Yesterday a woman at the store said something really sweet and kind of profound. I of course cried, and am crying now just writing... I was at the store with Bill's Grandma Elsie and Benjamin while the big kids were at school. Of course no less than a dozen strangers stopped to oogle Benjamin "He's so cute" and he was EATING IT UP!!!! He was smiling at them flashing his dimples like nobody's business!!! It was hilarious. One woman said, "You sure are lucky". I almost burst into tears immediately. She has no idea! We are "lucky" three times!!! It really made me take a moment and thank the Lord for how "lucky" we are. We have 3 beautiful children (I can say that with confidence as they are all adopted and none look like me:)). They are a hand full to say the least. They are exhausting, they don't always get along. They demand limitless time and energy. They are messy, even when trying to help clean up. They often have attitudes and sometimes even talk back (gasp). They are strong willed and sometimes bossy (where do they get it). They throw fits in Target or at home when asked to do something they don't want to do. They always need something else when we have nothing to give. But they are ours. God has given them to us and we cannot imagine our lives without them. We are so "lucky"!
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