A Navy Wife's Prayer
How often we've stood on dark flight lines and piers..."I love you", "I'll miss you" whispered through tears.During long separations, in peace time, at war...my nights filled with dreams of this man I adore.With only my memories to hold close at night...I live for the day God returns my sunlight.Yes, life goes on when your loved one's at sea...but the ache never leaves, the fear stays with me.Dear Lord, I need Your guidance, Your love...help me be brave, keep Your watch from above.Hold my dear one so safe in Your heart and Your hand...bring him home to his family...this hero...my man.In us Lord, I pray he'll be filled with such pride...of how we carried on without him by our side.Please, help time fly quickly and soon I will hold...the hand of the man whose eyes chase the cold.Whose voice brings delight, whose touch eases pain.How will I ever say "Farewell" again?With Your help dear God, I'll try to stay strong...and pray that his time here at home will be long.Still, "I know that the Navy will need him", I sigh...but we'll face it together, Dear Lord, you and I.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Well, I guess I am now a Boston Redsox fan? I really have never been a sports fan of any sort. I like to go to a real game occasionally and I like to watch people that I know play sports and I always like to watch the superbowl, but I've just never been a die hard fan of any particular teams..........just what my mom and dad and my hubby like I guess. Well, Rach has become a Redsox fan since moving to CT. Apparently here you are either redsox or yankees. JB likes the redsox too I guess, and so they all wanted Boston Redsox baseball caps and they said I needed one too..........so here we all are in our hats...............GO BOSTON!!!! (or not...I don't really care:) I hear that the Redsox have been on a winning streak lately and beat the yankees four straight games...........so at least I'm a "fan" of a winning team!!!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
The kids and I have just had an amazing week. This is the first time in a while that I haven't been traveling on a break. I love to travel, especially back home, because I love to see my family. But we stayed back this time because we have precious time to spend with Daddy before He leaves again. But he still had to work this week. We just really had a "staycation" as I've heard others say before. We took it easy each morning,had a couple of "dates" with friends, we've been to the movies, to the skating rink, to the park, bike riding, played card games, read books, and even went out for milkshakes!! And we spent time with Daddy in the evenings. It has really been a great week and the weather has been nice too. Maybe not as warm as some would like it, but warm enough for us to get out some. I really feel like I've had a vacation!
This hit me the other day while going through a drive-thru......I go to a drive-thru because I don't have time or I don't want to cook. I expect my order to be right and if it isn't the way I want it, then I'm frustrated. I want it to be speedy, speedy and if they take too long....well, then I'm even more frustrated....................I realized that I do that to my amazing God sometimes! I go to Him sometimes only when I've decided I can't do it myself. I put in my request (order) and really want it to come out my way......In a nice speedy, speedy fashion. And I know that is not the kind of God that I serve. He is always there for me, but His ways are bigger than my ways, and His thoughts are higher than my thoughts. He wants every part of my life....the everyday not much going on part of my life and the Oh my goodness how am I ever going to get through this part of my life. And I've learned, that without giving Him the first part......then I'm just expecting Him to be my drive-thru service.........and that has nothing to do with my heart or my God. That's why I have to choose everyday to spend time with Him and in His word. Help me Lord and Thank You for always being there!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Rachel and I got to go to New York City with her girlscout troop! We had an awesome day! We saw the empire state building, the NYC library, time square, rode a carousel, and saw the Barnum and Bailey circus at Madison Square Gardens! It was great! (I'm not in the picture)
Saturday, April 11, 2009
There is nothing quite like your husband walking in the house after being gone for a month without you knowing he is there! JB got a ride when he came home on Thursday and so it was a surprise when he opened the door!(good thing I was home, because he didn't have any keys on him)...I've learned to appreciate the time apart because it really really makes us appreciate one another. I have missed him so much this time and it was such a short run, but I think I am just living in anticipation of the deployment coming up. But I know that everyday that I wake up is one day closer to my long lost hug!!!! And I also know that My Heavenly Father is there every single moment....with both of us! We are blessed in this Navy life that we live~