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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Friday, January 18, 2008

We Are So Blessed

I promise to try to post pictures this weekend, this lovely 3 day weekend, where it will rain hard and keep us indoors. :)

I simply need to express my gratitude to my Jesus for our blessed family--all the laughter. Here's a little play by play of our evening yesterday.

There was Brandon swinging Josie-Tatum around and around and around. Of course, he intended to make her dizzy, but what fun to see them both stumbling toward the couch.

There was Ellie refusing to get out of the bathtub. She wanted Brandon to get her out. What a blessed sight to see Brandon bring Ellie to me wrapped in a towel.

There were all 3 of my teenagers sharing incidents from school yesterday, laughing over things I couldn't quite understand, things they knew about the students and the teachers, musings from biology lab. The boys have biology together, with the same teacher Whitney had in high school. I'm not quite sure that the lab is safe with Caleb and Brandon in there together.

There was Josie-Tatum knocking on the bathroom door while Brandon was getting ready for his shower. She had to have a kiss, though he had kissed her already, and he had to oblige.

There was Ellie. She has developed her own little ritual. She and Josie-Tatum walk/crawl into the boys' room each night to give Caleb a kiss. Caleb comes toward them and Ellie speed crawls away. Caleb chases her, Ellie squeals, and then he swings her into the air before "stealing" his kiss.

"I will bless the LORD at allt imes: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1


Kim Kenward said...

What a beautiful post, Robbie. I'm so happy to read all about your kiddos. I can't wait to see pictures too.

We're still waiting on our LOA. We did get updates on our Josie this week and I posted them on our blog: http://youbelong.net/thekenwards

Continued blessings to you and your family. I think of you often.

Kim K.

samuelsadoption said...

That sounds great. Hope we can visit soon!

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