It was a rough night last night! I am suffering from a bad cold, so I had a hard time getting to sleep last night. I spent half the night on the couch so I wouldn't keep Sean awake. I drug myself out of bed as Sean was packing for his trip, and I momentarily thought about skipping church because I felt so bad. Again, it was momentarily as I quickly realized HEM and EMM were all dressed for church and Sean had even gotten GEM ready to save me time that morning. We made it to Sunday school and came home right after that. Soon after we got back home we had to say our good-byes. EMM tried blocking the door so Sean couldn't get out. The 3 girls together were trying to keep the door closed. :) It was hard for the girls, but harder for me since I know the reality that anything could happen in the next 3 weeks. I know people will be praying for us and also for Sean's safety. I don't know if I'll hear from him while he's away. I only have the phone number of his lieutenant in case of a major emergency. There's always the 'what if he doesn't return?' I have to leave him in God's hands, and I pray that God will deliver my husband safely back to me. I am so proud of what he does and his willingness to serve his family and his country. He will never brag on what he does and does not want any attention to himself at all! My fears will never let me discourage him from where he feels he should be. I find myself more fulfilled as a wife when I am supportive and willing to let him be who he wants to be because I know the girls and I are foremost in his decision making. I trust that God will honor and bless our family because I honor my husband.
When we enter your thoughts please pray for Sean's safety abroad and pray that I'll feel better very soon so I can take care of my girls. Pray that the girls will get through the next 3 weeks without their daddy okay. Praise God for Sean's willingness to serve and His many ways of providing for the needs of our family. He has been so good to answer our prayers and provide all our needs so that I may continue to be a full time stay home mom.