As the holidays wind down and we roll into the New Year, I pray that the Lord will hold each of our deployed soldiers in his hands and surround them with his Angels of protection.
2009 was a great year for me. I have much to be thankful for, most of all family and friends. I am also blessed to have met so many wonderful Military families that support each other through it all.
With all the goodness that has come my way, my heart remains heavy with the burden of knowing that my son and all our deployed troops are in harm’s way.
Life goes on, so they say. And it does, except for those moments when I am alone and this sadness overwhelms me and the tears start. Or when a friend asks me if I heard from my son and I can hardly speak.
At times like this, I remember to “look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.”
So here we are, another New Year’s Eve. While people are out partying and having a wild time, I am simply thinking that my son is one day closer to coming home.
Have a happy and healthy 2010. HOOAH!
Alberta Padilla says
I think about all our soldiers who are deployed and pray for them daily. I fear for their safety, especially with this ISIS conflict. My son has been on one deployment and I fear that another one is imminent. I can only rely on God’s protection over him and his friends, and his military training.
Thank you. Even though your words are from years ago, they are fresh to us as our son deploys for the first time within days. “How will I survive this year?” keeps going through my mind. Army Mom Strong has helped me over the past four years and I will continue to lean upon this support and wise words.
My question to you is how can I connect one on one with other moms of deployed soldiers in the same area? Having that commeradame would be so very helpful.
Being Army vets ourselves we both understand the pride and dedication our son has in his heart. And with God’s grace and protection all our soldiers will come home safe and SOON.
So simply and beautifully said..you speak to all our hearts. Thank you