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Monday, November 29, 2010

Ty's Adoption Video!

Here is the link to watch it full screen on You Tub@
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtLs6aEbL74


I did it! I finished Ty's video..which will speak for itself, but I wanted to talk about the music for a second. Last spring I was having a REALLY hard time when we were thinking about bringing Ty home ( I shudder now to think of how hard the decision was) But the one song from JJ Heller "Your Hands" was at the top of my play list and it really spoke to me, for my life and thinking about a little boy a world away..... so I did a search of JJ Heller to hear some of her other songs,,,and the first one that popped up was "LOVE ME" which brought me to puddles of tears.... Right away I knew that these would be the songs I would use for his video, and they played in my head over the next several months.... I love seeing the video done with the music that inspired our journey! Hope you all like it :) You gotta watch it full screen:)

21 comments:

Truly Blessed said...

Amy,
I sit here in tears (again!) because you captured every emotion imaginable when it comes to adoption in this video. The songs were perfect (they play the "Love Me" song on the radio up here and it makes me cry every.single.time.). Ty is a beautiful addition to your already beautiful family and you are so amazingly blessed! Great job on the video (and my favorite shot was the one where Kobi has Ty around the neck -- so typical of an older kid -- on the stairs...what a wonderful shot!

On another note, I'd love to know what program Colin used when he went to China. I know we already emailed about the program, but now we're researching summer programs for our son and want to narrow down the programs to use -- or not to use! I think we're going to apply to Princeton in Beijing and CET --- maybe some more, too.

withgratefulhearts said...

Loved the video Amy. Thanks so much for posting it. It was beautiful.
Cherie

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Love the Love Me song, Amy! That was perfect! The video was just precious! You did a great job...you're inspiring me to get to work on one for Luke! I guess I'm shying away from it because I'm afraid I can't do it justice with the emotions we felt!

Ty is such a blessing and a perfect addition to your family! What a handsome little guy he is too!

Blessings,
Tammy

Mommy said...

TEARS>TEARS?TEARS!!!! Crazy tears! Molly watched it with me and kept saying "Molly?" "Molly?" when M and F are at the end. She thinks every Chinese baby is Molly. HA! I love LOVE JJ Heller and those songs are absolutely PERFECT! I laughed when he and Colin were talking to each other. I felt like I was in China again. Great job Momma! He is so handsome and what a blessing he is to you and your family. Let's catch up soon! Love to all, M

groovy mama said...

LOVE IT....I love how my heart fills for the older child after watching this, hopefully it will do the same for others! I love the expression on your hubby's face on the van ride to SWI....I love the footage on NANJING brings me back to Ella's day! I love how your BIG son can talk to your LITTLE son-precious! Thanks for sharing it is WONDERFUL, now go watch Ella's!
hugs to your beautiful family-
Donna

Oh and who is the sweet little girl in PINK and pigtails at his SWI? Is she adopted-sweet!

Stephanie said...

So sweet! Loved watching it and remembering our time in Nanjing this summer.

Joy said...

I loved it, especially when he comes running up to you at the Civil Affairs office. He is such a sweet boy.

We were in Nanjing with groovy mama and I second the statement that it brings back so many memories.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

As always...great job...love the songs. I am feeling the same way about this journey, sigh.

Suzie said...

I bawled and I bawled and I bawled. We travel in Jan for our first son from China. Thank you for such a wonderful video.

Mom to 2 Angels said...

You do such an awesome job of making videos for your kiddos! I loved it.

Cara said...

Your videos always give me the goosebumps. I'm bawling my eyes out. We hope to travel for our little girl in a few months and seeing videos like this help keep me going in this crazy process!

Dana said...

Beautiful.....I am still crying! What an amazing video. What an amazing family! Love it:)

chksngr said...

Amazing...I'm a big old puddle...what an amazing video! what an amazing family God has given you! I just can't get over how deep his eyes are. Thank you for sharing with us!!!

fullertribe said...

Love it and the songs are perfect. Jeremy Camp is a favorite in our house. I played his CD in the delivery room when I had Gabe! I hope that you are all doing well would love to hear updates on how he is doing in school.

Jenny said...

Hey there!!! I am so..........glad you found me in blogland!!! Funny thing...I have thought about you guys over the years. I've wondered about you and if you all had added anymore little ones to your precious family. You are an inspiration girl and I enjoyed reading about your ever growing family!!! You guys are AMAZING!!!! I LOVE your HEART for adoption!!!
Hugs to you all!!!

Blessings!

By God's Design said...

I was lying in bed tonight surfing on my phone when I saw this post and immediately had to get up and get my computer and watch the video. LOVE it!!! Makes me want to go back and adopt an older boy. Ty is so adorable. Lots of happy tears for your family!

Jen said...

Amy- what an incredible video. You create the most amazing and heartfelt adoption videos. Your kiddos and family will treasure them forever. It has been so wonderful following your blog and watching your journey's, both to China and everyday life. You are a true inspiration.

Jen

Annie said...

Oh Amy, that was wonderful!! Thank you for sharing!

audra bender said...

you are to sweet, thank you for your comment and this made my cry, cry, cry...wow. just simply beautiful, your hearts and this beautiful boy ty. love, love, love.

Christy and Kevin said...

Great video!! Tears flow! Ty has such a beautiful spirit and just fit right in with his family. Love the music too!

Rebecca said...

I put your video on our blog. My whole family has been watching it. I just watched it for about the 5th time and still the tears flow every time. I'm talking projectile tears!! The video is so well done, Amy. But more importantly, Ty just seems like such a special little boy, whose heart just flies off the screen. We're bringing home a little boy who is the same age as Ty, so this video is so meaningful to us!
Thanks for sharing!