Sofia was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe and now has a forever family.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Through the Dark - Alexi Murdoch

55 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Jen! I can barely type as the tears are rolling down my cheeks. What a journey...
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  2. I LOVED this!!!What a unique way for us all the experience exactly where she was living. Thank you for giving this to us. I think you guys have absolutely scored BIG TIME by getting this beautiful little girl. I am so happy for you and pray that someday we will get to meet her.

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  3. Wow - Wow - Wow!!!! Simply Perfect!!! When you walk out those doors it took my breath away. I will treasure the thought that each and every orphan will one day exit those doors with a new chance at life, love and an amazing family!! I can NOT wait for our "gotcha day"!!

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  4. Okay first, your post should come with a warning ! Tissues ! lots of them needed during viewing ....
    "Someone reaching for me now,
    Through the dark, reaching for me now"
    -perfect.
    Congrats guys you are truly blessed.

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  5. Wow! All I can say is wow....and I can barely see through my tears as I type this. Just beautiful.
    Congratulations!

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  6. That was incredibly touching. Thanks to your courageousness, Sofia's life has changed course more than I hope she will ever understand. I admire you both hugely. Congratulations and good luck!

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  7. Congrats to your family on your lovely daughter, Sofia! How lovely it is for, what a lucky babe :) xx

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  8. What a cool post. Thank you for sharing it with us. What a beautiful sight. Congratulations, beautiful Sanchez family!

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  9. i have been so "strong" and haven't cried while reading your blog ... until now ... such a sweet video. such a sweet baby girl. 100% amazing.

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  10. can i just say that you made me remember the moment that we walked out of the courthouse with gracee and she was finally ours..thank you for reminding me of the sweetest moment i will ever live. ♥

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  11. I don't even know if I can type through the tears that are flowing down my cheeks...simply AMAZING! Truly amazing! I too pray each and every little one in there can exit those doors like Sofia did...Oh my goodness...such emotion watching this video...Thank you for sharing this...

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  12. WOW! That was beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this amazing journey with us.

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  13. WOW, Amazing, what a legacy you are leaving your family. I think you have opened more doors than you will ever truly know.
    God has blessed you.

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  14. Well, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one in pieces watching that! I mean, I knew what was going to happen but it is such a big thing... it isn't just walking through some doors... it is redeeming a life by getting through that barrier. Beautiful.

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  15. Crying!!! Absolutely amazing! Congrats!! Be blessed.

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  16. truly awesome! how wonderful to have this special video that you can share with sofia. very touching! :)

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  17. Oh my goodness, Jen...
    There really are no words that I can think of to say that would do justice to this...
    Simply amazing.

    xo

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  18. Tears of joy for you and Sophia. Thank you for sharing that journey with us!

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  19. A warning should def be in this title. I am bawling my eyes out, so happy for all of you. Was it always such an enpty place?

    BEAUTIFUL!

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  20. SO precious... tried to keep the tears back. Couldn't :)

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  21. Beautiful! I started crying the minute you walked inside the front gate!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  22. WOW! That was amazing! What a lovely way to show the true beginning of your lives together. The journey begins!

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  23. That was awesome!! :) I just cry with joy for your family and cry with sadness for the ones still there. You made such a difference in the life of sweet Sofia! Thank you for your obedience!

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  24. That was so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Congratulations! What a wonderful way to share this experience with everyone. I am so happy for you all.

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  26. I am in a puddle....wow that was touching!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Sunnie in NC

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  27. This post definitely needs to come with a "tissues warning". What an amazing journey and life you are all going to have together. I am so excited for you and your family. xoxo

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  28. What a touching video! It is amazing to know that, once you walked out that door with Sofia, her life completely changed. It made my heart sing! So happy for all of you. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Barbara

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  29. Oh my goodness... thank you so much for letting us experience part of this with you. What a beautiful life you will all have together. I need to go grab a tissue now... xoxo

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  30. Wow. Incredible you were able to capture that moment -- talk about a moment that changed lives forever! Thanks for sharing that with us all! *sniff, sniff!* Can't wait to follow your family when you get home!!

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  31. Have followed your journey silently, but I have to come out of stalkerville to tell you congratulations! What a touching video. I cried the moment you burst through those doors for the last time. Welcome to your new life, Sofia!

    Tiffany Wenzler
    www.growingupwenzler.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow! This is the most dramatic and powerful video/statement that I have seen thus far. It is amazing! Purely amazing! Your journey to your daughter has been and will continue to be an inspiratation to all that read it.

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  33. I truly felt like I was there. That was one of the most surreal videos ever. It is the birth of Sofia into freedom!! Tears of joy Jen!! Congrats to you and Hector and the boys!! Sofia and your family are so lucky!!!!!

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  34. Amazing! And beautiful! Congratulations :)

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  35. I have to say that my heart was pounding with each step that you took, the closer you got that intensity for you both must have been incredible. To know that this was the final time you would walk this path for Little Ms. Sofia.

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  36. Wow, this video was incredibly beautiful. What a precious moment in time...walking out of that orphanage with your baby in your arms. Oh, so beautiful. Congratulations to you all! I am just thrilled for your family.

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  37. Beautiful.Just simply beautiful.Congratulations to you all.Thank you for allowing us to be part of your amazing journey,Saving Sofia ... and you have and that is the most beautiful thing of all.

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  38. wow...beautiful..just beautiful.

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  39. Oh my goodness....I can't even find the words- for all the people who aren't sure if they could do this- take this journey, choose this journey- they need to come here and feel the incredible love of your story- of the beginning of a beautiful story...what a blessing you all are to the world.

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  40. how wonderful to have captured this on video!!! thank you so much for sharing this with all of us - i bet your boys and parents are SO EXCITED to see this video :)
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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  41. While I've never posted, I have been following your amazing story through a friend's blog link. This brought me to tears and I had to let you know how your family's journey has touched my life. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers, and thank you for sharing this - it reminds us to count our blessings every day. Thank you

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  42. WOW! What a powerful story this video showed. Thank you so much Sanchez Family for allowing us all to share in your journey of bringing Sofia home. You inspire me:) SIMPLY AMAZING!

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  43. Oh you're killing me :-) Thank you for sharing this. I was shaking with joy and a whole mix of emotions as I watched it.

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  44. What a touching video for all of you to have and to share with Sofia as gets older. Thanks so much for sharing more of your journey with all of us. Congratulations!

    -Caitlin

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  45. you're amazing people!!!!! what an inspiring story! congratulations!

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  46. ohhh just so lovely!!! what more can I say!

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  47. she is such a beautiful little doll. her brothers are going to just love her ! I couldnt be happier for you and your whole family :):) beautiful journey, now she is FREE!!

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  48. How Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. I have not posted before but stumbled across your blog one day and have followed your journey. This was a beautiful video and I am in tears of joy watching it.

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  50. Wow - that was absolutely beautiful! Welcome home.

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  51. This was fantastic. With all of our adoptions, I said I should have done that....video the whole walking in process/halls/surroundings and then the big moment....awesome...

    congrats on your sweet angel!

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  52. tears! it is all so fresh for me here as we are packing up to leave ukraine! I vividly remember this video and I have watched it many times over the last year. give that little girl hugs and kisses from us in celebration today!

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  53. beautiful. tears. so happy for your new family of three! she is beautiful!

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