Monday, December 20, 2010

Home for the holidays

Will you permit me to brag and share a concern?
I've been away again & unable to post.
But now I'm back and it feels so good to be home where I belong,
readying heart and home for Christmas.

I had the joy of accompanying my sister, Janny, to her son's graduation from Marine Officer School in Quantico, Virginia.

Rob is a young man of valor, courage and faith. He was always the kid who stood up to the bully and befriended the victim, and led others to do the same. I guess we shouldn't be surprised he's taking the career path he is but I have to admit it frightens me.

Seeing the faces of these young people reminded me again that while I don't often think about our military, it is made up of people like Rob, who have homes and dreams, mothers and girlfriends who lay awake nights wondering if they are okay.

Rob will be living outdoors all winter for more training in infantry and survival skills, then heading out to his first deployment with men under his leadership and care this spring.

Whatever your political point of view,  please pray for these young people. 
I have seen their fresh young faces at Quantico and realize anew how much they need our support and prayers.

While we are in quiet, warm and peaceful places, others are cold, hungry and in dangerous situations defending our nation.

Let's pray for them while we enjoy the festivities of the season.
Bless you.


Quilt Inspiration said...

Oh yes. We are praying for our valiant men and women in uniform, wherever they are, and we deeply appreciate their service and patriotism. May they all come home safely to their families. Thank you for your wonderful post.

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi Sharyn - What a nice personal story to share with us at Christmas. Also a good reminder, as you said, while most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes. Prayer support, yes indeed.

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Amen sista!

Linda & Dixie

Sharon Hermens said...

Thank you for the wonderful reminder, Sharyn. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.