Friday, March 15, 2013

Kings and Queens

Heard a song last week on the radio that I had not heard before.  I'm sure that it has been out there for a while, but I just started hearing it on the radio.  This could be in part that I rarely get to listen to the radio in my car because of my children fighting with each other, or all singing at the top of their lungs (and 4 different songs too sometimes), or, which is usually the case, they want to watch a movie.  I did finally figure out how to move the sound away from the front and only to the back...this is after of year of me hearing movies blaring from the front of the van so that they could hear it clear in the back.  Can't tell you how many movies I've heard, but never seen!  Oh, well!

I love this song called "Kings and Queens" by Audio Adrenaline.  Maybe it is resonating so much with my heart for adoption right now since I have friends in China this week picking up 2 special needs children they are adding to their family!  If you've never heard it before, give it a listen!

Little hands, shoeless feet, lonely eyes looking back at me
Will we leave behind the innocent to brief
On their own, on the run when their lives have only begun
These could be our daughters and our sons
And just like a drum I can hear their hearts beating
I know my God won't let them be defeated
Every child has a dream to belong and be loved

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout Your name in victory
When we love, when we love the least of these
When we love the least of these

Break our hearts once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend
Won't you look around
These are the lives that the world has forgotten
Waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open

If not us, who will be like Jesus
To the least of these
If not us, tell me who will be like Jesus
Like Jesus to the least of these

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Hero

Before I had kids, I liked babies and that was about it.  I even remember wondering what I would do once my own kids got out of the "baby" stage!  I have to look back now and laugh a little at how crazy I was.  The truth is, I have loved EVERY stage as my children have grown!  I love watching them learn new things and grow!  I love watching them venture out into independance and then see them come asking for advice!  Of course my husband would probably say that is mostly because I love to "give" advice whether or not it was asked for. :)

I must say that one of my favorite stage is where Micah is now.  He loves playing superhero, especially the Avengers!  It has been Captain America everything for months, and then the day after Halloween, it has been Thor!  All he wanted for Christmas was a real Thor hammer with lightning!  This is actually the only gift I have ever driven to another city to purchase.  I did not want him to be disappointed since his little heart was so set on it.  We were not disappointed.  He loved it (although a little disappointed that it did not make "real" lightning) and even took it to church the first Sunday!

There are a lot of things I love about Micah's little obsession right now.  I love that he wants to be one of the good guys!  I love that he thinks once he puts on the costume he is invincible and has superpowers.
     M: Mom, can you find some "real" bad guys?
     Me: Why do you want me to find real bad guys?
     M: So I can practice fighting them.
     Me: I don't think so.  Bad guys scare me.
     M: Don't worry mom, I will protect you.  I just need my costume and my shield!

It truely is priceless time, and although I have been exhausted this year, I realize I have been given a special gift in having this year alone with him while the other kids are in school.  He is  my little hero!