Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"One of His People"

Last night at dinner my dear Dad gave the blessing.  In his prayer he prayed for Aaron.  He prayed with such simple eloquence that God would send "one of His people" to care for Aaron.  His voice shook as he prayed.  He has fallen in love with this grandson from afar.  Both Rob and I had tears in our eyes when he finished.

We lack the words to pray the deep cries of our hearts; that God would send someone into Aaron's world - into a mental institute - and be His arms, His hands, His love to our little boy.  That is the cry of our hearts.  When I wake at 2:00 am and immediately think of him - my prayers are just feeble croaks.  I am at a loss on how to articulate the longings of my heart.  We are so thankful for the prayers of the saints joining with us over Aaron.  My feeble prayers, joined with your feeble prayers are raising a rukus in heaven!  Please don't stop storming heaven with your prayers. 

Dear Lord - please send one of Your people - called by Your name to care for our little guy. 


  1. Hi! Thank you for the invitation to your blog. Molly's enthusiasm for your son-to-be so won my heart that how could I not help in some little way? And I am sorry it was SO little; my husband is unemployed and we are eeeking along. However, we had to rely on some donations when we adopted our last son, and I am SO grateful to everyone who helped bring him home.

    As you have "Odessa Time" above, I am guessing Aaron is in Ukraine. My favorite blog-friend who adopted from Ukraine is at:
    They adopted a little boy about Aaron's age and then went back for an older girl. Deb is very wise and now pretty experienced in it all. You'd really enjoy reading her insights, as well as hearing about their adoption trips, I'm sure.

    Our own four are from Russia. None are handicapped, though one has some attachment disorder issues which we are working through. I do have a favorite on the RR website, though... If my husband would ONLY get a job! But right now I guess God is telling us to be satisfied with the dear family we have.

    We had two bio children, now grown, who we homeschooled. I have come to the conclusion that homeschooling is REALLY the best way to educate most internationally adopted children, unless they are quite young. My husband is now homeschooling Ilya.

    Our blog is: onemothersday.blogspot.com

    Can't wait to watch your adoption process! God is good!

  2. I know exactly how you feel I could not sleep last night I just couldn't stop looking at the computer at Aaron, Sveta, Hunter and Duncan! I know you have to feel miserable but I am praying for all of you. My son who is 7 says the blessing every night before supper and always ask God to take care of Duncan. It is so sweet and I am like you I have tears in my eyes.

  3. Dear Julia,
    I have been following your blog since your family stepped forward for Aaron. I had tears in my eyes as I read this post. What a beautiful prayer your Dad offered! Please be assured of my prayers for Aaron and your family as you continue on the adoption journey.


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