I had Justin when I was 19 years old!! He was such a good baby!! I have always done my best to protect him, as most parents do for their children! I have always tried to shield my kids from things that I thought may hurt them!! I tried to not let them be disappointed and I tried to keep them from any harm or danger that I thought may be around them! Sometimes as everyone they have been disappointed and have been hurt...not because I didn't try but that is just life!!
So now at this point in life...He is trying to protect me!! He doesn't want me to know what he is really about to face in this new mission he is headed out for!! I did get to talk to him last night before he headed out! He tried to tell me not to worry!! I explained that is just what mama's do is worry!! I told him that I love him with all my heart and he reassured me that he had my heart in his pocket!! Well the praying must step up at this point!! He said to not listen to the news and to just stay busy and to remember "No News Is Good News!!" He is so strong and He knows that he has so many people praying for him!! My strength seems to be weak at this point...I can't seem to not cry when I think about it!! It really just scares me!! I have listened to the news and I do know what he will be doing and to be honest...I DO NOT LIKE IT!!
I promised him that I would not dwell on him being gone for so long and that I would just pray every time I thought about him...so I guess I will be praying 24/7!!
God please watch over my Justin and every other Marine in Afghanistan right now. They are about to face the most challenging times and I am so scared. God please give them the strength they need, guide them in the safest direction, and protect them from all harm. Please Lord, bring our Marines home safely.
SO that is about it for me!! Valentines Party for Ms. Avery Michele today...I am sure it will be fun and I will be taking pictures!! Busy is a good thing for me!!!
You all have a great day!!