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!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Ellie is blowing me out of the water!

She's been with us now, just 3 1/2 months. She will be 3 years old on Monday, and we're having her birthday party on Saturday, so I promise pictures are coming.

But, let me tell you what this girl is saying.

Of course, she can name Mama, Daddy, Whitney, Caleb, Brandon, and Josie-Tatum. She can name Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Bobbie, Uncle Shannon, Joshua, Preacher, Mrs. Edie, Julianna at Day Care, and other friends, Kati, Eli, Elisabeth, Noah, Daniel....and many more.

She uses 3 and 4 word sentences regularly....
I want milk.
I want candy.
I want eat.
I want quarter.
I want go see Grandma.
I want go church.
I go see Glenda Ayi.
I turn off light.
Mama, Ellie open it.
I want watch Wonder Pets.
Mama, what you doing?
Look, Daddy changed light. (He changed a light bulb she mentions at every meal.)

Yesterday, I wish my video camera had been with me when I stopped at Rite Aide. Josie-Tatum was at gymnastics, so I could humor Ellie a little more than usual. I almost stopped before I picked her up from daycare, but I thought, You know, she might brighten somebodys' day. Since I was only going in for 2 items, I let her use her walker. She drew quite the attention.

She would say, "Mama, wait for me."
I would stop.
She would say, "Stand right there," while pointing beside her walker.
I would stand right there as commanded.
She would say, "One, two, three, go!"
And then we would race.
Until, something in the store caught her eye.
Then she would stop, while I continued walking.
And, the cycle would begin again....
"MAma, wait for me."
"Stand right there."
"One, two, three, go!"
She did this no less than 10 times, and she is NOT a quiet girl. Heads were turning on every aisle.

She is such a booger, but you gotta love her!


Kim Kenward said...

I can't wait to see birthday pictures of Ellie. She is one amazing little girl.

Kim K.

samuelsadoption said...

Cute story. Hope the party goes well. Just to let you know we have contacted our Senator (yours too=) and hope to hear something soon.

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