August 4, 2010

Yellow Ladybug

Yesterday my six year old daughter Miriam found a yellow lady bug. I thought how strange that was because I personally have never seen a yellow one. I told her that it is lucky sign to see a lady bug. We researched online to see whether this was indeed a Chinese belief or just something made up. We never could find any facts that it is a Chinese belief, but we did find that in the adoption world, it is considered a lucky sign to find or have a lady bug show up:)

Today I finished a book by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. In her book she reveals in a very transparent way, who she is and the struggle that she and her family have gone through since tragically losing her adopted Chinese daughter Maria two years ago. It is a testimony of how God has always been there with them and how he always will be, how in even the darkest times when you think you are alone, you are not. It is also a testimony to their faith and hope in their future. That God has prepared a perfect place for us when we pass from this earth.

Although I do not believe in "lucky" signs, I do believe that God reveals himself to us through many ways. So today as I sit here outside watching my kids play and it came to me that God revealed himself through this very different, yet beautiful yellow ladybug. To remind me that while I so (not) patiently wait for our adoption to move forward....our son who happens to have albinism and have beautiful yellow hair, is being watched over by our creator and heavenly Father and that I have hope for the future, and that Ty is in it:) Thank you Father!!

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kmcaffee said...

I have chills! I KNOW that your boy will be home soon!!!! Love you!

Bushnell Girls said...

I can hardly wait to get that book; I saw it advertised, and I know that it will be touching and life-changing. I love that God takes the time to show us, in big ways and small ones, that He loves us and has a plan for us. What a blessing and encouragement from the Father - a little tiny reminder that he is watching over your son as you all wait to be united.

Neese said...

I'm with Kelly...I got chills too! I noticed too that you send him care packages through Ladybug...mmmmmmmh. God is amazing and although I don't always seem Him working in my life I am encouraged but seeing Him work in yours. I love you my friend and I can't wait to meet the newest Theis family member!

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