Sunday, October 4, 2009
Where Did the Time Go?
Two weeks has flown by! Alex leaves tomorrow morning to start his trip back to Iraq after 2 great weeks of R&R. I think he has enjoyed himself - he has seemed relaxed and happy, going to the Y each morning to work out, spending hours playing video games and watching movies, meeting old college friends for lunch and a couple of parties in his honor. Sarah and Eric came home each of the last 3 weekends and they enjoyed hanging out with their big brother too - going to the movies, going shopping, going to church, going to Jason's baseball games, & just hanging out.
I think it is harder to see him go this time. I try not to worry, and know that God is sovereign in Iraq as well as here in the U.S.A. But the reality is that he is living in a war zone, and that is hard on a mother. He only has about 4 months left overseas, after which he'll return to his base in TX. Lighthouse basketball just started this past week, and Alex will be back in the States before basketball season is over. So that doesn't seem like so long when you look at it that way.