Twenty four years ago today, (March 10th 1985),it was cold outside, and there was little snow on the ground. Blue Eyed Husband and I had been married since June 2nd. We lived in a second floor apartment in the town Blue Eyes went to school in. My mom was alive, Florida sister lived here, and I was in labor for the guy in the middle of this picture, otherwise known as 23 year old. Today, he turns 24.
I know to you, he probably looks all of 24. But when I look at him, my mothers heart still sees him at 4. Just because I'm his mom.
It's 2:43a.m., and all is very quiet here in our home. I am the only one awake, and have been since 1. I don't know how much sleep I'll get tonight, if any. But that doesn't matter. You see, it is not only 24 year olds birthday, but today at noon time, 24 year old joins the Army. Yup. The Army. Ironic Huh? Probably not.
I'm not good with it, but I'm God with it. Weeks ago (while I was once again walking the dogs),(geesh, what is it with those dogs?!), I cried out to God about this whole Army thing.
24year old + Army = one very concerned mom!!!
DON'T YOU GET THE EQUATION GOD? SIMPLE MATH RIGHT?
No matter how I tried to add it up and present this problem to God, He still came back with a different problem.
44 year old mom + fear = NO PEACE
God is faithful and He reminded me, in His always loving, Heavenly Father way, that I need to trust Him with 24 year old. My first born son. My sweet Ben. That know matter where our children go, near or far, God goes before them, and is ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, with them. Even when this mom wants to be, but can't...
44 year old mom + Trust In God = Peace In My Soul
Hugs from Maine