Thursday, September 16, 2010

70 Little Piggies

Dear Ones:

Well, who would have thought we would be where we are at today? Faith is certainly an adventure. I have named so many things not expecting to grow to the number we are now but I guess it just gives me the chance to come up with a fun new name that fits. If you know me you know that I am crazy about photography and I LOVE piggy shots!!!! Especially my kiddos piggies. I can see them bearing with me as mom lays them out in the grass for yet another piggy capture moment. I have to get them while they still can fit in my lens since they are all growing like weeds right before my eyes. So this is where the new blog name comes from. My 7 kiddos and their 70 sweet piggies. It suits our family...what do you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More Than We Could Ask Or Think

Dear Ones:

I have some very exciting news to share with you tonight but I am not quite sure how to begin. It is the story of a little boy whom we have seen weekly for over a year now and for months has been on our hearts.

He is the girls 4 year old full sibling.

As we move to possible termination of parental rights and adoption we decided to inquire where "Big Brother" would stand. As it turned out his foster family did not want to adopt him. So we began to have weekend visits with this precious little guy.

It is like a missing piece of the puzzle that we did not even know was gone. The thought of him being lost in the system really bothered us, especially if he could have the chance to grow up with his sisters.

So tonight he has moved in to stay. And like the girls our hearts are hoping it will be forever.

God just continually confirmed this decision in ALL of our hearts. Even through one of our son's lessons from school this week. He is learning that obeying God won't always meet with universal approval, and may even be an unpopular choice, but we know God will honor our obedience.

I could burst with pride over how each of the boys have welcomed him as they did the girls with acceptance and enormous love. They are AMAZING kids, and being their Mama is one of the most satisfying areas of my life.

All I can say is summed up in this verse:

"Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Ephesians 3:20

This is so true is so many ways. We started this journey to find our daughter and the Lord has given us 2 plus another son, whether it be for a little while or forever...

All of our new additions have special needs and we know that with God's power working in us that He will do AMAZING things through us and in each of them.

Please stay with us on the journey. Your prayers are so valuable and such a comfort to know we are supported and covered.

I guess I have to come up with a new blog name now...

Living Loved,

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