I know I keep writing about what God’s voice sounds like to me, I’ve done it here and also here. Ok, so the title is a bit off, I’m not actually getting anything narrowed down I just wanted to have different title. I didn’t want it to be the boring 3rd part in a trilogy, the ever so boring title “God’s Voice, part III”. I mean, really? Who’d want to read that? The new one is much more mysterious, more exciting. Don’t you think it’s like “ohhhhhhh, what did Brent do now?” Maybe?
Anyway, let’s get to it. So just to recap, God’s voice sounds like the TV or TV shows…ummmm…detailer…and just as an added emphasis possibly a website.
Wow that was quick, whatever who cares it’s a recap, it’s supposed to be quick. Now for the real story. So, the other day…I was putting the boys to bed and I usually get a request from one or both of “Dad will you lay down with me for a couple of minutes”, or “Dat, nay doun me”, I think there may be more words in that last one but Quinn’s enunciation is not quite up to Jake’s level, but then again, I don’t think I’m at Jakes level either. So I lay down with Quinn first, it’s part of a strategy, if I start out with Quinn, when I lay down with Jake I will still be in the room with Quinn and maybe he won’t need me to lay down some more with him when I get up to go down stairs, does that make any sense? So, this night, by the time I get to lay down with Jake, it’s more than a few minutes later, I MIGHT, have dozed off. Jake is pretty much asleep and stirs a bit when I get into bed with him, he rolls over, gives me a big hug and says…”It’s ok dad, Sandy Eggo is better than Whidbey Island anyway.”
I said “Thanks buddy” and gave him a big hug and a kiss lay there for 30 seconds and ran downstairs to tell Jo what had just happened. Of course she is amazed and we were both like…well…WOW (which of course should not be confused with WoW or World of Warcraft) How amazing is that? …Ok, but that’s not all…
So the other night we’re watching the Olympics on the TV. Of course we were since we can’t actually be THERE watching them it has to be on TV. Duh. Anyway, this commercial comes on…Ok, we need a little bit of back ground…Jo and I have been thinking about buying a house. We want someplace close to base but not that close, we want some place safe, we want someplace where there are things to do for the kids but not so far away that it makes a trip into town an impossibility. We’ve fou…ok, ok, Jo has found a couple of places that fit the bill. One such place is called Jamul, and it is almost directly east of Sandy Eggo, 8 acres, nice house. The other one, and Jo’s favorite is in a place called Santee, the house is cheaper, it is near a chain of stocked lakes with trout and something else for fishing, there are some kids nature classes and more all within an easy walk from the house. We’ve prayed about what to do because it is such a huge step and we don’t know what the plan is. With Whidbey Island we knew we were going to stay there, with Sandy Eggo we are sure we aren’t but aren’t that sure. Back to the story…I…we, were doing our usual watching of TV during the commercial, not paying any attention because it’s AFN(Armed Forces Network), not the best commercials. So you can understand, I either skip the Superbowl all together or I watch the Superbowl not for the commercials but because I am hoping to see an amazing game. All of a sudden I look up and I am watching all these people scroll across the TV from left to right…I can see their name tapes…Smith…Jones…Fredrickson…Santee…Phil…wait a minute…I look over at Jo and just simply ask “did you see that” she actually missed all the other name and just looked up in time to see Santee.
At this point there has not been any more discussion about Sandy Eggo, I think at this point we are both shocked and amazed.
I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW SANTEE WAS A REAL PERSONS NAME.
I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW SANTEE WAS POPULAR ENOUGH TO PUT IN A COMMERCIAL.
I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW SANTEE WAS A REAL THING.
Until a week or so ago I didn’t even know Santee was a place, never heard of it before. Now it’s on a guys uniform? And I’m sure it’s not just because we are thinking about buying a house there, that I am “tuned” into the word. I tend to see people names on their uniforms in the military just because it’s their name and I want to see if they are out of uniform.
At this point, I think we’ve surrendered to God’s will. We are waiting for orders, we are waiting to find out for sure where we are going and what we are doing, where He want’s to send us, to do what He want’s us to do. We’ve stopped looking on the internet for houses, we’ve only been preparing for a move. Selling some stuff, straightening up some rooms for easy packing. And what a great feeling, to know that we are in such loving hands, such powerful hands.