Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Lord is My Strength

"The Lord is MY Strength" -- this is what I repeated to myself over and over this past weekend.

David's unit was mobilized to active duty status to serve a year in Iraq. He reported to Greeneville Tn for duty and the unit left for training in Ms on sunday.

It truely was an awesome site to see. We arrived to the unit at 8:10 am and it was already packed. There were a sea of people everywhere. The armory was packed, the local schools had made posters (100's of them) of encouragement to show their support. The posters lined every wall in the armory. It was beautiful!!!!

The morning consisted of formation for the soldiers, then a little wait time allowing more families to say good bye. Then the last formation outside where it was about 30 degrees.
Tears started to fall, the girls were crying, I started to pray "The Lord is My Strenght"! Two weeks, we can make it, "The Lord is My Strenght".
Finally loading of the buses, each soldier went by slowly, one last hug and kiss for David and I. Then they rolled out. About 10 emergency vechiles, 10 harley davidsons with american flags lead the way followed by 3 buses loaded with troops, bringing up the rear were about a hundred cars of family members. Clapping, horns blaring, cheers, yelling, crying, music, you name it , you heard it. It was amazing, increbible, the support for these soldiers was uplifting. But I know in the quiet of the day, when no one is around, "I will lift up my eyes to heaven for "the Lord is My Strength."


Lori said...

I hope that this scripture (my favorite) will also help give you strength during this time:
"But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

I will pray that you have clear mountain views in December to remind you of that. I'm so glad it was a beautiful send off and will pray as you and the girls hold down the fort at home.