Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Long over due ....

The main reason I rarely post videos is because I have absolutely no idea how to load them and then upload them. Clueless. Absolutely clueless. As I have said countless times before, computers and me, not friends. Therefore, I have to wait for Mark. And after he has had an extremely long, long day of editing actual TV shows,the last thing I feel like doing, is asking the poor guy to put together a 4 minute video or in this particular case: 3 minutes and 57 seconds. But being the great guy he is, tonight he obliged. What I love about this particular clip is that it truly captures Zoey's innocent little spirit. This is Zoey, all the time. Except day two of chemo and trust me, you don't want to see that on video. So... here is the little love. Enjoy our tiny warrior. Take in a few minutes of what we are blessed to experience all day long. Every single day. Mark and I marveled and giggled and even cried a bit as we watched this. We look at this child and all that she has been through and all that she continues to go through and by the look of things here, you would never know it. We did have the momentary and it was only momentary, awww, as we watched her, with her little stroke arm, still doing her thing, oblivious to it all. That's my girl. Rolls with the punches and keeps moving forward. Amazing. Miraculous and simply amazing. Don't forget to pause our music at the bottom first.

25 comments:

Cheri said...

Ohhhhh so cute she is!!! Thanks for posting that, it made me smile. And, as for Reid who was toddling by me when the clip started... you stopped him in his tracks when he heard you say, "Where's your ball?" he said "ba, ba" signed ball and came back over to see the rest. He giggled when you laughed and kept waving at Zoey on the computer saying his version of hi over and over again. I think he recognized his sweet girlfriend....even without her cool pink car that he admired so much in the hospital.

I am glad you have a few extra days to rest and enjoy being home before you go back... for real next time. At which time Zoey is going to kick round 4's butt just like the rest and be so much closer to saying adios to the fourth floor.

Enjoy our day! :)
Cheri

Lacey said...

Oh my God, she is the sweetest thing ever. Thank you for the video. Its so nice it's almost like seeing her in person. I can't wait to meet you guys in April. Your husband works on TV shows? Yeah, I'm a little starstruck, Won't I be great living in California?

Melani said...

OMG! She is such a doll! Uploading video is just as easy as the pics. You have music, I dont' know how to do that, LOL My son 18 mo saw Zoey on my computer and came over and wanted up, and sat here and watched the video with me! Your a wonderful woman! You and your family are strong. I keep following your blog and I am amazed every time I check in. I have not met you in person, but I feel like I know you.
Melani

Junior said...

That is absolutely the sweetest video. Zoey has an adorable grin and is beautiful.
Big hugs, Heidi & Junior

MJMILLS said...

OH WOW! I WANT TO RUN IN THERE AND SQUEEZE HER! WHAT A AWESOME LIL GIRL! SHE DOES THE SAME KINDA SMILE WHEN SHE SHAKES THAT BALL THAT MY LIL GIRL DOES! LIKE THEY ARE JUST SO PROUD! HAHAHA. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THAT WITH COMPLETE STRANGERS~! MADE MY MORNING! SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE DARN DS'ERS THAT I FALL IN COMPLETE LOVE WITH! MAYBE IT'S THEIR INNOCENCE AND HONEST LOVE FOR LIFE THAT THEY SHARE WITH US! THEY ABANDON ALL THAT IS BAD IN THE WORLD AND SHOW US LIGHT. I ALSO GOT THIS EMAIL FROM MY MOM THIS MORNING, IF I HAD YOUR EMAIL I WOULD EMAIL IT INSTEAD OF HOARDING COMMENTS WITH IT, BUT JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO READ! THANKS AGAIN, *eRIN*

The 'L I T T L E' Things


As you might know, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

One's
Car wouldn't start.

One went back to
Answer the telephone.

One had a child that dawdled
And didn't get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn't
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work
But before he got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today.


Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone...
All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
God wants me to be at this very moment...

Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong,
The children are slow getting dressed,
You can't seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light,
Don't get mad or frustrated;
Remember: God is at work watching over you.

May you continue to have experiences
With all those annoying little things
And may you remember their possible purpose.

The VW's said...

Heather, Zoey is just PRECIOUS!!!! She is a doll and I just want to squeeze her!! I LOVED the video of her! Thanks for sharing your amazing girl with us and all that she CAN do despite all the obstacles she has had to face!

Love and Hugs,
Alicia and Gavin

Gerry said...

She is very cute! Thanks for posting the video. I hope you have a nice day.

Kelly said...

So adorable!! Your floor is so clean! Glad you are enjoying being home!

stephanie said...

Oh, thanks so much for the video. I could just sit and watch Zoey again and again, how do you get anything done? She is beyond words. Hugs and prayers, Stephanie

Reagan Leigh said...

Love, love, love the video!!! Could she be any more smiley?!?!?! So precious!

Tish Hearne said...

DARLING!!! I just watched Zoey from beginning to end. My cheeks are hurting from smiling!! I needed that.

Hope to see you on Monday on the 4th floor. We're there right now... No big problems, just a low-grade fever with zero ANC.

HUGS!
Tish & Thomas

Carey said...

Oh she's so precious!!! I hope we can meet her in person someday! Hugs to sweet miss Zoey!!!

PS, any big birthday plans this weekend?

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful and happy to know the Needham family. All I can say about the video is WOW. A big, huge, wow. She is a natural for the camera. Thank you for sharing the snipit with all of us, much love, Christi Harman

Anonymous said...

Heather and Mark - thank you so much for the video - and a HUGE thank you to the STAR.......ZOEY!
Your performance wins an oscar for sure....

I was smiling through the entire video - and Heather so nice to hear your soft, sweet, loving voice encouraging Zoey on.

Love & hugs to everyone

Bluebelle

Anonymous said...

WOW! As incredibly articulate as you are, words can't do justice to the beauty of that precious little one.

While some bloggers' children responded to the sound of your video, my cat was convinced you were talking to her. And all the time I was hoping I could have a matching outfit to Zoey's, and play with her on the floor.

Thank you for sharing that moment.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, she's the most precious little angel ever! She just warmed my heart...Thank you so much for sharing!

Enjoy your down time...praying for sweet little warrier Zoey everyday!!
{{HUGS!}}

Heather said...

What a love! Evan and I can't get over how absolutely adorable Zoey is. Evan keeps saying "she is just so cute!" Thank you for sharing her with us. You are an amazing mom and I marvel at your strength and continued faith. You truly inspire me to be a better person!

Renee said...

What a joy to watch! Thank you for sharing this video of your little warrior. I couldn't stop smiling and giggled myself while watching. I could swear she mouthed "B...B" for bye-bye when signing out. She is amazing! What a sweetheart! Hang in there. Sending our love - You're all in our thoughts.
<3 Renee

grammygwen said...

LOVED the video!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Big hugs.
Gwen

3saints said...

So sweet. Thank you so much for sharing this..just adorable. It's amazing isn't it how proud we can be of our little fighters.

Warmly
Kate

Michelle said...

Well I have started it over about 3 times now, laughed, cried, clapped...all in that 4 minutes. Thank you for sharing that. I was SO good to see her...I adore and love that girl so very much. She certainly captures your heart right away. Preslie was watching from my lap as well...I imagine they were once great friends...before they began their journey here! Hope you are well my dear dear friend!

Lisa said...

Love the video! Mom is on her way over to watch it! I love Zoey's smile. I think she has abs of steel to pull herself up to sitting like that. I agree with bluebelle-it was nice to hear your voice Heather. Mark-I enjoyed talking with you Tuesday night.

Lisa

Ferrick said...

Oh my gosh...she is sooooo stinking cute! I bet the nurses and docs just eat her up! It's wonderful to be able to see Zoe as she is in person. You are incredibly blessed by her sweet little self. She is absolutely precious. Susie

Anonymous said...

I just loved the video.She's getting so tall, I can't believe she's two already. Love and hugs from Grandma Barb.

Kele said...

Oh my! 3 minutes and 57 seconds is a little stingy of you don't cha think? Guess I shouldn't be greedy but I could watch a video like that for hours.
She looks amazing. I laid my head on the desk and watched this with tears in my eyes! I love this little warrior, she is my hero, Presley's hero too.
Precious sweet Zoey, just precious!!