he’s not so slim anymore.
my brother james left for basic about a year ago. some go through immense shock, pride, sadness, or any other given emotion when someone they love joins the military. i’m not sure if i’ll ever know why, but it just seemed natural to me. i didn’t experience much of a strong emotion when he “dropped me off” at my internship in virginia, because… well, because i’m confident in him.
and i still am. sure, there are plenty of other emotions, pride included. but mostly, i’m confident. he has a good head on his shoulders, and he’s grounded. even as he prepares to leave for a deployment in the middle east. and if i could pick one (okay, two) thing(s) to pray for this week, it’s that God will move in jim’s life during this time of challenge and danger, and that he’d allow me to both be there for my brother before he leaves AND be here… for my husband as he comes home (i hope) from cruise this week.
because if there’s one thing i know about myself, it is simply this:
i love strongly. both. all.
here’s to the military, and all those who serve – but especially those close to my heart.