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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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Newest Addition to the Family..and Dear Anonymous

With all of the craziness around our house, some normal still exists.

Caleb is home from the Navy. Whitney and Brandon are home from college. Josie-Tatum had surgery today. And, I have strep throat. Whitney had a fever of 102 today.
Unless you think my family is perfect, I awakened from a deep, long overdue sleep this afternoon to a messy house. My wonderful children did NOT say to themselves today, "Oh, Mom's sick, let's see what we can do to help."

While I was lost in never never land on the couch. Ellie was busy as usual. She was creating....

Her name is Ellie Jo. And, I have it on good authority that you can tell she is a girl because she has long hair.

Well, as I became fully coherent and aware of my surroundings, it occurred to me that lots of housework needed to be done. Ellie was kind enough to help AND to encourage Ellie Jo to help, as well. I had walked out of the room when Ellie yelled, "Look, Mama, Ellie Jo folded a towel."
And, that silly yellow girl folded all kinds of things every time I turned my head.

I was blessed to be able to catch up on some laundry with the help of JT, Ellie, Ellie Jo, and Whitney.

It is time for the next stage in our adoption, and let me say, "Praise the LORD." We will need a pretty large amount of money perhaps by the beginning of next week, and He has supplied that need through many of YOU!

And, as I prepared for bed, I prepared a letter to an anonymous critic. Lest some of you think I am an expert at dying to self, I decided I needed to give an answer to AC. I have created a tab at the top of the page for you, AC. Please take a look.


Anonymous said...

I was curious and read your response to the critic. WELL DONE! You said it well like a loving seasoned Christian. God would be proud! :)

Anonymous said...

loved your reply to anonymous critic. you are far better woman than I. There is so much negativity with adoption and our family has not been immune to it. I want to copy and save that letter as my own personal reminder that there are other fighting back with love and compassion- as God intended.

Bless you and your growing family!!
-BC Mama

Sharon said...

AMEN!! Let the critics have their say, Robbie! We know what the truth is and I pray that some day every person who has taken a breath to criticize adoption will someday learn what blessings are waiting for them too if they will just open their hearts and minds.


Anonymous said...

Great response Robbie. I am so glad God believe in adopted because He adopted me and paid the price of the life of his only begotten Son in order to adopt me.

Anonymous said...

Robbie I'm so sorry people feel the need to be negative. Hold your head high because you always follow God's will. Love ya.
Christy Joyner

chili pepper said...

Seriously loved the way Ben said it!

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