Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saturday Morning

I love Saturday Mornings. It is not even light out yet and I am sitting here contemplating my day. I have already had my prayer and meditation, and now I am sipping the first cup of coffee of the day. I am going to go to the 6:30 a.m. meeting and see my pals.

Last night at the 5:30 meeting, the room erupted in applause when I shared that my son is on his way home. It is so special that these men and women have taken my son, who they have never met, into their hearts. After the meeting a few people talked to me and expected that I would be so excited that I wouldn't be able to sleep. Well, the exact opposite is happening. I am so RELIEVED that all I want to do is sleep. I feel like I have been on the edge of a very sharp place for the last 13 months, and I feel so relieved and relaxed now that I know my son is out of Iraq that I am suddenly very very tired.

I have so much wonderful stuff to do today. I will drive down to Colorado Springs tomorrow to see him. I got the oil changed last night and I will wash the car today. I think he will be home in a week or less, so I need to get everything ready for my son. My son. Oh my God, that has a beautiful sound to it.

"we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 116

12 comments:

Scott W said...

I told EVERYONE yesterday your son was coming home. I wish I had been in that room when you shared! Will he be staying with you?

Pam said...

I did the same thing as Scott..I told everyone...and I wish I had been in the room also. Please describe the fist hug..how he smells and feels, and all the Mama stuff OK?? I want to know darlin' I really really do.

dAAve said...

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you!!

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

I could feel and share your happiness. This is truly wonderful news.

JJ said...

I can feel the excitement and love coming from this post. So happy for you too MC.
oxox
JJ

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Redhead Gal said...

MC,

That's wonderful news! I am so happy for you!

Zane-nawwaa said...

Joy is a blessing from God and it so wonderful you are experiencing this with the return of your Son.
My Dear, May you have countless Blessings and Countless times of Joy. ENJOOOY IT. I love it, you have this wonderful time coming upon you and you took the time to visit my blog. Thanks.

Shannon said...

I am sooo excited for you too (jumping up and down and clapping and smiling)
I am so so happy for you!

Kathy Lynne said...

Pure joy! Thank you for sharing it.

lash505 said...

drive safe and give him a big hug from all of us. we have the freedom to blog because of him.

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