually do. She fwd Peter's link to me and we fell in love with him! We frantically started donating and I remember my credit card bill had so many "RR" transactions on it come January. We rallied for him in our prayers and we are so happy to see him alive and well and in his new home! God bless!