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, June 26, 2010

Enjoying the Journey

Only a mother's heart can truly comprehend the joy that came from deep within today. The weather was beautiful, the tour of submarine was fun, but spending time with my family was priceless.

We started the morning, following breakfast by touring the Nautilus Submarine Museum. My first favorite photo of the day was probably this one. Just hearing Ellie ask, "Caleb, will you hold my hand?" was enough to make this day special.


I enjoyed most listening to Caleb as he described so much he has learned about submarines in the short time he has been in sub school. I am amazed at how much knowledge he has, with much more time yet to learn.

While Stan and I enjoyed the exhibits, reading the history of submarines, and listening to Caleb, the girls were able to enjoy pretending to "drive" a submarine, look through a real periscope, and look at life on a submarine. Ellie said, "There are beds in here."





After the tour, we had dinner at Outback, then back to the hotel for a swim. We set out for the short trip to the beach just a couple of miles from the hotel, had ice cream and went for a walk on a pier on the Connecticut River.




While at the museum, we purchased toy periscopes for the girls. When I sat at the computer this evening, I had to snap one more photo....the girls had constructed their own submarine with blankets stretched across chairs. They were using the periscope to spy on me.


Thank you for your prayers. Do you want to know how I've felt today?

Blessed....

Full of Joy....

Peaceful....

I am so grateful for a Savior who walks with us and talks with us wherever we are, wherever we go.

Today, as I watched the girls swimming, I sat and began reading what I believe is going to be one of the best books I read this summer.

Don't Wrestle, Just Nestle

Corrie ten Boom wrote, "Maybe the way in which we travel and the attitude we have while making our way through life is more important than reaching our destination. Or could it be that, in God's sight, the way actually is the destination? Jesus said, 'I am the Way.'"

Enjoy your journey, my friends.

4 comments:

jasnjoj said...

OH, how happy my heart was to read this post and see these pictures, friend! Love you!

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you have found your joy again.:) LOVE the pic of the girls periscope... smart and creative they are:)

Kim K. said...

What beautiful pictures. Your heart must be so full, Robbie. Hugs!

God's Grace said...

You have such a blessed family! Yay! what fun! God Bless you abundantly!

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