Thursday, April 28, 2005

On Faith

Little Joshua was playing in the closet right by the bathroom. I noticed that he had tucked his little body under the bottom shelf, beside some storage bins. He smiled at me sweetly from his hiding place. I was just passing through, checking to make sure that everyone was on task with their morning routine. As I walked in the girls room I heard the door close and Joshua call from inside. I didn't go to him because I knew David was right there and thought that he would let Joshua out. Several minutes later I exited the girls room and walked into the bathroom, calling for David. As I passed by Joshua said "Mama, Mama." I was amazed that he was still in the closet! But more amazed that he was so calm. I opened the door to the same sweet smile. I thought to myself, how calm and sweet he has remained, in the dark closet. He had such faith that I would come and let him out that it did not even occur to him to be afraid. Truly the faith of a little child is a wonderful thing!

"And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him." -Luke 8:25


  1. Hey Dani - These are great stories! I will try to remember the sight so that I can continue keeping track of your family. - Thanks for including me on the list of friends that you wanted to share these with... Your kids sound all grown up... You and Nathan have done an exceptional job raising them! Sure do miss you all. Be good have fun each and every day! --- Susan. :)

  2. Danielle,

    Joshua sure is a different temperament than Benjamin. Naomi shut the bedroom door with him still in the bedroom. Since he can't turn the handle, he was essentially locked in. He screamed loudly, immediately. It may have been partly anger. Josh really is sweet and trusting.

  3. Yes Yes Yes....Joshua and his SWEET smile..I dont think I have ever seen him cry either??!!!!How did you do that????
    I know upon our visit..he would run into things here and there and get the occasional knockdowns that kids do and not even a tear..Just a little giggle and smile....and as quiet as a mouse...
    What a joy..............HE reminds me a lot of nathan