Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What's going on here

***MY very handsome hubby the night/morning he left for Iraq*** I am going to tell him to take a recent picture, he's lost over 30 lbs since I saw him in April! I saw him on webcam and he looks GREAT!!!!

I wrote an update and even got a response to it from a friend, but it's not showing up for me. Not sure what's going on. It's acted up before so I guess that's what it's doing. Just annoying. I'm going to try and figure out how to get music on here.

I'm so thankful the memorial service is over. I don't recall if I wrote about this in my last entry, if I did I apologize. This was my 4th one in 2 yrs and I will just say this....if I never have to go to another one, it'll be too soon. They're exhausting, draining, and just really takes a toll on your heart and mind. As much peace as I have over this deployment and I truly know God is taking care of Chad, I know that God's plan may not be my plan. As much as I want God to bring Chad home to me safely, that just may not be what he decides to do.

This was on the pack of the program from the memorial service from a wife's perspective:

"Lord, give me the greatness to see the difference in duty and his love for me.
Give me the understanding to know that when duty calls, he must go
Give me a task to do each day to fill the time when he's away
And Lord, when duty is in the field
Please protect him and be his shield. "

That is truly MY prayer and one I will be repeating every day.


Sue said...

Christy, It is a great prayer and does bear repeating every day. I hope that your hubby returns home safe and sound. It is awful to have to go to one memorial much less so heart is with you.

Linda said...

Wow, Christy...30 pounds since APRIL???? what is he doing????

I know how hard that memorial service must have been. When I told Scott about it, he said he was sorry the band had to leave, or they would have been the ones supporting the service. I hope in all my life that I never have to attend one of those.