Friday, May 28, 2010

Completely Naked

This is me. The real me. Sans make-up..and without the comfort of anonymity behind my keyboard.
My first ever VLOG.
I'm not going to lie...
1. To do this was....intimidating to say the least. To cry in front an unknown audience was humbling.
2. It is REALLY long, and I know from my marketing background that due to it's length only 20% of people who read my blog will take the time to click on the video and only 20% of the people who click on it will actually watch it...
So out of 200 who read my blog...only 8 will watch it....
I can't wait to see who will be the 8. I will know from your comments:)
3. I pray..that I will be wrong. I pray that more than 8 people will watch the whole thing. Why?
It's not just a post or words you can skim through...and then decide if you want to read the whole thing..

THIS IS MY HEART.
and..
I give it to you for 19 minutes.




16 comments:

beBOLDjen said...

Your heart is inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. Your vlog was definitely worth the investment of 19 minutes.

Julie Redman said...

love your heart, love your vision! love it that you are following god's leading in your life for the orphan!! i totally agree that even if ONE is helped it is all worth it. thanks for sharing 19 minutes with us, to put this in perspective.

Kami said...

Can I just say that I feel SO lucky to be a part of this journey with you and to be supporting BEMM?! I first started following your blog over 2 years ago now when I had just started researching adoption. I can't believe that it has been 2 years but it is amazing to see the miraculous things that have happened in that time. It was so nice to hear your voice after all of this time too! :) I've been praying a lot about Andy and I starting our adoption process soon. I've had mixed reactions from family members - and there have been a few who question whether or not it is something they want to see us do. Seeing your vlog tonight though, and witnessing you build your incredible family just helps to cement that growing our family through adoption and being a part of BEMM is EXACTLY what I am meant to do. So thank you. For being vulnerable. And being brave enough to share your life and your vision. xoxo kami

Ginny said...

I watched every minute, and I love what you are doing.

The Robbs said...

Oh, Steffany. Your video was tearfully moving and beautiful.
Love you, girl.

The Robbs said...

Oh, Steffany. Your video was tearfully moving and beautiful.
Love you, girl.

Amber G. said...

oh, steffany I love your heart so, so much. it was a treat getting to sit with you for twenty minutes. I just wish it had been in person!! Thanks for sharing your vision in such a real, vulnerable way. You're a pioneering soul and your passion is compelling. I totally agree with everything you said about the need to focus on prevention. that's been a HUGE weight on my heart... how can we help prevent children from becoming part of that overwhelming 147 mil stat?
Many blessings on your journey, friend. May God richly bless you for all you are doing to pour yourself out for Him and his little ones. MUCH LOVE, Amber

Paula said...

This is out of my comfort zone too, but I want to help you. What an amazing project. I know you don't think you are extraordinary, but you are.

Jacqueline said...

Amazing vision. I pray it comes to fruition!

YoungNaNa said...

Thank you for sharing your heart. Praying.....

missy said...

ok...i did it. i watched. i had to wait until i knew i had 20 minutes alone...you know how that goes? trying to watch it with rest of the family around would be just like skimming an article and i didn't want to miss a breath of it...wanted my heart to hurt with yours and visualize all that you were sharing....and i did. through you, this has become more personal to me..and i know after we spend time together next week, that feeling is only going to intensify. i love you, dearest steffany and i am soooooo excited to see you next week. please bring me some of your tacky headbands and we'll play beauty shop ;o)

what do you say we talk candles, too as a fundraiser for the clinic? one unique candle (container, fragrance, label) and all the profits go to the clinic?

ok...seriously, cannot wait.

l,m

Anonymous said...

I'm with Missy! Candles please, my supply is depleted. How wonderful it would be to get a yummy smelling candle and help women to find a safe place to deliver! I, too, would be a statistic if I lived in a third world. And, if for some reason I had survived, none of my children would have lived. All were hospitalized by 1 week of life. Praise God for doing what you are doing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Missy, I stole 20 minutes and listened. Thank you for your passion and vision. I'll buy candles! :-) Keep us posted as to how we can support this.
Thanks, Carey

Incognito said...

I watched, I love you, and I will help you!

Beautiful Mess said...

I am WITH you!

If you didn't already know that...

Can't wait to meet in person!

Corrie & Joel said...

May I recommend looking at heartlineministries.org at their women's program for inspiration, support, and ideas. This organization works with women in Haiti and supports them through pregnancy and the first year of their child's life with medical care, nutrition, parenting and childcare classes. You are not alone!
Corrie