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, October 30, 2008

More Than I Ever Dreamed

So, night before last Brandon said, "Mrs. Robbie, you are Mother of Year. I would nominate you!" Well, he didn't know I had already been crowned "Best Mother in the World." So, I had to put on my crown and give the details.

God has been so good. This week, Brandon has been working on a scholarship application. Part of the process was describing the adversitites in his life. What an honor and a privilege when he asked me to help him. It opened up the opportunity for lots of conversation about his past, past turmoil, and God's deliverance.

In preparing materials for the organization of acitivies for our church in observance of National Adoption Awareness month, I am reminded of God's heart for the orphan. "The LORD protects the stranger; He supports the fatherless and the widow." (Psalm 146:9) And, I am so blessed that he is allowing me to join Him in this work.

I cannot imagine my life without my children, without my birth children, or without Josie-Tatum, Ellie, or Brandon.

How Great Is Our God! He gives us the privilege of knowing his heart. He allows us to parent our children and learn to love more like he loves. He give us the Spirit of adoption. He adopts us into his family because He loves us. And, I believe we bless Him.

I know I needed an Ellie in my life, I needed a Brandon,and I needed a Josie-Tatum. I think sometimes I get my thoughts tangled. I know they needed a family, but I also believe many days the greatest blessing is mine.

If at the end of my life, my children will rise up and call me blessed, I have lived life indeed!

3 comments:

Kim Kenward said...

What a wonderful family you have. Your children are so special to have you as their mother. Lots of hugs!!

samuelsadoption said...

Please pass the tissue. love it.
amy

Mom Of Many said...

You are a woman of honor indeed! How blessed ALL of your children are to have you! May our gracious Father bring you more children to love on, as you have the privilege of being His hands and feet to the ones who need you so much!! Be blessed sweet sister - be blessed indeed!

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