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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sophia's Journey (Referral to Present)



Ted is speaking tonight at church, about our adoption and trip to China. I put together a 15 minute slide show that he'll talk through, and then this one for the end of the night. It's just a few minutes long, I hope you enjoy it. Make sure you have the volume turned up, I love the song, it is very fitting.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful memory pictures. Mom

Lauren and Ed said...

WOW! YOU DID A GREAT JOB! That was very moving, and man is Sophia one beautiful little angel!

Nicole said...

Awww! I loved it! Brought tears to my eyes. I remember thise first days and how special they were...

Gracie says- it's good. tell sophie hi

mommy24treasures said...

wonderful!!! How great hubby is doing this!!! I know that unique love he has for Sophia will ring out in every word and plant that seed for adoption in hearts around the congregation.

Sophia's mom said...

Loved the video clip! I just happened to look at your website tonight (I was on the Jiangxi Yahoo group). My daughter is also named Sophia and was born on Nov 4, 2004. She TOO was at the Guangchang SWI so they probably know each other! :) We should stay in touch for the girls!

Sophia's mom

crazylady said...

Absolutely STOLE my heart. Our gotcha day anniversary is in 2 days and this made me cry for not having something so beautiful to share with you.

I loved the photo with Noah especially.

What a terrific job you did,and Sophia really makes me melt with that smile.

Love
Sen

Susan said...

That is just beautiful! It was so neat to see how much she has changed.

Dannye said...

that is the most awesome video...love it!!!

Anonymous said...

You always put together the best videos...brings back such wonderful memories! We can't wait till the summer!!!!!! Meisi sid there's Fei Fei's daddy, he carried me at Disney World! Man I wish I had their memory! She also said he made funny faces too!! How is Ted doing, is he having fun handing out at home with the girls? He has another week to go until he can go back to work?? Tell him to take it easy. Love ya'll. the Holmes'

noseyinhk said...

Such beautiful pictures. I came across your blog a few months ago. Living close to China, I am painfully aware of the life these little girls face if not adopted but caring people. Sophia is such a happy little girl. You and your family did great!

Rony said...

Oh, Chris you did a great job! I didn't realize how tiny Sophia was a when you adopted her. Her eyes are piercing. I love the photo of you and Sophia looking at one another. Precious.

How is the big guy?

BrendaR said...

What a nice job Ted did last night speaking and what a nice job you did on the slideshow. Even though we had seen the China video before it was nice to watch it again. It makes us remember to pray for orphans around the world. Hey, where was the one of Paige eating the chicken foot?

ADELE said...

I have tears in my coffee. Wow, that was really touching. I just know your church was blessed by seeing this and hearing your husband speak. Thanks for sharing this.
The pic of your and her looking at each other melted my heart.

kerri said...

I just loved the video, well done.
Like Sen our Forever Family Day is Wednesday and this made me an emotional mess.
I thank you for sharing an intimate time with us all. ;)

Alyson & Ford said...

Wonderful video. I always love seeing the referral pictures and then the year(s) later pictures. Such wonderful (American) daughters!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Jill said...

Awww...That is a beautiful video and song.

Steffie B. said...

What a wonderful thing for your husband to share. Hopefully it will plant some seeds in others hearts! ;)

Love the video!

Kimber said...

Oh so beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes!

KIm

Sarah said...

Beautiful!! What an awesome story set to a beautiful dong! Sophia is just beautiful!

Chris & Deb said...

Just beautiful!!!! This song was just perfect too!

girl of a thousand blogs said...

I've seen so many of these types of slideshows, and they still ALL give me a huge lump in my throat! VERY nice... I loved the photo of her in her big sunglasses, that's what finally got me crying.

What a great family she has!

Stacey said...

What beautiful pictures of your little angel. I love it!

laundryamah said...

that's really a sweet collection of photos...and I love that song!

Jewels of My Heart said...

It's beautiful.... I can't believe how many pictures you have of Sophia before Gotcha Day... What treasures.
She is so precious and the very last frame with the caption brought tears to my eyes.

sea star said...

*sob*...all the way through it. Beautiful beyond words.

Somewhere In The Sun said...

So beautiful! I needed a good cry!

~Lynn