a Sunday surprise…
I got up a little after 5 this morning, got me a cup of coffee and did my morning ritual. Reading the news online, doing a crossword online, checking the obits (glad to see my name wasn’t listed), then on to Facebook. While catching up with what all my friends had been up to, the chat popped up. It was a young friend of ours stationed in Afghanistan. We had a short chat of just small talk. He got to see the lunar eclipse yesterday morning and said that it was awesome. He has 5 months left there and is counting down the days. I can’t even imagine the stress he faces everyday and told him once again that he and all those serving are constantly in my prayers. He said that the ‘drone thing’ in Iran has him and all who are ‘over there’ working overtime. All of us here at home have such a big debt of gratitude to these brave men and women. Small things mean so much to them and just saying ‘thank you’ seems trivial to me.
None of us know what the future holds but making the most of every day has even more meaning for my young friend….
Grace and Peace to all this Sunday as we spend it without fear of molestation….
- Sky-watchers get rare treat: total lunar eclipse (thenewstribune.com)
- Stunning Images From Across The World Of The Total Lunar Eclipse, December 2011 (techie-buzz.com)
- Iran: We Won’t Return US Drone (israelnationalnews.com)
- Life. Surprises. Me. (wtamu.wordpress.com)