Monday, February 13, 2006

Day +109

I'm missing Chad so much right now. I went on a retreat this weekend, it was wonderful. It was down in the Alps, just gorgous, I LOVE the mountains. I drove down there instead of riding the bus because I wanted to go to the Bazaar that they were having here on post, I'm glad I did.

Anyways, the retreat was on "Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapmann. Great books I highly suggest them. Since it was primarily a marriage retreat (although we also covered the 5 Love Languages for Children), when I got home I really started thinking of how much I miss Chad.

The phones and internet over there have been down a lot because of all the rain they're getting right now. It's a muddy mess there. They had an accident and we've lost a soldier. There was an accidental fire in a tent. The soldier died on the way to Brooks Army (in TX) Hospital. His wife was with him. I still have complete peace when it comes to Chad being in Iraq, but it's that reminder that anything can happen...whether it's the insurgents trying to murder our soldiers (and too many times completing that mission) there's also accidents that happen, that make no sense. I didn't know the soldier or his wife. They were from Bolivia and she didn't speak English. Please keep her and their families in your prayers.

It's a reality that my husband's in a war zone and I can't deny that. I miss him so much. Thank you for praying for him and for all our soldiers.

I would apperciate prayers for me right now. I'm just at that point that sadness is pretty strong and I'm also just really tired. I have a feeling when I get up in the morning I'll be in a better frame of mind.

God Bless


memes121 said...

On September 12, 2001 I bought a flag pin to wear. I bought as many different kinds as I could. When I go out I would wear one. It is for our country and our military. I still wear them. I will continue for as long as necessary. They are all in my prayers along with those who are left behind. God Bless.

sangrialel said...

I willl be keeping you, Chad and the boys in my prayers.  I love the Five Love Languages books.  They were all awesome!  linda

sunalott said...

There will be days like that!  I'm so glad you're sharing those moments with us!  It helps us with the specifics in prayer!  My heart is with you!     Hugs,   Laura

jckfrstross said...

Prayers for you and chad :)


lv2trnscrb said...

I've read the Five Love Languages for Teenagers; that was awesome!

since the retreat was religious based, I can bet you are down tonight because of the great experience of that.

Lord, we lift Christy up to you; help her to feel your peace tonight and your comfort. Help her to get a good's sleep and to rest in the shadow of your wings; to know you are completely in control of her life. Throught Jesus we pray amen


mikalsgrl said...

Oh Christy.....

I am truly sorry about the loss of the soldier:(   Please be reminded that Chad and yourself are always in our prayers!

I wanted to also say, I am glad you went on the retreat and had a wonderful time!! You truly deserve it.....think, when Chad comes will have all these wonderful places to share with him:) What a great homecoming that will be!!

Please remain steadfast in your strong spirit....and when you do know I am here for you!!!

grahamfarmga said...

((hugs)) & prayers

linnpooh said...

You will be in my prayers extra hard tonight and I will ask God to lift you up and add some new found strength under your wings. I'm always sending good thoughts and wishes to both you and Chad.......and I pray for his safety as well.

Pooh Hugs,

gaboatman said...

I'll say a little extra prayer for you tonight, Christy.  Give Chad our best when you talk to him next.

leanntepoorten said...

Hey Christy, Sorry you're feeling blue and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers more so now.

That retreat sounds very interesting as do the books. I've never heard of them...I don't get out much but I will have to keep that in mind the next time we go to a year!

Try to keep your positive aura about you, I love your comments at my blog, they never fail to bring a chuckle when I need one.