Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two peas in a pod...

Riley and little Miss A are quite inseparable these days. They have quickly become best friends and sweet playmates.

Now, don't get me wrong...we definitely have our fair share of "sibling" bickering going on too, but I guess that just goes without saying- right!

While we were waiting for our first foster placement, I would pray and ask the Lord to watch over and protect that child--whomever he or she may be. I also asked the Lord if He would bring a child into our home that would be a special friend for my Riley.

You see, Corban is off doing his own thing so much of the time, and the babies require a lot of my time and attention, that sometimes I feel like Riley is the one left out. Riley has never, ever verbalized this, but as a mom, I can feel it for him some days.

I must say, the Lord more than honored that prayer when he brought sweet A into our lives.
Oh He is so good isn't He!!!!!!

Riley now has a built in best friend--someone to play with ALL the time!
Each day brings new discoveries for these two.

Whether they are catching bugs, playing in the sandbox, or having picnics---
these two are together.

Oh and yesterday, I walked upstairs and found this...

Riley and A playing "church" together!
Riley was telling A all about the story of Noah.
Now, I am not sure how much of the story he got right,
but y'all---tears just started to flow down my cheeks.
Seeing these two "reading" the bible and talking about the Word of God just made my
heart feel as if it would burst!

I am so grateful to the Lord for answering my prayers
and allowing sweet A to be a part of our lives!


14 comments:

Faith said...

Oh my goodness, that last picture is beyond precious!!

These Are The Days said...

That's so great Jenny. What a fabulous experience for all of you to have miss "A" in your home.

Ashlee said...

Seriously.....can it get any better than that? God love their hearts. :)

notsosecretlifeofb said...

What a wonderful thing! I am so glad for your family that Riley has a playmate. God is so amazing - He always knows the true desires of our hearts.

Love Being a Nonny said...

One word for this post: PRECIOUS!

Darlene said...

Jenny. this post is amazing. He IS SO faithful, down to the details. You inspire me!

paige said...

Looking at that big Bible on Riley's lap made me cry!!! How stinkin' precious is that!!!!! I love it!!!

Rachel said...

Definitely just teared up at this post! The two of them reading the Bible together couldn't be any more precious..SO SWEET! God is so good.

Susan said...

That is awesome Jenny! I'm so glad it's been such a good experience for your family and that Riley has found such a sweet playmate.

Annie said...

I'm so happy for you and this beautiful experience. God bless your family.

Melanie said...

What a wonderful, amazing answer to prayer!!! And that is just TOO sweet Riley & A having church together, oh.my.heart!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

They are so sweet!

Candy said...

I read your blog often, but haven't commented many times. I was way behind and so excited to see you have added another addition to your family! As a mom of 3, can I just say you are AMAZING!!! Your love for Christ is just so evident in your every day life that you capture on your blog. I LOVE reading about your sweet family and seeing pics of your precious kiddos. Just wanted you to know what an inspiration you are to me! Thank you!!! :)

Marilyn said...

Very precious! I also have a similar sibling friendship with my 4 yr old daughter and my 4 yr old foster son. Priceless to watch!

I love your heart for the Lord and the passion He has given you to care for children!! :)

Marilyn Fannin -thanks for your kind comment on my blog
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