Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am. because he is.

I am a Mom. I am always worried and wondering. I am twisting my hair. I am drinking wine too early today. I am pacing. I am burning candles and incense. I am nervous. I am proud. I am hopeful, confident and supportive. I am a Mom. My son is re-enlisting The Army today to return to his calling, his talents and his strength...a Scuba Diver. The above photos were taken on his one year tour of duty in Iraq. I am...because he is.

13 comments:

sperlygirl said...

you are in my thoughts...i know that cannot be easy for you as his mom.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

My thanks go to him for his service, and you are both in my prayers, as are all our wonderful soldiers, and their strong and enduring families.

smith kaich jones said...

Love this. That first photo is terrific. Yes!

Thank him for me, and thank you for being such a terrific mom. I will keep you both in my thoughts & prayers.

:) Debi

Bdogs said...

What a fine-looking young man. You must be so proud of him. God bless him in all that he does.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

First, I thank your son for his service. Secondly, I thank you for raising such a strong and wonderful son.

Blessings

Phyllis said...

I know you are proud of him. I am thankful for him and others that have the calling within.

joanne said...

what a beautiful tribute of your heart...so much love...so much to feel...gratitude...concern... protectiveness...being proud...

may all of our hearts expressing our gratitude form a circle of loving protection around him and all of those serving so courageously...and may we all nurture peace every day in our hearts as we wait for the day we see them all brought safely back home again...

laurie said...

I will light a candle for him and for you. You're both in my heart.

SUNRISE SISTER said...

God bless him and you too! Because he's a man - a perfect title to your post and pictures.

Sher said...

I remember Scooter when he was about 8. Blonde cute smile typical boy stuff. As I concentrate on his pictures and stare into his eyes, I can still see that little boy he once was, but now so much braver, stronger inside and out. I see Scooter the MAN and solider and Hero he is to us all. We support him and are proud of him Deb. Peace to you my friend.
Peace to the World.
And Prayers.
Always prayers.
Sher

sarayutouched said...

deb-thank you for sharing what is on your heart. what a beautiful tribute. thank you to your son for such a selfless act-for love of his country.

blessings and hugs being sent your way.

Utah Grammie said...

Wow - what a lovely gift he is giving to all of us - he's amazing as is his Mom :-) Thank you for having such a great son and letting him make the world a better place! My prayers will follow him :-)

Kim Mailhot said...

Prayers and love surround both of your hearts. ❤️