Thursday, September 6, 2007


Today I'm just in awe of everything God has done in the little world around me. My daughter is home, SAFE, and the evidence of God's protection is just too great to even begin to enumerate on. So many dangerous situations, yet she is here with us, unscathed and hopefully a little wiser. Ok, hopefully a LOT wiser.

Then there is the fence full of plastic cups in view outside of my dining room window. An odd thought, except those red, white, blue, and yellow cups are arranged to form flags, yellow ribbons, and the words "WELCOME HOME 596th"! This evening, even though our soldier has been home with us the last year, we will stand with the family members we've supported over the last year as their soldiers are welcomed home. It's a surreal feeling. I've been through this five other times with my own soldier, but I've still looked forward to this day for far too long, holding my breath a little in anticipation of seeing that convoy of buses drive up and seeing the sea of camouflage descend on a crowd of tearful family members.

More than 150 soldiers in our company, and not a single combat injury. A teenager home safe and cognizant of what she took for granted. There is MUCH to be thankful for today!

The Daily Snippet today is SO timely: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)

7 comments:

ellen b said...

Whoa! Now that is something to be amazed and thankful for. How wonderful to stand and welcome soldiers home...
blessings.

Lynn said...

So much to be thankful for. This is awesome.

Lord, Thank you. Amen

Mary said...

Rejoicing with you! Blessings on your weekend.

Angie said...

What a great post! glad your daughter is home safe---doesn't matter the circumstances...God's arm is long enough to reach! I love the verse you mentioned from Snippets. I had not read mine today. I am thankful for those men/women that dedicate their lives to serving our country/our families/our lives. You are a blessed and brave woman. May God continue to pour His love and blessings into your life.

eph2810 said...

What beautiful news that your daughter is home safely and that your community received all the soldiers back that went into combat...

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Brenda said...

Kris,
I know you must be swamped. but would you just send me a short note that you are all okay?

love,brenda

Qtpies7 said...

Kris, how is everything? I miss hearing from you. You are even quiet on RM.

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