Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cried the Whole Way Through

Maybe I'm just an extra sap because I've been in so many of these circumstances--trying to adopt, wondering if I'd ever get pregnant, struggling with infertility, feeling like I'd be a good mom, deciding if we should spend $10-15k on in-vitro fertilization, telling Matt I was actually pregnant after all, giving up my career to be a mom, and on and on.

One added statistic to this video: for every healthy child available for adoption, there are three waiting adoptive couples.

I am so grateful for you, my Baby Brynn.

Oh, I almost forgot to make sure my Deaf friends could understand. Here's the lyrics:

Jenny was my best friend, went away one summer
came back with a secret she just couldn't keep.
A child inside her was just too much for her,
so she cried herself to sleep.
And she made a decision some find hard to accept;
too young to know that one day, she might live to regret.

But I would die
for that.
Just to have one chance
to hold in my hands all that she had.

I would die for that.

I've been given so much, a husband that I love;
so why to do I feel incomplete?
With every test and checkup,
we're told not to give up.
He wonders if it's him and I wonder if it's me.

All I want is a family, like everyone else I see;
and I won't understand it if it's not meant to be
'cause I would die for that!
just to have one chance to hold in my hands
all that they have.

I would die for that.

And I want to know what it's like to bring a dream to life!
For that kind of love, what I'd give up. . .

I would die for that.

Sometimes it's hard to conceive with all that I've got and all I've achieved;
that what I want most before my time is gone is to hear the words,
"I love you mom."

I would die for that.

Just to have one chance to hold in my hands
what so many have.

I would die for that.

I want to know what it's like to bring a dream to life!
OH how I would love what some give up!

I would die.

I would die for that.


Tricia said...

That is the sweetest video. It makes me want to go into to my sleeping baby and just hold and kiss him. Thanks Natalie. :)

Mommy P said...

What a great reminder of how lucky we are to be moms. I'm hugging my baby tight right now. And yes, I cried all the way through too.

k said...

Thanks for sharing that--I've never seen it before. Motherhood IS such a tremendous blessing. We're trying for #4 right now. :)

Erin Axson said...

Good grief. 'cried the whole way through' should have been warning enough not to watch this video right after you have applied make-up before leaving for work.
What a beautiful video!

Skip, Stephanie, Emerald, Calvin, and Zachary said...

This video touches me in so many ways!! Having been that "trying couple", that "waiting adoptive parents" that "about to tell my husband couple" and all the other stuff we've been through!! Does make me want to hug my kids tighter and love them a little more than I already do. Thanks for sharing. And, thanks for helping to get the word out there.......if only more people would consider adoption (especially over abortion!). Thank God our birthmothers choose that option!!!!

TiAnn said...

Wonderful video thanks for sharing. We're in the full-blown "terrible three's" and although challenging, I really appreciate the reminder that my girls are two of my most precious gifts. We better just love every moment right? :)