My husband is leaving for Iraq soon. Too soon. I have known this, I still feel peaceful about him going. I know he loves Jesus and that no matter what I'll be with him one day, either in 365 days from when he arrives in the middle east (or less) or when we get to Heaven.
But the fact is, tonight it hit me. He got told a possible day this morning, but it's not official, so I will not be posting it. I won't post it even when I do know, because that's just not safe. Please pray for him to Feel the love of Christ with him every moment he's there. If you'd like to share any bible verses for him to read while he's deployed, I'd love that. I am going to write a list of them for him and place them in his bible.
I always leave him little notes in his carry on's when he deploys. I stick them all over the place, so that in his first few days and weeks he comes across little love notes persay. Some will have a bible verse, some are drawings and writings from the boys, some are personal messages just from me to him. He loves these and although at this point he does expect them, he's always surpised at the creative places I hide them, and the quite obvious ones too! Hey a few must be obvious so he finds them when he is on the plane and in the air.
I really feel so blah right now. I'm going to miss him so much. It's not easy being a "single" mom persay. I have a lot of admiration for those women who do this day in and day out, without the knowledge that their husband will be home eventually. I guess I don't actually have that security, but I have that hope and belief!
Chad works with a guy, and I'm friends with his wife, in his 16 yrs in the Army this is his 1st deployment. Amazing...truly amazing.
I pray that this time we don't lose anyone. I really don't want to have to go to another military memorial service again. Please pray for my husband and the soldier's he will be serving with. If you don't agree with this world, honestly I don't want to hear about it. My husband is going to go fight in a war and that's all there is to it. He is fighting for the Iraqi's to have a voice of their own, to have some of the rights that we as American's most often take for granted, because that's the way it's "always been". We're selfish people and very arrogant so often. Some get so caught up in hating our President or hating this or that and just feel they know ALL the details without ever stepping a foot into the war, or knowing anyone who was in this war...or even knowing someone, but not listening to what these brave men and women are doing there. Chad came home last yr right in the midst of the Presidental elections. He initially didn't care if he voted or not, of course he's married to a woman who wouldn't accept that, and told him he had to at least watch one debate. That's all it took. I'll scream it from the rooftops, we BOTH voted for OUR PRESIDENT. He's not perfect, but he was and IS the BEST MAN for this job. Sorry I went off on a little tangent, but hey it's my journal I get to do that!
Anyways, the most important thing...please pray for my husband. Thanks in advanced for any bible verse you want to share for him.