Saturday, May 15, 2010

Nothing happens by chance, my friend...

There have been days I've wondered what my life would be like had these two beautiful children not joined it?  Please don't gasp.  I am sure I am not alone when I say we map out lives and get settled in.  Some change we just can't anticipate. Nine years ago something happened to  change my entire life - God brought these two children into my home - biologically born to my sibling.  Circumstances brought them to me ... and I became their stability, their hope, their provider, their caregiver ... their Mother.  Tonight I sat at the table twiddling some craft items around and my son, Caleb, approached me, stopped and said "Mom, I will craft with you so you are not alone""  His words meant more to me than can express.  It was those his words came from Him, saying to me that He hears me.  He knows my heart -  and he knows it is filled with love!  Some day perhaps I can share my story.  
       My son Caleb (11) and daughter Kaetlyn (9) made these cards on their own.  They learned how to measure and cut, stamp and color ... and I am one proud mom!
 "Nothing happens by chance my friend ...
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long. 


Scrappywonder said...

thank you R ;)

Chriserendipity said...

Samantha, I totally agree...God has His hand on each one of us, and the way His plans work out are so amazing...we could never think of anything better!
You are darned right you should be proud of those two kidlets of yours, as those card making skills are pretty high level, and you can tell by their picture, and the cards they are making, that they truly enjoy it, too!
Chris in Calgary, AB Canada

Pat Wilkinson said...

I love reading stories like yours.
Brings tears to my eyes. You truly have a big loving & caring heart. Those 2 children are beautiful and they are so lucky to have you in their lives. I took legal custody of 3 grandchildren when they were 2-4-6. They were a blessing to me then as I had just lost my husband to a heart attack. That was many years ago and only the youngest is home with me now. The older 2 have gone out on their own and doing well. God bless you.
Pat Wilkinson, Taylorsville, NC