Monday, May 9, 2011

Our Meetcha Day....Finally.

Yes, I know this is a bit delayed, but for some reason it just took me a long time to get it together.  Many of you saw pictures from the day we met our little ones.  You read about the feelings we felt.  But you never saw the video.  I love the song that we used to go with it.  It's called "Where I Belong" by Cory Asbury.  It is absolutely beautiful, and I thought very fitting.  We originally called our blog, When We Belong, hence the blog address.  We named it that because there is something powerful that happens when we know we belong to somebody.   For those of us who follow Christ, something amazing happened when we first said "Yes" to Him.  We finally belonged to Him.  We became His children in that very moment.  And in the same way, when children are left orphaned in the physical world, they long to belong to a family.  They long for a mother and father.  On the day that we held Alex & Eliana in our arms for the first time, we knew that they belonged to us, and we belonged to them.  We were a family, and that was amazing and oh so powerful.

I hope you enjoy this little peak into the first moments with our children.  It forever changed our lives!



Still Photography by Cara Dee Photography

14 comments:

  1. I can't stop crying....:))) What joy. I miss the people at the orphanage too. I have been there and touched all that you see and hugged all the people there. Such a wonderful beginning for Alex and Eliana.

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  2. Loved it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!! Nice job matching the photos and video. I am so glad you are all home!
    Aimee

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  4. Gorgeous and made me cry all over . . .!

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  5. Such a beautiful moment. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So so beautiful!!! You are so blessed :)

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  7. Tears of joy! I have followed your blog for awhile. We were part of the Nepal program along with you. We stayed with the program until God slammed the door shut(I don't mean that negatively, we just were determined to trust God until the end) After such a heart ache of circumstances in the lives of all families involved, it is such a joy to see other Nepal families lives and how God has worked and directed them to different countries. It took us awhile to pick up the pieces after Nepal closed. We are just waiting now for our dossier to be approved and then it will be on it's way to China.
    Again, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! So amazing how God works!

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  8. Nina I need a tissue! This is beautiful and such a treasure to have it so vividly captured. You think you'd want to travel to India to capture our meetcha day? Just kidding, I know leaving is certainly out of the question at this point. I love how they seemed so at ease with both of you - just amazing. ~Renae

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  9. (*speachless*) wow... Your adoption video is simply breathtaking... Your story touched me in a very special way because my husband and I were trying to have kids for a number of years and I know that very deep desire to be a mother - oh, how I know it. It really hits home. So, years after we were finally blessed with two little twins of our own and watching them grow... having this gift from G-d is something that words cannot describe. It's magic. Thank you for sharing and please visit my baby blog at http://www.bookiebabies.com! I'd love to hear your comment! Thanks so much for sharing your story :o))) Warm wishes, Racheli

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  10. Oh!! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

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