Remember how I'm married to a rocketeer? He's a rocket scientist who loves building all sorts of VERY LARGE detailed rockets. We have one in the basement that is standing in the elevator shaft because it's too tall for any of our ceilings. I know, it's crazy.
Well, anyway, somehow the Discovery Channel caught wind of his rocket building and they approached him to do a story on a special project he's been working on.
Good for you, honey. I'm super, duper excited for you!
Annie and her crew are coming to our house on August 18th. They will be filming for 10 hours. 10 hours! Are you kidding me?! They are anxious to see Mitch in action building his rocket and preaching. They are excited to see our house and the church. Specifically, they mentioned any religious artwork or icons we might have. What?! I was so excited for Mitch and his new found notoriety. I'm not so excited to have a crew filming our lives for 10 hours. I'm a very private person. We are a very average, middle income family living in an old two story house built in 1921. It has lots of character (read "lots of unfinished projects"). We don't have 10 hours worth of excitement to show America.
Fortunately, Mitch loves to talk rockets and Jesus. He'll be comfortable with Annie and the crew. I'm using this as an opportunity to get lots of unfinished projects completed. I'm so thankful for the friends God has given me who have rallied to help me decorate my humble home. I'm not a gifted decorator but I have friends who are. I absolutely do not want this to be a "staged" ordeal. I want to be an authentic wife and mom who loves Jesus, my crazy rocketeer husband and my kids.
I've been pretty overwhelmed this week. Hannah tried to encourage me. She said "Mom, now you're a Rockette". She knows how much I've longed to be a Rockette. I have always envisioned myself as a Rockette who dances at Radio City Music Hall. Yep, I cried for an entire hour when Oprah gave a middle aged mom her dream to dance with the Rockettes. This isn't Oprah and I'm not dancing at Radio City Music Hall but I guess I am a Rockette :)