Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sweet reminders...

One of the things I love most about being a mom is just talking with my kids. I love to hear their questions and what's on their mind. Often that comes out in form of a song, or some other theatrical move... but today, it was just nothing but, well, sweet.

On the way home from church today, Z says "Mom, baby sister is asleep right now." I said, "Yes, baby, I bet she is." I then reminded them that we do not know WHEN God will bless us with a baby sister (or brother for that matter)... (for those of you who don't know, we withdrew from an Ethiopian adoption as God made it clear Zambia was in our future... you can click here to read that ).

Z then said "Mom, I'm afraid." I of course inquired, and Z said "I'm afraid she won't make it. I'm afraid a snake is going to get her before we can bring her home." *sigh* (compliments of the venom extractors we bought??)

I tried my best to assure him that God has this whole thing rigged. That God knows exactly who will be a part of our family, and who won't. That HE knows her name... where she is... and that He cares for her just like a Father.

He then said "Ok, well... I want a brother too, and actually, all the kids in Africa that don't have mommies and daddies." I chuckled and said, "Well, I guess we will need a bigger house for that!" Z said "Yes, and another van."


There is so much I love about that conversation. Not only is God showing me the heart HE has given our oldest son for the fatherless, but He is reminding me that HE has not forgotten about the desires of my heart.

HE will not waste an experience

HE will not waste this time of waiting and uncertainty

HE will not forget HIS children

And certainly...

HE is the one who builds a family.

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Prov 16:9


*today and tomorrow are the LAST days to be entered into the GIVEAWAY!*


  1. What an incredible heart that sweet boy has!!! God has big plans for him and all those kiddos! :) And thanks for the reminder as to WHO builds our families and WHEN!

  2. It is a beautiful thing when we get a glimpse of the true heart of a child who runs after God's heart.

  3. awwww what an amazing heart! I pray that my children will have that caring heart for others. He has an amazing mom setting that example so I'm not surprised at all! Praying for you and your family!