Life, Love & Miracles

Posted by Matt Lane on November 18th, 2009 filed in family

Posts in this series...
  1. Life, Love & Miracles
  2. Life, Love & Miracles (part 2)
  3. Life, Love & Miracles (part 3)

5 kids. If you would have told me 10 years ago I would have 5 kids I would have said you were on crack.  But here I am in 2009 with 5 kids.  And it’s incredible.

I have never really written publicly about our experience and I am very conscious of Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter 6.  That being said, I think there is room to brag on God and to tell a story of life, love and miracles.

This is the story of how God brought two young girls into our lives and how our lives have never been the same since. Oh, and this is the short version.

Our relationship with Amber and Autumn began over 9 years ago.  Honestly we were not looking to begin a relationship with them but God in his sovereignty brought our paths together and planted a love for them in us even back then.rotary-phone

It all began with a phone call from another family asking us if we could pick the two of them up for church on a Wednesday night.  At the time we were youth leaders and without kids so we quickly agreed. It’s amazing to me to think what impact that one phone call has had.

After that first call we picked them up almost every Wednesday for youth group and then over time we began picking them up for Sunday church services as well. Honestly in our minds it wasn’t this great thing we were doing; we were simply providing rides to a couple of girls who wanted to come to church.

Our picking them up on Wednesdays soon turned into them coming over for dinner most weeks and many times this included friends of theirs.  It was not unusual for us to have several teenagers around our table week in and week out. During these times, we had great conversations and got to know them well.  Our conversations would pick back up on the rides home and it was not too long until they started confiding in us about their home life.  Over the years it was also not unusual for the girls to spend the night at our house during weekends so that they could attend church and not have to get up so early.

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2 Responses to “Life, Love & Miracles”

  1. Jeff Says:

    That’s awesome, Matt. The funny thing is that I’ve been around this whole time, and I remember when you started bringing them on Wednesdays, but I never thought about how what you have started with something so simple. You guys are great.

  2. Matt Says:

    We can’t take any of the credit. We give it all to God.

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