Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A fun video...

This was taken Sunday morning-- I thought it would be fun to show you how Soph does some normal, everyday tasks.   We are so blessed to have this girl in our lives.  She teaches us gratitude, perspective, courage and true greatness-- just by living!



PS-- I should tell you the conversation that led me to make this video.  It was with a cute little 5-year-old boy at swim lessons:

Boy:  Wow.  She doesn't have any arms.  That's sad.

Me:  Well, she can do lots of things with her toes and chin and teeth!

Boy:  Yeah... well, she can't feed herself.

Me:  Actually, she does feed herself... every day!

Boy:  Yeah... well she can't use a spoon.

Me:  She's really good with a spoon-- you should see her!

Boy:  Yeah... well she can't brush her own teeth.

Me:  Actually, she does that too, don't you Soph?

Soph:  Mmmhmm.

Boy:  I don't think you're right.

Me:  I guess she'll just have to show you sometime (as I move Sophi away from him-- she's getting quite perturbed).

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39 comments:

  1. Another video to share on Facebook ;-) Sophi is such a star!

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  2. I am in complete and total awe of that child...I just don't have words to express how I'm feeling...

    hugs - love you guys - aus and co.

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  3. Incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That is one ADORABLE little girl you have.

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  5. This is great! I shared this with my 3 1/2 year old little boy. He has arms and can't do half of what your sweet Sophi can! You should really send this to Sophi's orphanage and to the Chinese adoption authorities! They would be amazed at what all she can do!

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    1. Good idea-- I'm sure her orphanage would love to see how she's doing! I'm not sure if they have a DVD player there-- but I will try to find out!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your video. My 2.5 year old daughter, Zoey, also born in China, is missing her right arm completely, and when she saw your sweet girl, she just stared at her and said, "like Zo Zo". She actually thought it was a video of herself. Thank you for sharing your family. I have posted your Puzzle them Home link on my own blog and I wish you the best.

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    1. Sophi is the same way-- she is fascinated when she sees pictures or videos of kids like her. I would love if we could meet you sometime! Thanks so much for posting a link!!!!!

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  8. Thank you for sharing!! My kids think Sophi is a super star! She is amazing. <3

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  9. I love this video. That little girl is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. As I think more about it, I remember when Sophi first came, and you mentioned how hard it was for you and Jeremy to watch her struggle and not always jump in to help. But you knew by doing so, she would learn so much more. And look what amazing strides she has taken-- literally and figuratively. Wow. She really is incredible.

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  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0hE6WRTA0w&feature=related


    Not sure if you've ever heard of this girl, I remember being about 12 and seeing her on 20/20 and thinking how amazing she is. Sophi has a bright future!

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    1. Love her! Thanks for sharing! I hadn't seen it for awhile!!

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  12. She is such a beautiful little girl! You are blessed to be her parents. Just showed the video to my six year old. I am certain that there will be no complaining about how much her hand hurts when she does her schoolwork tomorrow. My kids love your adoption announcement! Take care, kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Yes, she has a way of reminding us not to complain about little things...

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  13. Thank you for posting this. We are paperchasing for a little boy who has a short stump for his left arm and a little longer of an arm on the right -no hand.
    This is so encouraging! Jan

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    1. How exciting! I'll be getting on your blog to read all about him!!!

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  14. Perfect, beautiful Sophi! Just want to give her a little squeeze:)

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  15. Amazing. Thanks for sharing this! Is it ok to have a favorite part?...because I think her wiping her mouth is the cutest thing ever (and Stephan liked her picking up her bowl to drink). Anna was amazed by her too and says she wants to meet her :).

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    1. Yes, let's have Anna meet her, because that would mean I would get to see YOU again! Miss you and love reading your blog (I should comment more-- but I do read!)

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  16. She is adorable! My 5 year old was giggling through the whole thing, and saying how coll it is that her feet are her hands :)

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  17. Sorry, *cool*. Dang tiny phone keyboard ;)

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  18. That was delightful and inspiring. I am glad you let Sophi show off how much she can do!

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  19. Thank you for sharing, she's just so precious!

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  20. I loved watching this video! Utterly amazing and humbling to the rest of us. And she has just about the cutest little voice I have ever heard!

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  21. Thank you. My 5 year old also has limb differences, upper and lower. My 11 and 15 year old sons watched this with me, and they were both VERY impressed with Sophi. :)

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    1. Tell them thanks! Sophi is missing her fibula in her right leg, which makes it shorter and weaker than the other. In many ways that has been a tougher obstacle than missing her arms. I'll have to read about your son! (:

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  22. Sophi is so amazing. Wondering if you've seen this blog and could show Sophi themoonisaliar-sharon.blogspot.com

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    1. I hadn't-- I will show her tomorrow. George is precious!!!!

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  23. My eight year old heard the music playing and said, "What are you watching?"
    I had read the story first and told him, "A poor hanicapped girl who can't do anything for herself."
    He watched the video with me and honestly said, "Where is the part when the handicapped girl comes on?"
    I smiled.

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  24. I love reading about famiies built like ours. My 3 special needs children are the sunshine of my life. I love seeing them show others all their abilities. I wish we could meet but we live on the other side of the country. Your cousin Niki is an old friend. Wishing your family the best!

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  25. I love reading about famiies built like ours. My 3 special needs children are the sunshine of my life. I love seeing them show others all their abilities. I wish we could meet but we live on the other side of the country. Your cousin Niki is an old friend. Wishing your family the best!

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  26. I love reading about famiies built like ours. My 3 special needs children are the sunshine of my life. I love seeing them show others all their abilities. I wish we could meet but we live on the other side of the country. Your cousin Niki is an old friend. Wishing your family the best!

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  27. I showed Sophies video to my 2 1/2 neice. She is very mature for her age, and i like to expose her to all different abled bodied people. She loved Sophie and and kept trying to hold her hands behind her back so she could "be like sophie too" it was so sweet watching her process the way God blesses other people. Cant wait to see if she tries to eat her breakfast with her toes tomorrow! :) thanks for sharing.

    Amanda

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  28. Wow, AMAZING GIRL!!

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