Sunday, August 15, 2010

Favorite Deployment Photo

This may be my favorite deployment photo yet. It sums up our current season. Stacia talks with her  Dad after opening (and putting on ) the gift he sent.

It so clearly shows the BLESSING of having a spouse deployed in the 2010's.....I still remember Michael's first deployment. We had to go to base once a month for a Video Teleconference call. I was pregnant and we told him the baby would be a boy (Nolan - 11) with a room full of airmen looking on.

It also shows the LIMITATIONS and the LONGINGS of a deployment regardless of the era and technology. Stacia's eyes are sparkling but her bottom lip was quivering. They miss events, we miss them....We're proud of them.

180 days down....56 days left.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Paula said...

We're proud of them too--and of you! And so grateful for the sacrifices made by a few for all the rest of us. We're in the middle of a military community here, and I often feel almost unworthy as I watch my friends deal with the stresses of deployment. My husband is a DOD civilian, so does not face mandatory deployments. And deployments were one reason I left the Air Force when I became a mom--I think it's one thing when dad's have to be away for a time, but for mom to go--no way could I do that! I didn't want to leave my baby for a day, let alone months at a time...
Hang in there! I bet these last months will fly past.

Stephanie said...

Oh girl. I cried when I read this post. I am so proud of you! The way you serve your husband and your country by being such an amazing woman. I am honored to know you. I'm also so thankful for what your husband truly touched my heart to see that he baptized while in a war! Just awesome. We sure serve a BIG God don't we!!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing such a tender moment!