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, January 15, 2009

We Belong Together

That's what Ellie said yesterday. We were at Mrs. Donna's (our wonderful, godly hairdresser), and she pointed to Josie-Tatum and said, "We belong together." Are there any sweeter words? I told her, "And, God knew that before either one of you were born. He made the plan for the two of you to be sisters in our family!"

Then, after our hair appointments, we went for a walk. Why didn't I have the camera?

I was pushing Ellie down my favorite dirt road path past my grandmother's old house where my sister lives. Josie-Tatum was walking, too, when Ellie asked Jt to push her. Then, they decided to race me. They were laughing, and I was falling behind. Everytime I would come close to catching up, Ellie would say, "Go, go, go!" and Josie-Tatum would start running again.

I was behind two of the most beautiful girls in the world. And, because one can't walk yet, and so wants to run, her big sister ran most of 2 miles so Ellie could go fast. I heard more laughter and squeals in that 30 minutes that I could ever have imagined when we felt it was time for Josie-Tatum to have a sister. I watched a love that surpasses the human imagination. God is so good!

If we can bear the cold, we're going out again today, and this time I hope to capture some images to share!


Lynn said...

That is awesome... isn't it amazing that God knew... He knew that there would be laughter... He knew that there would be love... He knew that there would be FAMILY!

samuelsadoption said...

So glad to hear they were having so much fun.

Paul and Chelsea Gour said...

WOW, what a great post. Even without pictures, I could see it! Beautiful.

Kim K. said...

This feeds my soul to hear these stories, Robbie. I'll look forward to pictures in the future. Hugs!!

jiangxigirls said...

Awwww how sweet!

Sarah said...


*sniff* *wipes eyes*

Sabrina said...

What an awesome image! You are so blessed to have them; they are so blessed to have you; they are so blessed to have each other. God is so good!

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