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 22, 2008

Promised Pictures of Life's Little Pleasures

Here are the pictures I promised days ago. I've been busy...a good kind of busy. We've been in revival this week, a wonderful Spirit-filled revival. We've seen approximately 50 people make professions of faith. We've seen prayers answered. Praise the LORD!

In the midst of this working, Ellie has made some serious progress. Once again, praise the LORD for poo! Ellie has told us she had to go poo the past 4 out of 5 times this week. Well, she told us all 5 times, but one of the 5 she had already started going before she told her daddy...or until he realized what she was telling him. She had been telling us just seconds before she needed to go. Twice in the past week, though, she told us and had to sit a few minutes...which I think tells me she's learning to read the earlier signs of a BM. Praise the LORD!!!! You know, I want to see her walk, I want to see her dance, and I don't want her to ever worry about BM's in public.

At a family reunion this weekend, Ellie said, "Mama, when I get my brace off, I'm going to walk, and I'm going to run." My heart melted. She has often talked about walking, but she's never mentioned running. Oh, to see her run! And, you'll hear me shouting all over the world!

Last night, my heart melted again. Josie-Tatum was making a card for Ellie in church. She had hearts on the card and had written, "I love you beycus you are my sistre." How great is our God, who ordained that these 2 girls living in different parts of China, would find the same family on the other side of the world.

I can't help but praise him!

Do you remember the pleasure of picking wildflowers and taking them indoors?

Memories of my childhood....when most of the time I was barefoot--

Josie-Tatum's Photography...might she have a future in photography?

The First Annual Family Manicure Day in Taiyuan on October 18, 2007.

Here is Ellie painting her nails one year later!


Marla said...

What beautiful pictures! Love the mani pics, what a big girl painting them all by herself!

Kim Kenward said...

The pictures are so special. Your girls are so beautiful. I love the girly manicures. Ellie has come such a long way in one year. Praise God for poo! She'll be walking before you know it. Love ya!!

samuelsadoption said...

Love the post! Yes revival this week will be wonderful. I've heard Braxton preach and he can do a great job.

Sabrina said...

I am glad you are having a great revival!

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I forget how beautiful an old dirt road can be.

Your girls are growing so much! Ellie will be walking before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness ... Molly and Brynn love to paint there nails too (well, someone has to help Brynn but she definitely gives it her best shot!) ... how fun!!! Hugs ...

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