Sunday, May 22, 2011

Here It Is!!!

It has been a wonderful day!! Here is the finished video that was shared in our services today. I think the video team did an amazing job and am so excited have been able to share our story!! I have already had a number of people contact me...interrested in China adoption!! Thank you, Lord!!

Doughty Story from Healing Place Church on Vimeo.

34 comments:

Ashley said...

WOW! What a blessing this is to everyone who watches it. Your family's story is a testament to the miracle of adoption, the power of love and the greatest gift of all. Can't wait for Gracie to be home!!

Blessings, Ashley

Leslie said...

I just shared this on Facebook, with tears in my eyes. My husband and I have been logged in since June of 2009, and both feel the pull towards special needs or waiting child adoption. This is just precious! Thank you for sharing!! I love your sweet family...

Sharon Ankerich said...

Jennifer~ Just want to say I just fell more in love with your sweet family watching this!!! LOVE your accent... sounds much like our family. What a wonderful testimony for other families wanting to adopt and all the precious children waiting for their family. SO thankful God called us and look forward to watching Gracie come home and then us going to get Will~ God is SO good!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
XOXO

Julie said...

J....I think it turned out perfect!!! You shared your beautiful story and I loved what your husband had to say "the more the merrier" SWEET!!!

If you even touched one person to consider adoption in their heart....then it was a HUGE success:)

Suzanne said...

Jennifer,

Tears are flowing and I'm smiling! What a beautiful testimony! What a beautiful family!

I LOVE your declaration of love for the word adoption and what it means! Truth spoken boldly and beautifully!

And... being a Mississippi girl (Jackson) living in Arlington, VA, I seldom here the sweet sound of southern voices. Good for my soul! :)

Blessings to you all!
Suzanne
mommy to Eliza Grace from Shaanxi, China

Sharon said...

Jennifer, that was such a heartfelt, eloquent video. Loved it and I know many will be inspired by your story. I know that I am!

Paige said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Made me cry:)

Mission To Macie said...

This video is simply perfect!!!

Ania said...

I am in tears:)
Wonderful testimony! Thank You for making a difference. Every child deserves a loving and caring family like Yours! Good luck on your second journey to China!!!
LOVE,
Ania

Debbie said...

Goodness, that was just wonderful! Both of you came across so well. As one of 7 children myself, I totally agree the more the merrier. And I know the urge/pull to adopt is overwhelming and powerful....so much so that its impossible to ignore. Adpotive mummy to Gracie Amy Louise

Anonymous said...

so so beautiful.....well said...you have a gift, and 2 little girls will be blessed in more ways than one..thanks again for sharing
Lynette in Laf.

Kim said...

Love It!!

Stacy said...

Gosh! What do you say after watching that?!

It made me cry. : )
You all did a GREAT job and I can't wait to show Trent.
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

Can't wait until Gracie gets home!!!

Teresa said...

What an awesome testimony to adoption and answering God's calling! I totally agree with your hubby, bringing home a baby girl to a house full of boys brings out parts of them we wouldn't have been able to see without Gabriella in their lives:) Great job!

Deanna said...

Awww, what a sweet treasure to have for the girls to look back on. How much they were loved and wanted before you even met them! And to hear Richard's thoughts, so many men stay quiet, that was really special to hear. We love you guys! Can't wait to meet Miss Gracie :)

Ani said...

What a treasure! I loved hearing your husband's thoughts on the impact adoption has had on your family - such powerful words :-)
Praying for a speedy journey to Ms Gracie!

The 5 Bickies said...

My heart is so happy for you! This video is such a treasure....well done! I especially loved hearing your husband talk about the opportunity to see your boys thrive in ways you would have never known. That sure gives us all something to think about.

Football and Fried Rice said...

YESSS!!!!!! I absolutely love how Richard brought up one of the very tangible ways that adoption has blessed you (& all of us!) by bringing out characteristics and qualities in our other children (compassion, selflessness, love) that we might not have otherwise been able to draw out and witness! Amazing!! We are DEFINITELY seeing fruit of our commitment to adoption in the lives and hearts of our kids!

It was beautiful, Jennifer. I am so glad that God is using your family for His glory! Cant wait to see Gracie Joy home. And did I hear Richard say, "the more, the merrier????" Hmm......

HUGS!!
Sara :)

Shannon said...

Loved the video!!! Amazing testimony to the calling and the need. I love seeing pictures of your boys with Wesleigh, but to see them in a video playing with her was just...well, there are no words to describe. What a blessing your story has been to me and now to so many more.

Martha said...

Loved your video...I shared it on Facebook too.

snekcip said...

Okay...I'm counting down the hours until I can get home and view the video (I can't view it here at work)! I can't wait to see it!!

Julie said...

Beautifully done!

Loved this!

Julie
Momma to four blessings
2 bio sons
1 daughter from Ethiopia
1 daughter from Nanjing

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

That is such a sweet video! Since I started reading adoption blogs a few years ago, I have felt such a strong desire to do the same once I am married. Thank you for being an inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Girl, I am not surprised in the least that you've already had people interested in adoption after watching this video! Y'all are an amazing family and are a true testimony to what God is calling us to do. Y'all are such an inspiring family, and I feel so blessed that I found your blog years ago, and was hooked..;)
I had goosebumps watching this video, knowing how many people will consider adopting after watching this. Would you mind if I put this on my blog? I would love for anybody who views my blog to see your family's testimony for adoption.
That Wesleigh Jane gets cuter every day!..Love her!

Lisa said...

What an amazing video spoken from your heart. Wow...can't wait to see how the Lord uses it. Blessings to you guys.
lisa

Teresa M. said...

Love it! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing the video, your heart for adoption and your family's story!!!

3 Peanuts said...

It is absolute perfection. The hearts and spirits of your entire family shines through so beautifully. I am honestly speechless. I watched this yesterday and have been thinking of just the right words to tell you how proud and blessed I am to be your friend and to see you living God's beautiful plan for y'all:)


I KNOW God is using you to reach others and you are a beautiful vessel with which to do so.

Love you,
Kim

P.S. remind me to tell you what happened as I was watching this yesterday:(

Erin said...

What a brilliant video and a beautiful family! You're inspiring those of us who have just begun the adoption journey. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing better than to see your child and her family obey and answer the calling of our LORD!!! We are one set of very blessed and proud grandparents.

Love,
Daddy

Nicole said...

Great video! Looks like we are on the same timeline! We got LOA on 5/9! We are praying for August travel as well!

:-)
-Nicole
www.bakers-sweets.com

my3 kids said...

wow...just beautiful!!!

Janice

Melinda said...

What a beautiful gift for your girls and your family! I had tears in my eyes as Richard spoke of the different characteristics that have been brought out in the boys since Wesleigh's adoption. What a blessing this video will be to others to answer the call to adoption!

ashia said...

this is beautiful!!

Debbie said...

What an incredible video. AWESOME job!!!!

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