Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thankful Thursday: My "Son" is home!

I know that I have mentioned in previous posts that my husband is the youth minister of our church. Well one of our Seniors last year joined the Army National Guard, and has been gone for 3 months. Well Jaylon spent most of his time at our home before leaving. He slept on our couch or floor most nights and ate 75% of his meals here. He was best friends with my brother who was living with us at the time, and they both left at the same time making me so very sad. Not to mention all the other seniors *cough* Kim *cough* that left too.
Well Jaylon has returned home to his "Mama Lori" and I am so excited. He will always be so special to our family, and my boys think he is their brother. I admire that he is serving our country to ensure our freedom. He will be leaving for Iraq in January, but until then I will enjoy the time that we have. Please pray that God keep him safe and uses him for His good when he is there.
Now if only Tim (brother) and Kim were home it would feel like my family was complete!
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14 comments:

Mc Allen said...

ooh Lori thats teriffic, I am so happy for you!!! What wonderful news! I hope you get a nice long time to hang out!!! LA

Octamom said...

We'll be praying for him. So glad you're getting to enjoy some time with him before he leaves!
Blessings!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, congrats for getting one of the three back home. Hope you have a great visit!

Denise said...

Praise God for bringing your son home.

Maggie said...

That's great news!! Glad he's home for such an extended period of time - that's awesome! Enjoy the time you have w/ him!!

Dr. Wifey said...

thanks for visiting my blog! my lil bro joined the Air National Guard and has been away at boot camp and other training since July. he comes home in December...sure miss him :(

Laurie Ann said...

I'm so happy for you! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Life is Superb said...

Yay!! I think it is awesome that he joined and I'll definitely say a prayer for him about Iraq. Glad he's home for a little while!! Enjoy it!

Monica Squiers said...

Glad he is home for awhile! Will keep him in our prayers. Thankful Thursday is great. Thanks for being my blog mentor, lol!

salsaberries said...

How awesome that is. I'm giving thanks with you.

Tabitha Blue said...

Aww, sounds like such a sweet family! You must have a wonderful cozy home, I'll come by and eat your food if you're ever missing any of them too much!! :)

Janet said...

I will add him to our prayer list! So glad you will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with him.

Serendipity said...

Great news indeed! Have a good time now with your son! Blessings to you all.

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful relationship! God has used you to mold this young man! How cool is that!