Thursday, October 2, 2008

Deployment

Deployment is becoming more real for us. Not only for one person in our family, but two. Not our son, but our soon-to-be son in law. We're all aware anything can happen after the election, but it's very unlikely that we'll pull out right away. So...it's very real for us.

As for now, we're just walking this road God has paved for us and trusting Him in all things. It's not "new" news, just more news. Being that the time frame for when they will take off isn't definite and it looks to be more like next spring or summer, we'll just continue to take it one day at a time, cherish our time together even more, and know that God is in control.

It's not easy to think about my husband leaving for 12 months. In fact, I try my best not to think about it for now! But, if and when he does deploy, I have a wonderful friend who is showing me that everything will be OK. She's such a great example of God's overflowing comfort, peace and strength, as her husband is deployed right now. I see it in her every time we're together, and there's not a doubt in my mind that God orchestrated our friendship...and I'm so very, very grateful for that!!

2 comments:

Meredith said...

I try to avoid thinking about deployments too. It's all too real for us now though. We started block leave this week so we have been having a lot of family time, including squeezing in time with daddy for each individual kid! Add to that it's been raining all week and the two younger kids are really sick and had to be put on inhalers today. Yuck! We head out next week for some couple time then I will hopefully be able to rejoin cyberworld with more regularity. In the meantime, you all are still in our prayers. Stay strong! You are an incredible woman of God!!

Krewe Captain said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I appreciate and enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for the sacrifice that your family is making on so many levels in the service of our country.