Sunday, May 8, 2011

His Yes. Our Story.

A few weeks ago John and I were asked to shoot an adoption video sharing our story as our church is launching a new adoption/orphan care/foster care ministry.

Wassthat you say?
Adoption ministry?
I'm in.

That being said......however......there were a few things I was unaware of before shooting said video:

1. My voice sounds waaaay different out loud than it sounds inside my head.
2. My hair is supposed to be flipped to the other side of my head.
Apparently when I look in the mirror it is opposite.
Who knew?
3. Nobody's head should be that big and be displayed in front of a couple thousand people.
That's just wrong.
Wrong like donkey kong.
4. My hair is on the wrong side.
5. As soon as the camera turned off I thought of 500 more things that I should have said.....argh.
6. My hair is on the wrong side.
#7. We chose honesty.

I suppose we could have sat down that day and told a tale that the day that I brought the thought of adoption up to John he jumped in with both feet without hesitation and it was all unicorns and rainbows.
Then we held hands and skipped down the street together while flowers bloomed alongside the road and birds chirped overhead in perfect harmony.

But we didn't.

This was our story.
This was our
pretty typical

And to watch God
and move
and breathe this all around us as we prayed and talked and prayed and talked and prayed and prayed and...
you get the picture
was incredible.

My husband,
who at first thought I had lost my ever-lovin mind when I mentioned adoption,
began to have a passion for orphan care.
He began to love them.
He began to work and plan and adore two little boys he had never met an ocean away.

And now
here we sit.
Two more plates at the table
Two more beds upstairs
Two more pairs of shoes by the door
and two little lives that will now know the name of Jesus and have a family all their own because
HE said go
and he said yes.

So if you dare
and you want to see our ginormica heads,
here it is.
(Just remember that in real life my hair is on the other side of my head)

To God be the glory, for it is great things He has done.


  1. Oh my gracious! Your video gave me goosebumps!!! God DOES get all up in your business, doesn't he? That is the BEST way I've heard it described!
    Oh, and by the way, your head does not look huge! ;)

  2. Oh, guys did great. You gave me tears and made me want to go get started on our 3rd homestudy!!

    BTW I did not see 2 big heads; I only saw 2 big hearts!!! I love that your church is getting on board and starting a ministry to help orphans so many churches ignore that command.

    Great job!!


  3. GREAT video... just REAL, which is how I'd prefer it, instead of all scripted!! Your head doesn't look big at all, but I totally get the hair thing... I know when I see myself in pictures I think... that's weird, I part it on the OTHER side! And the voice. Love mine in my head but don't love what others hear. My favorite part is when John talks about the reaction of your boys to the idea of adoption. How cool is THAT???

  4. So well said. Thank you for sharing with us!

  5. Oh Sonia. This is powerful. Do you might if I link it to my blog? I pray John's sharing will speak to lots of Dad's and turn their NO into a YES! Love & Blessings from Hong Kong, Kim

  6. Fabulous job on the video, and I think your hair and voice are fine but I know what you mean! :)

  7. Sonia, you are adorable! I loved the video. I think of you guys often. God bless you and all the people you are touching by walking the walk and talking the talk. Laura

  8. Nice and inspiring video. You guys did a great job!

  9. Sonia, it is fabulous!!!!! I swear, girl, I wish we lived closer!! You heart for these kids is so much like my own and... you are SO funny!!! Hehe! I think you would be a lot of fun to live next door too and i know my boys would love it:):) There is a vacant lot right next door!!! LOL!

  10. WOOT WOOT! Ya'll did fantastic! It takes courage and poise to sit in front of a camera and speak, and you pulled it off, beautifully! Thank you for sharing!

  11. AAAAHHHH! You didn't tell me I'd need kleenex!!
    That was AWESOME!! Very well said, very well done.
    And what are you talking about big head? you were beautiful!

    I can't wait to show Trent!
    Thanks for sharing it.

  12. Good Job! Blessings, Love, Grannee

  13. I love it! It brought tears to my eyes!

    We are hoping to go forward with another adoption....God will not leave me alone about this! Talk about being all up in your business!

    I keep thinking I am too old....
    We just had a wedding....(talk about finances!)
    We have this little groove going on in our family....(we're comfortable)

    God keeps telling me otherwise...
    I know we are suppose to do this....just waiting on Him!

    Big heads?? What are you talking about??? You two look great! Did you know that your teeth are super-duper white!!! :)

  14. Thanks for your support everybody and Kim, yes! You may copy or link, no prob.