Feb 27, 2009

From the backseat of the car



Today I was not allowed to be a homebody. 'Homebody,' is very much to my liking and honestly this past 6 weeks, since the arrival of our newest child...it has been a lot of slowed down house time.
I missed my woman's bible study for the first 5 weeks. I couldn't get myself to go, even though Princess Mercy would be across the hall, while I broke from her to study the book of Mark with my very best girlfriends....never mind that her oldest two sisters would be her caretakers across the hall on Thursday morning. I just wanted to stay home and drink her in.

Today, was super busy; Dr. appointment, driver's test (passed!), library books due, need to run to the fabric store to get some warm and natural batting as recommended by my sweet friend Candi for the doll(s) I'm making, drop a kid off for a sleep-over, send a kid to my brother's for a snowboarding weekend in Maine...wait, I need to catch my breathe for a moment.
I took the sweet baby with me, King Bonkey (5) and Princess Giggles (7) also came along for the errand run. In a moment of quiet thought, as I was driving said tank, I hear,

"Mama, I need you to babysit for me."


"Okay, Princess Giggles."


"No, I mean later, when I go to Ethiopia to get my children."


Screaming from the back seat of the suburban, "Me too Mama, but I need you longer, because first I am going to Ethiopia and then to Guatemala, because it will be open by then...I have children God wants me to get." (King Bonkey)

Can you imagine my heart...
I've been praying for the Church to wake up to James 1:27 (the command to take care of widows and orphans) and right in my own family, God has been stirring hearts.

All I can say is, "Yes, Lord (tears)...I'd be happy to babysit."

17 comments:

theArthurClan said...

What a beautiful memory you have recorded here Kimmie. (Your children are beautiful inside and out!)

andrea said...

how beautiful! thinking beyond ourselves and making a difference in the lives of your children...powerful! and making me think what i am doing in my world. I have been focusing on being more intentional in my parenting!

Shonni said...

That is so sweet...oh the precious hearts of our children.

"Indescribable" said...

SWEET!

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

Wow- powerful! You are blessed!
In Him,
E

Emily said...

Chills....I've got them.

Stace said...

WOW! How WONDERFUL! Hope our kids say the same some day!

Expat Mom said...

That is just too cool. Tell King Bonkie that I`m looking forward to meeting him as a young man when he comes down for his babies!

Letitia said...

How wonderful, Kimmie. I know my heart is so glad that my 2 older girls plan to adopt. The younger two (the ones adopted) have not mentioned it so far. Actually, I can't convince the 11 year old that she won't mind drool and runny noses when they are from her own children. She says she's not having any. Maybe she can adopt an older child!!

Mom Of Many said...

I LOVE it!! Just imagine how the Father's heart rejoices when one of His kids says, "I'm going to go get some kids..."

I celebrate with you and pray that one day I, too, can babysit my grandkids while my kids go get some kids!! xo

Greta Jo said...

Wow- what love your children have for others!
I too hope Guatemala opens up real soon...
My heart is so heavy for the children in Guatemala.

Are you taking any summer trip this year?

Kimmie said...

Hi Greta-Jo;

We are still praying for the children in Guatemala (and for the country-and adoption). I think soon we will hear the country is "open." I am believing that it will happen before 2009 rushes out.

We are going 'camping' with a family we know in New York. My girls both have mission trips (the oldest two will be going to West Virginia again) and my oldest has been asked to go to Costa Rica on a mission with our church.

Have you set a wedding date??

Kimmie@overthemoonwithjoy

ElleBee said...

How in the world were you able to keep from driving off the road with the tears that were in your eyes?! What sweet, sweet children, fighting over their momma!

javamamma said...

You've established a beautiful destiny in your family line! I love it!

Renata said...

I can see that your open & willing attitude to God's leading is rubbing off on your children! What a beautiful thing to hear & I hope they do adopt one day!!!

Kristy said...

O-MY-WORD! I cannot tell you how wonderful this post was...my husband and I have been considering adoption since before our youngest (now 1) was born...that was just too precious. Thank you for sharing your journey and the heart of your children! It truly brought tears to my eyes!

Laura said...

This is lovely! I can imagine how much joy their comments must have brought you!

I should say "Hello!" I found your blog through a comment you left on 4Reluctant Entertainers a couple years ago, if you can believe it!

I am living in Mozambique, working at a children's center and James 1:27 is my verse! I have always wanted to do foster care and adopt and hope to when I return to the States someday. I wish I could adopt from here but it isn't possible.

I am blessed by your heart for adoption! May God bless you with the perfect family he meant for you!

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