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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tender hearts

I just LOVE boys. I think as girls we find boys fascinating. :o) From never having a brother. To hoping to marry a handsome boy some day. To having a husband, my very own boy (now 61 year old), for 45 years! To giving birth to my first boy. I have many granddaughters but only one grandson from my first birth son. A lifetime of trying to figure them out! ;o)

I remember the first time I learned that there were many little baby boys who were black, needing homes, twenty five years ago. The cost of adopting was reduced substantially just to place them. :o(
And then four years ago I learned fewer boys with disabilities were adopted.  And I've never understood why.

I LOVE my girls, I LOVE knowing how they think. Their hopes and dreams. I'm so glad the Lord blessed us with both. But choosing one over the other, I just can't.

Unless one is the underdog. And I think boys get a bad rap.

CC sorting his blocks.
There is an order to everything. Each block has a meaning. You know he likes you if he shares.

This weekend we had to tell the children our decision for TA.

It was hard.

The girls (Faith 14, Lysa 13, Kitty 12) understood. We need their help. But the girls can't help with the personal needs of a 12 year old boy, taller than them, stronger, aggressive. He will need strong male caregivers in his home. TA overpowers Isaiah and me together.

 Isaiah cried.

Later he told the girls that when he grows up he's going to find TA and adopt him.

They told me and I cried.

Isaiah's heart is so tender. He has so much LOVE for the underdog. He has a HUGE desire to serve the Lord helping those who need.

I couldn't be "prouder" of Isaiah. And I don't say that lightly. Pride is not something we esteem. But its the best word I can use here. To try to explain that this 11 year old boy, a special GIFT from God! Given to me (a surprise pregnancy) when I was 47 years old and not expecting such a gift of JOY! He has brought so much JOY to our lives, and now as he grows he brings JOY to so many other's lives as well.

There are adult siblings that will never know him, and I'm sad for their loss. Nieces and Nephews who are forbidden to visit him.
But the Lord Himself surely GIFTS Isaiah with many more family members than we imagined he'd have. And I can honestly say that all of us in this family adore him!!

In the photo above, CC, (13 yrs) a sweet young man with Autism who mostly chooses not to touch or hug, puts his arm around our/his LOVE Isaiah. And CC is smiling. I just LOVE CC's heart for LOVING Isaiah!
(once when Tom tried to hug CC he punched him!!)

We THANK God for our boys!!
(I wish I could show you the smile on CC's face in the picture above but due to his privacy we can't.)


  1. Your Isaiah sounds like such a sweet and caring boy. You are blessed.

  2. I have not been blog reading for a while and it looks like I've missed a lot! New kids! I can't wait to go back and read the stories. But I hear what you are saying about Isaiah and understand why you are proud. He is going to contribute love and compassion and mercy and understanding to the world, and we need more people like him. May God bless all your children.

  3. I love all the children God has blessed us with as well. But for the most part the girls love their daddy in a special way and I have a special place in my heart for my sons. All of my sons are tender hearted. I pray they stay that way. I can see the love of the Lord in your Isaiah. He takes such strong stands for what he feels is right. When he is old he will not depart from it. To God be the Glory.


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