Monday, June 22, 2009

Laughing and Aching

Welcome to TUESDAYS TOGETHER (in the WORD). # 25

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This week our reading (as posted on the sidebar under the button) was from Hebrews 7 - 11; Psalms 58- 59; Proverbs 14.

My verse for this week is:


Proverbs 14:13
"Even in laughter the heart may ache... "


I have had the two grandbabies with me today. I have indeed laughed. I have played with play-dough (homemade, I might add). I have read books. I have rocked and fixed bottles and cuddled and fed. I have giggled till my sides hurt. It really has been a good day.

But all day my heart ached.

The days of deployment begin.

Again.

And I guess this verse explains the emotions well. Life continues here in the states and we will have days that are filled with laughter...

But there is never a moment that the reality of a son at war leaves my mind. Nor my heart. And it really does ache.

The blackberry literally does not leave my hand in hopes of hearing from him. Psalm 91 and many other verses are prayed for him continually. I am one who watches the news - all of it. I am a member of a board of Military moms/wives/sisters and I visit with them daily.

And I also visit a web page that posts the injuries and casualities of the war. I did this every day during the last deployment. Not that I am looking to see if something has happened to my Jonathan. No, when I found this site... I was prompted to pray for these families. The reality of WAR means that some will give their very lives for our freedoms. And these families and soldiers have made the greatest sacrifice. They need our prayers.

Like I have said before... A son at war makes me believe what I have always said that I believe. I know that Jonathan is in God's hands. I know. I know. I know. And I hold on to that truth.

So once again we begin the days that are filled with laughter ... AND an aching heart.

War is real.

Freedom is not free.

Trust me.



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11 comments:

Janet said...

Thank you for sharing your heart today. I'll be praying for your son--and for you! Blessings.

Lady of Value said...

Hey DeeDee, glad to be able to join in today!

Keeping you in my prayers!
Sharon

Jennifer said...

So glad you had those grandbabies with you this week! What a blessing - such a sweet balm for our troubled hearts! My son is still in Tech School but we recently learned he will be stationed in Florida after finishing. Of course, we were excited but several have been quick to remind us (tell us) that "he won't be there long....he'll be off to Afghanistan with three months." Thank you. I certainly will be praying for you - and Jonathan - this week!! Giggle all day with those babies! :)

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Praying for you and your family...

So grateful that you had some laughter and joy with your grandbabies in the midst of the aching for your sweet boy...

Love to you...

Jenilee said...

I joined your tuesday in the word for the first time today. :) Thanks for having this... it is always good to be in the word of God!

Samantha said...

Praying for your son! Glad you are able to enjoy those grandbabies!

Meredith said...

I participated in a different meme today but I am still following and reading.....and praying......and shedding a tear for achy hearts.....and will add that on somedays "I know what I know, what I know" is all that gets you through...
Love, Meredith

Tanya Wilson said...

I just started blogging last week, but I've been reading your blog for a while now. Just now able to reply, though. Every time I sit down to read your blog I must have tissue near by. You are a wonderful writer!

I could not imagine what you are going through from a mother's perspective. We are praying for you and your family.

Tanya

Tricia said...

Hey DeeDee
We are praying for all of you... I can not imagine the turmoil your heart must be in...

I have a post in my head but just do not feel like sitting down and getting it done, maybe later...

Blessings and prayers...

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Sweet Deedee - I will be praying for you and for you son. I can't even imagine what that is like. I can remember when I was 8 years old, my daddy was in VIetnam for a year. I can remember crying every night missing him, but I didn't quite comprehend the reality of it all.

You are a precious woman of GOd. Hope you enjoyed those grandbabies. Being a Nana is one of the greatest joys to me.

Linda said...

DeeDee, My heart goes out to you sweet Sister In Christ. I know you are trusting God,...but you are still a mama missing her son. I said a pray for you.

I am glad that you can spend time with your grandkids. I have two of mine this week while they go to Vacation Bible School here in town.
In fact, I had better think about waking them up so that they can get ready.

Have a blessed day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits