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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Brown Egg / White Egg ... Lesson #1 from Summit

On Wednesday I had the privilege of serving on a couple of panels and small group leader for a group of adoptive moms ... I hope I encouraged a few people and helped some moms who are starting out on their journey ...

A lot of people wonder about what to do when your child starts asking why they look different than the other people in their family and a mother shared this SUPER COOL example (disclaimer: I told her I was totally stealing this and blogging it ... hee hee) ...

You take brown eggs and white eggs - you show how they are different on the outside, but totally they same on the inside ... The mother described cracking the egg and examining the inside.  She even cooked both eggs and everyone tasted how they were they same in flavor also ...

It is just like all the colors of M&Ms ... different on the outside and same on the inside !!!! Just a fun way to put your child's hearts at peace ... I will be honest and say that my children have never asked those questions ... We always talk about the JESUS LOVES ME song ... RED, YELLOW, BLACK, AND WHITE, they are precious in his sight ... Celebrate the differences and find the fun similarities - Daisy, Emily, and Maggie all have brown eyes, Joseph and Jeremiah get their heads shaved, Elijah and Scott have the same smile, Daisy and Scott both have rthyum (none of the rest of do for sure !!!), Emily and I are totally alike in our love for chocolate and the REBA show, Maggie and Daisy are not great sleepers, and the list goes on and on ... We are family - DIFFERENT YET THE SAME !!! It is so cool how God puts us together ...

I have so much to share from the conference and it will probably take me a whole week !!! So keep checking back as I reflect on the 3 days I was in KY at the Orphan Summit !!!

BIG THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT BOUGHT 147 GEAR !!! 147millionorphans.com 


Super fun hanging w/ Becky !!! Becky and I traveled together to China to bring home our first adopted angels - Emily and her sweet Chloe !!!  SHE ROCKS !!! and is a dear sweet sister that gets my heart and my life !!! 

6 kind words.:

The Waggoners said...

Gwen, it was a pleasure to have you facilitate the small group time on Wednesday and hear some more from you during the panel discussion! The Lord brought to mind some of the things you shared in your devotional (about finding joy) in a particularly hard time today with one of my kiddos. it was a good check for my spirit.
Then you can imagine my surprise when I read a news clipping today (sent to me earlier this week by my dad) and it featured you! Very cool! :-)

Annie said...

There is a book called "Two Eggs, Please" by Sarah Weeks and Betsy Lewin that is all about how eggs are the same inside, but on the outside they can be white or brown. Lots of different people come in to a diner and order 2 eggs in every possible way you can order them. It really is a great book!

The Henderson Party of 8 said...

I am so glad that I shared the brown egg/ white egg with you- I hope that it will help many. I have never heard of that book that Annie posted about but I sure will be checking it out! Thanks for leading on Thursday!

Dave and Angie: said...

I love it!!! We just returned home from Ethiopia bringing our newest additions: a boy and girl. We had the extreme pleasure of taking our oldest son with us. One evening I heard our oldest and newest son belly laughing because our newest who is 7 was laying next to our oldest son playing with his hands. He got such a kick out of the fact that on the top (outside) their hands look different, but when you turn them over, on the inside, they look just the same. Not even home yet and he made that sweet discovery.
~Angie

Erica said...

LOVE THAT!!!!!

Erika Reiner said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for posting about Summit! I'm on the road for work and therefore couldn't come. Catching up now.

Erika