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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, September 3, 2012

Monday Morning Madness

This is one of those moments when, as a mom, you want to record the happenings of the day so you don't forget. One of those moments when you know you won't likely relive this ever again. The children will grow. The boys' language will advance, and the whole scenario will never repeat itself.

Here it is:

I look behind the loveseat to see Josie-Tatum in the foyer leading Zeke with a green ribbon. The ribbon is tied around his wrists (loosely) and his feet (also loosely.) She has him sit down for interrogation.

She left the interrogation room to get a sheet of paper and the prisoner stood up. Ellie told the prisoner he couldn't do that.

Josie-Tatum said, "Do you want to play?"

Zeke said, "Yes."

She said, "Then sit your butt back down."

The prisoner put the ribbon back around his feet and sat back down.

The interrogation began.

"How old are you?"

Zeke: "May oh le"  (meaning all gone.)

Ellie said, "He's 6."

Josie-Tatum asks, "What's your name?"

Zeke, "You know-a my name."

She wrote his name down and asked, "Where do you live?' Then laughed out loud and said, "Oh, wait, you don't know your address." Then she wrote his address down.

The court proceedings were then presented to the judge, (Mama), and I read that he also lived in the state of California in the country of London. When I said, "California is not in London," Josie-Tatum said, "I just made that part up."

The prisoner as sentenced to 2 years in prison for the crimes of murder and stealing. He spent 60 seconds in the closet and he was released.
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