"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful







Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In This House...






Lately, I've been begging God more than usual to break me, use me, hold my tongue, fill me with patience and energy, understanding and compassion.



We've had more than enough transitions to drive anyone to the brink of insanity. It's taken a toll on our sweet children. Mercy, that's hard to swallow as a parent. My heart breaks as they cry for things to return to normal.


Sadie literally screamed and cried to go see her Papa Max when she was looking through a picture book and saw Camp Noonie-Papa pics. She just kept saying, "I'na see my PAPA!!!" And "Go right dare mommy, turn dare" while pointing to their driveway in the picture. It killed me, and she simply can't understand.

I know they will be fine. I know they are young and resilient. But it's still hard to watch your child go through this. And this time is a journey that I know can draw me closer to Jesus, and I pray that our children see that in us.


People ask me daily how I keep up with all 4 (as if it hasn't been done before?) and I usually laugh and say, "Jesus and coffee make me a good mommy!" I need a sign that says that, huh? And then I saw this...


6 comments:

Kelly said...

Hey Molly- I havent commented in a while, but just wanted to let you know about an Adoption Mommas' Retreat that is going to be in Atlanta in January. I went to it last year and it was INCREDIBLE!!! Sign ups start September 1st and it filled up in 48 hours last year. It was about 250 adoptive moms in one place for the weekend and it was an amazing fun-filled, but relaxed time to get support, and connect with other moms. www.createdforcare.org
:) Blessings- Kelly B

Norma said...

Tell Sadie I'm binging her Papa!!! Love your blog and love the momma you are! See you in 4 sleepies!!! Love, Noonie

Kara said...

I need that sign too! Where did you find it? I pray for you often and your kiddos too! You are doing an amazing job :)

Don't you love how people ask how you do it with 4...how else would I do it? I wonder if women back in the day with 6, 8, or more kids got asked these questions!

Kristy said...

Oh my goodness Molly that is a great sign I think I'm going to paint it on a wall like the living room love love it. Just don't blink I promise you these times will all to soon be a memory. You will be looking at photo books saying remember when... Life goes so fast!

samsmom said...

Molly, love your sweet family picture here! Thanks for checking in on us. We are doing great. Waiting still...but that is when God teaches us some big things. We have started a waiting moms group thanks to inspiration from you...and it is such sweet time every month. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Al's World said...

Okay just copied that pic!!! I get that question too with three. It's so funny, I am like what else am I suppose to do? I want to make that sign into a tshirt and wear it out in public. Wow!!! Love you girl and so proud of you and your sweet clan!!!!!