Monday, January 10, 2011

A lotsa kids

As you know, we feel like our family is not yet complete

Do you also remember that our oldest child, Bubba, made it clear to us that God was preparing his heart for a new child long before baby Q made his arrival?

For several months we have noticed that Bubba is consistently talking about his future brothers and sisters.  He often starts conversations with, "When my brothers and sisters get here..."

He has been known to announce that, "we are going to have 5 boys and 5 grils." (grils=girls.  I think that is way too cute.  "Grils" will probably be in our family's vocabulary forever now).  I have also heard him say that, "we are going to have too many kids to count...lotsa kids."    

Recently, Bubba got an idea.  "Mom, we are going to clean our room!  Come on Wubba!  Let's go clean our room."  Hmm...I thought that was a little weird.  Soon they emerged, "Mom, come in here and see our room!" 

I headed in there to see a very clean room. 

Bubba: "We cleaned our room so now we can fit more brothers and sisters in here!"

Tears came to my eyes as I hugged my little man.  "I love your heart" I whispered in his ear.

Here they are showing off their clean room.

The other night, as we were tucking the boys into bed, Bubba once again asked us about his future brothers and sisters.  We told him the same thing we always tell him..."just pray about it, sweetie.  God has a plan for our family and we can trust him."

But all the sudden I realized something...Bubba asks us for more brothers and sisters but we don't really talk to the boys about the process.  In fact, before Q's arrival we never mentioned adoption to the boys.  It seemed like an abstract concept at the time.  But now, they are older and they have experienced an adoption. 

So...EJ and I looked into their sweet little eyes and said, "Boys, we want you to know that Mommy and Daddy are doing our part too.  We have prayed about it and asked God for wisdom.  We are filling out the paper work and meeting with the people who can bring more brothers and sisters here."

They both got big smiles and seemed pleased with that answer.


  1. You know that heart is not an accident. It is a result of a mommy and daddy who know the value of a human life and how God so willingly opens His arms and adopts us into his family. We will be praying for the blessing and beauty of more little toes and fingers in your family.

  2. That brought tears to my eyes. The wisdom of a child is such a gift from God. I'm praying for your family and for the little ones who are going to be placed in your home. At the perfect moment, God will reveal Himself and His plan.