“Sania’s Song” written and performed by Jonathan Hutcherson
Well, I FINALLY created and uploaded the video of the song that Jonathan wrote about Sania and performed at the Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast last month.
At the prayer breakfast this year, the focus was on helping older orphans in the Kentucky foster care system to find their forever homes. Even though we adopted Sania from Latvia, they asked Jonathan if he would share a song he had written for her, and of course he said, YES!
Jonathan started writing this song 4 years ago, in 2015, when we hosted Sania for the summer through Project 143. The first verse is about the day we first saw her at the airport.
He hadn’t ever finished the song until they asked him to perform it at the prayer breakfast, so he wrote the second verse earlier this year.
I wanted to add pictures and video of Sania to the song to fully capture the joy of having her in our lives! And I used mostly photos of her with her brothers, since the song was written by Jonathan.
I was up until after 3:00 am this morning working on this video, and I was holding back tears the entire time. Especially the video of her first “friend” birthday party her with us when she turned 9 years old. It was a day I will never forget!!
At the prayer breakfast, they asked for Sania to sit on stage so Jonathan could sing to her. She was only up there a minute before she started to cry from nerves. And I don’t blame her! It was a room packed full of about 1,000 strangers looking at her. So she asked me to come stand with her while Jonathan sang.
I know that when you watch this video, you will see a lot of smiles, and joy, and love, but I don’t want to ever give the impression that adoption is easy…especially in the beginning.
There were many days of heartache, tears, frustration, and fear. But usually the BEST things in our lives are not easy, but definitely worth fighting for.
Sania was worth fighting for, and now I feel like we are watching God’s goodness unfold in her life in mighty ways! I stand in AWE of what He has done in HER life and in OURS!
It is my prayer that this video will soften the hearts of others to consider adopting older orphans, many who are usually “forgotten.” They still have SO MUCH love to give and seeing the transformation first hand is truly miraculous!
Please feel free to share this video with others and on your social media channels to help spread the word about adoption!
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Wow. I’m bawling! What a special gift for Jonathan to give his sister. That is just the sweetest. Your kids are amazing!!
So beautiful and touching. My heart aches for these children who do desperately want a family and to be loved.
My son-in-law was an older adopted child and it breaks my heart to think of some of the things he endured as a little fella. He and my daughter don’t currently have any children but his heart is to adopt an “older” child whom he says are often overlooked and
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!! Wonderful job Jonathan, I was teary eyed watching and listening!
Thank you, Susan!
Love LOVE this!! Cried every time I have watched it!! I remember the photos from your blog when you shared from meeting Sania for the first time!! Beautiful story of a special girl and her forever family!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Thank you so much, Brenda!
So beautiful. I know firsthand how difficult adoption is but seeing God do miracles makes it all worth it. What a beautiful testimony!
Thank you, Marty!
WOW!! What a beautiful song and video! I discovered your blog during the time you hosted Sania at your home. My heart broke and I cried when you weren’t able to get her the following Christmas! But was ecstatic for y’all when she arrived to live forever with you. Such a beautiful story. She is a beautiful girl. I was amazed at how much she looks like your youngest son….one would think they were twins! Thank you for sharing. What a blessing!!
Hi Lynada! Thank you for following along with us on this journey. So blessed by you!
Just beautiful….thank you for sharing with us.
Thank you, Deb!
How precious….absolutely love it!
WOW! How very beautiful!
So perfectly beautiful. I loved how you surrounded her with your arms and love up there on that stage. The words to Jonathan’s song was so perfect and so wonderful. Sania is very loved!
Thank you! It was a very special moment.
What a beautiful song and an amazing video!! Thanks for sharing with us. I just love your family.
Thank you, Debbie!
Omigosh. Beautiful song and beautiful video. Well done!
Crying is an understatement!!! Loved every part of it, and see how much love your boys have for her is admirable. You have definitely done a great job raising those loving boys because that’s what you model. Congratulations, T, and many blessings! 🤗
Glad to know your husband is doing better.
Thank you so much, Nidia!
Oh Wow!!!! I’m crying. You guys all are such a blessing and are so blessed. I’m privileged to know you through this blog and know God will continue to bless you all for your faithfulness to Him. Jonathan’s song is so beautiful. I don’t have instagram, so didn’t know about Cy’s accident. So happy to hear he’s doing a little better and I will pray for full healing with his eye. That had to be such a scare to you all. Have a Happy Easter with your family.
Thank you, kathy! I hope you had a great Easter too!
God has truly Blessed you and your family! What a beautiful song for a beautiful family!
Touched! A beautiful song written from the precious heart of a brother to his sister. Special ❤️
This made my day! Those boys just love their little sister.
This really touches my heart. And yes, I did cry. 😆😅 BEAUTIFUL. JUST BEAUTIFUL. ❤️
My husband and I have adopted and it bothers me so much how adopted children are looked at and talked about differently then biologically born children. It seems too often the child isn’t considered in comments that are made, even just in noting the fact that they’ve been adopted. (Like constantly, the rest of their lives.) While there is certainly times and places for that where it is indeed necessary, the child constantly hearing that needing to be noted, pointed out, or emphasized can’t help but cause them to feel like they’re ‘different’ and ‘not like the rest’. Sure they come with many differences and struggles, but mostly no fault of their own, but because of less than desirable circumstances which are unfortunate, but love and acceptance goes a loooooong way to help them ‘bloom and grow’ in their new family. If there’s one thing I could say to our culture, friends and family it would be, “Don’t mention the fact that they’re adopted. They are, sure, but they’re now a permanent part of the family and pointing out that “interesting” little detail is not important for others to know; it only serves as a reminder to them (the child) every time they hear it repeated that they’re “different”, “not like the rest”. And I really hate that. I love adoption. I love my kids. Biologically born to me or adopted; there’s no difference to me in my heart between them. ❤️
Thank you for sharing this truly touching and precious song. The words are all heart… ❤️❤️❤️ Love, love, love!!!
I’m so happy for Sania to have you and so happy for you to have her! 😍
Many blessings to you and your beautiful family!
Thank you for your sweet comment, Ruth! I totally understand how you feel. xoxo