Friday, March 2, 2012

A small still voice

But I said two boys, didn't I? He's an even more amazing example of what God does. Once this boy's information was on the blog, I started wishing we could get them both. But when I mentioned it to Dave, he said no, absolutely not, we're only doing one and don't ask. But of course I did ask again. And again. And every time, he would get madder and madder, stop talking about him. So I stopped. And then a funny thing. He started asking me about him. Has he found a family yet? No. What will happen if he doesn't? He will go to a mental institution for the rest of his life, even though mentally there is nothing wrong with him. So I knew God was working on him. With great difficulty, I kept my mouth shut. Then, the other night, something happened. On my laptop, I had saved all the pics I could find of #1, and used them as a slideshow for my background. I booted my laptop up, and while it was S-L-O-W-L-Y coming up, a passage from I Kings 19 popped into my head. Don't know why, hadn't read it in a while. It's the one where God told Elijah to go stand on the mountain. Here's the verse if you're not familiar:
  1Kings 19:11-13 (KJV)
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Hmm, ok. Kind of random. Then my background finally came up. There was #1 standing tall and stong and handsome, confident. But peeking out from around him was a much smaller #2, just as handsome but in a quieter, meeker way. It was like that verse all over again! (I so wish I could share it with you!!) So then I knew. God would make it happen. I just had to give Dave time to listen to that small still voice. The next afternoon, he asked again about #2. Has he found anyone yet? nope. Then he said it. We can't let him be sent to to an institution. I can't let that happen. We need him. I still break down in tears thinking about it.

Our God is an Awesome God. 


  1. Oh my goodness, I am moved to tears. I am so stinking proud of you and DAVE!!! Oh my goodness. It is so amazing how God moves and works.

  2. 1st of all, i want to thank you & your husband for listening to God's Still Small Voice... i'm one of the ones who pray for these precious ones as i'm not in a position to adopt... thank you for giving these boys hope & a loving home, a chance at a better life... i will continue to pray... can i assume that D is #2? Keep looking heavenward - God will provide...

  3. We did want to adopt Duncan, but it would work out better for Duncan with a family that can devote more time to him. We didn't want him to feel like he was in the shadow of his brother. We are still praying for him, and can't wait to see who his family is!!

  4. Praise God that you are adopting these two boys! I have been praying and checking and looked today and saw that they had been moved to the page for children who had found families! Wow. God is so, so good.