written by Sue, March 23, 2011..
I have been a little mellow today, but at the same time very proud, we got a phone call from Will last night, saying that he was being deployed to one of the hot spots in the world, and that he would be leaving at about 11 p.m....
Will just turned 20, to us he is still a baby. "Papa" and "Maw Maw" to him.,
When he was little Will and I would climb in this old deer stand, where he would pretend to shoot a deer with his bow and arrow., I would be talking and he would say "Shhh Maw Maw, you might scare the deer off."
Rip Van Winkle..
During summer vacation he would get up early every morning just to sit on the porch, drink coffee with us, and have devotion.
He wanted to serve his country, and chose to join the Navy, and has just finished his training. As we talked I could hear of a little anxiousness in his voice, but at the same time excitement over being able to do what he was trained for. It is a very dangerous job, as most are especially during times of uncertainty.
Proud Dad and sister!! so handsome too!!
Both dh and I looked at each other when we were finished talking with him last night, and we too were feeling a little anxious. Philippians 4:6-7~ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep your hearts and mind through Christ JesusWe have been and are committed to pray for all military servicemen and women. But for this reason it has now taken on a new meaning.
I didn't do a whole lot today, because, as a grandmother and mother, I was thinking about him traveling...(reminisced and cried a lot) ..... here is a young man who has never been out of his own country, let alone going into harms way. I was wondering of what he was thinking as it was going to be a long ride, but I was comforted in the fact that he had 11 other guys that he had trained and bonded with going with him, and that they too were probably having the same feelings that Will was, and that the camaraderie would be of comfort.
Will is a Christian, and his faith will sustain him, we know that, he also knows that he is covered daily with the prayers of family and friends.
While pondering all these things and standing at the laundry room sink today I looked up and saw this little sign I had placed in the window. Isn't God's timing perfect? Psalms 71:5~ For you are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth.
Please help us to pray for all of our military people, as they have put their lives on the line, so that we can continue to enjoy all of the freedoms that we have in the USA.
A personal note from me....
As I was reading over this page before posting, I looked back over the pictures of Will, and asked myself. "Where did time go?"... Savor every moment you have with your children and grandchildren, they may be at your feet today,.....tomorrow you will be waving goodbye.
Proverbs 22:6~ Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.