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Monday, July 13, 2009

A Very Tough Day

The weekend was spent hanging with Kevin and Sara, trying to get as much time with them as possible before they left this morning.

A highlight of the weekend was going to our former church, Grace Community, on Sunday. Kevin wanted to go so he could see some folks he hadn't seen in a long time. (I think his upcoming deployment had made him a bit nostalgic. Not that he would recognize that as the reason.) Not only were we able to have marvelous worship and a great message by Mark Norman, but we did get to see lots of old friends. It was a good morning. We went to Sara's parents' for lunch after church. This was the last time they'd get to spend with Kevin & Sara during this visit.

Once back at the campground, the remainder of Sunday was spent getting Kevin and Sara ready to travel. Then we just hung out until bedtime. I didn't want the evening to end 'cause that meant they were leaving!

Kev's alarm went off at 4am. UGH! Of course, it took him another 15 minutes to get moving. Randy and I got up to help them get the rest of the stuff out to the truck. Once the dogs were loaded, there was no more stalling. :)

Man, it was tough to say good-bye. Knowing that he will be deploying to Iraq at the end of August, I don't think anyone blamed me for holding onto Kev just a little longer than necessary. And yes, I did shed a few tears. But, I was much better than I thought I would be. It's hard on Kev when I cry, so I try not to around him. My mantra over the next year is going to be "God is in control and He has His hand on Kevin." I just need to remember to keep praying it!

There was no going back to bed after all that. So, it's been a long day.

I also had a dentist appointment today for the first of two visits to get a crown. Yuck. I have been much more sore than I expected. I think it may be because the dentist had to give me a double dose of lidocaine 'cause of all the drilling and grinding that had to be done on the tooth. At 9:30pm, my jaw is still pretty achy and I've had a headache all day.

It's back to normal for us. Our RV is once again ours and will be clean again this week. Four dogs and four adults in less than 500 square feet for more than a week makes for a very dirty RV. It was worth it though.

If you think of it, I would appreciate your prayers for our son, Kevin, as well as all of our military personnel who are deployed. Prayer is the best thing we can do. Thanks.

Until the next time . . .


  1. I am adding Kevin to my prayer list. I have never had to send one of my boys off to war, and I can't imagine that tug in your heart.

    Keep the faith and we will keep you all wrapped in God's love.


  2. Big hugs to Kevin and to you, and our thanks to him, for stepping up! We will keep you all in our prayers.
    Sorry about those truck repairs, but like you said, it's all good.....we are so blessed to live this lifestyle!