Thursday, September 30, 2010
notes of encouragement...
I made it. I thank the Lord for you, Katie. Waiting to open your letter was very hard, I waited till I was on the plane and O-man. Your letter was a great, great encougagement for me. You make me want to be a better man for the Lord and you. The way you told me that you see a good leader in me is better than any commander/leader saying good job. Telling me to stay in the word and pray is awesome. It shows me that you care as much as me about the Lord. I cant decribe how much that means to me. I had the hardest time watching you walk into the house. I cried all the way home and knowing that you were crying for me it killed me even worse. I can not help think of you all the time and when I will be able to hold you in my arms. HeeHee next time I will not let you win so easy in thumb wars. Well I have to go but I will write as fast as I can again
For My Angel,
This was written by Ben 4 years ago today. It was his first deployment that he left on since we had started dating. He was letting me know that he had made it and that he was safe. Two things that stood out to me in this e-mail. First, I had forgotten that we played thumb wars so long ago! We worked so hard on getting him to do it since the accident and he has been doing it for quite some time now!! God is good to refresh my memories and remind me of ALL the He is still up to!
The first part of this e-mail shouted out that Ben needs and has always needed encouragement! Every man does! Every man needs his wife to stand beside him (not behind or in front) and encourage him that what he is doing is good, he is strong enough for the task, he will suceed and that I do believe in him!
Bottom line...BEN NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT!! I am asking a HUGE favor from all of you who read this blog and who are praying for us...
I have a door in his room that I want to see full of encouraging cards. If you are able please send a card to Ben that is full of words of affirmation, encouragement, scriptures or whatever else you feel led to write! I want to get as many for him as we can and show him how many people who care about him and that are praying for him! Right now is his phase of recovery he learns and remembers things by sight and step. I believe that when he sees all of these cards that it will be such an encouragement to him!
I will save all of the notes until Oct. 27th! Not only is this our 3rd wedding anniversary but it will make 14 months since the accident (it was Aug. 27, 2010.) I am hoping that we have a HUGE pile or cards to give to Ben and that it will fill the door in his room! If you feel led to join in on this then that would be much appreciated!!
Blessings to you all!!
***Again, I will save them all until Oct. 27 and then give them all to him at one time!!
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