Month: January 2013

…a little sign goes a long way


It’s been a few weeks since we’ve corresponded with anyone in the know regarding Davensly and the adoption journey.  We expected this would be the case over the holidays, and indeed, our expectations were met! Imagine that!  Sometimes, it is hard to just sit, wait, and do nothing…you know, like send emails or make phone calls just to “check in” and remind them that you are, indeed, still out there…waiting…for any news…or assurance that people are really working on your behalf even when you don’t hear from them for awhile…

So, yesterday, I was praying for Davensly and this whole process… I was asking the Lord if He wouldn’t mind maybe sending me a little tangible sign of encouragement or affirmation…doesn’t hurt to ask, right?!  Then, I asked him the same thing again this morning.  I didn’t have anything specific in mind that I was hoping for…just a small sign…didn’t have to be a big deal.  About an hour later, my phone buzzed with an email coming in.  It was from Rock- a director at the orphanage- here’s what he said (keep in mind I haven’t heard from him since the middle of October):

*Hi Ann, how are you? i hope you have a great Christmas and a Happy new year. Davensly is doing great we had a great Christmas and new years evening party.
i am attaching a cople of picture of Davensly for you.*

And, there was our sweet boy, in a pic taken this morning…wearing his big bro’s shirt we had sent down at Thanksgiving… Will wore this jersey in 2009 when he was 8 and just out of 2nd grade. God didn’t have to do this for me, but in His grace and perfect timing He did…and I am grateful and say, “Thanks! It was just what I needed!”

Remember this song?  “He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands…” this has been in my head tonight- and I keep making up new verses like in the good old days…you know, like, “He’s got Cali, Will and Vinny in His hands, He’s got Cali, Will and Vinny, in His hands…He’s got Davensly and Stanley in His hands, He’s got Davensly and Stanley in His hands…”etc.  this song brings me peace and comfort tonight… so sing it with me! and change the words to whatever you need right now…and be comforted.