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, August 15, 2008

I Never Know

I never know what I will find when Ellie comes to bed. I will help her put her pajamas on, but when she comes to bed, something happens.

She is often busy while we are reading bedtime stories, so she may come to bed in her pajamas and a hat.

A few nights ago, she had put another shirt on over her hot pink pajamas, was wearing bright green bloomers from a dress, and a pretty pair of white shoes with pale pink trim.

Last night she went to bed with those some shoes on with her pajamas. Whitney and Caleb joked about how they would never have gotten away with that. I reminded them that I am 43 years old, and I have learned to look over what doesn't hurt a kid. Plus, I don't have the energy to start an argument with my 3 year old. ;)

Then, when I got Ellie up this morning....who knows when this took place. She had added a pair of socks to her ensemble--not just any socks, but green and red striped Christmas socks that went to her knees. This still with her princess pajama top, no bottoms, and her pretty white shoes with the pale pink trim. Where did she find Christmas socks in August? I wish I had the foresight to have the camera ready at 6:30 a.m.

Tonight was a little less humorous, but she surprised me when I changed her diaper for bed. She insisted again on only wearing her pajama shirt. She didn't have on the shoes. When I changed her diaper, though, she lifted her shirt, and she was wearing a bright orange head band around her waist.

This girl is a hoot!


samuelsadoption said...

The blessings God gives us! She is truly full of personality. Hope you don't mind but I added you to my blog. Hope all is well.

Kim Kenward said...

What a darling story. You need to keep that camera handy, Robbi. Perhaps you need a series of Ellie modeling pictures on your blog. She sounds like one very creative little girl. Have a great weekend.

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