Team Sanborn

Team Sanborn

Monday, February 20, 2012

Have you ever thought about?

Have you ever taken the time to think about the way your family was formed?  I think about it a lot since we do do a lot of adoption paperwork and they kind of make you think about it, analyze it, categorize it, reflect on it and think about it some more.  Sometimes the pressure is almost unbearable.  Someone gave me these sweet babies to ruin  um, raise.  It's like I sometimes feel like I have an invisible birth mom looking over my shoulder making sure I am doing a good job.  It's maddening!!!  I obsess about everything they eat and do and wear because I want it all to be perfect.
Then, times like tonight happen.  I was reading stories with Andrew and Annabelle after Benjamin had gone to bed.  We ran out of books and I sent Andrew for another one.  He walked to the book nook, turned around and said, "I sure love you Mom".  Well, of course I immediately welled up with tears, and took instant stock of how God had formed our family.  Amazing, unforeseen, wonderful, heart-wrenching ways. He chose this time, this place, this husband, these sweet children (plus the one sleeping soundly in his crib) to build our family.  When I look back at all of the pieces of the puzzle God had to work together just right to build our perfect family...  Wow!  I know He is all powerful and all knowing and everything, but all of this?  Just to make me a mom!  So when you have a minute, please think about the way God is building your family.  If it is anything like mine (or looks totally different) it is blessing upon blessing.


Kym said...

Beautifully written friend!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

You are the best darlin I love you!!!