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!

If you have questions about adoption, our work in South Africa, or spina bifida, please email me at rbmattox@bellsouth.net

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bet I Can Make You Smile

I was taking pictures of the girls, and they wanted to take pictures of their mama. Well, I think they did a pretty good job, don't you? And, how often is Mama in the photo?

Ellie's physical therapist recommended we get her a tricycle. Does she look proud of it, or what? We bought it on Friday night. On Saturday morning, the girls came into my room. Josie-Tatum was pushing Ellie, who was already "suited up," helmet and all. She was ready to go. It took most of the day, but she finally began to make progress pedaling!

Just playing around with the girls. They were too cute in their pink dresses. And, yes, that is red drink around Ellie's lips. Guess what they had to drink in Children's Church. Guess what stayed on her mouth for the next 12+ hours. ;)

Saving the Best For Last
A young adult friend walked over Saturday. He has promised Josie-Tatum $10.00 from his paycheck each week. He was delivering once again. Josie-Tatum was not at home, but Ellie was outside with me. I took his ten dollar bill, thanked him, and put it in my pocket. When he left, Ellie reached inside the "trunk" of her tricycle and pulled out a dollar. She said.........

"I got that dollar for Josie, so she can take care of orphans."

Now, that has to put a smile on your face!! I have been praying for Josie-Tatum to grow spiritually as we endeavor on our first ever out of country mission trip. I see now that God is working in Ellie's life, too, as she watches prepare.

Thank you all for your prayers!!!

And, if you haven't left encouraging words on Josie-Tatum's blog, please do! She loves them. You don't need a google account, just click on the comments link at the bottom of a post.

Many Blessings,


Sabrina said...

How sweet!

Kim K. said...

I love ALL the pictures. Your new blog header is wonderful. I'm always eager to see Ellie on video and she never disappoints. Have a super week, Robbie. I'm glad your picture was also included in today's blog post. Priceless.

Stirm Family said...

Love the pictures. How wonderful to see Ellie riding her bike, and wanting to share with JT.

Talley Images said...

oh, how sweet are those girls of yours.... and they make pretty good photographers too!

Anonymous said...

Oh Robbie! I just love your photos ... I'm going to have to copy your photo of the girls heads side by side. I want to take Molly and Brynn that way too! Beautiful photos! And way to go Ellie!!! :) Praise the LORD for generous love!

Anita said...

WOW...what GREAT news that you are almost half-way there to raising the amount for your Africa trip!! Awesome! And the girls are adorable! LOVE the pics. Too wonderful how the Lord is working in all of your lives right now, Robbie! Hugs!

Sarah said...

How sweet! Love the picture of the two of them laying with heads together.

Saw your parents and E playing at the BK yesterday on my way back from my doctor's appointment. I had to get Abigail lunch, had the window down and thought, "I know that voice...". It was E. :)

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