Saturday, 30 November 2013

I Don't Know Much

 One of the things I've come to know about foster care and adoption, after much worry and planning, is that you can't know a single thing. Not one thing. You don't know when a social worker will call with a child or know which child is "right" for your family. You can't know much other than you're willing to do what you don't know. 

However, I do know who does know and God makes such amazing plans!

Our most recent and final (really) adoptions are more than just great.  As my oldest daughter returned with her family from living in Chad, Africa we discovered just how "right" these kids were. Five of my kids would tell you that their best friends were their nieces and nephews. Two of them were born on the exact same day in the exact same year. Two had the exact same name - Elijah James. Both my daughter and my granddaughter are the same age and the same very tall height. 

So when our families get together it is pure wild, wonderful happiness. 

And when they have to return to Florida  after a visit,  it's like pulling apart Velcro.

It hurts so good when God makes the plans.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Who's Looking at You?

In every crowd you find one. The one that sets the pace, leads the way, finds the fun.  In this, my tail end family, it's Emma. 
 Not because she's the only girl in the bunch or because she was taller than everyone for so long. (finally Isaiah!) 
Rather, it's her reckless ability to give her heart to whatever she does. Give her a cause - she's in. Inspire her with a book - she soars. Show her a hero - she worships.
Thankfully for her adoring brothers, that hero is Jesus. 
Lead on Emma!