I don’t have any marvelous words or stories to tell, but I am feeling compelled to share something that I recently read on another blog. This family is in the process of adopting their 15th child. Yep, you read that right! They are going to have 15 marvelous children given to them by our Creator! Their Ugandan daughter, Esther, has some special needs and this is what this beautiful momma says that I think is sooo poignant…
“That’s how I think about Miss Esther. If she can walk and talk “normally” someday….awesome! If she is not neurologically typical….so what?! When you boil everything down to love…life is just simpler. More Kingdom, more grace, more beauty, more joy. Control is just an illusion anyway and when we give up “the way things are supposed to be” we get to enjoy what God is doing right now, in this moment, without burdening our minds with hypothetical futures and outcomes. All we have is right now to rejoice always, give thanks in everything, and pray without ceasing. That’s God’s will for your life!”
(check out this amazing family’s blog HERE)
Wow. There’s nothing more to say about life than that statement right there…I want to hold on to those words and remember for a long.long.time…..