Friday, November 14, 2008

Thankful for a Homecoming

My husband and I are in a small group that meets every Thursday evening. There is a couple in our group who have a son in the Army. I remember this young man from when he was a gangly teenager playing in the high school band with one of my boys.

He's been in Afghanistan, and just returned to the States. His parents have aways seemed pretty calm about him, though, of course, our group always prayed for his safety. Tonight his mom admitted to us that the whole time he was gone she was afraid to answer the door whenever anyone knocked on it. Now she can relax.

So, today I'm thankful that Seth is back home safe and sound.

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Rose said...

I am so glad he is home safe with his family as well. I can't imagine what a parent must feel when their child is in a war zone. It made me think that on Veterans Day we should also honor the families of soldiers who also make a sacrifice.

Joyce said...

Her comment made me realize how she had just hiiden that fear so well, but it was there all the time. there are probably a lot of people doing that.