Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

If you have questions about adoption, our work in South Africa, or spina bifida, please email me at rbmattox@bellsouth.net

Saturday, May 26, 2007


I did it!
Now you hear the song as soon as the page comes up. If you are at work and don't need this music blaring, scroll quickly to the bottom and stop the music.

But, if you have time, you should listen to this beautiful song, Sandi Patti's Masterpiece. And, if you're a mom or a mom in waiting, you might need a Kleenex!

Praying more LOA's come this week, while God is doing many things in our lives as we wiat.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hello Friends,
I'm writing tonight to ask prayers for ME. I am discouraged.
We are waiting on our LOA, a new form created by CCAA for special needs' families.
Some families with our LID received LOA 2 weeks ago. Then today, more LOA's came. Some families whose LID was almost one month after ours received LOA's today. Bethany, our agency, received LOA's today. We did not.

There is somtimes no rhyme or reason to the special needs process. I've been in contact with one family tonight whose LID was almost a month before ours. They haven't heard anything either.
I had so hoped to travel in early June, so I could have my summer with Ellie, save my leave time for her surgery. Early June is really impossible now. Late June will not be possible if we don't receive LOA soon, and that is unlikey. LOA's seem to come in batches, about 2 weeks apart, if you can find a pattern.
It could now be July or even August before we travel.

I don't want to allow Satan to have my joy. He has come to steal, kill, and destroy. My Savior came that I might have life and have life more abundantly. I will trust Him. I will praise Him. His timing is perfect. He loves Ellie more than I.

Please pray for peace that passes understanding, for His strength, for joy unspeakable, for the Holy Spirit to be so evident in my life, that I bear fruit for His glory.

Good night,

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Still Crazy

Well, I've had my ups and downs.

Still waiting on our LOA.

Last night, our associate pastor, Bryan read from Psalm 37. While his message was going in another direction, I began to cling to this verse: Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not......

So, last not I focused on resting in the LORD and slept better than I have in 2 weeks. I'm working at not fretting......working on it.

God is good. His ways are perfect.

And, thank you, Marjo, for reminding me that our Ellie is being loved and cared for while we wait for her.

And, last, let me say....I received this picture in an email. It was just too funny. Caleb just got his license 2 weeks ago.

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