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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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Monday, May 9, 2011

Ponderings of a Mother's Heart

I've learned that Ellie wouldn't trade me for a cookie.

I've learned that Josie-Tatum thinks that one of the things her mom can do best is love orphans.

Oh, what a blessing to be a mother.

I've begun reading Jesus, the One and Only. Thank you, Beth Moore for helping me dive into the life and Jesus and develop a closer walk with him.

And, last night as I read her thoughts on Mary, and how she pondered all of these things in her heart, I began to ponder.

What a blessing to be a mother! What a blessing to be the mother of SEVEN. I didn't get to spend the day with all of my treasures. I did get to spend the previous day with the best MOM in the world, and the best sister, and all of my daughters!

Our lunch was served by some pretty awesome dudes...young Christian men with a heart of service.

And, I can't wait to tell you about the sacrifice those boys are making. It will make your heart smile, and the joy may leak from your eyes...but I can't tell you until next week!

I was saddened some, not having all of my chicks home for Mother's Day, but I did have all of them home for Easter.

So, last night, I pondered. I wonder what Mary pondered, how she might have wondered just how such a tiny baby could change the world.

As we prepare for our mission, trip I ponder.....how might God be preparing this precious child to change the world:

And, I ponder, how many more lives will this treasure continue to inspire:

How did my baby boy grow up so fast with a desire to protect and to serve?

And, what does God have in store for my first born? She leaves on June 6th to serve for two months in San Francisco with the North American Mission Board. What if I had ignored her request to attend church camp when she was eight years old? What if I had ignored her desire to serve at that same camp year after year when she became old enough to be a counselor? Would she be prepared to serve today?

Then, what does God have planned for this child of His? When he graduates from college and begins to teach, how much more will he relate to his students in need because he has known need? How has God guided His life so he, in turn, can live for His glory?

And, I know that next year Mother's Day will be the BEST yet! For, Zeke will no longer be a face on the computer to Drew. They will finally be brothers in a family who longs for them to be home.

And, tonight, I will go to bed pondering many things. I wouldn't trade this ride for a cookie.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thank you precious Lord for a mother who holds all of her treasures dear and inspires me daily.

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