Monday, August 31, 2009

Darn IRAQ..

The Captain and I met our "new family" this past week. Our new SIL's parents were able to come to Kansas for a visit. Here we all are with the newlyweds. The four of us are COMMITTED to prayer for our children & their marriage. What a blessing that our oldest married someone whose parents are believers! We are thanking God for them & their deep faith! He sure knows what he's doing!
It was a special visit because today, August 29, 2009 at 4pm, our new SIL left for Iraq for 1 year to fight for our country. I thought this flag was so appropriate and will keep it hanging until his safe return.This is a couple that has only been married 2 months...and they are YOUNG & in very in love. Did I mention THEY ARE YOUNG?As they walk this road together with many challenges in their new life together, Please say a little prayer for them that God will be the center of AND protect this marriage despite their separation. And to wrap His arms of protection around my SIL.

19 comments:

quilt-n-mama said...

We are praying for you guys, your SIL and your daughter, deployment is so hard. We have many friends who have walked this road, please let us know if we can send packages to your SIL, our kids LOVE to send care packages- we just got 2 sent off in the last 2 weeks to Iraq, one to Dr. Levi & the other to Mr. Elliot, two men we are thankful for that are serving our country! We are heading out in the morning for vacation to spend it with Dr. Levi's family while their daddy is away.
Glad school went well, tell me more about the BOB books, they sound awesome!
Blessings,
Gayly

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying protection and guidance for both of them! Of course for all of you as parents too!

Kristin said...

Praying, Jen! They are about to walk a difficult path. May God put his hedge of protection around each of them, each of their hearts, and around their marriage!

Andrea said...

Prayers for sure! For you all.

Doug and Terrye said...

Please know that we will be praying for your SIL and daughter! What a privilege to be allowed to participate with you in prayer for the next year :)

Adeye said...

Oh dearest friend--my heart just cannot even imagine. I wish it didn't have to be this way. Ug! Standing with you and trusting that God will wrap His arms around your sweet daughter AND protect your son-in-love every day he is away!

Love and hugs.

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

I will be praying for him while he is overseas! I will also pray for her, I know how hard this can be as I have been away from my husband shortly after we got married. And I was VERY young. But we made it!! :)
They make a very beautiful couple. She is VERY pretty!

Jen said...

What a great man. I will pray for him and all the other solders out there.

MyLinda said...

It's so wonderful that your daughter and SIL have two very supportive families to help guide and love them thru this time of seperation.

SocialWkr24/7 said...

Any idea where he will be stationed in Iraq? My brother is there - I'll keep you all in my prayers!

Tam said...

You are right Darn Iraq! I will will have them in our thoughts!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

Praying for a safe return, praying for there marriage, praying for understanding, praying she will not be too lonely. that they will find ways to stay close. we have 7 deployments under our belt and they do not get any easier. praying for the extended family that they will know how to support this precious couple, that they will feel Christ protection through out the next year.

Pink Slippers said...

((((praying)))
wendy

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, hello Army mom! I'm a Navy mom, and just as proud as can be. I love my country, my God and my kids!

You're invited to join me:

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We'll share some laughs, some God, and right now we're playing a fun game!

Tam said...

How you guys hanging in there? How is your daughter handling things? They are in my thoughts! Again Darn Iraq! My Hubs did 18 months!

btw thanks for the comment it made my day!

Sheila said...

You have an awesome blog! I will be praying that God will wrap a hedge of protection around your new SIL and your daughter too!

Jamie said...

Prayers for your newest family member, and his beautiful bride! My brother is in the Navy and it was hard on his wife while he was deployed to Iraq. She is a very creative person though and found many things to do to keep herself busy and not obsess over his safety.
We moved from Milwaukee to Denver by the way. The girls did an AMAZING job tolerating the drive. The second (last) day was a little tougher for Nyah, but she made it through. She's got a cold now though, so that makes her moody too, all the time. And she's two. :D

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Praying with you over your daughter and SIL!

Praying that God would build them up strong this year in Him and draw them both so close to His side!

Love you and hugs!
Jill

Beth in NC said...

God bless our troops. My nephew completed two tours in Iraq. I am praying for protection in the Name of Jesus.