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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Meant to be

I came across the song and video by Steven Curtis Chapman from a discussion about a new children's cartoon "Veggie Tales - It's a meaningful life" which is set for release in early October. I'm sure everyone has become accustomed to the wonderful music that comes from Mr. Chapmans heart for adoption and this one is no exception. I haven't looked into the video too much yet but I understand from this music video it has an adoption theme and is very touching.  I (like probably most of you) cried just a little while I listened to this song and watched the video (even if it features hopping cucumbers as main characters?) My little cucumber had a full day of adventure today. We started today with a trip to the ped dentist to get the 411 on what will need to be done to correct the aftermath of being left in a crib with a bottle for way too long - all I can say is thank God for great dental insurance coverage YIKES~!!!!  After that we stopped in at my home study agency office to say hello to the people who helped bring him home.  Everyone was so excited to meet him and they were full of questions about Russia, the process and how he is doing.  It didn't take long for him to speak for himself about how he is doing and they are thrilled for our little family of 2.  They asked me to come back to speak for Adoption Month seminars about IA and adopting as a single - I was happy to accept the invitation and am looking forward to talking about the highs and lows of the adventure.  We closed out the day at the Zoo.  What a difference a month makes.  On his first trip to the Zoo Corbin probably couldn't believe his eyes and didn't have the language to express what he was seeing... today it was a much different story.  He knew the names to most of the animals and certainly had his favorites.  A giraffe came to have lunch about 5 feet away from Corbin and he was mesmerized (so was I - sans camera).  He loved the Hippos and the Gorillas the best and crashed into bed tonight with eyes to heavy for his normal "2 books".  Today was one of our best days... I couldn't help but look at him and just feel really warm and happy.  He's learned so much and gives me so much unsolicited love it's just good for my heart. At dinner tonight as he sat eating, he looked over at me and asked to hold my hand.  Life is good... nah... life is amazing... we were meant to be.  Enjoy the video.

Steven Curtis Chapman - "Meant to Be" Music Video from David Watson on Vimeo.

1 comment:

terence and carala said...

Thanks for posting that video Stacey, I had heard about it but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet! Great song! (yes, I had tears too!) Steven is one incredible guy...we had a chance to hear him and hear his wife's story about losing their little girl to a sad car accident in April when we went to that adoption/orphan conference. Needless to say there wasn't a dry eye in the house! God has really done incredible things through them. Anyway, can't wait til the video comes out! Looking forward to seeing you next week!!!!!!!

C.