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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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ballgames, Bugs, and Babies

Busy, Busy, Busy! That's been our life this past week....hence the lack of postings. We've had somewhere to be or something to do everyday this week after school or in the evening. Josie-Tatum has had a stomach bug, with a fever over 102. Caleb has had tennis matches, Brandon has had soccer games. I've been to the social security office for Brandon and the accountant's office for our taxes.

Yesterday, I went to work, went straight from work to buy groceries, came home, unload groceries, fed the kids, went to the ball game, watched soccer, left our house, went to Savannah GA, waited on friends to return from the Philippines, and returned home shortly before 3:00 a.m. Then, I got up at 6:30 a.m, to head to our county's Pre-K center, to get in line and secure Ellie a spot in the Pre-K program for next year. Oh my!

But.....It is such a blessing to greet friends at the airport upon their arrival, following an adoption. I loved last night, no matter how tired I was. (Click here to see more of the story behind the precious face above.)It was a time to remind our girls of how special they are and how eagerly their arrival was anticpated. Josie-Tatum has such a heart for orphans, and she is excited when another orphan has a family. She asked yesterday, "Mama, do you think one day there will be no more orphans in the world?" So, I think to myself, how do I answer that. Thank God for his wisdom, for He speaks to me. I told her, "There may always be orphans on earth, but there will be no orphans in heaven." She seemed satisfied with that idea.

God is good. I am amazed at how He orchestrates our lives to connect with others. I taught the mother of Levi, Sabrina, in 2nd grade. Later in her life, she became part of our church, I taught her in Sunday School. Now, I've had the privilege of watching her become the mama to a child who needed one. And, another greeter at the airport was Amy. Amy was also part of that youth Sunday School class. Amy has also adoped internationally, from Vietnam. What a blessing both of you are. How honored I am that God has let me be part of your lives.


Mom Of Many said...

Oh my gracious - isn't it just THE BEST to welcome someone little home with their forever family?? Love the pictures! xo

samuelsadoption said...

Thank you Robbie for being such a great example and role model. You guys have always meant a lot to me.

Sabrina said...

I have to ditto Amy. You have meant so much in my life. I am so thankful that God put me in that 2nd grade class so many years ago. You have been a great example, role model, and friend. Love ya!

Kim K. said...

What beautiful pictures. I'm sorry JT has been sick with a stomach bug. That's the pits. You are such an inspiration to so many people, Robbie. Continued blessings to your sweet family.

Liz Tolsma said...

I'm so jealous you were able to greet Sabrina! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you come again soon!

Sarah said...

:D You have been busy!

I'm trying really hard not to be jealous, since I wasn't able to make it to the airport! Glad they had people like you there to greet them!

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