Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Truely Blessed

As I sit here in the quiet looking through our wedding pictures I am reminded how blessed I am to have such a wonderful man in my life. It has been just 2 1/2 months since Josh left for deployment and it seems like much longer. I miss him so! I know God is taking care of him and is using this time for His glory.

This is my first deployment and I just admire all the spouses out there who do this day in and day out for years and years. We need to pray for our military families who sign up for this life to defend our freedoms because they put so much on the line not just for their country but for their families, their children, their husbands/wives, everything. Military marriages are on the battle lines each and everyday and they need our prayers to join together to keep God first in their life and in their marriages.

My heart is just aching for military wives and husbands who are living this life. I was just listening to a song by Darius Rucker "It won't be like this for long". Read the words because it applies to each of us, just about life. Appreciate each moment you are in and remember "it won't be like this for long".

He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Layin’ there in bed listenin’
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on‘
Cause it won't be like this for long

Four years later ‘bout 4:30
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This’ll only last a week or two

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon you'll drop her off
And she won’t even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It won’t be like this for long

Some day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times he'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she's up and cryin’
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her‘
Til her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin’ her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by
So, he's tryin’ to hold on‘

Cause it won’t be like this for long

It won’t be like this for long


Steph and Gabe said...

I love the song Laurie... it's on my blog right now! I just wanted to say that what is sadder to me than all the spouses and families apart during deployments is the spouses and families who don't miss and love their spouses as much as you do. Hang in there.

Elizabeth said...

I love reading your thoughts....thanks for sharing...keep praying over these marriages and you will see the blessings in return...I am praying for you as well...we can't have to much covering us, esp. when they are gone, now can we? You are a blessing and I thank you for lending me your ear and offering such good counsel! What would I do without you!