10,000 reasons

Our days have hit a gentle rhythm.  They all end the same.  As Little Man enters his room ready for bed he points to the ipod dock and says, “mucic pease.”   I turn on his song and we dance in the dim light to his favorite, a song by Matt Redman.  Amazing how this child only says a handful of sentences in English, yet he can mumble sing almost all of the words to this particular song.

Tonight as I swayed with a sleepy two year old in my arms, I was thankful that evening had come and I was still singing.  Could there be a better way to the end the day?  A few peaceful moments reflecting on my Savior and His goodness while holding one of my four biggest blessings.

Coincidence that Little Man is obsessed with this particular song?  I wouldn’t slow down to dance and sing my daily praises without this little one prompting me.   God knew I needed Little Man.

If I had a quarter for every time someone questioned us about our decision to adopt a child with special needs…..well, let’s just say I would be a very rich woman.

Them: “Why did you adopt?”

Me: “Jesus called me to draw closer to him.”

Not exactly the expected answer or even an answer that makes total sense….but truth none the less.  God wanted to reveal Himself to me in a deeper way and adoption and my children were just the ways for Him to accomplish that aim in my life.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O my soul
Worship His holy name.   Sing like never before  O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O my soul
Worship His holy name.  Sing like never before  O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Jesus, I’ll worship Your holy name.  Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before.  O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name.  Jesus, I’ll worship Your holy name
I’ll worship Your holy name

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