Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It’s a bittersweet day

Derek's going away party


This morning my youngest son embarks on a new adventure.  He is swearing into the U S Navy, and leaves for boot camp in  the morning.   As proud as I am of his decision to serve our country, I hate to see him go.   He has been planning this for months now, and now that the time has come I still am not ready for him to leave.

This past weekend my sister, mom and I drove to Maryland for his surprise going away party.  It was so much fun and so many family and friends turned out in support of him.  He really is a special kind of guy.  Such a giving, caring and loving spirit.  He blesses me.

The party was such a surprise for him, but seeing that we drove up (12 hours) for it was a bigger surprise. I am blessed that I got the opportunity to share in this event with him.

derek and cake

I had such a great time with all my kids.  Being so far away I miss so much, but I cherish each time I see them.

me and the kids

During my visit I got to spend some great one on one time with my grandson Kyle.  Oh how precious he is.  He is 15 months and he really has taken on a personality all his own.  He is trying so hard to talk and if his eyes could talk I wonder what he would say.  He has such expressive eyes when he gets excited.  My nephew who is 5 went up with us, and Kyle did his best to stay up with him.  His little legs were practically running to stay up with him.  Oh so cute.  Each time I look at him, I see my children all over again.


me and Kyle


So today, as I sit here,  I reflect on my blessings, God has been so good in his provisions for me and my family.  Today I will continue to put my kids in God’s hands, and be reminded of his promise.

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Could you all remember my son in your prayers as he embarks on this new journey?



Deuteronomy 6: 6-7“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

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1 comment:

AliceMum said...

Thinking and praying for you as your son is off on his new venture..what a blessing you got to be there for his party!!