70 hours and counting until I set foot on an airplane that will forever change my life and the life of my family.
It has taken us almost two years to get to this point and now that we stand at the brink of it I find myself both excited and anxious. It is something I want more then anything else and yet at the same time the cost will be high. The greatest sacrifice that the man or woman in uniform makes may not, in my mind, be their life but rather the relinquishing of freedoms most of us take for granted to guard the freedoms of others. To leave family, freedoms and home; to in effect stand a culture apart, to stand resolute in the path of tyranny and injustice protecting the rights of a world that doesn’t quite understand the why, perhaps is the greatest sacrifice of all.
So we embark as a family, myself in a few short days and my family to follow in a few months into a world and culture tinged with differences that for now seem foreign to us, but shortly will become our new normal.
Keep us in your prayers as we start this journey separated physically but united in one mind, bound by the spirit of the Most High God. May He lift us on eagles wings as weariness come and as the burden grows heavy may we run and not grow faint.
In His Grips