"Because this is Nate's dream and I want to support him in that" wasn't going to cut it any more. I needed a bigger reason. I prayed, crying out to God for wisdom. A picture came to me. It was of an eagle. Bold, powerful, even majestic it soared through my mind. I felt that God was telling me that this is what he made Nate to be. Just as the eagle shows God's awesome design in flight Nate glorifies God by defending those he loves.
There have been really hard times. Some days it feels like everything falls apart just as he steps out the door for a trip, and honestly sometimes it does. Claire gets sick and weepy, Makenna gets winy and I just want a brake. We are going to make it. No, more then that, we are going to be beautiful in the eyes of God. I remind myself that this is more then a job, more then a choice. This is a calling.
Thank you Nate! Thank you to all of our service men and women and to your families. You sacrifice so much we can never repay. WE ARE THANKFUL! I AM THANKFUL!
This Is My Father's World
1. This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought. 2. This is my Father's world, the birds their carols raise, the morning light, the lily white, declare their maker's praise. This is my Father's world: he shines in all that's fair; in the rustling grass I hear him pass; he speaks to me everywhere. 3. This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This is my Father's world: why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad!