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, January 22, 2011

Come Out, Come Out

Come out, come out, wherever you are.

The girls had fund posing for these pictures, and Josie-Tatum was particularly intrigued by the reason I took them.

You see, I've been thinking about all of you. I've been especially thinking about all of you who read this blog and have never posted a comment. I might have run into you at Lowe's, or Wal-Mart, or even Okefenokee Swam Park, but you have never let me know you are here.

So, let this be come out of hiding week. Pretend we've been playing hide and seek, and I caught you before you made it to base.

Click the comment link, and tell me who you are. You don't have to have a google account. But, do leave your name this time, or a little about yourself. Tell me why you visit here. Are you an adoptive mom? Are you someone considering adotion? Do you have a special needs child? Or, are you just interested in the Crazy lady who said she could be a fool for Jesus and add two more children to the five Jesus has already given her?

If you have commented before, leave a comment anyway...and tell me about you.....You sure do know A LOT about me. ;)

And, once ten people comment, who have never commented before, I'm going to share something else with you. (No, we're not adopting THREE.) But, I think you'll enjoy my surprsie.


Amy said...

Hi~ My name is Amy and I came to your blog from Josie Tatum's blog which somebody sent me a link to on facebook. I work with sturggling readers, special needs students and ELLs in an elementary school near Denver. What really captured my heart on your blog was Brandon and the way he joined your family. I do hope to adopt one day, but I'm not a a place right now where it would be right to bring a child home, but who knows what tomorrow wil bring. Belssings to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Robbie, I have read your blog for some time and don't recall where I first learned of it, but knew who you were when you joined Navy Moms. I continue to lift you & your family in prayer and so appreciate the encouragement you bring to me through your posts & blog.

Kim K. said...

You know me very WELL. Our adoptive bond goes way back and I'm a regular on your blog. Great pics of the girls. I can't wait to hear more updates.

Melissa said...

My name in Melissa and I have been following your blog since you started advocating for your soon to be son. We are just starting the paperchase for our son. I haven't told anyone but you yet. We just came home in June with our daughter. I love reading blogs about adoptions

God's Grace said...

You're cute :) and you know me :D Do share!!!!

Tonya Mcd said...

Hi my name is Tonya and I have followed your blog for a while but I don't remember where I heard about you. I am an adoptive mom too. My sweet Abbey joined our family in 2007 making us the McD5. I have to biological boys and an amazing husband.

I would love to adopt again but at this point with changes in DH's job situation we just can't but I do pray that it changes soon.

Brandi said...

Hi! My name is Brandi and I'm not sure where I found your blog, but it hasn't been too long ago that I started reading.

We adopted our (now) 3 year old in May of 2009, Special Needs. She's a joy and we've loved every second. So much so that we're working hard towards preparing for our 2nd adoption (hope to begin homestudy this summer)...a boy this time.

You can check out my blog if you're interested... silverscoop.blogspot.com

Your children are all beautiful and I can't wait to read about your surprise.

Julie said...

Hey--We've known each other for a while now. :) Can't wait to hear what your surprise is.

Chillygator said...

I'm not sure if I've commented before. I've been reading your blog for awhile. I don't remember how I found it, but it was right around the time my birth mom adopted a little boy from China so I started searching for blogs of people who'd adopted from China so I could read their experiences. Your writing was good and your family is adorable so I kept reading (o:

I live in Utah and I'm adopted and that's me!

Anonymous said...

OK I am number 10 so get ready to share your surprise. My name is Joy. I have enjoyed your blog a long time. I am a Christian adoptive mom of 2 daughters from China- 1 with special needs and one without and a special needs birth son. Neither special needs child has let their special neeed get in the way and are older teens preparing for college. I am also a teacher in GA. I do not have a blog but love reading adoption blogs and that is how I came across yours. What's the surprise?

Gina said...

Even though you've already reached 10 posters, I figured I'd delurk as well. My name is Gina and I'm a mom to two daughters, neither one adopted. I've always wanted to adopt from China and though it will never happen, I enjoy reading the blogs of those that do. Can't wait to hear the surprise!

Vicki said...


I'm so blessed to not only know you and your family via your blog, but to be able to call you a true friend. I love you! AND - I can't believe you were just visiting last night and didn't utter a single word about a surprise; you've got willpower! Can't wait to hear your news.....

Amy said...

I have followed your blog for a month or so. We have two children at home, both adopted (one from our home state and one from China). We are in the process of adopting two boys from China as well. I was drawn to your blog when I saw that you are adopting two boys from China too.

Grimes Family said...

Robbie, you know me, and I occasionally post comments, but I follow regularly! We connected through adoption, education, tennis, and most importantly through faith in our God who is working a miracle for you! Love you much.... you need to put one of those visitor location trackers on the side bar!

Lisa said...

Robbie, I came to your blog from your link from advocate for waiting children yahoo group. You inspire me. We are in the process of adopting a 7 year old from China.

shelnel said...

Just visiting for the firstime from the RQ forum. Adoptive Mom here with three girls from China. One with autism. Ages, 8, 7 and 1.

lmfarm49 said...

Hey Robbie,
We started our adoption process for a SN child in October, and you commented on one of my posts on Advocating Waiting Children yahoo group- saw your blog link and started reading! We have 7 kids now (1 adopted) and I've talked about adopting from China ever since my hubby has known me, so he finally said "let's do it", so here we are! I'm enjoying watching your process in the adoption of those two adorable little guys.

Lynnea said...

Well Robbie...I'm so thankful I can say I've met you IN PERSON!!!
I'm no longer a "lurker"
I consider you a special friend. LOVED your "surprise" today....and yes I'm praying for a miracle for that special little girl.
Hugs to you and know I'll be following your journey closely ;)
Lynnea :)
Hope you were able to teach S.S. on Sunday and weren't too sleep deprived! lol

whitmattox said...

Well, crazy-lady,
You met me almost 23 years ago shortly after a guy named Dr. McLaughlin cut me out of your stomach (well, uterus).
Love you mommy! :-) your right-brained child could not resist.

Joy said...

I'm Joy and I am the blessed mama of 5, soon to be 6. ages 11 and under. We are currently waiting for TA for our first adoption. A daughter who is 2 and has E Beta Thalassemia. We are with Small World and live in SE Florida. We also use Nemours Dr.'s but out of Orlando. We love the Lord, and I've been moved by your blog more than once :)

Anonymous said...

I'm Kristin and I followed a link to your blog from the AdvocateforWC site. I've just begun reading, but am always excited to hear about the day-to-day life of big adoptive families. I've only got four kids so far (all bio) but just sent in a LOI for a sweet little girl from China with a CL/CP.

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