Monday, April 16, 2012

Yes, I Do Know

So we did it. The departure ceremony. All the government buildings in Indy and they had it in a maintenance garage. Missy Bugg said, "What is that thing up there?"

Let me just say that the events of the day did nothing much at all to make me feel good about his going, at least from the government involvement perspective.
These are the 12 going. Well, I guess you can't see all 12.
The ones behind are the ones who trained, but were pulled at the last minute.

I did feel a spiritual peace. This verse came to mind as I sat there.

2 Timothy 1:12

New King James Version (NKJV)

12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

I realized if I was going to manage, I would have to commit 1st Lt to my Heavenly Father. Now, mind you, I may have to do that several times a day. That's okay. I have a candle with his name on it. I light the candle, and say a prayer. I do the same with the Handy Man at the end of day. I just need a way to feel connected to Jesus and 1st Lt.

We received a coin with the name of the division on it. I thought to ask Handy Man for it to carry in my pocket. Before I could ask, he told me it was in his tool box, so it was the first thing he'd see every morning, when he would pray for his boy.

Still, these pictures squeeze my heart so hard.


  1. Big hug for you, too. I hope the time goes fast and that he is always safe.

  2. I love that you got a picture of him smiling.

  3. Bless you and your lovely son and his family.

  4. Big hug to you and your family.

    With All That I Am

    Carrie "Forrest"

  5. We will be praying for him and his group every day in our you all.

  6. OMG I am totally crying now...I wish him a safe return! Love to you and his family!

  7. Thank you for your sweet thoughts and prayers.