Tuesday, June 1, 2010

He stays..

Kind of.
When I say resting...I mean I am able to have some naps. That makes me so happy! It is officially summer. I am also just unbelievably blessed to have a husband who makes my dinner many nights. He cleans the house...he even mopped. Not all husbands would do that. Heck, I haven't mopped in forever! The dinner you see here is chile rubbed chicken with avocado chicken.  Go Brandon!!
My nap today. Very gross...if you look at my eyes, you'll see how my eyes come open a little  when I sleep. Be lucky you don't have to sleep with me...gross.

Today we found out that B will not have to go back oveseas this rotation. WOO HOOO!!!!  Do you know the deep breath of relief that came out of me today when I found that out? This is a really tough journey, but I really appreciate being able to deal wit this situation with my hubby as the Lord intended me to. He created us to be life partners. To deal with the lows in life as well as the highs. So far, we have had an interesting road, with all deployments....learning to communicate and love each other in a special way. To us so far, these have been our challenges.  Now that we have been faced with a journey of a child that will not live in this world, we are realized what priortities should look like.  Family has always been first, but to have him HERE and PRESENT in the FLESH is amazing. I need that.  We are turning to the Lord each day and each moment as we strive to seek him.

Mark 10:6-9
"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

Col 3:12-14
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

We are choosing to follow the  Lord through sorrow and pain.  We are waiting to see what the Lord chooses for our sweet Briar. What his timing will be.  We know the Lord doesn't want my life in danger, but right now I am okay...and he is surviving just fine inside of me. I am 16 weeks preggo. And we are just holding on to hope.  Knowing the Lord is capable of miracles. We are praying. 

"But now, this is what the Lord says--he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have summoned you by name: you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze, For I am the Lord, your GOd, the Holy one of Israel, your Savior"
ISAIAH 43:1-3


  1. I"m so glad B. gets to stay! Enjoy your summer!

  2. Praise God and Alleluia!!
    I am so happy for both of you - and all of us - that Bran-man stays "home" for awhile!
    Keep praying...He will find you!!!
    Love you both!
    Does this mean you can come to the reunion this weekend?