Friday, December 28, 2012

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Ohio

I got to be on TV!

Way back in October, Halloween to be exact, my sweet friends, Tammy and Angie and I appeared on a TV show on the TCT network all about adoption and advocacy!

I will never forget the phone call I got from Tammy telling me about her vision and how the Lord showed her exactly what He wanted her to do and with whom...


Dear, wonderful Tammy has been by my side ever since we announced that we were adopting again.  This wonderful woman made it her mission to support, encourage and help us to bring sweet Lucy home.  In the midst of her own financial worries, she was fundraising for us, using her fabulous jewelery business, Quantum Silver and brand new advocacy site, Be A Voice just about every time I turned around. 

There were many times during Chris' unemployment that we would slip and allow the doubts to take over, when a check from Tammy would arrive in the mail and we knew that the Lord was showing us very clearly that our sweet child was coming home, job or no job.

So, when Tammy called and told me what the Lord was telling her to do, for me and that He knew that I would want my sweet friend, Angie to be a part of it all, what could I say?

I wanted to say, um, thanks, really, but I just don't do TV - or cameras at all for that matter.  


I mean, there is just about nothing I love more than talking to families about adoption but not on TV...

not in front of a camera....

and about a million friends...

Oh my!

Now, Angie, she is a natural, just made for this kind of thing and Tammy, well, Tammy is just amazing.

Me, I was just praying I could make it through without hyperventilating or throwing up!!!

So, off to Ohio Angie and I went, on Halloween (as my kids remind me constantly) where we taped our very first TV show and I have to admit that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

I didn't throw up and that's always a plus.

Anyway, it hasn't aired yet but we have been given permission to give you all a sneak peak.  

It is long (about an hour) and the tracking is a bit off from the upload but I hope you will watch and share as we advocated for some very special kiddos at the end.

Angie and Annie TV appearance from Lifeline Children's Services on Vimeo.

Funny thing is, I had been praying for help with my shyness and for the Lord to help me to reach out to more people.  Boy, talk about being careful what you ask for!


So, while the bright lights are definitely not calling my name, I am forever grateful to sweet Tammy for giving me the opportunity to be stretched in this way by the Lord.

With Him all things are possible...

even me, speaking coherently on a TV show!



  1. Very cool! Annie you are so pretty you should not worry about being in front of a camera!

    1. Aw, dear Carmi, you are very sweet!! Thank you. I am used to being the one behind the camera, video and pics:) That was all God!

  2. You are amazing! I love your post so much I may just have to steal it! (Not one to recreate the wheel!) Love you sister! Angie

  3. Annie, I can't wait to watch and I'm sure you spoke beautifully! What a wonderful opportunity for you to touch people's hearts and help find families for these children.

    1. Annie, you are amazing in this segment! It took me all day to catch snippets in between spending time with our boys, but you were fantastic! What a great show. I hope it reaches many people--and the right people to become the families for those children you spoke of at the end.

    2. Thank you sweet Rita! It was all God cause that is so NOT my thing at all! I was praying right up until they put that camera on me:) LOL! Praying so hard for those precious kiddos and wish we could have featured more!

  4. Oh my goodness! How wonderful!!! I'm going to go watch it as soon as I can!

  5. Oh for heaven's sakes - I've seen a million of these and I'm bawling all over again! :)) You did a great job, Annie. I'm only 5 min. in - off to watch the rest! :)

  6. Yay, Angie and Annie - you put Chaz's precious face on that TV show!!! Hoping he finds a family. :) Loved hearing your testimonies all over again.

  7. OMW! So cool! And so true about be careful what you ask for!

  8. Oh Annie...I am so thrilled to see this! It is so amazing how the Lord works! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing people advocate for adoption!!! You keep going, Annie - the Lord is using you for His purpose and His children! God bless you!

    1. Hi Stacey and thank you! I LOVED looking through your blog and catching up! Miss Y looks like she is doing SO well and is SO happy!!!!!