oh goodness….

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I’m a blubbering loon!  Did you guys watch Oprah today?  Goodness…what an awesome show!  Wonderful kids, amazing miracles and so much inspiration!  But one story made me a complete mess….Eliot.  I’m going to warn you guys…hormonal or not, you are going to cry.  The story is sad but there is something else we can take away from it that is positive.  I LOVE what his Mom said to Oprah….she said that knowing he would not live, she could cry later and that she was going to take advantage of everyday of his life…..



So make sure you give your kids extra kisses and hugs tonight and tell them how much they mean to you!

14 Comments on oh goodness….

  1. teresa
    October 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Oi, Bren….I TRIED to watch oprah today because I wanted to see this piece. However, detroit stations were pre-empted by the mayor going to jail tv-athon. :(

  2. teresa
    October 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh darn, I hit send too soon…..I followed their blog for awhile. Such an amazing story….I cry everytime I hear that story.

  3. kelly
    October 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

    i saw it this morning before i went to work… was a blubbering idiot the rest of the day.
    those parents are amazing.

  4. Tracey
    October 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow….That was so touching.

  5. Anya
    October 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm (5 years ago)

    What a beautiful and touching story.

    I am a better person for having watched that….thank you.

  6. Michelle Davies
    October 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm (5 years ago)

    What an incredible family. Thanks for sharing that.

  7. Kara May
    October 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm (5 years ago)

    I so wanted to watch this episode and forgot to set the DVR :(. Thank you so much for posting this. It is so heart-felt. Wow, I’m so teary I can hardly type this. Again, thank you so much for sharing this Brenda.

  8. Tori
    October 29, 2008 at 6:31 am (5 years ago)

    Did you not get off the couch and go kiss your babies after seeing that? I did…It just lays everything on the line..and THANK GOD-everyday for healthy babies. I am not sure I could find that strength as Eliots family did. God Bless the children!

  9. angie Monson
    October 29, 2008 at 6:43 am (5 years ago)

    thanks for making me cry! That was beautiful!

  10. Sara
    October 29, 2008 at 8:28 am (5 years ago)

    I followed this family’s store for several months through their blogs. You can read their current blog and Eliot’s blog by clicking: http://www.ninetynineballoons.com/

    Such a heartfelt story. Eliot touched and continues to touch so many people with his life.

  11. Leanne(Australia)
    October 30, 2008 at 1:20 am (5 years ago)

    omg we haven’t seen this episode of Oprah yet but thank you for sharing I am going to give my kids a big kiss now.

  12. Erin McFarland
    November 2, 2008 at 7:47 am (5 years ago)

    oh goodness! I know you warned that there would be tears, but my lap is soaked! What a beautiful story and testimony.

  13. Marie
    November 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm (5 years ago)

    thanks for making me cry

  14. Kimberly
    November 16, 2008 at 4:14 pm (5 years ago)

    so touching. thanks for sharing such a beautiful story.

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