Thursday, July 7, 2011

faithful

it's so hard to even title this post.
it's the video of our arrival home at the airport.
it's the most beautiful 11 minutes to me.
thanks to the gorrie's for ALL their hard work putting it together!

the day was perfect.
so many precious people were there...friends from south carolina (!), richmond, fredericksburg, maryland, friends that live closer but have numerous small children and i KNOW it's a task to be anywhere at 8 am on a saturday! people gave a lot of themselves to be there and it meant the WORLD to us! people brought my chocolate chip scones and banners and balloons and someone bought me a diet coke with ICE!

i LOVE that dave got the hug from my dad on video. knowing that hug was waiting for me got me through many hours of that plane ride...

and, of course, there was sawyer's face and arms and voice and smile waiting for me. :-)
i ran away from the luggage cart to hug him and never thought about those suitcases again! somehow, a couple hours later, we were driving home and all the luggage was in our car (i would guess my dad was responsible for that)

and you know what's amazing? the boys that i see in this video are already different boys than the ones that are in my house today! in only 6 days! God is so good! (meaning i KNOW the boys in my house so much more today than i did even 6 days ago!)

anyways...i'll stop talking. here it is!


cassada homecoming! from jenn gorrie on Vimeo.

22 comments:

Mary said...

Wow. Such a vivid picture of joy and hope.

Michelle said...

What a treasure to have such a beautiful record of your homecoming. I watched it twice and cried both times. ;) Your family is so loving and is so loved!

Peyton said...

beautiful, jenn you did such a great job!

Tracey said...

I was crying and snotting all over myself, I am so jealous of everyone that got to come and welcome you home. And I amazed how fresh you guys all look!

Ali said...

that was a amazing. Jenn, thank you. what a blessing! A day I will never forget. I know and have known that God is big, but now He feels bigger and somehow even closer. Thank you Cassada family.

Mandy said...

amazing, amazing, amazing.

Catherine said...

That is so special! This video captures so many expressions of hope, joy, thankfulness....

Liza said...

Ah, I am crying buckets at my desk this morning! Such a beautiful picture of HIS faithfulness. Thank you for letting Him use your family this way, and for sharing it with all of us!

Anonymous said...

This is just remarkable. I haven't cried like that in a while...well, since I saw your first video of you meeting the boys!! Reed watched with me and kept saying "hey! that's my Sawyer from chuch." Thank you for sharing all of the joy and hope and love that He gives us Cassadas. You are an inspiration.

-Courtney Alexander

Janet said...

so beautiful. it brought tears to my eyes. precious love and joy were captured - amazing! Jenn did a wonderful job on the video - what a beautiful keepsake!

Debbie said...

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking.

Carrie said...

No words. That was beautiful to watch. A gem to treasure forever.

Kim said...

precious! absolutely precious!

BeninVA said...

Welcome home, Cassada Family! Finally all together! Loved the video and so glad to see how God is continuing to bless your family. Miss seeing you all!

The Fernandez Family

Alden and Dorian said...

Utterly AMAZING! This SO captures the moment! The emotions are right there. What a cherished gift this is. THANK YOU Jenny. How can we say thank you? We love you.

Anonymous said...

that's amazing... so wonderful!
~The Eagans

anthonyandbeth said...

Courtney, what love you must have felt! What relief! To finally be home! So many answered prayers! So many people who love you and your family! God is so good to give us friends and your family...they are so special. Sadly, not everyone has family like that. Dad hugs like that. Everyone should!!! God has richly blessed you! So thankful you are on THIS side of the journey and have such a wonderful record of this day! Thank you for sharing your life with us! You have opened my eyes to so many things and I am thankful!

Holly said...

Jenn!!! Nice job!

Amy said...

I LOVE this!! The "excited" picture of you and Holly made me smile so big! (amidst all my tears!) So, so happy for you!!

Mandy said...

SO SO SO beautiful!!!

Megan said...

Awesome video...thanks for letting us be a part. What a fun event it was!

Jen said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing and thanks to Jenn for such an awesome job.