Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Deployments Stink

Homecoming is approaching but not fast enough for two little ones who miss their daddy.  Tonight at bedtime we prayed for the first wave of daddies who are coming home (very) soon and asked God to bless their reunions with their families.  When I opened my eyes I was looking at a very sad little boy. Tears streaming down his face as he so bravely tried to get through our prayer without making a sound until he couldn't hold it in anymore.  It doesn't seem fair that he has to wait an extra month to hug his daddy while other kids do not and he is angry.
It's not fair. None of it. Not that they have to be without their father. Not that it's for so long and so far away.  Not that we live in a world where men have to stand watch with a gun. I can wipe away the tears but there will be more to replace them tomorrow. There is only one person that can take them away and he is not here.
I am praying that the time goes by quickly. That before we know it H will be home and we will be together again. Because watching them cry breaks my heart into a million little pieces.


Wendy said...

Oh, you just broke my heart! Lots of thoughts and prayers and hugs from here in CT!

Tomorrow is Becky's big day. Lily is a mess.

Brazenlilly said...

I was just going to say what Wendy said--breaking my heart! We will be praying for all four of you as you await this precious, precious reunion. We so appreciate the sacrifice that ALL of you make to serve our country.

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