Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A New Song

Two years ago this precious precious little guy was carried out of a world of cribs and into a family who loved him beyond words.

Though his body was frail and his needs were great - what he gave to his family far exceeded the work he required.  He brought music into their lives.  A song of joy and laughter that rang deep into their hearts.
Last year - on November 28, 2012 - Henry Dobrovits went to be with Jesus.
He left behind a Mama and a Papa and brothers and sisters who have struggled to figure out how to get on with their lives without his music. 
I was friends with Carla before Henry died but after his death God knit our hearts even closer together.  She joined a tiny group I was in whose sole purpose is to surround each other with love, support and prayers. 
Back in the winter, Carla shared with me that she and Paul had prayed and decided together that they needed to wait a year before they would consider adopting another child.  Henry's song could never be replaced but they felt that eventually they would be open to a new melody.
A year seemed reasonable.  Rational. 
But the Conductor of their Symphony changed the score.
At the end of March, only 4 months after Henry died, three children became available for adoption.
Their pictures appeared on the Reece's Rainbow website.
Two sisters and a brother.
A new song.  A brilliant bit of harmony.
Paul and Carla knew.  Without question. 
Those children needed to carry their name.

Susan.  Edmund.  Lucy.
A New Song
I waited patiently for the Lord;
    He turned to me and heard my cry.
 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.
Three little melodies who are going to be part of our symphony.

I can't wait for the music to start.


  1. Yay! Oh my gosh I could eat those two littles up! :) I'm so excited that the Dobrovits are adopting their older sister too. She will blossom in a family.

  2. What a beginning to the next chapter...can't wait to keep following along


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