Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Son is Going to Afghanistan




The world knows him as this guy....






My heart knows him as this little guy...
B...I love you so!



Please join me daily in prayer for my son.
Please join me daily in prayer for every son and daughter serving our nation:


Prayer for Protection


The light of God surrounds you,
The love of God enfolds you,
The power of God protects you,
And the presence of God watches over you;
Wherever you are, God is.
Amen.

60 comments:

Jeanne said...

I know well the mixture of feelings that must be running through you right now..the pride, the fear. My thougts and prayers are with you, your son, and your family. Please tell him thank you for everything he is going to be doing and let him know that we appreciate him putting his life on hold to serve his country. I will be praying daily for his safe return.

USA_Admiral said...

May God bless him and keep him, and you too AM.

AirmanMom said...

jeanne...thank you so very much for your kind words. As I told you in our e-mail exchange...there is a big pot of Vegetable Soup of Emotion boiling over! Several cups of Pride, with a teaspoon of fear. I've been through my son being deployed many times over the years...the reality of him going is always the biggest hurdle. Once I grasp my bearings, it's all good. Oh Bearings...where are you?
Isn't it about now, I tell myself what I say to everyone else...Stay Strong and Pray Hard!
Thank you, Jeanne!

AirmanMom said...

usa admirla...I thank you!

Bag Blog said...

I have to admit that my first thought when I saw your post was, "Oh crap." It is the kind of thing a mother thinks when she worries for her children. And yet, I know how proud you are of your son. I will pray for you to get your bearings, your strength and your courage in sending your precious boy off to war. And I will pray for his safety and well being.

MRMacrum said...

May he come home whole and sound and continue to be the little boy you will always remember. Wish him luck for me.

AirmanMom said...

bag blog...I am so very proud of B! Your kind words are greatly appreciated!

AirmanMom said...

mr...perfect words, thank you!

Mary said...

AM,

I will certainly pray for your son. He is a handsome man and was such a cute little boy. I will also pray for all those who are deployed and serving their country at home.

Blessings,
Mary

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

When does he leave? CJ heads over there on Feb 3rd.

Hallie

Mike Golch said...

I will keep him in my prayers as I do all servicemen and women.

Bonnie said...

I will storm Heaven with my prayers for your Son and the rest of your family.

joyce said...

How do you put into words a gut hit? How did he find out? orders? my son is still waiting for orders--that were suppose to come in September, then November... is his whole group going? any idea on how long the deployment?

thanks for giving us the opportunity to pray.

Coffeypot said...

You know the drill...name, address and dates. I'll be there with the dirty jokes and the Playboys.

jojo said...

Amen...will keep them all in my prayers and you too mom!

AirmanMom said...

mary...amen.

AirmanMom said...

hallie...B leaves the end of February. Please let me know if CJ is coming thru BWI, it would be an honor to wish him well with a hug! I'm planning to meet Shay this weekend at BWI, before she deploys.
Stay Strong and Pray Hard, my friend!

AirmanMom said...

mike...I do thank you! Your prayers are felt by families across our nation.

AirmanMom said...

bonnie...you are a sweetheart and I do appreciate you!

AirmanMom said...

joyce...B wanted this opportunity to deploy, while still serving in the USAF Reserves. He is going with only a few and it is only a three month deployment! He told me a while back he would be deploying after the first of the year...but that was last year, when 'next year' was so far away!!!
Even though I knew the call was coming to tell me of his deployment...mom tears rolled.
You and your son are in my prayers!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...how am I to read these other comments when I have my fingers in my ears, my eyes shut tight and am singing 'la-la-la, I can't read you'???? Too funny!
Of course I will e-mail you my son's address, but do you have to keep telling me what is going to be in the box?
You know I love ya, my friend! Your support is most welcome...just keep the details away from Momma ;)

AirmanMom said...

jojo...I do appreciate you!

Fragrant Liar said...

AM, I really feel for you. You are so proud of them for being brave and honorable and serving their country, yet you probably fear greatly for his safety.

My son-in-law is probably going to Afghanistan too, once he's finished with some training soon. My heart and prayers go out to both of you.

I, Wendy said...

Praying for your son. My bestie goes to Afghanistan early Feb. Lots and lots of prayers.

Rie Rie said...

Amen and AMEN!

AFWingMom said...

AM ~ my heart dropped....I can't even imagine. Of course your son will be lifted in prayer as well as you and the rest of your family. Not a day goes by that we don't thank God for our service men and women and ask His protection to surround them. If there's anything else I can do please let me know.

keri said...

i will be praying for your son and you too. don't you have two sons in the AF? is this the older one? has the younger been deployed?
my son's just fresh out of tech school. i wonder when / if it'll happen. know what you mean about the pride but worry too.
my nephew's going to a-stan in january. oh gosh, it is january! he's a marine.
God bless and protect them all!
keri

11whiskey said...

my thoughts and prayers with you guys!

AirmanMom said...

fl...your kind words are so greatly appreciated. Please know my prayers are lifted for your son-in-law, pass along my gratitude for his service!

AirmanMom said...

wendy...prayers are lifted for your bestie and for you!!! Stay Strong and Pray Hard!

AirmanMom said...

rie... thank you!

AirmanMom said...

afwingmom...your good thoughts and prayers are appreciated. thank you for your kind words.

AirmanMom said...

keri...b is my oldest son. John (my youngest son) has not been deployed...yet. while at Lackland when John graduated, parents were told we could expect deployment at 18 months.
My prayers for your son as he finishes up Tech School (aren't Block Tests grand?) and please pass my thanks and good wishes onto your nephew. Please pass along his address when he gets over there, it would be my honor to mail a letter.

AirmanMom said...

11 whiskey...thank you, my friend!

Mud Puppy said...

He'll be fine, he's in the damn Air Force! Flippin Zoomies.

Well, with as much as you worried about me, I can't imagine what this kid is gonna have to put up with.

But since I believe that you're twice the real mom that you are virtuamom he'll be fine. He'll be just fine!

My prayers go with him, and you too.

Later,

Love you Virtuamom!

Sarge Charlie said...

He will be on my prayer list mom, sweet little guy....

Tami said...

AM~
Your family is always in my heart and prayers. I will lift B up to God for protection and well being.
Love,
Cav Mom

Julie said...

You have no idea how hard I will pray for your son.

I just emailed you a few minutes ago about something I need to discuss with you....

AirmanMom said...

mud puppy...you've got me laughing and crying. You came home and that was truly answered prayer. Thank you for your words!
love you too, virtuason!

AirmanMom said...

sarge...thanks so much!

AirmanMom said...

cav...just as you and Scout are in my constant prayers!

AirmanMom said...

julie...your prayers are deeply appreciated. I did get your e-mail...I sent my phone number, call me anytime! It's all good!

Ky Woman said...

Will be adding my prayers for B along with everyone else.

LHP~

Donna said...

Oh my goodness! I will be praying for his safe journey and return! He's a cutie pie - both now and then. Please thank him for me for keeping us safe!!!

juliannah said...

Godspeed to your son. Please tell him Thank You for his service. I will be be praying all the while.

Deployment is hard. I know I am living it and my son is not even in a combat zone.

Sorry I have been MIA. I can not get to blogger during the day, but I will make a bigger effort from now on.

I always value your comments on my blog!

christian soldier said...

My nephew is headed back for his third tour very soon...
Let's trade prayers-OK...
C-CS

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

Thank him for me and let him know that he will be in our thoughts at all times. He will do well.

AirmanMom said...

ky...I do thank you for those prayers! We have so many amazing young men and women serving our nation...and off course we must never forget those who have served for generations before!

AirmanMom said...

donna...thank you for your prayers and your kind words!

AirmanMom said...

juliannah...it means so much that you stopped by. your prayers are greatly appreciated.

AirmanMom said...

c-cs...you have a deal! your nephew is in my prayers!

AirmanMom said...

grandpa...I do thank you for your kind words. He will be fine.

MightyMom said...

oh boy.

well, I just made a big old pot of gumbo and I have a ton of tea bags in many varieties...extras from the tea party I'm throwing tomorrow....

SO.

you just stop on by my place and we'll have us a heart to heart with food, tea, laughter and tears.


God Bless. I'll add him to my list if you email me his name.

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...your words of kindness mean so very much to me. I will be in touch with you!

Karen said...

He will be in my prayers as you will too. Sending you hugs, big hugs.

Godspeed.

Karen

AirmanMom said...

karen...please know your prayers and hugs means so very much!

Lily said...

Your Family will definetly be in our prayers, Thank you for being such a wonderful and supportive mom, and thank your sons for me for their sacrifice and hard work ;)

hugs!!!!!!!

AirmanMom said...

lily...I thank you!

Joyce Stockton Eldredge said...

Hey Mom,
My young Airman leaves Tuesday for Afghanistan. He cannot say where he is going, and cannot take a phone. My friend's Airman is also in Afghanistan on a base with a TGIFriday's. Somehow I think My son isn't going there! I will pray for yours; please pray for mine!
Joyce

AirmanMom said...

joyce...as I think back to this time last year, while my son was deployed I remember the tidal waves of emotion. I will keep your son in my prayers and if you would like me to send a care package to him, please e-mail his address to me.
t20837atyahoodotcom.
Stay strong and pray hard.