Monday, July 28, 2008

Dennis is Home Video

Now that Dennis is home, I thought it would be nice to make a video of him with all of us. He is so much a part of our family. Hope you enjoy!

This is Home music by Switchfoot



44 comments:

Chelley said...

Awww really you have to stop leaving me in tears!!

And music and photos just make me bawl!!

YOU ALL LOOK like the perfect fit for each other!

Jane said...

Absolutely brilliant!!!!

Barbara said...

Amazing & beautiful video...awesome family

Leah said...

Ok, I have started my morning in a puddle of tears. That was amazing to watch. To think where he was such a short time ago, and to see how far he's already come...wow...To see him experience the love of a family for the first time and how he GLOWS in that love. God is so GOO!

Rachel said...

Once again you have moved me to tears. It's so nice to see how much love he's getting from everyone.

AdoptaMama said...

So very sweet. Absolutely wonderful! Such amazing children -- each and every one of them. Great job Mom & Dad.

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

Awesome video!!! YOUR FAMILY IS AWESOME!!!! SO MUCH LOVE. JODY

Kathy and Matt said...

Christine,
That is such a beautiful video of your family! The love that everyone shares is so evident! I especially loved the image of Denis's feet up against one of the other kid's, and his brothers pushing him down the hall in the plastic tub. Everyday fun!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

It is so obvious that he IS HOME! That was beautiful and it is amazing to watch Dennis. It seems like he has always been in your family for sure.

Kelly said...

Okay guys....this is EXACTLY what I pictured when I first heard that song last month. I could not be happier for you all-especially Dennis.

Charissa said...

I really need to remember to read your blog before I put my makeup on!!

Payne's said...

Thank you for sharing! It was absoutely BEAUTIFULLY done!

Lisa
http://payne-familyadventures.blogspot.com/

Shari said...

OK--there's a puddle of tears in my lap now. Absolutely beautiful! He fits right in and has so much attention from his family. Your family is amazing!

Connie said...

Awesome video!!! :-) Love you all!!

Salzwedel Family said...

As always, it is a beautiful thing to see your whole family together. What a blessing that Dennis is home where he belongs.

Memories by Maleri said...

That was so awesome. I bawled. There is no doubt in mind that he belongs to your family. You guys are such incredible people. Much love.

Michelle said...

all i can say is...

praise be to God.

Amy said...

Very moving and a beautiful testiment to God's perfect timing! Dennis IS home! PTL!

La Viajera Insaciable said...

Wow. Dennis is one loved little boy. Thanks so much for sharing.

Martha said...

I am speechless...

(Now I have to go and watch the girls' videos again.)

Cindi said...

I am sitting here, in complete awe, with tears just flowing. Tears of happiness that this precious child has his forever family finally. Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us...It is truly wonderful!

~ Teresa ~ said...

Just beautiful! I think that a tissue is in order....

Wife to the Rockstar said...

That was SO beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Becky and Keith said...

Your video was phenominal - absolutely awesome! Had me in tears - what a beautiful family you have!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! He is adorable and seems to fit in to the family beautifully. Congratulations on bringing Dennis home. I lost your blog when I redid my blog, but I'm happy to find you again.
You are beautiful and blessed people.
hugs

Kim said...

I love it! I have followed your blog from the shadows for some time now. God has indeed blessed you and your family with such a precious little boy! Blessings to you all! I love the song, it fits your story perfectly!!

Anonymous said...

Praising God Dennis is home where he belongs and is so obviously loved! What a darling bunch of children you have!

June,

Kevin & Pam said...

Yep, this is home!

Anonymous said...

i loved that video! so perfect!
i wanted to ask 2 questions
do you have to clean his eye daily? i rember a blog about how it was painfull for him and i wanted to know if that was something that needed to be done? also has he gotten OVER stumulated now that he is in a loving home with people to attend to his every needs?
Krissy W

6blessings said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! My favorite was him in the tub being pushed around by his brothers.

Amy said...

Wow, what an awesome video! Dennis is such a little cutie and it brought tears to my eyes to see him playing with his sisters and brothers. I love the part where the boys are pushing him in the container, that's priceless! You have a wonderful family!:)
Amy

Anonymous said...

Christine,
Of course I am teary after watching this wonderful video! I love seeing the progress of children who find their forever families - the difference in Dennis is so evident in this short amount of time - I am continually amazed at how the love of a family can completely change the life of a child. As I always put on my emails to clients "Adopting a child won't change the world but for that one child the world will change."
Sincerely,
Ally

Martha said...

Well, I actually did go back and watch the other videos again. You are blessed beyond measure. Each child you have added to your family is so special. It's so great to see not just one or two adopted children but nearly as many adopted as born into your home. Each one is a treasure.

I'm wondering if Rachel has sung her Ukrainian lullaby to Dennis yet.

Nancy said...

Awesome song and awesome video!

Kathy said...

Precious.

Lisa said...

I have recently found your blog and enjoyed reading and following along. It looks like Dennis is so loved by his brother and sisters. He must be the cherry on the top for your family. Our daughter was for our family. I love the video where they were pushing him around in the storage bucket. Brings back memories around our home.
You are one awesome family! A true testimony for family and adoption. I hope you continue to blog and let us know how everyone is doing. I am truly in awe of your big family. I have only three and have a hard time keeping up.
God Bless!

The Cunninghams said...

Oh, I did so enjoy! I guess I was not expecting him to be so outgoing! I thought he would be delayed because of spending so much time alone in his crib. But he looks just great! Your family is wonderful!

Sara said...

What a wonderful family you have!! All of your children are just amazing..and so loving! Dennis is engulfed in love....just like he should be...can you even imagine what he must be thinking?? To have all his brothers and sisters (and mom and dad of course) just loving on him, playing with him, talking to him, singing to him, rocking him, touching him...How neat is that? I love it!! Oh what love can do.... (ps.what song/artist did you pick for his video? I just love the song...so true!) Also, I have some clothes I could send Dennis...sizes 12-18 months..also have a light jacket..like new.. but don't know if you would even want that or not..it's cute, navy and red..If you would like the clothes just email me with your address and I'll ship them out. Don't worry if you don't need them...I know how kids clothes can start to pile up...and sometimes have too much :-) Take Care. dswendt@charter.net

Annie said...

That was just so sweet to see Dennis "in action"! I don't know why it made me happy to see him be so vigorous and active - and surrounded by loving brothers and sisters. How dear.

Melanie said...

LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT!!!

That was definitely my favorite video that I've seen from you so far!

and yes, I'm in a puddle of tears over here, as well.

Thank you for blessing us by sharing your beautiful journey with us!

living4him5 said...

Awww, it's absolutely beautiful! He looks just like one of the gang!

What a blessings to see him HOME!

=) Amy

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! You go buddy. He'll be runnin' by next week. Watch out!
Laurel

Gudl said...

Wow! What a great video! How nice to see you all so happy.
It is wonderful to see Dennis so included and happy.
May God bless you all.

Mary Crow said...

What an amazing video! I absolutely loved it!!!I've followed your blogs since before we adopted our little girl (May 07) and they have inspired me so very much. You are a truly an inspirational family. Your love for each other is so evident. Praise God that Dennis is in his forever home with parents and brothers and sisters who love him so very much. It is amazing how quickly our kids grow and change once they are home.
Please continue to share. May God continue to bless you all.
Sincerely,
Mary Crow