The week is quickly closing, and none too soon.
It hasn't been a 'bad' week. It's simply been one of those weeks, I've been anxious to say, "See Ya!"
It began with John leaving...I honestly don't get it. I'm the mom of four adults, they have grown into responsible, productive members of society (every mom's dream). My oldest daughter has been living on her own for 13 years! She's an extraordinary wife and mom! My youngest daughter is an outstanding wife and mom, along with being a hard-working RN. My oldest son enlisted in the U.S. Air Force ten years ago (stay tuned later this month, folks - tissue warning!) He has grown to be everything I could have ever dreamed and more! And then there is my baby. Unfortunately for John, he was the last child I carried under my heart, so forever he is stuck with this title. As I mentioned earlier in the week, John was home for the long 4th weekend. And then he left for Wright-Patterson, again. And the "Vegetable Soup of Emotions" began. I miss him. I miss B. I miss my daughters being little girls. I miss being the young mom, with all the young mom worries. Being the older mom, brings on bigger worries. Being the mom of two Airmen, brings on enormous worries! Being the mom of two moms, brings on gigantic worries! Please understand, I accept that I have no control over my children's lives...and this is a good thing. Except when they hurt. My oldest daughter has carried hurt in her heart for the past two months...not knowing what is going on with the baby girl she is carrying. Today another test was done, and it appears that this brand new life will be OK. Answered prayer!
So the week went on....As the world mourned the passing of Michael Jackson, there was no mention of the 88 active duty soldiers who committed suicide so far this year. While the nation remained glued to their televisions to watch the memorial service of Jackson, was anyone praying for the 13 fallen soldiers since the first of July? While the newscasters and talking heads are busy focusing on an entertainer, our nation has gained 13 new Gold Star Moms. These moms loved and cared for these heroes, long before our country knew who they were! Please visit Department of Defense every once in a while and read the names of our fallen heroes! Then please join me and lift a prayer.
In closing...I just happened upon this video (although it was created back in 2007!)
It's a light-hearted, silly video. Since I needed a bit of goofiness, I figured I share it with you!
SSGT England in IRAQ singing to his wife and kids in the good ole US of A. (please pause playlist on right sidebar).