During Deployment days, it is good to get a phone call from my soldier and hear his voice.
During Deployment days, it is even better to get on SKYPE with my soldier and SEE HIM.
I don't even have the words to describe the emotion that overwhelms me when the screen comes up and I see his face. Not only because it has been months - but also because of the reality that he is at war.
He is wearing in his ACU's... he is in a tent... other soldiers are at other computers behind him...I am looking at all the details.
On SKYPE we are all able to "chat" but only one of us can have video time. This was my night. I really did not have much to say. I just wanted to watch him.
No... actually I wanted to jump through the screen and hug him.
But since I could not - I did blow kisses - I did chat some - I did watch his every move - and I did hold back my tears.
... until he had to sign off. And as the tears began to flow from this Military Mom's eyes - I prayed. Silently. I had no words to speak. I once again held on to Scriptures that I so often pray for him... I once again make myself believe what I say I believe...
Isaiah 52:12b"For the LORD will go before you,And the God of Israel will be your rear guard."
He IS in our Lord's hands - the Lord is in front of him and the God of Israel is behind him...
and I know it.
I think when I go to the mall later in the week - I may find a soldier to hug.
I have been known to do that...