Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bringing Ellie Home: the video

Here's a great video Jeff put together of moments from our trip to Ethiopia. Get your Kleenex and enjoy the show....

9 comments:

Mrs. Allroro said...

Holly, this is so beautiful. The computer I'm using doesn't have sound, so I'll watch it again later to see what I missed. I can't imagine it being any better. I got chills when you guys were driving down the road in the beginning. The whole experience seems miraculous. It is so full of God's miraculous blessing. It is a creation--a new family--and a new everybody in it. God is doing a "new thing".

She does look a lot like your husband, like everybody has been saying, but I think she looks like you from the profile and when she has a smaller smile. I hope I am able to follow her as she grows. I feel blessed to have witnessed this little bit of this miraculous blessing from so far away.

Would it be alright if I link to this from my blog? I know it is so personal and that you and I barely know each other. Please let me know if it would be alright. I would just introduce it as a beautiful international adoption story.

ryanchristy1 said...

Incredible! I cried, then Ryan and I read it and cried together. We're ready to go back for a preschooler!

Tooz said...

God has truly blessed you, Jeff, Brian, and Ellie. Thank you, Lord, for this new family. We love you, Holly, all four of you!

Oh Dear said...

Hi Holly! I popped over from Christy's blog. I arrived on campus after you guys left but your Legacy...lived on! Married a BSU man myself!

It was amazing to see Ellie's face, so unsure, when she met you and her big, BEAUTIFUL smile after being loved by you! Congratulations on your blessing!!!

The Craycrofts said...

Holly, God is truly amazing! This video is beautiful. I love seeing how her smile got bigger and bigger with each photo. I know she wasn't sure of who these people were that came to bring her home, but you can tell by now she has trust and love in her heart for you all. Thank you for sharing!
~Lorie

Lydia Brown said...

Glory to God for this amazing love story! Even though I've looked at pictures and pictures over and over again, I wasn't ready for the shower when I saw the lady bring Ellie out to meet you all. And how she was preparing her for you. Seeing the 'moving' smile on Ellie's face makes her even more beautiful. It is still so surreal to see her finally with her family, Your family. Glory to God forever!

MrsKristinClark said...

Oh, Holly ... I cannot even describe how I feel for you right now. My heart is just bursting with joy. Praise God! Here is your light for your heart holding on :)

Lydia Brown said...

Had to watch again and cried even more. I say it all the time, but she is beautiful. God has done an amazing thing!

wildflowers said...

oh Holly! okay, where is that box of tissue?...that was beuatiful. i love how she wrapped her little arm around your neck when you first held her up into your arms. is it okay if i share this on our blog within our video section? i'd like to add it. it was priceless to watch her emotions progress into the smiling and peaceful girl we see; especaiily in those last few photos. it fills the heart!