Prayers appreciated

    My husband and I recently celebrated six months of happy marriage!…and then a week later he left for basic training (for the Army National Guard). He’s been gone for one week now (…only 187 days to go…) and you can probably imagine how much we are missing each other. All prayers for us would be much appreciated! So far he’s coping better than I am (ironic, as he is typically more emotional than I am–I was pretty blindsided by how devastated I was when we said goodbye) and I’m hoping for his sake that that will not change when he officially starts basic on Monday. 

    Very specific requests would be that he stays safe and healthy, of course, and that he is able to come home for Christmas. Also that I am able to start sleeping through the night and eating three meals a day again 😕

    We both felt and feel strongly that it was the right and thing to do for us (after much prayer), but that doesn’t always make it easier when I’m laying awake at three and missing him. 

    Thank you all very much ❤️

    Just get busy with small home projects and tasks or go out and volunteer.

    on September 24, 2020.

    Thank you! I have been writing lists and I’m graduating from grad school this semester, so I have stuff I should be doing. Just not much motivation.

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      Praying for your specifics…. let me encourage you to take this opportunity to draw near to Christ and to grow deeper with Him, rather than trying to distract yourself with other things.

      Under the stars Answered on September 24, 2020.

      Thank you so much. That is excellent advice! I have written a list of distractions, but it’s been a while since I’ve read through my Bible Gen-Rev and I think I will start that too. Six months should be enough time 🙂

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        Not an easy time. Take it one day at a time. Even hour by hour or minute by minute.

        Under the stars Answered on September 24, 2020.

        Thank you ^_^

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          Praying for what you asked!

          On the floor Answered on September 24, 2020.

          Thank you!

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            Praying for you and your spouse.

            Under the stars Answered on September 24, 2020.

            Thank you!

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              Praying for your requests, as well as that God would place his hedge of protection around your seedling marriage and miraculously compensate for the nurturing that would ordinarily come from proximity in the first year of marriage. I pray that this time apart will have no power to derail or interfere with your relationship and that your intimacy will cross time and space to grow strong and healthy until (and even after!) you are together again!

              And thank you both for your service!

              Under the stars Answered on September 24, 2020.

              Thank you so much <3. I am going to screenshot this message and send it to him. It’s hard but I’m so proud of him!

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                Praying for you both!

                Queen bed Answered on September 25, 2020.

                Thank you <3

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                  First, thank your husband for serving our country and you as well, because in a way, you are also serving by holding down your little fort while he is in training and then come the monthly weekends and annual 2 week training. My son is serving in our State’s army national guard as well, so I know the drill.

                  Second, prayers for sure. Continue to draw strength from the Lord. Write letters as often as you can and don’t worry about your receiving much from him as they will keep him plenty busy. Stay encouraged and know that God is with you both. I’ll be praying for both your physical safety and spiritual well-being during this time away.

                  Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on September 25, 2020.

                  Thank you so much. So far I’ve written daily…I guess he will just have to accept getting smoked due to all of his mail haha. Thank your son also–even though it is hard, I am so proud of all our soldiers. I am hoping that the weekends and two week drills are easy compared to this.

                  on September 25, 2020.
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