A tribute (video)

Two weekends ago I spent hours making a video of Judah’s first year. It probably shouldn’t have taken so long, but that’s what inexperience combined with perfectionism will do to you. (Choosing the music was the hardest part… but I’m so glad I kept going until finding the “just right” soundtrack!)

I’m absolutely thrilled to have all of my favorite photos of him in one place. I know that one day he’ll have so much fun watching this too. I hope he’ll be able to feel how incredibly loved he is, even as he watches all these fleeting moments frozen in time.

For all of you who know Judah, me, or my family online or in person, I wanted to share this with you as well. Thank you for carrying us in your hearts and loving us the way you do, especially through my difficult pregnancy and birth. His first year has been amazing and we are stunned at how quickly he’s hit all his milestones. His life is a precious gift to us and he’s given us so very much to give thanks for.

So here it is – a little tribute to a boy who’s an absolute game-changer. Hope you enjoy.

Dear friends, thanks for journeying with us through this first very important year of Judah’s life. We’re so grateful.

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Katherine
    11 October 2012 at 9:52 pm

    what a great video. judah looks like levi in that last shot- they have the same smile.

    i got to work with booker for 1.5 years at rto and never had a doubt that he’d be a great dad one day. so happy to see these pictures of your life together as a family!
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  • Laura G
    13 October 2012 at 9:51 am

    This video had me tearing up; Judah is such a little boy now! It definitely got me excited for what Jeremy and I have to look forward to in the next few months. What a wonderful tribute to a sweet and awesome boy. Happy birthday Judah, may you continue to grow in light and love!

  • Megan
    17 October 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Oh I love this video! It’s so sweet! Love your boys.
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  • Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose
    18 October 2012 at 2:59 am

    What a beautiful tribute to your Judah! The adventures he has been on with his family in one year could fill a lifetime. This video brought tears of joy to my eyes. You have been blessed with a loving, vibrant, happy family! Happy Birthday, little man!

  • Andrea
    18 January 2014 at 12:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous family, and beautiful video. What software/program did you use to create this lovely piece?

  • Laura
    17 August 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I just loved your sweet video! I have searched high and low to find the title of the second song you used and I was wondering if you could please share the name of the artist !!!

    Thank you so much



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