Friday, April 25, 2008

God at Work

I simply LOVE listening to Olivia and her outlooks on life and things in relation to God. She amazes me sometimes. We often listen to our local Christian music station, when we aren't listening to the Doodlebops or Wiggles or High School Musical!, and she is constantly asking about the meanings in a lot of the songs. (Yes, I admit it CAN get a bit annoying, but not too bad.) She is extremely literal. Extremely. So a lot of the songs which use abstract ideas she has a hard time with. But, for the most part, she does a great job with understanding God and His role in her life. It is a wonderful thing to witness.

Yesterday in the car this is what she shared, "Mom, you know, I don't like my HIV or seizures or that my leg shakes sometimes. But, there might be people in this world who have HIV and seizures and leg shakes AND maybe they can't hear or talk."

Basically, she knows she was dealt some things which aren't "fair" or "good" BUT, she is also understanding that there are most likely other people in this world who have it worse. And we need to be grateful for what we do have. I certainly know that that is a hard concept for me to always remember. Olivia is "getting it." Thanks to her for the reminder to be thankful...


Torina said...

That is pretty insightful for a six year old!!

Emmy said...

i agree. what wonderfull children you have. when i have kids, i want ones like yours. you have a wonderfull blog too. thanks so much for the comment! =)

Kathy said...

Just an FYI...

I gave you the "Rockin Girl Blogger Award" and the "Nice Matters Award". You can see the post at my blog page

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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