Thursday, March 23, 2006

3/23/06

My son is leaving on one of these today. Last night I told him I wouldn't cry and he said "thanks". I guess I should qualify that and say I didn't cry in his presence. Because I sure have cried. We sat on the floor of his almost empty apartment last night and had chinese food delivered. It was really special. All three of my children and me.

Thank God I am in my icon class instead of work this week. I really didn't understand why this timing has been the way it has been. But I think I understand now. I am with some of the most wonderful people I have ever met. So loving and supportive. No crappy, snipey, cheap political crap.

I just spoke with my neighbor for a long time on the phone and I am also very grateful for her. I talked with my sponsor for a long time last night and I am very grateful for her.

I am also grateful for my icon of Michael the Archangel. He is really coming along. Three more days of this wonderful (but exhausting) class.

Thanks fellow bloggers too. I am feeling pretty pitiful this morning.

11 comments:

dAAve said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to say goodbye (temporarily) with all of you there.
Have fun in class today.

Alexis said...

What a wonderful memory you made with your kids! God will take care of your son. My dad has been in Kuwait for 530 days now and God has watched over him. He will do the same for your boy in Texas and then over seas.

Tab said...

I don't know what I could say to comfort you, I am a Mom too and I know these things just pain the heart sometimes so instead I will send you a cyber hug((HUGS)).
Take extra good care right now.
Thanks for sharing~

AAwoken said...

I sympathize. Down moments are like dark clouds. Depressing but they eventually go away.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Thanks for sharing MaryChristine. I for one am very PROUD of your son.
I see you and copter too,
JJ

Trudging said...

You and your son are in my prayers.

Da Gal said...

{{{{{Mary Christine}}}}} there's a big hug for you. Your son is brave and I am happy you were able to spend time with him before he goes about his next big task.

Trudge needs a chopper like that for her heli pad. Maybe when your son comes back he could land there!

Take gentle care.

red head gal said...

What a hard thing to have to do. My prayers are with you both.

Shannon said...

i can see you all sitting on the floor of his apt enjoying the wonderful food!! He is in my prayers mary christine and you are too

I looked at your beautiful icon wow

I love God's timing...

Sam said...

you both are on my mind...

Mary Christine said...

Thank you all. You guys are the best.