Sunday, February 22, 2009

Short prayer request

Please pray for our family as we prepare to say goodbye to Chad (again). He heads back to Iraq, after being with us for the last 18 days. We have had a wonderful time with him, but it hurts to let him go again. No amount of time would be long enough, until he's home for good later this summer. I keep telling myself "just 6 more months". I'm ultimately just feeling sad right now and trying not to cry.
Tomorrow after the kids and I drop him off at the airport, we're going to a friends house. She moved in December about an hour away, so she's only about 30 minutes or so away from the airport (which is the same distance from here, just another way). It'll be nice to spend the afternoon with a friend, and just take a break from the sadness. He's putting euro on his cell phone so he can call me before his flight takes off to Kuwait (he leaves from a smaller airport then to a bigger airport so he'll call from the larger airport where he has a bit of a layover).

Thank you all for your prayers and support over the last 9 months and the last 18 days for this deployment and R&R. You do NOT know how much it means to me.

Well I'm off to go spend my last hours with my husband.

God Bless





11 comments:

CntryMomma said...

A safe trip and Godspeed return. ;o)

LORI

Terri said...

Christy...I honestly can't even imagine...you've both been through so much being seperated for months at a time...and still are both standing strong...I keep you all in my prayers always but will say a special prayer for God to give you both strength as Chad heads out once more...

Big Hugs
Terri

He And Me + 3 said...

I will keep you all in my prayers.

Beth in NC said...

God bless you Christy. I will pray for you, Chad, and your children.

Love,
Beth

Linda said...

I will be saying extra prayers for you in the morning. Linda

Missie said...

You'll all be in my prayers! I hope time goes by really fast this time.

Emily said...

It's 5:45 a.m. there...

Oh Father God,

I ask that your hand be extra heavy upon the shoulders of this family today. Oh God, won't you let them feel your joy and your presence and your peace, even as their hearts ache and their arms let go for a little while. Thank you, Lord, for this brave man and the sacrifice this incredible family is making so selflessly for so many. We see Christ in them so clearly and we ask that you bless their sacrifice. May Chad's travel be safe and may you keep a strong hedge of protection around him at all times until he comes home and holds his wife and children in his arms again. May the next six months be filled with happy memories and hope of all that is to come. Continue to be their all in all, as your perfect plan unfolds in their lives. I ask all these things in the mighty name of Jesus.

Amen.

a corgi said...

(((Christy/Chad/kids)))) you know you guys have been in my prayers and also prayers for having to say goodbye yet once again.......

Lord, just be with them all.....

Amanda said...

My heart is breaking a little for you... your courage and willingness to sacrifice is beyond my comprehension. YOU and YOUR FAMILY are my heros.

Many blessings-
Amanda

EmilytheCreative said...

My heart breaks for you. I couldn't imagine. You will be in my prayers as will he.

Janis said...

So sorry you had to say goodbye again. I will be praying for you over these next six months...and beyond.

God Bless
Janis
PS Hope Emma wakes up all better. Maybe it was the stress of saying good-bye?