Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Adventure

Today marks one month since our family grew by one. Sophia has added so much to our life and we can't wait to see what is to come in the months to come.....

We have to thank our friends Luke and Layla for taking time out of their busy schedule to come to the airport the night we came home from China. We have said before that Luke is our Tech Guru go to guy.

Luke Video taped the night we came home and made us the greatest video of all the excitement prior to us landing and then as we were greeted by all our family and friends. It was an exhausting but wonderful night. We wanted to take the time to thank everyone who came out to the airport to welcome Sophia home. It was a very special night and now thanks to Luke we will have it captured to share for years to come with all of you and of course with Sophia. The Music Luke Chose is very fitting it is called "The Adventure" from "Angels & Airwaves" Here are the lyrics and the Video that Luke made for us.. Enjoy... we sure did... Luke we can't thank you enough......

Click below it will take you to Youtube......

"The Adventure"

The Adventure
Angels & Airwaves

I wanna have the same last dream again
The one where I wake up and I'm alive
Just as the four walls close me within
My eyes are open up with pure sunlight
I'm the first to know
My dearest friends
Even if your hope has burned with time
Anything that is dead shall be re-grown
And your vicious pain, your warning sign
You will be fine
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
Any type of love it will be showed
Like every single tree reach for the sky
If you're gonna fall
I'll let you know
That I will pick you up
Like you for I
I felt this thing
I can't replace
When everyone was working for this goal
Where all the children left without a trace
Only to come back as pure as gold
To recite this all
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
Tonight
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
Tonight
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
Hey oh, here I am (do this with me)
Here we go
Life's waiting to begin (do this with me)
Hey oh, here I am (do this with me)
Here we go
Life's waiting to begin
Life's waiting to begin

14 comments:

Kim :) said...

Okay... that made me cry like a baby!! That is the sweetest video - and Grandfather (I assume) just makes me want to hug him!! What a precious, precious family you all have!!

Cheri & Shane said...

Oh my gosh, I am sitting here in tears right now!! What a WONDERFUL video. I felt like I was right there with you!! We wish so badly that we could have been there when you came home. We're so happy that your friends made this video for you and that you shared it with all of us to see.

I have so many favorite parts:
*The first part of the video with the three of you walking towards everyone
*Riz holding Sophia in the air and giving her a kiss
*Grandpa (I'm guessing that was Grandpa.LOL) when he touched her head and gave her a kiss
*When you waved goodbye, turned around and Riz took your hand
*When Riz walked to everyone and each person gave her a kiss.

It's just WONDERFUL. The whole thing!! We can't wait until we get our turn to give Sophia a big "Welcome Home" kiss!! :)

Okay, I have to go watch it again...

Love you guys!!

Mike and Rhonda said...

Me too! I am crying...that video is amazing and I felt like I was there. I am so glad that you have that video to share with Sophia.

AG'smoma said...

Me, three...crying like a baby! That is absolutely beautiful. It actually reminded me of all the videos that I used to watch when we first started out on this journey. Beautiful and priceless!!

Maria and Kevin said...

OMG!!!! Sobbing!! What a wonderful video. You have a great family! Glad to see you were walking in Orlando!

kim said...

Are you kidding me right now? Thanks for making me cry my eyes out at 11 pm...that was AWESOME! It brought me right back to our homecoming. I kept thinking...we were SO tired, so exhausted, so spent but then we got off the plane and saw ALL those people and those signs, balloons, and banners..ahhhhhhh It was the BEST!! I am so happy for you guys..it's been a long time coming but as I told you before, all the bumps and bruises are just a faint memory now that you have your sweet angel!! I want to know if that man with the white beard is Riz's dad...what a sweet man. I loved where he was hugging Riz and Sophia and then kissed her....priceless!!

Love Always, Kim (Hannah's mommy)
www.journeytohannah.com
www.hannahlovesherjuiceplus.com

Anonymous said...

This been an experience in your lives that will never be forgotten. Sophia is so pretty and the video was very emotional for me to see. I wish i could have been there to see mommy, daddy, and baby land home....
love grandma alice

Sharon said...

Oh!!! I love it!! He did a great job on the video and the casts of characters were the best part.

Sophia is so cute!

Sharon

Jill Cole said...

Hi, Susan
My name is Jill and I'm a longtime friend of Cheri's. I hope you don't mind that I posted a comment. I have been following your blog ever since all of you created them. I love reading your entries! That video was so beautiful and brought out lots of tears! :) I am amazed and in awe of all that each of you endure on this adoption road. But the reward is priceless! My husband and I are getting ready to do in-vitro next week, so it doesn't take much regarding babies to make me cry! LOL
Sophia is beautiful! God Bless your new family!
Jill Cole, Youngstown, OH

hiltonsheadeast said...

This was beautiful! I was there at the airport and this still made me cry. I had to watch it in two parts. How wonderful. Can I rent Luke to do that for us when we return home? Wow ! Luke ...awesome!

Hugs,
Lori Hilton

Kevin & Kimberly said...

Thank you for sharing this. I too am still teary after watching it. My favorite three moments were when (grandpa, I assume) looked at Sophia and touched her face, (you can see the love pouring from his face), when Riz let everyone kiss Sophia and at the end when you walked off, you holding Sophia, and Riz grabbed your hand. Off you go, home, as a family....it was very touching.

You really have a beautiful family!!!

I can't believe it's been a month already!!

Hugs

Kim :)

Anonymous said...

oh dear...i have cried pools of joy, and im just a lurker!! that young man has a career in videographing ahead of him! the only words that kept going thru my mind, and that i had to share with you , were "benediction of love"!! there is so much love in your extended family. i wish the birth mothers of these girls could see this video. god bless. mrs. k.

Sherri said...

I have to agree 100% with what Kim said. That video made me cry like a baby and the Grandfather - wow, what a wonderful man.
Thanks for sharing your video.
xoxo
Sherri

Alyson & Ford said...

Wonderful video!! What a great gift to have! Precious.

Alyson LID 01/27/06