I think God snickers when we buy into his plan thinking at a manageable level. Like, "sure, God. We can take a kid into our family and show him or her your love."
I think Christa and I have said it a few times in the month and a half since we became a family of 8: We never planned on having 6 kids! But it is one of the best things that has ever happened to our family.
We get accolades at this level. Case managers thank us. Complete strangers bless us as if we are saints. But I want everyone to know: these kids have brought our family so much joy!
I used to think having 6 kids was crazy. OK. I still do. But I used to think it is beyond our abilities. I guess it is. God has grow us into this!
It has come with many adjustments but it is exciting to see how far God has brought us.
I don't sweat like a 400lbs dude doing a pushup when we take the kids out anymore.
Thanks to a $75 trip to the salvage yard, we now have an 8 passenger van.
My wife is now super laundry woman.
We sleep a little more at night. Could be more!
Our home is overflowing with both affection and irresistible cuteness.
We don't feel so awkward as people stare at us when we go out into public. Though they still do!
So I think we're doing ok!