Monday, May 3, 2010

Following A Dream

I have a friend. He's an amazing man. Devoted to his God. Deeply in love with his wife. Passionate about his five kids. Loyal and generous to his friends. Committed to his country. Soo committed to his country.

Today, this friend leaves on an adventure of a lifetime.  This adventure is the culmination of years of seeking God for a dream, and following after that dream as God revealed it step-by-step. Today, this friend leaves to serve our country as a Chaplain for the VA Army Reserves. Today, this friend embarks on a holy mission to support and encourage and serve the men and women in his unit while they serve the mission of freedom in Afghanistan.

My heart is far too full to say much else about this man. Much too overwhelmed to tell you more about his beautiful, loving, rock-steady wife.  Too choked up to tell you about his amazing kids.

But I can tell you this. To me, they are all heroes. They are all serving US.  They are all representing US in the most honorable way possible. And I am more grateful and more humbled by their selfless sacrifice of this year of their lives than I can say.

Please, will you remember this family in your prayers?
And if you are blessed to be able to call them your friends,
will you please let them know that you love them
and that you are grateful for what they are
ALL doing for our nation this year?

Here is a link to his blog,
not likely to be regularly updated
given the nature of his mission.
But you might be able to peek into
his heart and mind occasionally.


a Tonggu Momma said...

I feel so grateful to all who serve, but especially the medical professionals and chaplains who are caring for our soldiers bodies and souls. Thank you so much for your service.

Aus said...

Of course we will remember them - and thanks for pointing out those left at home as heros as well....I'm blessed to have that kind of support from Marie and the kids when I'm 'out' on what ever assignment befalls me!

hugs - aus and co.

Beverly said...

Will gladly pray for them all! My daddy was a Chaplain too!!

After His heart said...

Thanks for the update. You are sooooo right, they are incredible!!

ComfyDenim said...

You know what??
This is a fantastic post.

I salute them. I thank him...
Everywhere his foot treads will be for God!