Ears for Isaac (and a conversation in my kitchen, part 1)

When I first watched the introduction video for Ears for Issac about my friend Aaron’s son, it was like time stopped.

My heart was broken all over again for what he and his wife Teresa have gone through, and I immediately wanted to help share their story.

But rather than simply posting the video here,

Aaron had an idea,

and his friend Jason helped,

and they spent a morning in my kitchen, filming more to share with all of you.

So for the next few weeks on Mom-Mondays, I’ll be posting parts of the video from that morning, along with Ears for Isaac here.

I know you’ll be touched by Aaron and Teresa’s story–by their courage, their questions, and their heartache. They didn’t set out to be an “inspiring and courageous family,” but, believe me…

they are.

And it’s my hope that in their story, you will find comfort and strength of your own.

Please take a minute to watch the Ears for Isaac introduction video below, which includes my conversation with Aaron’s friend Jason afterwards about the reason for the film they are making and the explanation behind its name. Please share the video too. I believe with all my heart that other families will be comforted by their story as they move forward with this.

After a difficult time of feeling like they were alone and that there were no answers out there, Aaron and Teresa want others who might be going through something similar to know that they aren’t alone and that, even when there are no answers, there are others who understand…

I look forward to sharing more next Monday. (You just might have to excuse my tears; I was so moved by what Aaron shared… and I know you will be too.)

More about Ears for Isaac, from Aaron:

1. Ears for Isaac is a documentary film currently in pre-production and set to begin filing at the end of March 2013. It is intended to bring hope and encouragement to any family who has lost a child or is preparing to do so through hospice. Our desire is to acknowledge that God offered peace and joy in the middle of tragedy and to honor our son as a part of our family. Our hope is to encourage other families facing tragedy by sharing Isaac’s story and offering them a small token once a year to remind them they are not alone.

2. While Ears for Isaac is a film, it also serves as an announcement that through the EarsForIsaac.com website families who have lost a child under the age of two due to genetic or non-genetic birth defects can share their story and receive a letter of encouragement from Teresa and I once a year. This will be launching after the film is done.

3.We need support in order to make this movie and launch the website. Support can come financially or by just spreading the word to a family in need.

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