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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Sunday, October 12, 2008

This Time Last Year

I must take the time to reminisce.
This time last year, Robbie and Bobbie were in a rickshaw. Who would ever have dreamed that the 2 little girls who used to walk barefoot down the dirt road to Granny's house would travel around the world. The two little girls who shared a 3/4 bed in a single wide trailer only 10 x 50 feet, would one day share the trip of a lifetime.

Aunt Bobbie was being Aunt Bobbie, always taking care of her neices and nephews, the one to hold them when Mama says she's tired, the one to share her lipstick, the one to give you a lift.

And, Stan, Robbie, and Josie-Tatum were posing before entering Tiananmen Square.

But the day before, we met Ellie! For the first time, I touched the hand I had prayed for so long. I heard her sweet voice. It was still 4 more days until Gotcha, but her being was finally a reality.

Please, please, please, please, please help my pray I can find my camera!
We leave tomorrow for Tampa, and the next day the doctor!


Kim Kenward said...

I love seeing your pictures from your trip to Ellie. What an amazing journey it has been for your family over this last year. Thank you for sharing all of this with me. It means so much.

PS. I can't believe your camera is still missing-in-action! Yikes!!

Sabrina said...

Your post brought tears all over again. How awesome our GOD is! He knew those two little girls would one day be in China getting a little orphan girl. He knew Bobbie would be the 'Aunt Bobbie' that nieces and nephews (and children in general) love. And He knows the exact location of the camera! :)

samuelsadoption said...

I loved the post. I know your b-day is soon, 15th maybe? Hope you get a great present.

Team Houston said...

What a sweet post!

I am praying!! Praying HARD!!

Can't wait to find out.

xoxo Michele

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