Friday, October 21, 2005

Leaving

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.

 

God Bless

13 comments:

robinngabster said...

I feel for you. I did the whole remote thing with Michael when he was gone for a year. He had only been in the Air Force for 2 years. I freaked out! I thought we would have years before they would send him remote. We made it through and I honestly believe we are even closer now because of it. I know you can do it and you know there are so many who love you and are here to support you when you need it.

Will keep him in our prayers.   <><

fairylaura said...

((((HUGS)))) I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers as I know we have been in yours. God will be with him every step of the way. Thinking about Christ has helped me stay at ease. I know what he has in his will is for a reason. Take care.

Laura

hunybea4him said...

I'll have to e-mail you some vers so you can print them out later.

(((((((((HUGS)))))))))  You and your husband are in my prayers.. feel free to post to my online prayer group anytime you have a request.(a link can be found in my aol profile)

My husband has been going in and out of town for his work and it SUCKSSSSSS every time he has to leave.  It truely is like you are a single parent sometimes when your spouce is gone for extend amounts of time.. and lonely.  But I try and focuse on the Lord and projects around the house and that has helped some.  Also being able to talk on the phone with him settles me.  I could not imagin how I would feel if I knew he was going off to war.. you are brave and so is your husband.  You have my THANKS and my respect.

Much Love,
Mary

pixiedustnme said...

oh sweetie, i just ache for you, i don't even want to think about another deployment to Iraq, it breaks my heart.

randlprysock said...

Hi Christy,
Awww, I know this will be a hard time for you and your family.  

We voted for Bush too.  I just did an entry about them because I'm reading a book about their lives.  It is soooo very interesting.  Ya know, behind the scenes politics and stuff.  

I truly believe in the war and support the troops and the president even though there are some things I don't like about what I've read concerning many things.  I don't think the other candidate would have done any better.  I prayed hard about my vote and thought about it for a long time.  In fact, the other candidate for president scared me with his Russian upbringing and all that.  

I agree that none of the candidates are perfect.  Bottomline is we are helping the country of Iraq to become free- and then the word of God can flow through that country also.  We will be in prayer for your husband. Hugs,
Lisa      

kntryfan1 said...

Christy,

You are so amazingly strong...know that you're an inspiration.  I know that feeling, the impending "day"....my baby brother (baby - he's 32!) Chad will be right behind your Chad.  I'm praying for you all.  As for the verse....you know I love Jeremiah 29:11 - it fits most everything.  Love you!

kiplingcrissy said...

My little brother is in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg; He hasn't been deployed yet but I know the day will come.  Anyhow, there are a few verses that I have written down for him. He doesn't quite "get it", he believes in God but doesn't "buy in to all the hype" (so he says).  Well, I gave him the verses and hope they will eventually help him to know the Lord as his personal savior.
I would like to share those with you.

Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.   Deuteronomy 31:6  (my fave)
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God.  The LORD will do what is good in his sight.
2 Samuel 10:12
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

I hope these help not only your husband but you as well.
And don't worry about taking care of those kids alone; you seem like a very strong woman and I am sure you can handle it.  The way I make it day in and day out is to pray and know the LORD would not give me more than I could handle.
You guys will be in my prayers.

lv2trnscrb said...

You and your family and Chad are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bible verses:

1.  Deuterotomy 31:6 The Lord goes before you. He will be with you. He will not abandon you or forsake you. Do not be discouraged, do not be afraid.

2.  Jeremiah 32:27: I am the Lord, the God of all creation, is there anything to hard for me?

3.  Psalm 46:10  Be still and know I'm God.

4.  Psalm 118:6-7: The Lord is with me, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me. The Lord is with me. He is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.

5.  2 Chronicles 14:11: There is no one like you Lord to save the powerless against the mightly. Help us, Oh Lord, for we rely on you and in your name we come against this vast army. Oh Lord you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.

betty

deshelestraci said...

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous!  Do not tremble or be dismayed for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go.
That is my all time favorite verse.  Doesn't mean I always remember it!  Or live by it but it is a huge comfort.  
My friend who is a physicians assistant in oncology sent me that same website.  I will be getting that info to them.
Traci

truetomyboo61302 said...

Thanks for all your support with the mother-in-law thing and thanks for the advice with the stretch mark lotion..lol As for your hubby, I will pray for him while he is away and please let him know I thank him with all my heart for what he is doing. Hang in there and stay strong. Hugs, Katie

bekahbutterflies said...

Christy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I love you.   ((((((((Christy)))))))))))))

ckays1967 said...

Let us continue to run the race marked out for us.
Hebrew 12:1

Thank you for your husband.

Thank you for my freedom.

Christina

fisherkristina said...

It must be so hard to be a military wife.  God bless your husband for what he does for our country.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink