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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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Friday, October 30, 2009

Miraculous Progress--Just Look At Her Now

He made the lame walk, and the dumb talk, and He opened blinded eyes to see. I wonder what life would be like we let Jesus live through you and me.......

It has recently occurred to me that Ellie has made some miraculous progress in the last several months. Those of us who see her everyday may tend to forget just how far she has come. Those you of you who saw her walk for the first time across the room would probably love to see what she's doing now. Here is the video I posted on her birthday. At the age of 4, she walked across the room for the first time. What a blessed day!!!

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Just weeks later, she was able to give up the brace and walk on her on.
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And, with only 8 months of walking practice, just look at her now! To God be the glory. I continue to pray that His glory will be manifest through our family, that she will walk in His grace, knowing it is sufficient, that she will always know she is fearfully and wonderfully made.

Enjoy!
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18 comments:

Unless the Lord Builds the House said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!! It truly is a miracle of God (with a lot of love from her family!)! Thanks for sharing how well Ellie is doing, Robbie!!!
Love,
Sandy

Joanne said...

Awww. What a wonderful progression to see and to see her growing so fast!!! Congratulations!

Stirm Family said...

Amazing! She is really moving fast.
It amazes me how similar our 2 girls progress has been. Though Amelia fall when she goes fast.

Chelsea Gour said...

AMAZING! I would love to see our girls together one day!

Kim K. said...

You don't know how much I've waited to see this video...actually, you do !!! Praise GOD! What a blessed miracle. I'm just so happy for you ALL. Continued blessings to your sweet family.

Marla said...

Wow, that is amazing!!! What a little miracle she is!

Annie said...

Such a miracle!!! She is just beautiful!!!

Jill said...

ADORABLE!!!! What precious video!!

Now, I have to say that what I love TOO is her fabulous ACCENT!!!!!

Shelley said...

And so I start my day with tears...what a beautiful thing to share on your blog. Ellie is beautiful! I have to tell you though, my favorite thing was her counting on the first video with her southern accent. As a NC girl who married a Marine and has lived all over, I LOVE to hear that southern accent! Thank you for sharing! I will continue to keep Ellie in my prayers.

Lynn said...

Oh Robbie... don't you just LOVE God's Miracles!!!!!!

Laurie McLean said...

Oh, my goodness! I didn't see all the videos.......OH MY! What an amazing blessing! Laurie

One Happy Momma said...

Oh Robbie -

That just brought tears (happy) to my eyes.

You go Ellie girl!!

Blessings and Hugs -

Camie's Momma

Marjorie said...

I just adore her smile and southern accent. :) The progress she has made in walking is really amazing. Way to go Ellie! Yay God!!!

Ladyblog said...

Your videos are precious! The LOVE is so obvious...

dhm78 said...

Ellie, one of my littlest heros! Thanks Robbie for the Ellie update!:) Sweet little Ellie!

You'll have to excuse me now, I have to go get a kleenex, Again!!;)

hollym.:)

Betsy said...

It was a joy to watch! Praise God!

Kristy said...

That's precious! By His Grace, precious, precious Ellie! Praise God!

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

Dear Robbie,

First, thanks so much for your sweet words of encouragement on my blog. (My loyal lurkers are shy so it's such a treat to see a comment.) How fun to meet another Ga. girl through Linny's blog!

Second, I finally had some time to read yours. Oh my, I want a Josie and an Ellie at my house (your other children are also beautiful)! I cried through the videos of Ellie's progress--just precious. What a blessing it must be to witness her daily miracles firsthand.

I've added your requests to my prayer journal. I look forward to seeing what God has planned for you and your sweet family.

Blessings,
Kathie (also from Ga.)

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