Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

Sitting here right now...

with the computer in my lap...

talking to my soldier on the other side of the world...

I am reminded once again...

that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!


But can I say how wonderful it is to have the technology of being able to "Instant Message" with him. Hal is on one couch with his computer. I am on my couch with my computer. Julia is in Virginia with her computer. Jenifer is at her house on her computer. Jon is on his Base with his computer (I suppose at an internet cafe).

So for right now... we are all "chatting" with him... the make-up can wait. The last minute trip to the grocery store can wait. The cooking can wait.

Yes, right now, the priority is sitting right here. Talking to my soldier.

Happy Fourth of July?... you bet.



4 comments:

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

So grateful for the sacrifice of men and women like your son! Being married to a man who served 20+ years in the USAF, I understand the pain of seperation, so glad you can communicate via IM's! Our freedom comes with a high price and today isn't the only day we should honor those who serve.

And yes, you are right, the grocery can wait!

Shalom,
Denise

Darlene said...

I am glad you got to talk to him. I chatted with him on Face Book. He told me he ate BBQ Ribs for lunch. :)
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!!

Good to be a Queen said...

Just know that the Queen's in Georgia are flying their flag in support of him and this great country...And will continue to pray for him and your family...

Tanya Wilson said...

Really glad you and your family were able to talk to Johnathan. I know he's in your thoughts and prayers all day everyday. Praying for you all.

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.