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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Thursday, September 25, 2008

I Heard Him Laugh

I teach at an elementary school with 1190 students. There are many special education students here, but one student, Alex, has stolen my heart.

Alex lives in a silent world. He is deaf, and has many other special needs. When I walk the halls, I like to say, "Good morning," to students passing by. I've always made a point to take a few steps out of my way so he will see me wave at him.

Today, I waved at him in the cafeteria. He got out of his seat and came to give me a hug. (That was a first.) Then, I signed, "Thank you." I've not signed to him before b/c I don't know what signs he has learned yet. He was so surprised, he laughed!

I've never heard him make a sound, but his laughter was music to my ears. Can you imagaine how special his laughter is to our Father?


Kim Kenward said...

What a sweet post. You are a good woman, Robbi. I'm sure God smiles on you too.

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Thats beautiful Robbie! My hearts desire is to adopt a hearing impared child...I'm not sure why since I don't even know sign language and I have not experience.....I have felt this way for quite some time now. Terry

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