Sunday, April 12, 2009

Prayers Are Needed!!!


Several months ago, I introduced Zachary to you. He is a Marine, who is currently serving in Afghanistan. Zachary graduated from high school with my son, John.

John sent me the following note, which he received from Zachary's dad:
"The Marines called me this morning to tell me Zach got hit by an IED. He was in a Humvee on the machine gun turret. Luckily he got away with just a grade III concussion and lacerations to the scalp. He called today and said it was not that bad. He sounded normal so I think he will be fine. He is in a hospital in Afghanistan."

I ask each of you to pray for this young man and his family.

I ask each of you to take a few moments and pray for all of the sons and daughters, husbands and wives, grandsons and granddaughters, cousins, aunts and uncles, friends and neighbors who proudly and bravely serve in our military.

May Almighty God Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.

May Almighty God Bless the families, who love them so.

48 comments:

Fragrant Liar said...

Praying away, my dear. I hope they all come home soon, healthy in every way.

Happy Easter.
KJ

AirmanMom said...

KJ...thank you!
Happy Easter!

coffeypot said...

Prayers on the way - as usual.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...your prayers are deeply appreciated. Thank you!

Mike Golch said...

I'll be offering prayers as well post a request on my site as well.I have a special request posted on my site.

AirmanMom said...

mike...thank you so very much for doing this! This young man and his family are in need of prayers...as are all of our servicemembers!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Prayers for a quick recovery. Thanks for letting us know about him.

Hallie

AirmanMom said...

hallie...thank you! As a mom, I could not imagine how difficult this is for the family!

Mike Golch said...

AirmanMom,I have 2 awards for you on my site.

jojo said...

sending prayers and good thoughts of love and strength to all...

Kell's Blurbs said...

May God have His healing hand on your marine. I am so thankful for those who serve their country. They are our true heroes.
Proud marine mom of Lcpl wilder 3/8 marines afghanistan

AirmanMom said...

mike..I thank you!

AirmanMom said...

jojo...amen!

AirmanMom said...

kell's...thank you so very much for stopping by! Please pass along my thanks to your son and I thank YOU for your service!

Mary said...

AM,

Praying for Zach, John and all of our soldiers in the field.

Blessings,
Mary

Hammer said...

Wow I'm glad he's going to be ok.

Close call. I hope he has a quick recovery.

Kat said...

I am praying for his speedy recovery. God Bless him and his fellow Marines.

Tami said...

Prayers are being lifted as we speak.

God Bless,
aam

lela said...

Amn Mom, I'll add Zachary & his family to my prayers. They do help!

Single and loving it said...

My prayers go out to Zachary and his family along with prayers for all our brave men and women.

Alice said...

Prayers being said in Georgia. Please keep us update.

USMCMomAndWife said...

Just wondering if Zachary is with 3/8? I live in Germantown and my son Aaron is with 3/8 in Afghanistan......Either way, we'll keep Zachary in our prayers!

Lisa said...

How sad that every day these thing occur, but our lives just go on. If it were our son, my daughter, it would have such a different meaning. Isn't it easy to just ignor the war, ignor the pain that so many are suffering when it doesn't impact you personally. Thank you for taking the time to MAKE it personal. And I loved your posting on Friday Thanking God. Very touching.

gigi said...

We pray everyday for tll those that serve and their families that wait back home. We are grateful for their service.
Will add my prayers to the others.
Blessings.

Julie said...

Count me in on the prayers. Hope Zach has a speedy recovery!

AirmanMom said...

mary...I thank you!

AirmanMom said...

hammer...really it was too close. I am so grateful he will be ok.

AirmanMom said...

kat...I do thank you for stopping by.

AirmanMom said...

aam...your prayers are appreciated!

AirmanMom said...

lela...prayers do help! Thank you!

AirmanMom said...

single...each and every member of our military deserve our constant prayers!

AirmanMom said...

alice...thank you and I will post and update on Zachary's condition.

AirmanMom said...

usmc mom... Zachary is with the 3/8. Does your son know him? Do I know your son?
My thanks to your son for his service and for your service as well!

AirmanMom said...

lisa...I could not agree with you more...as soon as I read of Zachary, my heart hurt for his mom...just imagining what she must be going through. She is doing well, she has a strong faith that God will take care of her son.

AirmanMom said...

gigi...your prayers are deeply appreciated by so many!

AirmanMom said...

julie...I thank you for stopping by!

Call Me Grandma said...

My prayers are with Zach and his family.
Prayers for healing and prayers for peace of mind.

Julie said...

Love, thoughts and prayers to Zachary and his family.

And to every one of our service ment and women out there....be safe and hurry home.

Megryansmom said...

Prayers and happy thoughts for a speedy recovery for Zachary!

Mary Ellen said...

We pray daily for our brave soldiers, but we'll gladly add Zachary to our list!

AirmanMom said...

grandma...I thank you for your prayers for this young man and his family.

AirmanMom said...

julie...amen!

AirmanMom said...

megryansmom...thank you for stopping by and lifting prayers for Zachary!

AirmanMom said...

ME...I do appreciate you adding Zachary to your prayer list!

Debbie said...

Zachary will be prayed for as well as all our young men and women!

AirmanMom said...

debbie...your prayers mean so much, thank you!

Paula and Skip said...

Hi, thanks for visiting our blog and we are looking forward you getting to know us better. Myself has been here at your blog before but never commented. Mostly because I was at loss for words. I dont want to go into politics, however the support your troopy receive from their families, support groups etc is awesome. The support never seesm to yyield. Being German and knowing we have troups out in the world too by an increasing amount, I am shocked and sometimes at loss that noone seems to bother, no one seems to care. Being a recent transplant to Florida ( over in Germany only to sort out soms stuff ) I feel a bit detached to constructively do something for the German troups, except of keeping them in my mind daily. And will include this young man in my thoughts. Paula xx

AirmanMom said...

paula...I thank you for stopping by. Your words, your prayers mean so very much!