2010-03-14 22:47:16

My amazing husband, Mark, surprised me with this incredible video as a gift after our sweet baby girl was born!! He was working on a project when we got home from the hospital and I knew it would be special….but I had NO idea how special….

I just had to share it….it’s too wonderful and sweet not to…. 🙂

The Birth of Sophie Rae from Jessica Strickland on Vimeo.

31 responses to “A GIFT…”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. From a mom of two sweet boys, I wish you the best of luck. You are entering one of the most amazing journeys imaginable. Enjoy every minute. Best wishes and thanks for sharing. :o)

  2. wow.. That was so beautiful…. Im crying all over the place… because it was full of love and emotion and so, so real…. congratulations to your beautiful family… 🙂
    you are so blessed…
    gina lee

  3. Awesome gift, Mark! I’m crying all over the place, especially since we’re expecting our own little girl in June… it’s so beautiful! 🙂 Hugs to you guys!

  4. that was amazing to watch. you are so blessed! enjoy your first weeks with your new baby girl 🙂 congrats, she’s beautiful!

  5. I’m with Kristy, the sweetest video I’ve ever seen. Mark, watching you turn into a dad was incredible.

  6. what an AMAZING gift… the video and the baby. I am absolutley hysterically crying at how beautiful this all is. This was much more moving than any Hollywood production.
    Congratulations to you both and welcome to parenthood!!!

  7. oh.so.sweet. Perfect. I cried….surprise, surprise! Congrats you guys! She’s beautiful! I can’t believe how much she looks like Mark!! Can’t wait to see more of her on your blog!

  8. This brought tears to my eyes!! So sweet!!! My middle name is Rae and I always loved the name Sophie so much! I might have to be a name stealer! You have such a beautiful baby girl, you are very very blessed!

  9. I just wanted to let you know that someday when I grow up, I want a life just like yours :] This was beautiful, as was the post before this with all the pictures! You inspire me, and I’m so excited for all three of you! Mom and Dad said congratulations as well :]

    love, The Carnevale’s

  10. Congrats Jess and Mark! What a beautiful video and keepsake. Being a mother is amazing… enjoy!!!

  11. And now I’m in tears….congratulations new and improved Strickland family!

  12. Add me to the crying list! This was so beautiful along with the pictures… congrats you two will truly make wonderful parents!!!! 🙂

  13. Hi Jessica! I graduated from high school with Mark and found your blog through facebook. I have to tell you this is the sweetest thing ever! You are a gorgeous couple and have made a gorgeous little girl! Congratulations!!!!

    Kristen (Tette) Meier

  14. Hello Jessica,
    I was reading your blog, not so often , but when I opened this file today I saw the video. It is amazing gift from you husband! And what amazing gift you received, your daughter!
    Happy for you , and even I don’t meet you in the real life I wish your little Sophie a wonderful life!

  15. Hello, I felt absolutely compelled to write a thank you to you both…and your new lil sweet Miss! I found this page (completely random) while researching photography assistant jobs in Indianapolis. I currently live in California, however in a year- have plans to move back “home” to be closer to family. Speaking of family…I found it a bit ironic to find such a random page, with such stunning images, that left me wanted to know more…only to scroll down and watch a video detailing such a private part of your lives… on what day, no less? Mother’s Day! Sometimes, in life “things” just find us…on our path of life- our journey. I am thankful for such a discovery,a small glimpse into the lives of others… humbles me, reassures me…that our love and lives hold purpose, meaning, and- most importantly those lil baby moments that are so worthy of being held right and true…

    D.B. Rhodes

  16. So beautiful, what an amazing husband you have 🙂 This is a gift that you will treasure forever! I have to say, I got pretty emotional watching this wonderful story, congratulations!!!

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