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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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Essence of Ellie and Josie-Tatum's Stunts

My favorite verse, those of you who know me is, "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory...." Ephesians 3:20
When I had two kids, and never dreamed of adopting, I could not have asked or even thought of my life today. Everyday I enjoy my children more than I could ask or think. While I worry sometimes about Ellie's mobility and other functions, her loving, strong-willed, charming personality is more than I could have imagined when we committed to being her parents. To Him be glory!!!!!!!!

This is Ellie with my nephew Joshua. Joshua plays with my girls at the swimming pool, entertains, accpets commands, and is just an all around good kid. You can see from this picture....and the video below that Ellie LOVES him! Of course, he is Aunt Bobbie's son, and Ellie LOVES her Aunt Bobbie.

Josie-Tatum continues to amaze us with her "stunts." Just 6 weeks ago, she didn't want her face to get wet. She surely didn't go under water intentionally. After mastering her fear, here is one of her favorite tricks.

This video has to be the Essence of Ellie. Nine months ago, she didn't even know English, but we knew she was strong willed. She is THE BOSS. Here sits a child with spina bifida who has NO clue she is disabled. My friend Joli says she is differently abled. I had someone tell me today, "You can't watch her and think she has a disability." She finds a way to do anything she wants to do. She enjoys life with all of her being. (Note it is my nephew Joshua following her commands.)


A Momma in Waiting... said...

Oh I miss your girls! Evan was very excited to see them,hehe. He watched Josie-Tatum do her flip over and over, smiling ear to ear! Terry

Kim Kenward said...

I love the video clips. Ellie is such an amazing little girl and Josie is quite the water baby. Extra hugs to your special little swimmers.

Sabrina said...

Love the videos!

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