our eldest son is readying himself to be deployed overseas. He will be gone for two years. The reality of the deployment, while known to us for several months, has not yet sunk in.
We were fortunate to have him be home here with us for a week - part of that time I was at a Rachel's Vineyard retreat and the other part of that time, he was out with friends.
We had a lovely family dinner last evening - and now, he is winging his way to an overseas assignment.
We are proud of our Marine. We are glad that he has decided to serve his country with honor and dignity.
Please pray for him and all others who are deployed and for their families. Truly, when one member of a family is in the military, all members have signed on...like it or not!
God Bless America and her troops.