Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Waiting for daylight

I want to get out there and hit the pavement and run, run, run. Real pavement. Real concrete sidewalks! A lot of the snow has melted since it has been so warm, and I am so grateful for regular things like dry streets and sidewalks. There are still dirty piles of snow everywhere, but they are melting.

Oh Lord of Mercy, I just heard there is another helicopter down in Bagdhad. I don't know how I can possibly not hear this stuff. I have tried to insulate myself so that I don't have the feelings I have right now. Sheer and utter terror. I will walk through it... Well, maybe I will run through it. (for anyone who doesn't know, my son is in the middle of a deployment to Iraq, where he flies a helicopter.) I am getting lots of practice at letting go and trusting God.

"Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation. We shouldn't be shy on this matter of prayer. Better men than we are using it constantly. It works, if we have the proper attitude and work at it." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 85-86

9 comments:

dAAve said...

Prayers your way.

lushgurl said...

My cousin was in Afghanistan for a bi, looking fo the insurgents, it was a trying time for all of us who loved him. He is safe at home now.I will pray for your son and for you...HE will be there!

Enjoy your run :p

Pam said...

Got you and your baby on my mind...love ya!

Tab said...

That is great to practice letting go MC> I know this is a challenge for you ..keep doing what ever it takes for you to keep learning and taking care of yourself for today.
I am sending you and your son love for a safe day..enjoy your run on that pavement finally.

PS>the flax seed wraps are tortillas made with flax seeds :)

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

My prayers too, all the way from Malaysia.

Shannon said...

I said a prayer for you and your son! (HUGS)
hpe your run was good

Scott said...

prayin for your son MC, and for your peace of mind. God/JC/HP will protect your son!

Glad ya got to run on pavement today!

lash505 said...

I heard that to and I said a silent prayer. We pray for your son's safety in my monday night bible study class. lots of love to you. take care and run run run.

Mary Christine said...

You guys absolutely are the best. Thank you so much for all the prayers. I guess my son is OK for now. I haven't heard from him, but I also haven't seen the uniformed men coming to my front door.