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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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why Grandpas Should Be Careful When They're Praying--And a Quick Update

I have a daddy who prays, and he sometimes prays long prayers before meals, but since he didn't truly meet the Savior until he was 53 years old, I enjoy every second of his long-winded prayers.

Last night, Josie-Tatum stayed with Grandma and Grandpa while Stan and I took Ellie is Tampa. We have been taking her with us when we stay overnight because she is such a Mama's girl and a family girl. She had agreed that she would be okay staying with Grandma. She has stayed the night before. And, she spends many hours there.

Everything went fine, JT stayed with Grandma with little fanfare, and we hit the road. About 3 1/2 hours into the drive, my daddy called and asked if I could talk to a little girl. Josie-Tatum was inconsolable, and it all started during prayer time when Grandpa prayed that the LORD would keep Robbie, Stan, and Ellie safe. The boys went to check on her, even promised to watch Barbie movies while wearing dresses, and she would not calm down.

One hour later, she was calm, and all finally remained well. Note to Grandpa's Everywhere...Be careful what you pray for.

And, the news you thought you were waiting to hear. Hmmmmmmm, the jury is still out.

The doctor was not in today, so we saw a nurse practitioner. She said the x-ray looked to her as if the pelvis and femur were completely healed from the surgery. She will have to talk to the doctor, though, to see if Ellie can come out of her brace. The doctor is in surgery tomorrow, so it will likely be the end of the week before we hear from her.

So, we continue to wait.

As, I told my sister, since we committed to Ellie MinChun Mattox, I have had a lot of practice waiting. I will trust in the LORD, and pray that I can post pictures of her taking steps by the end of the week..

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you and your faithful to pray for us!


Sabrina said...

I can hardly wait to see those pictures, but our recent experience is teaching me about waiting, too! God does have a way with us, doesn't He?

Kim Kenward said...

Prayers are still coming your way from West Michigan. I'm so hopeful that Ellie can come out of her brace. You know I'll be on pins and needles waiting to see the next blog post.


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