Want to hear something surreal?
Our story is being told today in a hearing at our state Senate. If you follow the link, it is the Committee on Health and Human Services at top of the page. There is audio and video, but for some reason I can't access it on my computer.
Our story. In the Senate. Wow.
The interview went well, with the exception of BubTar shouting "Mooooom! Come wipe my buuuuuutt!" while she was tape recording the conversation. CLASSY! Honestly, I feel like I ramble on at times, but she said I did really well. It felt like it went well.
At the end she said, "Did L tell you that your story will probably be used on a national, as well as state level?"
I'm sure I answered with an eloquent, "Uhhhhhhhhh....okay, sure." while my mouth hung agape.
Then she said, "And we may want you to speak to the media, too."
And I passed out. Okay, I DIDN'T pass out. But I thought about it.
And she also said there is a book being published this year that our little tale might end up in, too.
That's when my head exploded. Okay, not REALLY. But almost.
Wow. Just wow.
Also, the CDF will be one of the featured charities on American Idol's Idol Gives Back show on April 9th. They are going to be working to get our story (and other's, too) up on their website so it is ready for any traffic the show generates.
Crazy, right? RIGHT.
I'm entirely out of my comfort zone here, and yet, onward we march. It is such an important cause, not only because it personally affects our family, but because it affects so many families and it is swept under the rug so often. There is a gross misconception about the state of healthcare in our nation and it is time that people realized that. And so I'm sharing our story. What else is there for me to do?
PS: Photos from Austin, as promised, and as stolen from Jana's flickr.
Me, Julie, Sage
Sage, Jana, Me