Sunday, May 29, 2011

Almost as good as being there

My girl and her husband live at the bottom of the world. My girl is having her first baby. I wish I could be there to pat her belly. I can't. Not yet, anyway. But in the meantime, I'm so grateful for this little film. Her dad and I can't watch it without wiping away tears. Thanks, Rhys and Joy, for generously letting me share this.

And thank you for the video, Jade. We pray God will take you far with the talent He has given you. You're already a legend in our house.

So dear friends, please watch this little film and celebrate life with us.

Boy? Girl? from Jade Lee on Vimeo.



399 - celebrating God's blessings

400 - your children's children

401 - technology that shortens the miles




Joining Ann today

and Laura

33 comments:

Cheryl said...

Too exciting! What a fun way to tell everyone. Congrats to everyone. Great movie.

Rayanne said...

Oh a sweet little girl! You know what that means...PINK!!! Thank you Jodi for letting us be part of the joy! How wonderful. You made my evening full of joy dear friend!!!! I know you are happy...I pray you will get to be with her soon!!

Kit said...

Jodi, this is just wonderful! Congrats to Joy and Rhys and to you and your hubby. Hope you get to go pat her belly soon, or at least be there when the wee babe comes along.
And, I only wash my woolens in the spring because I think it's what my mom would do if she had any need for woolens. :)

Laura said...

Jodi! Yipppeeee! What a beautiful, beautiful message. Congratulations to you and your girl. I am loving to celebrate such sweet news with you.

Christine said...

Wonderful, my eyes are full of tears, need to go blow my nose now. Bless You and your family.

Chelsey said...

That is such a sweet movie and a cute way to tell everyone! Congratulations! Now you'll have to start knitting pink and frilly things!!!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

that was awesome. I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!

monix said...

Congratulations to everyone! I'm sure you are already planning the trip to greet the new granddaughter. What joy.

Maureen

amy said...

that's amazing jodi. i am so happy for you. crying here too... i'm such a sucker.

Cindy said...

What a keepsake! Psalm 103:15-17 talks about "our children's children"...you will believe this...that I have a short video on my post today too! And yes, I teared up too! So happy for you!

In His tender arms...

Leslie said...

i watched it first over at joy's place, and laughed (and cried a little, too) over it... what a wonderful filmmaker jade is, and if i were you i would have already played it back about a hundred times...

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That was fun and sweet! I like these new traditions for revealing to interested parties if it will be a boy or a girl...and congratulations to your daughter and son in law for this new joy in their lives.

Jodi said...

Leslie, you know me way too well :) xox

Jennifer said...

Wow, Jodi! What a creative, fun idea! I loved this video and I am so excited for you and your husband!!! Thanks for letting us share the joy :)

Misty said...

ok, i'm crying, too!!! (can i blame my post partum hormones?!!?) this was such a sweet, sweet video... and that song? details, please!!
i literally cried when i spied the pink icing!!! (and our little owen was *this close* to being an owen rhys... i'm telling you i love that name!)

Amy said...

So delightful and joyous! You know, if being away, meant you get this wonderful video capturing a whole party of excitement it just might be worth it. A moment captured = Beautiful.

Jodi said...

The song is called Everybody Knows by Avalanche City. You can find it on YouTube. :) It's a New Zealand band.

Kerrie said...

cute! and congratulations! :)

Bethe77 said...

Congratulations!
How wonderful!
(Smiling)
Visiting from Playdate
Blessings

A Joyful Noise said...

So sweet and so thoughtful of talented Jade to share with you in your joy!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! What a fun way of sharing. Have a blessed week.

emily wierenga said...

i have tears. what an incredible group of friends... what a beautiful video. i'm so excited for you jodi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quotidian Life said...

So much joy, even across so many miles. Congratulations, Jodi!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

OH, wonderful! Congratulations, Jodi! And to all your family!

Jenn @ Spejory said...

I love it! So well-done. Congratulations Jodi!

Kat said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

Val said...

Totally excellent
Sending loads of love
THAT VIDEO WAS GREAT !!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

{{{Jodi}}}! What joy! Beautiful, precious mother-girl and husband, and gorgeous, artistic video, and happy, happy news. Thank you for sharing it here. Rejoicing with you,(and aching, just a little, guessing how very much you must miss her/them). Hugs from here.

michelle derusha said...

I can see why you are wiping tears every time -- so very sweet! Congratulations to you and yours -- so very, very exciting!!!

Emily Young said...

I just love this video - I almost cried at the end, too!

Emily Young said...

Sorry I've been a slow blogger/commenter lately... summer classes have been taking up too much time. :(

Jodi said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the kindness of your words, everyone! Being able to share our hapiness eases the disappointment of not being there. Thank you, friends. xox

deb colarossi said...

I had to tell you again how moving and perfect this was.
You must just beam from inside out.

love to you Jodi, thank you for understanding me in my season of full time mothering of late.

hugs.

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