Friday, June 05, 2009

It's Official

Ryan, eight months old

Ryan has made his decision and officially enlisted today. He is currently not scheduled to start bo*t camp until Nov., so he will be coming to Boston with us for a few months.

Jeff and I have peace about it, despite not wanting our son in harms way. I believe that all of our days are written for us by God, and whether he is home or overseas, the number of his days on earth will not change.

"All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:16

Thank you so much to those of you who have been praying for him as he made this decision.

I went to check on the progress of the bird nest in our yard and found that the eggs had hatched. Jordan wanted to be lifted up to see and while I tried to accommodate him, the mother bird was going nutso. She dive-bombed us and squawked. I kept an eye on her as she perched herself almost directly above us because I didn't want a poo-bomb dropped in my hair. Sure enough...she lifted her tail feathers and let 'er fly...a disgusting squirt that thankfully missed it's mark and landed harmlessly in the grass. We decided to vacate the area and leave the poor birds alone. They are getting big, so I think they will be trying to fly very soon.


Lori said...

Oh wow, that must be so difficult as a Mom to have your sweet boy (man) enlist in the military! But, he is the Lord's and as much as we like to think WE have control over fully protecting's all God. And there is so much comfort in that!

Cute pic of the baby birds...rather symbolic of your household right now! Little ones....and bigger ones getting ready to leave the nest. *Sigh* they grow up so stinkin' fast. Whazzup with that?

Joyful mom said...

Goodness, I cannot imagine the mix of emotions that comes when your son actually joins the military. It must feel kind of surreal. I bet you are so proud of your young man. What an honor to serve his country. So glad you get to enjoy his company for the next few months--that is such a blessing.

Kim K. said...

Wow. That's a major decision and such a mix of emotions. Great shot of the baby birds. I'm impressed with your ability to snag the perfect shot, all while making sure to avoid bird poo.

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

I am so grateful for the soldiers in our lives! Thank you to your son for joining the service!

Deanna said...

love Boston! It's my favorite city, and less than an hour away so I'm there pretty often!
What will you be doing in Beantown? (please tell me you'll have help if you're travelling with all of the little ones!)

Elaine said...

As a mom to a Marine I know how you feel. I believe when men like our sons choose to serve this country they deserve our support, our blessings and most of all our prayers. But we are still moms and they are still our boys and they will always take a piece of our heart with them where ever they go. Your son will be in my prayers.