Thursday, May 21, 2009

On this Memorial Day....

Memorail day is a day of family gatherings, stores filled with people hoping to make it to the good deals first, BBQ's, parties, food, fun, sporting events but lets not forget those who paid a high price in order for us to enjoy the freedom we are blessed with today. The Lord has a purpose for everyone's life and He chose these brave men to fight and lay down their life with only one goal in protect us. We have many soldiers still fighting for us and even more training. Many times we tend to forget these men and women who are sacrificing time away from home to serve their country. Let's nto forget, first, the blood that was shed on that rugged cross for our sins to give us eternal freedom and second lets not forget the blood that was shed on the battlefield to give us earthly freedom. These are God's chosen warriors!

I myself am an Army wife. When I married my husband, I married a US Army soldier. I never thought I would become a military wife but God had big plans for my life! It is such an honor to be married to a soldier. Yes, it has it's tough side such as deployment, long hours, time away from home training or like my friend over at Reflections from a Christian Mommy Writer says it: involuntary separation from our spouses, we also can feel a little lost because we feel that our civilian friends don't quit understand what we go through, BUT let me tell you...the honor of being a military wife surpasses all of it. My husband told me the other day that he feels that His calling from God is to be a soldier. He said that he didn't joined for the money because for a 20 yr old he was making pretty good money at his previous job, he didn't join for the college education because he wasn't really interested in going to college.....he says he joined because it's what he feels he needs to do. He serves his country with pride and honor. Somtimes I catch him starring out to the backyard. I ask him what is running through his mind..he says that he is thinking about all the new soldiers that joined recently and feels that part of him feels the need to fight by their side. When he woul first tell me this I felt a little puzzled thinking that his desire should be to be by my side as his wife but the more I talk to him the more the Lord reveals to me my husband's true heart. He is an amazing human being, always looking around to see how he can help someone, he is stepping to the plate and working hard to be the spitiual head of our home. Together we are studying the Bible with the desire for God to reveal wonderful things to us and to know Him more. He's never missed a day of work since I met him (5 years) even with 102 fever. He desires to be with me, to care for me, to make memories together and hopefully soon to start and raise a godfearing family but he also has the heart of a warrior who wants to protect his family, defend his country and fight with great honor like King David in the Bible he says..he wants to carry his cross and come home victoriously! God has givien him the spirit of a warrior! That's my hero! I LOVE YOU BABE!!!

This is how defines a soldier:
1.a person who serves in an army; a person engaged in military service. enlisted man or woman, as distinguished from a commissioned officer: the soldiers' mess and the officers' mess.
3.a person of military skill or experience: George Washington was a great soldier.


This is what I think of my husband:

4.a person who contends or serves in any cause: a soldier of the Lord.


In honor of our fallen heroes, for those who are fighting and for those who are to take their place..... I also want to honor those who are stationed here in the US such as recruiters. You are all an inspiration!!!

In honor of all the strong wives behind these great men! We tend to get overlooked as well but I believe God has a special place in His heart for military wives. He knew we had the strength to stand by our husband's side. We have been chosen! I meditate while I watch this video asking the Lord to guide us in our journey because deployment could be in our near future. My husband is waiting to hear back from the general to see if they want him to go back to infantry (frontline). It can be a bit scary but I am reminded that the Lord has not given me a spirit of fear and that he urges me to be still. I plan on fixing my eyes on my Lord, trusting that He is in control and being the loving and supportive wife my husband needs through deployment if that's what the Lord's will is for us. To all the military wives......

I challenge you to take a momment this Memorial Day to thank the Lord for these great men and women!



La Familia Garcia said...

What a wonderful post for your husband! I love that the more God reveals himself to you, the more you are drawn to your husband! You got it right, God does have big plans for your family! Keep seeking his will!

Timmy's Girl said...

OH, Sis, what a BEAUTIFUL post!!!! Thank you for it. The pics are so great. That is not only a strong soldier, but a handsome one, too ;0).

Tim said that he thought he could hear some 'missing being out doing soldier things' from Manny the other day. He is a G.I.Joe at heart. I just am so blessed that God blessed him with a wife that is as honoring as he is and that is definitely his crowning glory.

Thanks to all the soldiers, their wives/husbands, and families for their service. We are in total awe of your sacrifice and thank God for each of you.

xoxo, Veronica/SIS

Kelly's Ideas said...

This is so very awesome. God bless you and your husband. You are right - God has a plan for all of us.
Your Sister in Christ

Niki :-) said...

Great post! Lovin' the post and pictures. hugs! niki

Tara said...

amazing post..... thank you!

~*Lisa*~ said...

Your post was beautiful! I finally got the chance to come over and check out your blog. It's nice to meet you even if its in blogger world! Blessings to you and your soldier!

Kristin said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thanks to your husband *and you* for serving our country. I was a military wife (my husband was in the USAF for 9 year) so I know what a sacrifice you two are making.

Wow-40 Christmas cards! That's a lot! I love scrapping, too. As a matter of fact, that's what I'm fixing to do!