Jan
12
2008

Visit from a good friend

I was at work with my two older daughters, and Wendy was at home attempting to keep the kids focused on their morning chores. There was a knock on the door, and who surprised us? Tracy Chaplin, the onsite producer for our “Kids by the Dozen” episode!

Tracy spent a dozen days with us throughout the TLC experience. He is a private man who not only gets into his work, but gets into the lives of the people he is interviewing. During the course of the filming, he connected with our family so much so that we opened the door to the most vulnerable, painful story of estrangement with our oldest daughter. Without his initial love for us and for people in general, we would not have opened the door to the profound story of love that, ultimately, led to our writing of Love in the House

We only got to visit for a couple hours. Being a documentary producer, he was on layover in Denver working on a project for the History Channel. We were blessed by his visit, albeit short. On the way out the door, he said, “Funny. I haven’t been here for 14 months, but it’s as if I never left.” Such is the love of true friendship.

Tracy Chaplin visit

Blast from the past: Tracy interviewing Josiah.

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aliciaannjeub Alicia

    how fun for you! how neat for him to think about you guys and come down for a visit!

  • http://www.simpleliving.wordpress.com Jason & Anna Wilkinson

    What a great surprise! :)

  • http://www.quiverofangels.com Shawnee

    How thoughtful! That was so nice of him to come visit you guys!

  • Barb

    Not to “pump you up”, but this is really a beautiful testimony to the love which does reign in your household. If this were a home of hypocrisy, judgment, legalism, there is no way Tracy would have dared return, especially not to “pop-in” while on a layover. Glory to God!

  • Natalie Heppner

    I really liked him. He is genuinely caring and thoughtful. It is really nice that you guys got to see hime again and hopefully show him the love that God shows us. He is a very, very nice man.

  • Deanna

    Reading that gave me chills. It is so true that God has the glory thru all of your pain and joy. CA is a little far away for us to “pop” in, but we would love to visit someday! :)