Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Mother's Thoughts

Our middle son left for Afganistan this week and needless to say I miss him already. He will only be gone a short time ( 6 weeks) but being a mom I am still concerned for his safety.

Mother's Day will not be the same without his laughter and sense of humor entertaining all of us.

My heart is sad as I think of him being one of the most dangerous areas of the world.....and Oh, so far from home.

This tall handsome responsible young man will always be that tiny beautiful baby with the blue eyes and blond hair that I held in my arms many years ago.

I still see that little boy every time he laughs and teases. Precious are the memories of the fun times when he and his brothers share stories and play games.

I will be counting the days until his safe return and his laughter fills the air I breathe.

I love you, Chad.



Karen said...

It is really tough isn't it? My daughter is in the National Guard and will be deployed in the next couple years, I try not to think about it...Hang in there.

Judy said...

i support a troop in Afganestan...i send a package every month. my husbands secry supports a large troop of 25....its a great great thing to do!!!!
i will be thinking of your son!

Connie said...

I will keep your son in my prayers. I have two sons who were Marines and served in iraq. my heart goes out to you, is hard to be a mama sometimes!