Friday, March 4, 2011

Time Marches on....Change is Inevitable... PT. 1



Life is NOT Static.....Changes happen.

Thank Goodness for the Grace of God that gives strength and courage to face the change, adapt...and overcome...or sometimes...just endure.

L-I-F-E and it's circumstances...the times of your life, are overseen by the watchful eye of the one who created all that exists...God ALWAYS is in control...even when we are NOT...

This...is a wonderful thought to recline in.



The days spent with my wonderful hubby flew...FLEW! He returned to work and his living quarters in Iowa last Sunday. I am M-I-S-S-I-N-G him.....again...already...always...



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And bloggy sisters...these boots left American soil again....yesterday. My Marine hero and his battalion left for Libya...and I will say once more...





I will be hugging my pillow once again until his big strong body gets back for me to wrap my arms around and hug HARD! God keep them safe!!!!



Yesterday, this big guy dude (Marine's little brother) umm...not?...and I carried out the big favor Marine guy asked of us. We drove all the way out to Jacksonville and back to get Justin's beloved truck...

to keep it safely tucked away here in the driveway until his battalion returns...10 hours of driving....LONG day...Thank you Jonny...we love our Marine. NO...we did NOT get to see Justin...they had already left...


The truck is here...The Marine is NOT...Woobie...don't look at me that way...he had to go and do what he does...I know you are looking for him....Hang on buddy...


God bless our fighting men and women...God bless the USA...God bless the USMC heroes...
SEMPER FI.

Come Home Safe.........



God bless you all...each and every one...who drop in, Have an outstanding weekend, as my Marine would say...RAH! **Please pray for our troops.....thank you from one Marine Mom.

13 comments:

Joe Todd said...

Good post. My son just spent the week with me. He is taking a class for the National Guard getting ready for deployment to Afghanistan in July. Stay well and have a great weekend

Theresa said...

Got the tissue box right beside me:( I am thankful for the safe return of our loved ones last year and WE WILL PRAY them back again! I promise you, EVERY day I WILL pray for your sweet Son and for his safe return! I will pray for all of those brave young troops and you know I will be praying for you! I know that your heart is heavy, I remember how our hearts felt when OUR Justin was in harm's way!

Love you my sweet Sister! BIG hugs and continued prayers!

Tete said...

Julie, I will keep your son and husband in my prayers. and I would like to thank you for the brave service of your son, but also of yours. And for every parent with a child in uniform.
I am happy to hear that you got to spend some time with your husband, if only briefly.
God bless them both and may angel wings encircle them until it's time for them to come back home to you.
BIG hugs coming your way- Tete

Joyce said...

I can't believe how closely we've all bonded! I am crying reading your text as if it were MY family this is all happening to!!! I've never met Justin but love him through you and will be praying for his safety and God's protection for his body, mind and spirit! The picture of Woobie's eyes really got to me. I imagine yours look just as sad! I am thankful we have such a HUGE GOD who can hold you and protect your family while they are away... all at the same time! Bless you and if you ever need to talk, all you have to do is dial! xxo

Lili said...

Oh Julie God Bless your brave Marine and keep him safe until his return. Oh my goodness reading this post and that picture of little Woobie gives me a lump in my throat. Sending you lots of love and hugs today dear Julie. xoxo ~Lili

Sandy said...

Always remembering and staying thankful for
our brave men and women serving this great
land. Hang in there, Julie. I know the Lord
will keep all of your precious ones in His
capable hands.
Love & Prayers,
Sandy

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

I am *so thankful* for our brave men and women (and their families) who serve this country. I NEVER take that for granted.

I have to say y'all have the CUTEST dogs in your family.

Blessings!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Oh Julie! I read the previous post too. I know very very well the winds of change. You know I pray for you and your beautiful family everyday and I'll be praying specially for Justin safe return, for each man and woman of our Military.
I pray for you, we moms and wives are the heart of the home I know your heart aches but we have Our Loving God on our side. Hugs hugs and more hugs Julie.

Cotty

billypandnikkysmom said...
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billypandnikkysmom said...

Julie, my heart is breaking right along with yours...Billy leaves for J-Ville tomorrow & then heads out to the Sandbox. I read that 1/2 was headed to Libya, my heart sank knowing that that was justins Unit. Prayers & love headed your way!

Miss Linda said...

May God watch over the members of your family while you are all separated from one another!!

Privet and Holly said...

God Bless the USA,
and may he hold your
marine and your family
close. I know that He
will bless little Woobie,
too ~ a God for the strong
and the weak.
Love you, girl!
xx Suzanne

Anonymous said...

My eyes fill with tears as I read about your Marine in your blog. My son is a Marine training near Jacksonville, NC. I pray for all our military.