Tuesday, May 27, 2008

half way there

I am feeling a little schmaltzy tonight. Maybe it was the Grey's Anatomy season ender that I just finished watching. Or maybe I am just hormonal. I have eaten my weight in rippled potato chips over the last couple of days. Not to mention the Lawson's chip dip. Oh, The Chip Dip. It is indeed worthy of all caps, dear reader. The fact that The Chip Dip has survived ten years after the Lawson's convenience stores closed, is testimony to the awesomeness of The Dip.

I am having flashbacks to high school when I'd lay on my bed staring at the ceiling while the love song of the hour played on the radio and wondering when God would see fit to bring Mr. Right around my way. (If only I'd known it would take another seven years I would have enjoyed myself so much more. And college would have been less angst filled too. )

But my sappy state of mind is probably due to the fact that I just caught Michael W. Smith's song "Love of My Life" and that always makes me tear up. The Calm One has been gone for almost three months and we have another three to go. This is the longest time he's ever been gone and let me assure you, we've felt every minute of it.

The good thing is that I found a countdown widget that ticks down by the second so I have tangible proof that his return is getting closer. (Priorities, you know)

The good is that he's doing well and seeing little action where he's stationed.

The good is that he gets to call once, sometimes twice a week and I get to hear his sweet, strong voice.

The good is that the kids get to talk to daddy and be reassured that he is indeed coming home.

The good thing is that God has kept every promise He's ever made and He is faithful.

The good thing is that I know I can count on Him to help keep things together a little longer.

The good thing is that even when The Calm One returns, I know God is still there and still in charge.

and best of all Jeremiah 29:11:

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Amen and Amen.

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