Tuesday, August 31, 2010

God is in Control....always.

Got a phone call from this guy! So very very good to hear his voice again. The SAT phones break a lot, so calls are still sparse.

Their time there is winding down and oh so close....not too much longer before they will be boarding trucks to head back towards Leatherneck.

We pray constantly for him and all of those great guys and wait expectantly to get that message saying they are out of the combat zone. The last days are almost as hard for us over here as the first days... of course it will start all over for another battalion full of guys taking their place, .. whose families will wait and pray... God keep them all.

So much is going on right now. Life events here in our home keep us talking to God often, which is a GOOD thing. We are glad to know that there is ONE who is in total control of all things....and we can lay the burdens and desires of our hearts down before Him, and trust that all will work out for good.

Blessings and Courage to all who drop in here today....


Julie Harward said...

Yay for that call...and yay that we can call upon Him, I wonder if he waits for our calls too? God bless that good son of yours, may he come home soon and I pray that I, and all of us, will see the day when there is no need for war anymore. :D

Theresa said...

Glad to hear that you got that call! I am praying for your sweet Justin's safe return! Everytime I hear of something bad happening over there... I pray that your Son was somewhere else! Life events keep us all in steady contact with our God! I love that verse, BE STILL:)

Love you bunches and keep in touch!

Cindy Lou said...

Glad you got that call and I continue to pray for Justin and his safe return!! I have heard of so many being KIA in the unit that took my Justins place and my heart just breaks!! Hopefully not too much longer til you will get that message and it is just amazing to hear those words!! Love you bunches!!!

Sandy said...

So thankful you received a call from your
dear son! I know you count the days until
his return. We continue to keep our troops
and their families in our prayers.
Hope you are doing well.

CACHANILLA73 said...

Praise The Lord!!! Oh, Julie I am so happy for you. Those last miles of the trip are the longest but the wait is worth it. I am praying for their safe return and for all our military men and women. Still no word in our waiting but we are waiting with confidence. Hugs and blessings.

Joyce said...

Thanks sweetie.... I needed that verse! You know I am praying for Justin and your family!!! He'll be home before you know it! God.. bring him home safely and healthy! Amen

Dianna said...

Praying for you, Sweet Bloggy Sister. Thoughts have already been penned to you early this morning and are now waiting to be delivered to you. ~wink~ You've been on my heart ever so much this week.

Father, thank You for watching over Justin these long months...for keeping him...for giving him Strength and Grace. Thank You for his momma and his dad who have given him to You...trusted You...for his safety and well being. Please, Abba, bring him home in good health. In Jesus Name...Amen

billypandnikkysmom said...

I look for these "I got a call" posts from you often & when I see then my feet start taptaptappin' ~ Happy My Marine Mom Sista' Got Her Call Dance ~ Can we get a big OOHRAH!!!! So happy for you, good to hear that their time is coming to an end there....I know that you are anxiously waiting for that "mama, I'm on my way home" call!!! Praying for Justin's safe return...XOXO

Privet and Holly said...

Thank you for your
sweet blessings and
know that, like a
boomerang, they are
heading right back
atcha! Happy to hear
that you are getting
some cool air. I have
a cousin in Raleigh and
I'm always amazed when
I hear about the temps
down there! I know
what you mean about
wanting to throw the
doors and windows wide;
I get tired of A/C
and long for the sweet
air, too. Big bloggy
hugs to you today, Julie!
xx Suzanne

GardenofDaisies said...

Julie, just a little while longer and then your son will be home!!! Yay!! Still praying for him. It is good to know that there is someone "up there" in control... I need that daily reminder, so I won't worry about everything.

Janet said...

Hi Julie! You must be SO proud of your son... and I can't imagine how happy you must be since he is coming home soon. One of my sons best friends left for Afghanistan this week. He is a gunner on a convoy and we are all holding him up in prayer.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments on my blog!
I really like your blog... it is such an inspiration! Your quote from Elizabeth George... is so true!

Blessings to you!

Joe Todd said...

Prayers always