This was written the night before we went to pick up our soldier.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this deployment.
Thank you for every second that I spent in the last 16 months that has brought me to this day. I pray that I have learned the lessons that you placed in front of me.
Thank you for everyday that I had the chance to hug our children not only for myself but for my husband too.
Thank you for the times I had to be more then I ever thought I could. I am humble for your understanding when I doubted that you gave me the strength to do this. I ask your forgiveness for the times I did not turn to you first, but let the worry and fear overcome...
I thank you for the people that you placed in my life, right when you knew I needed them. I pray that you used me Lord. That you also placed me where you knew I could touch someone with your grace. I pray that our sweet girls were examples to those around them of your light.
Thank you for giving our children patience to deal with having just one parent at their little fingertips and one that they could not reach. Help them to be understanding of the time that their Daddy spent away and know that it has so much to do with the love he has for them.
Thank you for opening my eyes once again to how amazing a marriage built on Christ can be even when forced to show love and passion in nothing more then a letter.
Thank you for the 72nd wind I needed to catch by 3pm on most days.
You blessed me over and over and over and over....
Every tear that stained my face and every bruise that blemished, every weight that I put on my own shoulders, in the moments that it felt to hard to breath.. you were there...
I can do all things through you, who strengthens me.... even this.... one last day.... amen