Friday, October 22, 2010

Day Twenty-Two (of 31 Days)

We have super heroes at our house. I saw two of them whiz by me yesterday, draped in tea-towels and masked in stickers. With fists punching the air, they shouted their intentions of saving the world, especially, kitties. They jumped on beds and flew down off of them, which, thankfully, my kids didn't see since that's against the rules of our home ;)
And, I saw bigger super heroes later, here on my beautiful friend's blog. These are the kind I deeply desire my children to model themselves after. They are the Gleaners and they work hard, humbly and quietly, making nutritious, dried soup mix for hungry people around the world. My friend will be taking several bags to Ethiopia soon, as she and her husband go there to receive from God their long-awaited baby, Deborah. She is also a super-hero to me as I witness how "drawing close" has helped her to be patient and to trust God's timing, when she could have otherwise been distraught over the many roadblocks they've faced in this adoption.
So, let your children play super-heroes, but be inspired by the real heroes and help them to know who their examples should be.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." (I Corinthians 15:58)


Anna said...

I love you!
You are an inspiration to me in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your journey, drawing closer to God, because it has helped me in my journey drawing closer to Him too.
Deborah's coming home!!!
Thanks for your prayers and loving thoughts/words.

The Maretzki Family said...

Cute pics!

Craig and Bethany said...

A couple of our friends have adopted from Ethiopia too. They ARE super-heroes.

LOVE the pics.