Sunday, April 26, 2009

Baby Stellan

I've mentioned this baby before. His name is Stellan and his mommy has a very popular blog and a massive twitter following.

She is a crunchy Christian mother, who writes beautifully and shares many wonderful stories and thoughts through the blogosphere. During her pregnancy with Stellan (she also has 3 other kids, 4 and under), she was told her baby had a heart condition and wouldn't survive to be born. She continued with the pregnancy and people all over the world prayed hard. And her baby was born, apparently perfect, apparently healed. Read his story here

But a month ago, his heart flipped into SVT again, and he's been in hospital since then, has flown to Boston with his mom (while she leaves behind her young children and husband back in MN) to have a surgery which was unsuccessful; meanwhile the world is praying, taking photos of his name, making news reports, buying bracelets and constantly checking for twitter updates in hopes that this sweet baby will pull through.


I heard a song on the radio today (technically yesterday, since it's after midnight now) and thought of Stellan. So I did what I do, and I made a video.
Warning, get a kleenex before you watch it.




Please pray for Stellan.


36 comments:

Dawna said...

What a moving video of a precious soul. We will be praying for him too. Thank you for sharing this.

Pam D said...

Amazing.. beautiful.. and just what MckMama needed (along with the rest of us). God gave you a gift; thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

Rob and Amy said...

Popped over from Mckmama's blog to leave you a comment and tell you that this is SO touching....man oh man....

Merrie said...

Just dropping in from Mckmama's blog also, to thank you for putting together that beautiful video.The music was meant to be heard and using pictures and text from Stellan's blog just tied it all together. What a gift you have given to the many that have been following Jennifer and Stellan's journey. Thanks again.

Carol said...

Hello,

I came by your blog after reading MckMama's and really enjoyed the video you made for Stellan. Amazing!

Question: I have a 5 minute video that I have tried o upload to "Vimeo" with no success and Tangle. Any suggestions on the best site to use to do this. It was actually a school project for my friend's daughter. Thanks for any help you can give.

BTW, total advocate for breast feeding. I nursed all 5 including twins in the end. Difficult, manageable, certainly doable, and a huge blessing!

Keri said...

Still have tears sliding down my cheeks from the Stellan video...what a precious gift you have given to his family! Thank you!

ally said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Stopped over from Mckmama's blog.

Krystal said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Krystal in TX

Sunny Mom said...

beautiful, beautiful video! Great job!

~Kathie~ said...

I came over from MckMama's blog to say what a beautiful video this is! Beautiful music and the pictures were perfect!!!

leslie ruth said...

What a sweet and lovely gift for Jennifer and the whole McKinney family! You captured MckMama and Stellan perfectly. Thank you for using your gifts and talents in this way...

Crystal said...

That is so sweet of you. I am in tears, that's for sure. Me being a heart mom myself, Stellan has really touched my heart and I know he has everyone else too.

What a beautiful gift!

Amber said...

You did a great job on the video of Stellan! I can't imagine how thankful Jennifer (MckMama) is for what you have done for her! Absolutely amazing! God Bless You!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

WOW! I have no words except amazing. *wipes tears*

Andrea said...

Oh my...what a beautiful tribute to Stellan and his family.

Julie said...

I saw your beautiful video of baby Stellan on MckMama's site and had to come here. What a beautiful video you put together. Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you!

Sparkette said...

That was very sweet of you to do that. Great video!

P.S. My word verification is Hell Ya. Random.

ILuvMyLife said...

Thank you so much for making this video! I loved it! It captured Baby Stellan just they way he is... precious! I have been falling their story and this video really touched me! You did a great job!

Michelle M. said...

I saw your video on MckMama's blog and wanted to drop by to say how beautiful it was. That song must hit a soft spot in every parent's heart.

Oh, and my blog is about my monkeys, too :)

mrs boo radley said...

I popped over here to watch it too--very nice. Perfect song. Thanks for caring so much for our dear MckMama to put this together!

Leah

Crista said...

Everybody's popping today :). I popped over from MckMama, also. I wanted to tell you what a beautiful video that is. And you were wrong about something ;)...don't grab A kleenex, grab the box! Thank you for making the video, I know it touched a lot of hearts.

Laura said...

I loved your video - actually, it made me cry! I am also a Scottish ex-pat, breastfeeding (am a mentor for new mothers) loving, car seat technician, baby slinging mother. Great to find you through Jennifer's blog! Will be following along - nice to 'meet' you!

K_I_T_ said...

I am a in real life friend of Jen....Wow. Thank you for doing that. It was powerful. Wow...who sings that song...i Love it...

Kritter Krit said...

Popped over from Mckmama's blog. Great video, and such a sweet, sweet gift! I have the same question others have asked: who is the artist and what is the name of the song? It's really touching.

Mandie said...

I too am popping over from MckMamma...what is that song...it's beautiful?!?! Loved the video as well :)

MomBrose said...

What a moving and beautiful video that will be treasured!. You are a blessing to the MckFamily for sure!

Rochelle said...

I just saw this on MckMama's site, and it was amazing. Great job!!! Thanks for doing this for them/us. It was beautiful and quite the tear-jerker!

Anonymous said...

What you made for Stellan and their family was such a gift. You are very talented. Thank you for creating such a beautiful tribute to them and God.

Kenzie said...

What a precious, amazing video you made for Jennifer and their family! Thank you... I know it is something that they will always treasure! God's love to your family!
Kenzie

Me and my Gurl said...

I went to check on baby Stellan (as I do each day several times a day as if he were my own or something. LOLOL) Suddenly I saw a black screen for a video. Oh I love videos. I wish I could do them myself, I just can't always remember how to do them, etc..... I have to say, I don't know what your profession is, (today was the first time I had seen your blog and I love it) but you have a gift. God has given you a gift to tell a story with pictures and song and words all together. Thank you for sharing such a precious gift with so many. I believe that there was no coincidence in Stellan being discharged today and you having this video today. God knows how to make a miracle look PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL.

God Bless

Sonja - Fl

Adrienne said...

This video is absolutely beautiful. I cried my eyes out watching it after following Jennifer's journey with Stellan for so long and having my own little boy who I can't imagine going through all of this with. Our journey to parenthood, through adoption, and through Owen's attachment difficulties has been so challenging, but I can only imagine what it's like to see your baby so sick so many times and to keep that faith that God will indeed heal this child. What a blessing that Stellan has been discharged from the hospital and is doing well. Bless you for making this video that they will have always to remember this time!

Herb of Grace said...

So beautiful....

A Mac and a Mug O' Joe said...

Beautiful.

Mel Fraase said...

Wonderful job! It's a beautiful piece!

lisadavis said...

Stellan's video was amazing. Beautiful job.

Keri said...

Beautiful.