Monday, January 7, 2008

I Confess...

I was almost compelled to grab a paper bag
or some concealing item to do this
when I spoke to my beloved on the phone late last night...

It was gently revealed to me
(somewhere along the lines in our "code talking")
that my beloved and I somehow
had a 'minor' marital miscommunication.
(y'all have those, too... right?)

It seems that my beloved's unit was extended
for a "brief" time and he will, indeed, not be
returning to us just as soon as I had thought.
{{sheepish, slightly embarassed grin}}
Though we do expect him home somewhat soon,
it is not in the "immediate" future.
There remains a little bit of waiting time.
So we will continue on until that day arrives. ;o)

Though I cannot share when he will arrive,
I will be sure to drop a few "general" hints
around that special time. ;o)
(especially since I am 'on the same page'
as my beloved now... lol... Love you, Honey!)

Thank you, again, to all of you that were praying
and anticipating his arrival with us.
We continue to look forward to that day
and appreciate your continued prayers. ;o)

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever:
for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:"
~ Isaiah 26:3-4


Tracy said...

I admire how well you seem to be taking this. I know that only the Lord would give you this peace.

You'd better take that sign down before it rains.

Tammy L said...

I see lots of smilies in this post, but I can only imagine how disappointed you all must be... and now more waiting!! :) Thanks for the cheerful post... it's a good reminder to me as I await the arrival of our new baby. :)

Karen said...

I'm sure you all had some disappointment in this news. But it seems that you're doing pretty well with it.

Take care,

akconklin said...

Awwww...I am so sorry for your "misunderstanding". And then you had to tell the children???? Oh, you poor mama! I know it's a "life" lesson for them, but oh my, that is so hard.

I'll be praying for you all that the days/hours go by quickly.


Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I am so sorry that there was a miscommunication and that he will not be home as soon as you had thought. I am sure that is hard for you all to take. I have to tell you though that I admire how very strong you have been through all of this. You are a special kind of a woman to be able to deal so well with the situation that you are in. You do a fantastic job of keeping life stable for your children and on top of that you are an inspiration and a wonderful example of a godly wife and mother. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Lisa in Texas = )

Ron and Ginny said...

Oh, big, fat, hairy BUMMER!!! I understand. When Ron was coming home from Beirut, way back when, I showed up at the airport and ran out on the tarmac to meet the plane. The guys started coming off and Ron was not there! He had been bumped off for a courier! Oh, was I upset... But, he came in the next day. You seem awfully cheerful. I would not be. But, you know the Lord is in control and He says to be thankful in all things. We did not know the Lord during our time in the military. Keep up the good work. :-D

Tina in AL said...

Sorry to hear that there's more waiting for you all than you thought. You seem to be taking it well. I'll continue to pray for you, your children, & your beloved until you're all reunited. What a wonderful witness you are of God's peace that passes all understanding. :)
In His love,

Hubby said...

Oh Christina,
You are too pretty to hide your face in a bag!! Tell the children that I LOVE and MISS them!! Just think of it like this, we have added another "page" in our book of being together... lol I LOVE YOU!!!! ;-) I'll talk to you soon.


mommyto7 said...

I am so sorry...I can only imagine how disappointed you are. I have been so excited for you as you await his return. I wish I was there because I would take you out on a "girls" night out. I hope you have a good rest of this week. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday! Blessings, ~Holly

PlainJane said...

Oh Dear, how disappointing for you all. It's kind of a spiritual lesson as well - that God's timing is not always our timing and that can be oh so hard too. I guess this will make your dh's arrival even sweeter when the time comes. Praying for God's Peace for you and yours until that day.

Looking at it on the bright side, you have a squeeky clean house. lol
Blessings & (((Hugs))))

momofmhasr said...

You are such an example of patience to me. Thank you. Not putting you on a pedistal, just trying to encourage! Love and hugs!

Our Family Journal said...

Praying the days will go quickly, and praying for a safe return.


Nikki said...

How disappointing this must be. I know the extra wait will make the reunion sweeter!!!

Your hubby's comment was so sweet. You are blessed indeed.


Mrs. T said...

How disappointing for everyone! Praying still!

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Thank you for sharing your shining, yielded, Godly example of how to handle disappointment--such a heavy disappointment, too.


But as my Aunt #2 always says, "The Lord knows..."


Martie said...

Ah - the joys of military life! I was sad when I heard it was not sooner - but God's ways are ALWAYS perfect.

Praying that He sustains you for the remainder of the time and keeps your husband safe.

Oh, how sweet the reunion when he *finally* steps in the door!

Blessings to you my Friend,


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