I read a quote on twitter about six months ago that changed my thinking forever and brought a new understanding and confirmation to the life Adam and I have dedicated ourselves to live. The post said this: "Every family has a purpose. What's yours?". It literally took my breath away and everyday since then it has come up in my mind and heart several times a day.
Purpose is a powerful word. It implies that something was created for a specific use -- it was intricately designed to perform a task and when used in the proper way the end result is simply amazing. Its easy to look at an object and fully understand it's purpose and to not question it -- I use a spoon to eat soup. If I were to try to use a fork it simply would not work.
When a family finds their purpose it's nothing short of a beautiful display of God's perfect design. Our family is so excited to begin the process of finding Owens number six and further embracing our purpose as a family -- taking children who are deemed unwanted and showing them just how desperately wanted they truly are -- how they have a perfect place in this family and embracing their abilities and giving them a life filled with hope and joy.
We fully expect people to not understand why we do the things we do -- and that's ok because this life may not be the purpose your family has. But for us, this works and it works very well. Adam and I are excited as we to prepare both Madison and Angela for the arrival of their sibling. Madison is very excited and Angela will be thrilled to have a playmate at home while her superhero is in school.
With the addition of another child comes change. It will change our parenting strategy in many ways. We have already begun to think of ways to make sure Madison maintains her time with Mommie and Daddy outside then world of special needs. I've been brainstorming weekly Mommie and Daddy dates and also maybe a Mommie and me journal.
We fully trust Gods perfect plan. Our little boy or girl is already found, we just need to wait and trust and be willing to step out of the boat and into the water.
After all that's where the excitement is!