Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Son's Been Deployed to Afghanistan

My little soldier boy (on the right at age 4) deployed to Afghanistan last week.

Obviously, he's a grown man now.  A wonderful, brave, young man.

His new bride, our sweet daughter-in-law, Yujin, cooked him one of her family-famous Korean feasts before he left on his nine-month tour.

The sacrifices Davey and Yujin are making, well, I think they're incredible.  The sacrifices all of our military men and women and their families make are monumental.

I'm not going to worry.  I'm not going to worry.  I. am. not. going. to. worry!  Click here for my previous post about worry vs. wonder.

Today I chose to wonder.  I hope you have a wonderous day too!


Colleen said...

Thank you to your son and his family (you too) for a great service to this country. I will keep all of you in my prayers each night! God Bless him on his journey.

Cottage Dreaming said...

i am also a military wife and know how you husband was with one of the first groups sent to afghanistan and it was a scary time for me. I will keep his wife in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I pray courage and protection for your son! My son is becoming a state tropper in Washington state and these men are often shot at, too. Not the same as being a soldier but enough to make me wonder! ♥

ImagiMeri said...

Thank you, your son, his wife, your husband....all of you for the sacrifice. I will keep you all in my prayers.


Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

I will wonder with that wise advice.

Shirley Hatfield said...

I was an Army wife, but it has been many years since I have had to worry about someone I love serving in the military. May God bless you, your son and your family during your son's journey and selfless service.

Tammy's in Love said...

I am adding your Ben (mine is in the USAF) to my prayer list! I'm so grateful to all the men and women, I didn't know how patriotic I was until my son enlisted. Don't worry, Mom; pray instead of ruminate and the Lord will give you peace that passes all understanding. Meanwhile, maybe you can have your daughter in law teach you to make bulgogi and mandu!


My Vintage Mending said...

Thank you for your wonderful advice. I will wonder today as well...What an incredible son and daughter in law to sacrifice for all of us. Thank you...Renee

Donna said...

I pray that your son stays safe while he is deployed. Will be thinking about you all. I know it is difficult for military families.
God Bless You All!

Linda said...

He is a brave young man. I thank him for his service and you for raising such a nice son.

SizzleandZoom said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I would not take a son or daughter leaving for nine months as well as you are.

Blessed Serendipity said...

You must be so proud of your son. I am so thankful for all the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country. Praying that he stays safe.


Paula Parrish said...

May God bless your son, and watch over him always. I am truly thankful for his sacrifice for our country. ;o)

City Chic Country Mouse said...

My thoughts are with you and your family while he is serving our country, keep thinking about the day he will come home and you can give him a huge hug!

donna said...

Oh Cindy thank Davey and Yujin for the incredible sacrifice they are making for us. He is such a handsome young man. My niece is going to deploy to Afghanistan in early November. She will be there for 9 months no leave. Thank you so much for the advice. God will be watching over both of them.

chrisartist said...

I'm thinking of you Cindy.
I pray he is safe.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I am going to keep your son in my prayers, and you in my prayers so you don't worry. thanks for visiting and leaving the nice comment, I am loving it so far. I am anxious to see how it turns out! Thanks for visiting, and also for reminding me I need to make another post!

Chenille Cottage said...

Dear Cindy,
This Mother's heart will be praying for your sweet son. He is truly one of our newest greatest generation!
Blessings to your entire family,
Carolynn xoxo
My youngest son returned from Afghanistan this past March.

Jenny's Heart said...

Prayers for all of you! It is such a tremendous sacrifice of all the soldiers and their families. Blessing to you for raising such a brave man.

Jann Olson said...

Oh Cindy, prayers go out for the safety of your son. It will be a bit difficult as newlyweds to be apart. I remember when I had 5 young children and my hubby was deployed for Desert Storm. They thought he could be gone for up to 3 years. It was a hard thing, but our hearts grew fonder. Luckily he returned home after 5 months.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

awww....such a sweet picture of him as a little guy!! We'll be keeping him (and his worrying mother) in our prayers! Thanks for raising such a giving guy!!

ps....loved the pictures of your visit with your daughter & son-in-law very fun ~ love the doilies :)

Michaele said...

Big hugs for you. Be brave like him. He is a handsome young man. I know you are proud of him.

Old Fashioned Gal said...

My father is an retired Army Sargent. I thank God everyday he came home from Vietnam. If he had not there would have been no ME!
Your son is doing our country a wonderful service. I know it will be hard for you not to worry. (I am a terrible worry-wart) But just know how much we all appreciate his duty. And you obviously raised your son to be proud of his nation.
Hats off to you and your family! :)

Heather Grow said...

I love that little army picture. Soooo cute. I just read To Hell and Back this Summer (still need to watch the movie.) I have an even greater adoration and respect for our men and women in camo.