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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Progress?

I've really been on a rampage since Joseph's trip to the funeral home on Monday. I'm still so upset with the idea of Wyatt's life having absolutely no significance in this state. I've received some wonderful support and many of you have offered ideas on how I could go about getting this issue brought further into the light.

Some people have suggested I take Wyatt's story to a local news station. I've been hesitant about doing this because I didn't want people to think I was trying to play the "poor me" card. Yes, our story has it's fill of sadness, but I don't want people to feel sorry for us. I don't want people to look at Wyatt's life as a sad story. I want it to be a story of inspiration, hope, and triumph. Wyatt died, but that shouldn't be the end of his story. I believe with all my heart God only gave Wyatt two minutes he had to fight for because he knew I would fight to have those two minutes recognized. The day Wyatt was born is just the beginning of his story.

I picked up the phone today and made a call to WATE (channel 6) and informed the woman on the phone that I may have a human interest story they may be interested in. If they were interested, great. If not, then it's not God's will and I will have to find some other avenue to further my cause to have babies lives have meaning here in Tennessee.

Not even an hour after I hung up, I got a phone call from one of the female news reporters that was wanting to be at my house in 20 minutes for an interview. I had one of my "OH CRAP" moments. For any of you that have had a child die, you know that house cleaning is just one of those things put on the back burner... at least, it has for me. My house isn't horrible, but it's overdue for a good mopping and vacuuming! Being on limited bed rest hasn't helped the condition of my house either!

Anyways...

Long story short, I asked if we could do it a different day so that my husband could be here. The reporter hesitantly agreed and said that she wants to make sure it's done within the next couple of days. She asked if I had pictures of Wyatt to share... When I answered that I had a couple hundred she asked that I pick my favorite 20-30 and that would be wonderful.

I am so nervous to do this interview! This feels like my one chance to tell Wyatt's story. What if I don't tell it right? What if I somehow let Wyatt down by goofing up his life's story. What if people still don't care? No pressure!

I plan on pulling out Wyatt's elephant, blanket, pictures, outfit, and urn for the interview. What else should I do? You know the moments that a new mother gets where people come visit her in the hospital to see their new baby for the first time? I didn't really get that with Wyatt. All people saw was a dead baby. I feel like this is my new mommy moment where I get to share Wyatt's life with people instead of his death. Any ideas are more than welcome, and prayers that I can represent Wyatt the way he deserves to be represented are greatly appreciated!

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17 comments:

Rachel E. said...

What an exciting opportunity! Praying that you and Joseph will speak the words that God wants you to as you honor Wyatt by telling his story.

Also, thank you for writing back to me last week--I have not yet made it to the post office but plan to by the end of the week. :-)

crystal theresa said...

that is wonderful! i am so proud of you for calling the news station and think it will be an amazing opportunity to share Wyatt's life and have him recognized. Don't forget to share the ring, your blog, the petition, the invitation for his 1st birthday party maybe?

i am praying that this interview will touch more people to fight for Wyatt as you have been doing.

Holly said...

I'm so glad that you are getting an interview!! Hopefully this will help!

I think you're off to a great start on what to share. If you have the things that most remind you of him I think that'll be great!

Cori Lynn said...

I think that is awesome...I live in TN and I wish I lived closer to you so I could see the interview. You will be fine, don't stress, You are his mommy and even gettnig your story out there will be great!!! I know you can do it...you are strong!

Keeping you in my prayers!

Franchesca Cox said...

Yay, Danielle!!!! :) I am so glad and excited for you! Wow, that is awesome. Maybe write somethings down that you know you'll want to include, you'll want to mention? If I think of anything else I will be back! Just know I am so proud of you and can't wait to hear all about the interview! I KNOW it will grab hearts around your state! Who knows... maybe more than one channel will want to get it on it? The more publicity they give you the better chances :) Also, don't worry about people feeling sorry for you... they will.. but when they see your outlook and perspective on his death and life, they will leave your story with more than a broken heart, they'll want to DO something about it (hopefully!)!!! ;)

Emily said...

What an amazing opportunity! I know you're scared, but you're going to do fine - God will be at your elbow the whole time. We'll pray for you, Danielle!

Kristin said...

I will be praying about your interview...what a wonderful opportunity!

I think that you should mention your blog. Talk about how you have used the blog to share Wyatt's life with the www. It might draw more people to your story...more people to sign your petition etc...and possibly draw people to Christ through your written word!

I can't wait to see what God will do with this! YEAH!! :)

Please keep us posted! Blessings,
Kristin

The Blue Sparrow said...

Danielle, just speak from your heart and people will fall in love with you and Wyatt. Wyatt could never be disappointed by you. You are amazing and soon the everyone else will see it too! Maybe show them Wyatts Bday invitations with them?

Anonymous said...

I have faith in you that you will tell Wyatt's story in such a way that people will stand up and take notice.That sounds like a nice display of things to show and if you have anything else, include it, too.Precious Wyatt did matter and I can't wait for you to have your say!
Blessings, Sarita

Sarah, Nathen, Aiden, and Evan said...

What an answer to prayer, you deserve to tell his story. I think all the items you have planned to show during the interview are appropriate. God would not answer this prayer for you if it was not in his plan, so He will give you all the right words to say during the interview.
I'll be praying for you during this time, I know it must be stressful eventhough exciting at the same time.
In God's Love,
Sarah

April said...

Oh hun, I have no idea what you should do. But hooray for making more people aware!

...just make sure you have tissues handy, I think you'll do great. Good luck!

Jaime said...

What a fantastic opportunity, Danielle!

You are Wyatt's mom and that is all you need... speak from your heart, as I know you will.

You are taking a stand and that is absolutely amazing and commendable! You should be SO proud for being proactive and helping make a change for Wyatt and for countless other babies and families who deserve the right and honor of having their life count!

I look forward to hearing all about your interview and know that I will be thinking of you.

xo

Kristin said...

Hi My name is Kristin and I just started following your blog Im going to get cought up to date with it. i just recently lost my twin girls at 20 weeks on march 2 2010. I also live in TN all your babies are so cute. Fill free to drop by my blog if you would like and congrats on getting your story out and on you pregnancy.
http://familyofthreejustexpanded.blogspot.com/

Rikki said...

Wow that is amazing i am so happy that you het to share wyatt and his story. I hope that this will recieve the attention that it deserves and get wyatts life recognised and hopefully help other parents that will go through it in the future.
I am so excited for you, and i am sure that you will definantly represent wyatt the way he deserves. He would be so proud of you!
Xxx

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

You will do just fine - you will tell Wyatt's story just the way you're supposed to.

Remember God is with you! I'm really praying that this will be another step in the right direction to get Wyatt's Life recognized.

WE (your blog readers) all know about Wyatt, so it's not even possible that he never existed! :-)
The State of TN just needs to realize that!

Hugs to you!

Mary Ellen said...

I will certainly be praying. Our local news did a story on James a few months back and I sent an email with my "wishes" for how I hoped the outcome of the story would be. And the reporter really listened to me, and did a great job. That would be my biggest suggestion that you share your feelings with her so that she can review her "angle" for the story.

Next prepare yourself for the editing room floor. I said a few things that I really wish had made air but they were cut out. I was a little sad about that.

You will do GREAT! I cant wait to see it.

brigette said...

how amazing!!! I hope that the story goes well. Please post how it turns out. I agree so badly with you his life deserves to be recognized!!! I think wyatts story is amazing!! Best of luck!!