This video starts out with my wife and I being up for almost 48 hours. As you can see we were a little ""bug eyed." Juliana (then named Irina) was such a joy to be around as she is now. She was about 20 months old when we adopted her. You will see video of our approach to the orphanage as it was hidden between apartment buildings which is normal in that city. It was in August but the orphanage workers insisted on her wearing a Winter coat.
4 г. назад
NEVER BEFORE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC These highlights from the Carver family go back to February and March 2004. It begins with us celebrating Rebecca and Matthew's Adoption day followed by some random moments with our family. You will see how much of a "dare-devil" Juliana was when she was so small. The last half of the highlights is us adopting Juliana's biological sister. We took Juliana with us in the trip. We had no idea she had a biological sister until we were in Belarus adopting Juliana in 2003. While in Belarus, in March 2004, we took Juliana back to her orphanage to say hi to the employees who helped raise her until we adopted her. They were amazed at her eyes. When we adopted Juliana her eyes were crossed and we had them corrected surgically shortly after we adopted her. If it wasn't for the kindness of several people we could not have afforded to adopt Kristina so Juliana and Kristina could be together forever. The video ends with us getting home from adopting Kristina. All six of our kids are from Russia and Belarus. I love them more than they can possibly imagine.
3 мес. назад
In early February 2007 our youngest daughter, Juliana, who was five years old was stricken with cancer. We were just completing construction of our new home so that each of our six children would have their own bedroom. The cancer would rip through Juliana's life SEVEN MORE TIMES. This is a LONG video, of clips, from early February to early March 2007 when Juliana just began her war against cancer. It's impossible to describe the pain watching your child fight for her life, for so many years, then to have her ripped away FOREVER. It's so easy to judge an individual or family when you see video clips, online, but it's quite another story if YOU walk in their shoes. Consider when you watch video clips, of any family, you have no idea what happens when the camera is turned off. All you see is a fraction of the story. I continue to share memories, of Juliana, on Facebook page "Angels for Juliana" that can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Angels-For-Juliana-250289225091998/. As of this post, November 10, 2018 it has been TWO YEARS and three weeks since Juliana has been gone. The agony is indescribable. She just wanted to be healthy and grow up to be a chef and open up her own restaurant. NONE OF THAT IS POSSIBLE NOW!! We can only imagine, now, what her life would have been like if she could have overcome cancer, or even better to never got cancer, and became an adult…a wife….a mom…a grandmother. Pediatric Cancer research is one of the most underfunded diseases ever. Please consider supporting www.childrenscancerfoundation.org More than 11 MILLION people have followed her war against cancer at https://www.youtube.com/user/johnwcarver We miss Juliana more than I can EVER begin to express to you. Our family is SO empty without her being with us. You can learn more about Juliana at www.angelsforjuliana.com (I do not own the music in this video. Music by Neil Cross. I pay a licensing fee to use the music in my videos) Thank you, John Carver (Juliana's Dad) P. O. Box 39 Manchester MD 21102 firstname.lastname@example.org
7 г. назад
Russian Adoption of Caroline Grace in T'ver, Russia. The whole process took about one year and FOUR trips to Moscow, and an auto trip four hours north to T'ver. This second adoption was in the summer with temperatures in May ranging from snow to the low 90's! By the time we left in September, it was getting cold once again. Thank you Russia for giving us Sweet Caroline!! We are forever grateful.
4 г. назад
Several weeks ago I mentioned to my friends on Facebook that I was going back through my thousands of hours of DVDs of our kids growing up. I'm taking out just a few of the highlights and thought I would share them with you. The highlights in these video clips happened less than a year before Juliana was diagnosed with cancer for the first time.
6 мес. назад
Today (August 9, 2018) is Tammy’s 50th Birthday. Earlier today I took Tammy shopping and out to dinner. Tonight, we had a little birthday cake for her (Tim could not make it as he had to work late). In this video I go back and share moments from the last several years of Tammy’s birthday (please forgive the terrible singing). This is Tammy’s second birthday without our daughter Juliana. Last week I designed a birthday card, for Tammy, to open “from Juliana.” I thought long and hard what Juliana might say as a, now, sixteen- year-old. Life is not the same without our Juliana. Later tonight, after the cake and gifts, Tammy and I just held each other and sobbed. We miss her SO MUCH! NO parent should outlive their child. “There are words like ‘orphan’, ‘widow’ and ‘widower’ in all languages. But there is no word in any language to describe a parent who loses a child. How does one describe the pain of ‘ultimate bereavement’! ” Neena Verma “Any woman who’d ever lost a child knew of the hollowness that remained within the soul.” Brittainy C. Cherry “This was how to help a family who has just lost their child. Don't ask them what they need, bring them what they need. Keep them warm. Listen to them rant, and cry, and tell their story over and over.” Ann Hood “There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.” Dwight D. Eisenhower I am trying, my best, to keep Juliana’s memory alive. She was NOT done LIVING! Thank you for all the kind birthday wishes for Tammy. www.angelsforjuliana.com https://www.facebook.com/Angels-For-Juliana-250289225091998/ http://childrenscancerfoundation.org/ (I do not own the music in this video. Music by Neil Cross. I pay a licensing fee to use the music in my videos)