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Make It Happen

There are moments in life where you can't overthink your reaction.  
All you can do is pivot and make it happen.

Take for instance the adoption of our youngest: Alysia Hope.
Adoption wasn't even on our minds. 
We thought our family was complete with four kiddo's and a wiener dog to boot.
Isn't it funny how life interrupts our perfectly-laid plans?

That's when we got the phone call out of the blue: The birthmother of our one-year-old son, Levi, had just given birth to a baby girl -- Would we be willing to adopt her?

"Yes" escaped our mouths before our brains had a chance to catch up with what our ears were hearing.

We committed to a major life-change and significant price tag in a matter of 15 seconds.

Suddenly we were responsible for coming up with over $20,000 in 7 days plus preparing our home for a newborn.

We had to make it happen.
I didn't panic, I ran to the internets and did what any good daddy would do: I started a telethon to raise 20 grand!

Every hour on the hour we went live with stupid human tricks, lip-sync battles, and improv games.  

The goal was to pay for our unexpected adoption in cash and bring Baby Girl home.

We had to make it happen.
Here's the thing:
When you boldly declare what you want, multiply that with grit + hustle, and then seek help with compassion, empathy prevails and magic happens.

Together with friends and strangers on the internet, we made it happen.
What giant obstacle are you facing today?

What if you leaned in toward the challenge and fearlessly declared what you wanted to do?

How might people around you rally around your cause?

Today let's all dare to make it happen!
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Jonathan Herron

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