Thursday, October 27, 2011

Can I?

I have never felt that "I can" more than ever. Let me explain....

Today, surrounded by seventeen children, eating dinner, watching my sister (due with her eighth) make fresh playdough, just because she deep down desires to bless children even if they do not belong to her!! She is taking care of five more children because her friend was in labour and gave birth to her sixth child  today, a girl!
It was so cool to wait for the call that another life was on the way. A miracle again.....

It was hilarious to watch all the kids running around outside building secret forts (I found out later from Jack!), playing board games, playing with silly toys, holding babies, constantly walking into the kitchen eagerly anticipating dinner (the aroma looming !!!) and toddlers being toddlers, and cousins being cousins! I was reminded that this IS what it is all about...raising a new generation of children that will see God and hopefully a true, inspiring joy in the journey in the lives of parents. With much prayer, this is my hope. I hope that my children will see joy in my journey. I want to embrace where I am today and choose to be thankful and joyful. Today was a reminder of how children are a gift and MY journey TODAY! I have five children that God has chosen for me (and my dear hubby) to raise. I can.....by His grace only.



This is one of those moments I am reminded of how our children look to us, even when I don't think they are, I have to ask myself how am I leading these little ones? I have to know that I CAN lead them because God has called me to! With Christ all things are possible.
I choose joy, I want to embrace joy today....

2 comments:

Heather said...

Love it, love it, love it!
Amazing how being with sooo many kids helped you to feel more like you can raise your own well :)
Inspiring.

The Maretzki Family said...

What a thoughtful post.... :)

S <3