I know what you’re thinking: “She has already told us that she’s pregnant!”
This is a different kind of exciting news.
Our Summer/Fall adventures have kept me incredibly busy. I apologize for the lack of writing lately. (But, I have big plans to fill you in, including lots of great, entertaining stories and adorable pictures!)
However, even though my blog has been quiet, Matthew’s story is getting the biggest press it has ever received.
A couple months ago, an editor from the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” website asked me to write a post for their blog. He said they receive over 7 million visitors each month, so I knew this was my chance to have Matthew’s story seen by a very large audience! The article was published on Wednesday. Here is the link:
After I shared it on facebook, Diane Grover from the International Down Syndrome Coalition told me that this was a very big deal! She said it was only a few years ago that she wrote to the editors of “What to Expect” to ask that the portion of the book that talked about aborting children with Down syndrome be removed. She said they did change later editions of the book, but publishing Matthew’s story shows that they have come a long way.
Then, the IDSC shared the article on their facebook page, and within a day it received over 1600 “likes” and was shared more than 120 times from their page alone. I am overwhelmed and humbled by the response to his story. I wish the “What to Expect” editors could see all of the facebook comments!
One of Matthew’s prayer warriors, Benedict, prayed that Matthew would live “so that others could see the Glory of God through him.”
As Matthew’s story is read by thousands of new eyes this week, all I can say is “To God be the Glory!”