I love the creative ways God forms families. I also am excited to hear about couples giving up their preconceived ideas of how their families should look, what size their cars should be, what their bank accounts should look like, how to spend their vacations, etc., and allow God to take control. It usually results in leaving their comfort zone, checking their pride at the door, and a good dose of heartache with an end result of amazing love and joy! Below is one of those stories:
How God Can Build a Family
Julia DesCarpentrie, aka: Mama, hey Honey, Jewel, MOMEEEE, yo Sis, oh Mother, Julie ... depends on who needs me. I answer to the love of my life (who also just happens to be my husband), a drama tween, and three very rambunctious superheroes, and toddler diva. Several years ago we handed our safe little family over to God and told Him to take control. He buckled us in on an adventurous rollercoaster that rocketed us to China to adopt our youngest child, spun us closer to His heart, and plunged us into the south where foster care once again changed our hearts and family. I can usually be found behind the wheel of 'Mama's Monster Truck' (aka the family minivan) on the way to dance, tae kwon do, scouts or school. The laptop travels with me and most of my writing is done waiting in the school pick-up lane.