Monday, June 2, 2008
~Best Daddy and Cutest Baby Contest~
I got an email this morning talking about a contest that my George Wayne and Eliza have been entered in on Parents.Com by mama.
Some of you have heard about Georgie - he grew up next door to us and from the moment he moved into our neighborhood, he moved into our hearts and became the son my hubs and I never had. He lived at our home more than his own - going home long enough to check in and eat - and then skipping out the back door to come over and eat again at our house and hang out all day and night.
George has the BEST laugh - and it's easy for him to break out in one and get me laughing too! He will always be like our son and you can imagine my relief when he was delivered home safely in God's hands after his first and second tour of Iraq. But a little over a month ago, we learned he is going back a 3rd time - and will be right in the middle of the mess, taking up the cross and standing tall as chaplains assistant. The photo above was taken on the day he was leaving for his tour.
I wasn't there... we had come back home and this was a time for him and his wife and baby to say goodbyes. Not an easy task - no matter how you slice it.
But I know God is faithful and I believe He has a reason for sending George back over ... and I trust He will deliver him back home in 400 days safe and sound and ready & raring to erase every trace of the absent times with his family.