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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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gotcha Day! One Year Later!

So, you know where we were one year ago today. Praise the LORD! What a difference has been made in our lives the past year. One year ago, Ellie knew NO English. Now, she won't stop talking. ;) One year ago, we were a family of 5, and now we're a family of 7. One year ago, Josie-Tatum didn't know how to give like she gives so much today. God has been so good. I hope you enjoy the before and after photos.

Our First Family Photo---well 3 of us were in the USA.

So, with football practice, college classes, Stan's work, school, and church this evening, we didn't quite celebrate the way I would have liked. JT, E, and I baked cookies this afternoon, though. Then, finally we were all together at 8:30 this evening to sit down together, reminisce, and eat cookies.

Would any Gotcha Day be complete with a little video from that special day? Ellie was thoroughly enjoying herself...watching herself...laughing at herself....as she and JT laughed at each other on Adoption Day.

How hard can it be to get five children to look at the camera, smile, and be serious at the same time?

Good-night sweet baby! Thank you for one blessed year.


Kim Kenward said...

What a beautiful tribute. It's been such a special year for your family. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I feel so blessed to have connected with you, Robbie.

Kim K.

samuelsadoption said...

So glad to have Ellie home. Just want to know, do your boys own shirts or should we take up a collection to buy them some for winter =) HaHa! Glad to hear all is well.

Sabrina said...

How wonderful!!!

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Hehehe! I just had to smile ear to ear looking at those silly kids of yours! Treasure the time, it goes by so quickly, doesn't it...Terry

Anita said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all your family! Your kids are a hoot, Robbie!! :)

Marla said...

What a beautiful family!! Happy Gotcha Day!!

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