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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Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Little God Moment

We wait patiently on the LORD and His perfect timing for the finances we will need to bring Andrew Palmer Zhuang Mattox home to Georgia, to his Forever Family. (I must say I used the word patiently VERY loosely.)

So, today, I set about the hext step in the paper chase. (For those who have never adopted, if you knew every piece of paper you would have to complete, you would invest in a paper mill.) I was blessed to be able to leave work early today, with hopes that I could gather all of the necessary documents to submit our formal application and committment paper work to our adoption agency.

While I could come home and get busy on the paperwork from the warmth of my own loft, I read where I needed to go ahead and send certified copies of our birth certificates and marriage certificate. I would need to drive to different government buildings in two towns 9 miles apart from one another, but I had hoped that I could get it all accomplished before closing time at 5:00 and then come home to complete the remainder of the paperwork.

Before I left for town, though, I stopped by my house....#1...I left my coat at home and it is COLD outside. #2....I thought I had a copy of one of those documents in our safe at home, and I would have one less place to visit.

So, I came home, opened the safe and found.....


Okay, turn your head.....



Did you see that?

Not one....

Not two....

But three documents. I just happened to have all three documents, all certified copies in the safe at home! (How many of you just happen to have all 3 of those documents in your house?)

So, here I sit in the warmth of my home. It's 41 degrees outside. Now I know that doesn't sound cold to my friends in Michigan...but hey, the wind is blowing at 23 mph and gusting to 31 mph. And, that's COLD to those of us in south Georgia. I don't have to take the girls into that cold wind, or ask someone to sit with them for a couple of hours.

And, I saved $30! I don't have to pay for those copies I already have either. I can subtract $30 from the total cost of this adoption. hehehehehe

So, I will smile when I think of the goodness of the LORD in this "little" thing.

And, just so you can keep up with the Mattox family, here is what we had for supper last night after church.


It is our favorite Sunday Supper and, even Ellie, likes it--the picky eater who seems to enjoy battles over food.


(For those of you who know Stan, this is not HIS favorite supper. I let him take care of himself on Sunday nights.)

And, the big news of the evening.

Josie-Tatum was able to dress herself yesterday. She put on her dress, and she took it off by herself. She put on her PJ's by herself. Today, she was able to dress herself, only needed help getting her broken arm into her sweater. And, that is a big SHOUTIN' Praise from this mama who has been spending 15-20 minutes helping JT in and out of her PJ's and clothes every morning before school.

So, check back tomorrow...I'll share a little something sweet.

2 comments:

Kim K. said...

Wow. You certainly have had a blessed Monday. Good news all around. Cheers to another good Tuesday too! Stay warm. I'd share some of our snow but I don't think you'd like it...hee hee.

Sabrina said...

God's so good even in the "small" things. :)

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