If He cares for the grass of the field, that is here today and gone tomorrow.
And if He cares for the birds of the air and provides for them each day.
HOW MUCH MORE will He care for us?
Indeed, little ones, so much more.
I am trying to press that into my little boys heart a lot these days.
And as it hopefully gets thru their little hearts and minds…it is surely transforming mine.
We sat out yesterday and watched the birds for a long while.
It was glorious.
Such a picture of our God man.
And His creative splendor
Adam continues to heal beautifully.
But whatever it was is running rampant.
Our precious host family is dropping like flies.
And we feel perfectly awful.
(Just call us “typhoid mary’s”)
They open their home (again), overwhelm us with love and hospitality, and we pass on gastroenteritis as a token of gratitude.
That is awkward…
(sidenote: yes, Adam has a UTI but he also had a nasty stomach bug that is supposedly going around)
(So they are not dropping like flies from the UTI…but the stomach bug…haha…thought I should clarify)
Love this picture of Adam.
I took it this morning before he went down for a nap.
He still loves his twinkle lights.
And patterns are his favorite.
He is so observant and it makes my heart swell with gratitude.
That he has eyes to see and a brain to comprehend beauty.
He is full of life and laughs these days.
I call this his token “e- squint”.
He currently does it
a. when he feels real cute b. when he eats grapes (dont worry…mashed grapes…and not the outside of the grape) and c. when he is being naughty and knows correction is coming…he whips out this face to try and pacify the corrector
I LOVE watching elliot grow and learn and love life.
It is a gift and I am thankful for these 2 boys.
They are so very different but so very lovely.
I am grateful.
Outside appearances are so valued in our current day and age.
And I often wonder as our boys grow and change, how they will interact with one another.
I pray such grace and mercy on their relationship.
I pray they will be comrades in arms in this world
I pray that they know their Redeemer from a young age.
But, I know there will be many a battle and hard times as well.
I pray for grace to know how to walk those moments out.
Until then, I celebrate them and speak truth over them
And long to raise them up in the knowledge of a great Abba Father who loves and redeems and saves
and Who looks at the heart, not the outside.
This song has been real significant to me lately.
For my own heart, and I just want to sing it over these boys each day
You should give it a listen;) It is a cheesy video…but it helps to see the lyrics;)
“a little voice in the noise,
has anybody told you your beautiful?
you might agree if you could see what i see.
oh, cuz everything about you is incredible.
you should have seen my smile
the day that i made you for ME”
I can just hear my Heavenly Father singing those lyrics.
I pray both these boys know that.
And I pray that they remind one another of that.
And I pray our dear Adam hears that voice in the noise of mankind
And when all else threatens to silence that voice
And when words of harshness and ignorance and blindness threaten to penetrate all the words or praise we surround him with
And when they threaten to quench the Spirit that brings life and speaks truth and looks at the heart
I pray Adam hears that voice
And I pray Elliot hears it too.
No matter what voices threaten to conquer him in years to come
And I pray they remind one another of it
And I pray that I hear them too.
Ok, found these pictures from maybe 6 weeks ago.
It is at our front door at our home in India.
Raja and I were trying to take both boys outside on a bikeride.
But Adam was totally not responding to us when we were asking him and when we tried to take him got all stubborn and clearly did not want to come
So Hadassah and a dear friend of mine, Andrea, stayed with Adam
And Raj and I took Elliot out on a long bike ride
I did not think Adam even noticed we left or cared…
But within 5 minutes he crawled to the door and Andrea took this series of pictures… (this is the first time he has ever done this!)
It made my heart swell when I got home
To know he knew we left and maybe even missed us?
Love him so.
So thankful for the task of raising these boys.
Man it is hard and it is different that we could have ever imagined.
But, man is it good;)
And man are they beautiful;)