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, October 17, 2008

Friday Funnies

Since a merry heart doeth good like a medicine...here are a few funnies from the week.

I told you our Gotcha Day was not typcial, and we didn't really "celebrate" until late that evening. Well, when I shared with someone at church that it was Ellie's Gotcha Day, and they asked "What does that mean?" Ellie said, "It means I stayed at Grandma's today."

And, yesterday, when I hit my toe on the door, Josie-Tatum said, "I don't think it will kill you." I said, "No, I've never heard of anyone who died from hitting their toe on a door." And Josie-Tatum said, "Good too, since Ellie's still in her brace."
I guess otherwise it would have been okay.

I haven't shared that our new puppy Cocoa ran under Caleb's truck and met an early end to her life. The girls were only a little sad, but Whitney was devastated. She quickly went to the nearby shelter and brought home another puppy who we named Biscuit. Last night, Ellie asked what we were having for supper. I said, "Biscuits and gravy." You guessed it. Her eyes got wide and she asked, "We're eating Biscuit for supper?"

And for my funniest story of the school year:

I was teaching geometry to my fourth graders. We were learning about perpendicular line and right angles. I walked around the classroom with a carpenter's "square" pointing out right angles and perpendicular lines as I went. I placed the carpenter's square on the corner of the door, the bulletin board, the whiteboard, the corners of blocks in the block wall....all around the room everywhere we found them and all the while I was telling a story....I said, "Last year, on the same day that I was teaching perpendicular lines, my students found THIS carpenter's square on the playground under the pecan trees. I asked the custodians, and they told me they didn't now where it came from. So, I told them, 'Good. I'm keeping it. It will come in handy next year when I teach perpendicular line.'"

One little girl raised her hand and asked, "Is it still out there?"

Have a blessed weekend,
Robbie

4 comments:

A Momma in Waiting... said...

I have to say the the 'biscuit' story really got me laughing! Evan asked me what was wrong. I guess he's not used to a sudden outburst of laughing for no apparent reason :-)

Sarah said...

So funny. Thanks! I needed that laugh!

Kay Bratt said...

Very cute...


K

Team Houston said...

Funny! Laughter is the best medicine!!!!

Thinking of you and hope the brace is going well. Sorry about your little puppy :(

xoxo Michele

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