8.11.2011

Bringing Home Mareto - Our Video

Well it only took us six months to make his video... not too bad! :) Actually, this mama gave up after weeks of trying because I just couldn't figure out how to do it. We enlisted the help of a wonderfully talented friend who put it all together in less than a week. So thanks Josh!! You rescued us from the pit of video making despair! ;)

Make sure you have the volume turned on your computer and pause any music you've got going. Enjoy! :)



Also, a big thank you to Amy and Stephen!! They were so kind to take the video footage and pictures of us meeting our son for the first time so that we would have these memories to look back on! SUCH  a blessing!!

30 comments:

Darla said...

so sweet!! Love the video footage from your first meeting, precious. So glad you got him!

*Ashley Lou* said...

Oh, man. I am a bawling mess. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.... Now I have to pull myself together..... =)

Tracy said...

Beautiful, Lauren!! I am sitting here crying!! I could watch this all day!!

Corinne said...

So, so beautiful! I have chills and tears... thank you for sharing :)

Chelsie Denson said...

Oh, goodness. THis video had me in tears. So incredible!

Leigh said...

oh my, the tears every single time. love it lauren! Your mareto is perfect.

4 Blessings said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It was so beautiful to watch the moment you first meet him.

I will be sharing this later :)
Love ya,
Amy

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I know we've never met in real life, Lauren, but when you met your son, I was bawling. This was so, so, SO beautiful. Fans the flames of adoption even more in me! Many blessings to your sweet little family!

Allison said...

OH I love it!! Sweet sweet family :)

Jim and April said...

beautiful song choices, pictures/videos that made me tear up and I LOVE the last picture of him with that scripture beside him! LOVE LOVE LOVE! So thankful he has you and you have him!

For this journey we're on... said...

Oh my goodness I am speechless! Thank you for sharing this! Many of this pictures, I have never even seen! I'm in tears... this is priceless!

Mrs. Miller said...

Awesome video, Lauren. I, of course, was crying throughout.

Jamie Fitzgerald said...

That is the sweetest thing, I cried(happy tears) through the whole video.

LORIENDEVON said...

Precious! I called the whole family into the room and we all watched it together:)

Alison said...

oh my goodness, Lauren!!! I am in TEARS!!! That was so precious! He is adorable, and your story is so beautiful! Truly a story that only God could write! Thanks for sharing your journey!!!

Mattie said...

I'm smiling through these tears and the beautiful love that is your family!!!

TorahGirl said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

Critty said...

I am pretty much a sobbing mess. So glad sweet Mareto is home with his Mommy and Daddy. Beautiful video, beautiful boy, beautiful family. <3

G said...

Oh, I LOVE it!!! Those first moments together are so precious! LOVE IT! :)

Desiree said...

Lauren,
I started bawling when you picked him up for the first time. This video is so sweet and something to treasure for years to come. God has blessed your family & I pray he continues to. Much love, dez

Jenni said...

I am in tears!!! What a beautiful video of your precious son.

Janet said...

Praise Jesus for this sweet boy!

Sarah-Anne said...

Lauren, this is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Many blessings, dear one.

Sarah Ann said...

Oh goodness! I waited for Billy to get home so we could watch it together and we were both bawling! You are such an awesome family and God has blessed you so much!!

Clay in the Potter's Hand said...

Beautiful!!!

Shelly said...

Like everyone else, I'm crying my eyes out. Such a beautiful video! I know we've never met, but I have loved following your blog as my husband and I continue praying about our adoption. What a blessing!

Momma Bird said...

lauren - this video brought tears to my eyes. what a powerful story. God is ALWAYS good!!!!

Kristin said...

Oh, Lauren, there just couldn't be a more beautiful story!

Brittany said...

Found your blog from a friend of a friend and just watched your video! It is PRECIOUS!! Your son is absolutely adorable and one of my favorite parts is when you first see him, the way your husband looks at him and then looks at you! You can tell how much he loves you both in that instant- so sweet! I just returned from my second trip to Rwanda this year and can so relate to you wanting to go back! It's all our family thinks about! Blessings on your family and your journey with your sweet boy!

Hannah said...

Lauren, I have been following your blog for the past several months. The reason I chose to was because of your involvement with adoption and your inspiring story with your own experience with adoption. You have a beautiful little boy and I love reading your updates on him. God has placed adoption on my heart at a surprisingly young age, so I know that one day, in God's timing, I will be sharing my story of adoption. Thank you for your inspiring blog and you ever so evident love for Christ!