Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Son Deploys to Afghanistan


Jacob and Kayla (baby)

I love this photo that was taken when my son and his wife were here in July....they were able to come home for my Dads funeral.

I was so happy to see them even though the circumstances were not happy. 

However, while he was here for a couple of weeks.....

the Marines called to tell him that he had orders to deploy to Afghanistan........so they rushed back to his base in California to prepare for deployment.....such as sending his pregnant wife across the country to live with her mom, etc, etc.

Jacob will miss the birth of his first born child but he does have Skype.

I know this is real tough for my son.....but now I can realize even more how the families of our deployed military are affected also......tremendously!

17 comments:

Sandra said...

a beautiful couple and a sweet sweet photo for memory book. i pray now for her safety and for his and for peace for your family.

Muffie said...

Prayers for your son, you, and your family.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Prayers for all of you....sweet pic of the two of them.
Hugs
SueAnn

Betsy Adams said...

Ah----such a precious little couple.... I'm sorry he will miss the birth.. That's hard for his little wife too I'm sure.

Prayers for him as he goes to his assignment...

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

This is a wonderful picture of young love expecting a new life, but tempered with such sadness!! I hope he will be fine and able to see the new baby in person soon!

Rae said...

Prayers for you son. That has to be difficult for his wife. Bless them both.

Elephant's Child said...

Hugs to you all. My heart goes out to you.

Birdie said...

Missing the birth of your child. Just the thought makes me so sad.

BARBIE said...

What a beautiful photo! I am thankful for young men like your son willing to serve this country. Praying for his safe travel and safe return.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Wonderful picture of a lovely couple. Military deployment can be very painful for the family. Best Wishes Ram

Debbie said...

My heart is so tendered for you and his wife and the rest of the family. My nephew (in law... married to my niece) got his next orders, and he'll be heading to Afghanistan soon too. I'm truthfully in awe of those who marry or raise a soldier. It's a sacrifice the whole family makes.

Wanda said...

Kim, I have a nephew who will be deploying soon. Will keeping your son/family in my prayers.

Rachel said...

Such a beautiful picture!
Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers...Thank you to your son for his service to our country, and a special thank you to his beautiful family as the saying goes
"those who wait also serve"

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

So sorry to hear this Kim. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Happy you got to see him before they sent him off.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

aaahhh Kim...that's really hard. Will pray for safety for him. and the picture is beautiful.

Karen Mortensen said...

All the best to you and your family. May God be with your son as he serves our country.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

awesome shot Kim! they look so beautiful! God Bless them! was not doing too well mentally so was away from blog for a long time...now am back...hope your health has been fine...when is the baby due? sometimes life can be so demanding ...hope he gets off for at least two days to witness the most wonderful moment of his life... God Bless the family...take care and keep smiling !

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