Thursday, February 26, 2009

I am watching through my fingers.

Some time ago, I mentioned that we were working on a short film/video to tell Seth's story. I was confused...video seemed dated, short film seemed pretentious. What to call it? Video? Short film? Dvd? Tape?

Truthfully, I don't care what you call it...but I think I'm going to call it DONE!

After way too many weeks/months, this little baby is yours for the viewing. It is a true labor of love, consisting of my dear mother's arranging, my writing, our bestie Tommy's shooting and editing, his beautiful wife Mara's child wrangling and patience with her husbands perfectonism, and God's blessing on the whole shebang.

I present you our little (big) video. It's a big story, after all. Take ten minutes out of your insanely busy schedule and get (more) acquianted with us. Love me through my strange sounding voice and facial tic, please. I swear I had no idea they existed until I saw this footage.



23 comments:

Mandy and Jack said...

Simply incredible. INCREDIBLE!!!

And my gosh, could your kids BE any cuter!?

Windy said...

OK, so the good thing about having low blood sugar at 4am? I got to watch this! Amazing job!!! Tommy is a sneaky man for putting those delicious children at the end! You guys have such an incredible testimony and I know you are inspiring and ministering to so many people, in so many different ways!

avbernat said...

I LOVE this video and your children should sell cars, they'd make a fortune! LOL But seriously, I would love to buy some bracelets, I'll find a way!

Natalie said...

WOW! I'm so glad I got to watch this. You are beautiful and so is your family! Thank you for sharing this with us! It really touched me.

I'm praying that your fundraising goes well! If you don't mind, I'll post this on my blog (even though I don't get a lot of traffic).

Nati

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video. Its wonderful.

Kameron said...

I tried to view the video and it says video no longer available. :o(

Lindsey said...

What an amazing video! I love you all!

Ace said...

So, so touching. God bless your family.

Shelley said...

Well, it was definitely worth the wait...I'm off to forward it to everyone I know =) Love you guys!

Jamie McLaughlin said...

Loved the video!!! Your kids are adorable.

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow! Yeah...wow! Love it.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Love it!! What a beautiful family and a beautiful testimony.

Aimee' said...

Simply amazing!

Julie said...

That was absolutely beautiful El! I cried & then I laughed. You have such a gorgeous family. The video is wonderful! Do you mind if I link to it on my blog??

Sarah Allan said...

Oh Ellyn! It's amazing! I follow your blog like a nut and loved the video. You guys did an amazing job. I know I have told you this before, and I will tell you a hundred times over, you are truly an amazing woman; your faith and strength continue to amaze me!! God Bless you all. P.S. Ava A. misses Ava M. and enjoyed watching her on the video!!

THAT GIRL said...

Incredible. I loved it.
Very inspiring. Your story inspires me to research and better educate my NICU baby Mammas who are on ampicillin and gentamycin.
Your story also reminded me of today's Oswald Chambers devotional (2-27)... when he talks about our well not running dry... that we need to trust Him with EVERYTHING.

Mommy said...

What a terrific video! What a wonderful way to introduce your faith and your family to everyone! May God bless y'all!

P.S. Thanks for responding to my email (with questions about your pregnancy/delivery with Seth). You provided me great info that I plan to share with my doctor. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

That was a very touching video. It had me in tears. All of your children are absolutely beautiful.

Diane said...

It was such a blessing to see you and your family in "person". I will be praying that God blesses your fundraising efforts for Seth's cochlear implants. We have a 2 yr old son who was born deaf. He was implanted when he was 20 mos old. I am so grateful for modern technology. You will hear the word "mama" from your son, and it will take your breath away. May God bless you abundantly!!

Kevin said...

How amazing it was to hear and SEE your story! We will continue to lift Seth and your entire family up as you continue on this journey! Thank you for sharing such a private, beautiful testimony of faith! God Be with you!!!

Kandis said...

What an amazing video!! I just recently found your blog through MckMama! Your family's strength and trust in GOD is amazing! I hope you don't mind but I shared your story on my blog! http://albertson-family.blogspot.com/2009/02/profoundly-seth_8734.html#links

Nutty mom-- said...

Awesome video!

by: Allison said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing!
Allison

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