I am thankful that he came home safely.

Who says that thankful posts have to stop because Thanksgiving is over? I forgot to bring my camera cord to Indiana, so no pictures of our Thanksgiving week here until after we get back to DC. In the meantime, some more thankfulness from other people!

Today we have Abby on the blog, one of my college roommates and dear friends.

“In 2006 I sent Aaron, then my boyfriend, off to Iraq with no promise of any earthly future together. War is a stark reminder of our own inability to control. Neither of us could guarantee anything about that deployment. So he went and by some miracle came back – we are now married and working through this together. Many others had similar send-offs that ended with a funeral instead of a homecoming; it’s taken five years for me to feel like I can even talk about this without weeping. I don’t know why he came back while others didn’t, but I am truly overwhelmed with gratefulness.”

“The LORD has dealt bountifully with you.” – Ps. 116

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5 Responses to I am thankful that he came home safely.

  1. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh, I am sobbing now. What an amazing Thanksgiving post.

  2. abby says:

    I can hardly even look at those pictures from his homecoming without crying – thanks for sharing them here! We love you guys!

  3. I don’t know how I missed this one, but it is truly beautiful.

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