April 17, 2008


I want to publicly appologize to my sister Jody and her boyfriend Dave and anyone else who read this interview a few weeks ago. I said some things that were a misrepresentation of the truth. When the issue was brought to my attention, I felt defensive because I wanted to believe that everything I said was truth and well...I am guilty sometimes of thinking that I am a better person than I really am. Here is what I said:

"I went back to Utah last year and baptised my mom and my sister after praying for them and being shunned for 9 years"
The truth is, I went to see my sister be baptized by her boyfriend, who is the one who led her to the Lord, and then she stayed in the water and I got in and we both baptized our mom. Those are important details, especially to my sister and I was in no way trying to take the credit for something I didn't do. I was just careless in my wording thinking that it wasn't a big deal. But it is. I'm sorry Jody and Dave.
I also misused the work "shunned" because they did not shun ME, they were both very loving, supportive, and involved in my life, I just meant that I did not have the impact for Jesus on them that I wanted to. I couldn't get them to believe what I believed and I felt rejected by it.
I need to choose my words more carefully. It's so easy to be misunderstood, to not say the right thing, to want the approval of others and to just be careless in a moment of "self"
I don't think I could handle fame. As much as I would like to think that I could be humble,(ha!) my head would probably explode within a matter of months. Probably days.
I realize that this may not seem like a big deal to many, but I hurt my sisters feelings and that really matters to me. I am really sorry, Jody. Please forgive me.


Rebekah said...

Aw. It takes a lot of courage to ask forgiveness publically. And you're wrong about being humble, because what you just did was the most humble thing I could imagine. :)

Shawna Herring Photography said...

thanks for changing things on your end, Rebekah.

Jody said...

I forgive you Shawna. Thank you.
I love you-

Six Simms Singing said...

What Rebekah said. :)

Words are a careful thing, huh? I always think of that proverb that says, where words are many...sin abounds. It helps me stop and think sometimes to choose carefully and you see...I still flub it from time to time. But that was very sweet to do this and show your love and consideration this way.


Love you!