Friday, January 8, 2010

I see a yellow ribbon tied to my tree everyday when I wake up.
It can't possibly be mine.
Thoughts of Jon at war race through my mind everyday. The unknown has been a scary place.
But then a friend said something to me today that I had never thought of. Maybe the unknown is better.
Really? It probably is true! I am not sure I really want to know all that is going on where Jon is.
I have enough fear to fuel a very rich fantasy life in my mind as it is when it comes to this deployment.
When I chatted with Jon on Facebook early yesterday morning, he was getting ready to leave on a mission.
I could sense he was looking forward to it. His level of need for adventure is off the charts. Its hard to describe my feelings about that. Of course you want your child to drive his own car, eventually move out of your home, find his own way in life. But big Adventures? Dangerous adventures? WHY?
God designed him this way. With a flare for accomplishing impossible things.
We have seen it since he was a little boy. At 2 years old riding a 2 wheeler, we thought it was incredible! At 2 Climbing a tree and falling out and telling us with blood crusted to his head. "Mom it was so cool to be high as the birds go I want to do it again, maybe the big tree this time"
This adult adventure is no different. He craves it, even thrives on it. I could feel it in his words yesterday. Something about the unknown thrills him.
What I pray for him is total success in everything he does.What I pray for him is God's uncommon favor to fly alongside him, to sleep alongside him, to drive along side of him. To be on him always in everything he does.
You know his ways oh Lord and so I pray you protect his path. However he chooses to travel on it.
May he have every adventure you have have called him to have, and those he chooses to take that you have not called him to, oh Lord that you would follow him and protect him through those as well.
And that you would then turn those adventures for your good.
Thank you God for making Jon an adventure seeker!!! As well as all the other men and woman that seek to protect this country. Protect them this day and always make your face to shine upon them.
Ease our fears as those who do not seek this adventure. But let us turn that fear into fervent prayers for those who do.


joshua said...

beautiful Jenni!Love Kim

Lisa Groves said...

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Lindsay said...

great post! You are such a great writer!