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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