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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

future father




The Lord so graciously gives me little nuggets that show me just how much He is using Abe to mold us.

Yesterday Hill's tutor called to tell me something and before we hung up she asked about Abe- then said, "do you know how much Hill loves that baby?". I must have answered quickly with a "yes, he does" or something similar. She said slowly, "no, do you REALLY KNOW how much he loves that baby? His face lights up each and everytime he talks about Abe! He is going to be a wonderful father!"

Tears welled in my eyes as it made me so thankful for the ways Abe is changing each one of us. Do I think Hill will be a better father/brother/friend/husband for having Abe as a brother? Absolutely! Prayerfully I will meditate on these things and rejoice in His good gift to us.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come! Revelation 4:8

37 comments:

Susan said...

How cool!

Erica said...

Awesome. Abe is an absolutely GOOD and PERFECT gift. I love how God gives us just enough grace to get through each day. Leaves us leaning more on Him and less of us. Love you friend. Precious precious pictures.

Rene' said...

Isn't it amazing how God works!

Jillienne said...

How sweet! We have older kiddos too and it is truly amazing to see the love and affection that they have for our Emersyn. I think that it is a gift we give them that they don't even realize yet and won't until they are adults themselves!

Jen said...

What a blessing each is! Sometimes I get so impatient to have our Little M home when I see Abe with you or his siblings and then I have to remember it will happen in God's time.

Dawn said...

That is wonderful!!

Roxanne Kristina said...

What a gift. Happened to just write a post on prayers for ours. So cool you share a related heart!

Blessings,
R

Lori said...

OK, I'm ready to throw my computer out the window because I just left a novel of a comment on the blog here and then a "computer difficulty" came up when I was done!!!

I'm too mad and the thoughts are not with me right now to re-post!

My teeth are grinding, can you hear them!?

JourneytoFamily said...

Oh that's so beautiful. Tears welled up in my eyes just from reading that.

My oldest loves his baby sister with this amazing love that he never showed his younger brother. It's so beautiful to witness!

Amber said...

What a cute picture! I love the new blog template and header too!

Jocelyn said...

THat is so sweet!!

Bethany said...

your kiddos are amazing!!

Oatsvall Team said...

Amen ... I am sure he will be a treause to whomever he marries and even mold her heart and we will all see the roots and branches that have grown because of sweet Abe ... He has changed my children's prayer life ...

love the new blog look ...

love you ... we need a phone time soon !!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love hearing that about sweet Hill! I see the sweet fruits of the Lord's blessings ALL around you and your family... and for each of us!!! Rinne

steffany said...

beautiful.

Shawnstribe said...

Beautiful
God is so precious
xxx
s

'becca said...

i knew this summer when I met Hill at the bridge/zipline that he would make an incredible daddy one day, from the way that he treated my little Chas. AND I could totally tell how much he already loved Abe b/c of the way he shared with me about his brother he would bring home soon.

Thinking of you and again thankful for how you share your story.

Lori said...

Precious cherub!!! That is beyond sweet. And I'm still to annoyed to re-write what I had written. :(

Roeh Family Update said...

Love it!

Joy

Ellen said...

That's so neat!!
Love the new header, by the way...

The Albertsons said...

Look at your cutie new blog layout! love it!
And wow... sweet brother... I just love watching how Abe will be used in your family... what a beautiful story unfolding before us...

J, A and T said...

Love the bloglift!!!

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

Love that! He is sooo handsome. I can just see him being a great Dad. Love your new look on the blog.

HeidiD in CT said...

That is so touching. I got all teary reading about Hill. What a special family :)

Tracy said...

so love it when God gives a clear glimpse into how He's working in us.....praising Him for sweet Abe. Hill is just too precious! :)

Anonymous said...

You can tell in the pictures that you always post. You can see the love in Hill's eyes....i noticed it the very first time in your ethiopian pics. He will be a GREAT dad!

Darcy said...

As the mother of a son I think your post is wonderful! I often get so busy I forget we are raising a future father. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

I've been following your blog since you all brought Abe home, so figured it's about time I commented. :) You have a beautiful family and I love following your journey!

Kristi J said...

Love the new blog look...such great pics...and what an amazing son you have there...Well, three amazing sons :) So glad you have Abe in your family, kristi

Kristi J said...

ps...did you see we're #1 , kj

Stacy Ann said...

So sweet! I miss you guys!

Melissa said...

An incredible father indeed!

Kate said...

Sweet Hill! I love seeing him with Abe. I remember holding him when he was that little...crazy!! Precious boy and is growing to be an amazing person!

Angela said...

So so sweet!!
Emily! How crazy is this...the first time i met my sweet friend rebecca, she talked about her friend Emily who was in Ethiopia RIGHT THEN getting her babe. I was like...'emily...what's her last name?' She told me and we freaked out together that you and I had read each others blogs and emailed back and forth! Now we have Amy B. in common as a RLF, too. We'll have to meet someday for one big ET playdate!

Rebecca said...

SO very sweet! You guys are raising great kids!

Z' Hodges said...

Praise God for those little nuggets!

Zinnada<><

TJ Wilson said...

love this, Em. what sweet words! Blog looks great, your family just makes me smile.

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