I have had quite an emotional week. Tom was away on a missions trip to Nassau doing a music camp for kids. It was so good for him to be a part of the team, loving the kids and serving the local church there.
Last week my nephew became a marine, graduating from Parris Island, S.C. as a Private. We hadn’t seen him in 3 months, and my how he had changed. There were many moments I caught with my camera of my sister basking in her love and admiration for this young man who calls her “Mom.” We were all so proud of him and thrilled to be together to celebrate as a family.
Then, I had a moment where I was working on my next book, when I needed to ask my Mom a question, but she’s no longer here. I fought the tears only to discover she anticipated my need in a very special way. You can read about it here.
Why am I sharing all of this with you? Because this is the stuff marriage is made of. We have lonely times, happy times and grieving times. Knowing that there is someone to walk this road with you no matter what life brings your way, helps the load not be so heavy to bear. What a privilege to simply wrap your arms around each other in a long embrace…
Carrie Underwood has a new song out titled, See You Again. I want to dedicate it to all those couples who are separated from their spouse for one reason or another. If your separation is due to military service, we want to say a very special thank you. We realize what a sacrifice you’re making everyday, and that you will never get the days back that you have been forced to spend apart. Our prayer is that God returns to you a hundred fold when you see each other again. This song truly says it all!
I love this song and the video is wonderful!
Debi, this is so sweetly written. Thank you! And you’ve touched on a very sensitive subject. There is nothing easy about separations, is there? God is so kind to reveal His comfort and strength in our weaknesses. And we find rest in knowing these separations are temporary, and we will be reunited one day either here on earth or in the presence of our Lord. To Him be the glory!
You are so right. The ultimate reunion will be in Heaven when all the temporary heartaches will be forever over. What a glorious day that will be when we’re with the One we love most for eternity! Glad you liked the post. 🙂