Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday's Dilemma

My airman called last night. Yes, that same airman who was so impressed with all the birthday wishes left on my blog for him:) And, the same airman who is supposed to be deployed in June (and better come home before he leaves.) We chatted for a minute and he was talking too fast and a bit louder than normal - which he always does when he is flustered. Finally, he says, "Mom...I have to admit. I'm really stresssed."

"Why? What's up?" My mother's heart skips just a bit.

"My deployment has been cancelled."

Seriously, now. What am I supposed to say to that??

"WOO D HOO"...seemed just a bit insensitive as I could tell he was genuinely stressed out about this.

"WHAT? And this is a problem?".......maybe not the best time for sarcasm; however

"AWW, Son..I'm so sorry".....well, that would just have been a lie!! What is a mother to do?? So, I will just leave this as my Thankful Thursday post. It is what it is. :)


  1. Yay!!! I agree with your Mother's heart. I would be thankful too!

  2. Oh Jenn, I am so glad for you!!
    Most Mom's would be singing the Halleleujah chorus I am sure!!
    Sounds like a celebration is in order. I didn't know he was suppose to deploy in June. I am so thankful you don't have that worry hanging over your head!!
    Blessings sweet friend,
    P.S. Thanks for your comments on my repurposed light shade.

  3. I say that's reason to rejoice...God sure answers prayers with perfect timing, doesn't he? :)

  4. I'd say that is a huge praise and definitely something that you can be thankful for! Maybe Jordan will get a new assignment at a base near you...wouldn't that be nice?

  5. Oh YAY for sure!!! YAY!! My mother's heart is right there with you...

    I got your e-mail, HOWEVER..when I read it this morning I was getting ready to jump (not that I really jump anywhere, haha) into the shower so I decided I would find the instructions and mail them when I sat down again this morning. Well, instead of hitting SAVE, I hit delete...Now I SHOULD be able to retrieve it from my delete folder, only for some reason on my new computer it has NEVER worked....Bottom Line? I don't have your address again. SIGH...I am soo computer challenged. Anyway, I will need you to send me your address again...sorry...Also, I did want to tell you that the instructions on how to change the header are on this sheet too. OK, guess that's it. We will have to try again. Have a good day...HUGS...OH and again, such good news on your son.. = )

  6. Quietly clapping my hands over here in the corner.... shhhhh....

  7. Woo hoo, what an answer to prayer!!! I would have been thrilled. God has a way of working things out, doesn't he? I know you were so excited. You guys will be celebrating at your house now. That is so wonderful. Hopefully you will get to see Jordan soon. Love & blessings from NC!

  8. My mama's heart is rejoicing with yours! "It is what it is" and we know God is in control.

    Happy belated birthday to a fine young man, I loved the pictures through the years of him.

    Thank you again for your kind comments this week. You are a blessing and such a source of inspiration to me. Blessings to you today!