Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today is not am ordinary day

Today's prompt was to write about an ordinary day. But today is not on of those days. Today is a sad anniversary. 18 years ago, three soldiers came to my door in dress greens. I was a good army wire and I knew they weren't there for a good reason. I made up any and every excuse in the book to not let them in. They finally wore down my defenses and talked to me. My husband had been killed in a rock slide in Egypt. He died trying to save his fellow soldiers' lives by alerting them and pushing some of them out of the way of the rocks. For a long time I have understood that God has a master plan and there was a good reason for him to give his life. My faith in God has been my strongest support during the darkest times.
I never expected to ever see that plan or even glimpse at part of that plan. But my God is just and good and he knew I needed that help.
Last summer the Gulf of Mexico was a scene of a terrible disaster. An oil well was damaged and leaking oil into the environment. It was the largest oil spill in history.
One of my friends was on the team that capped that oil well. He had been the soldier that escorted Bobby's body home to the states. He had been one of the men that 18 years ago that was saved in the rockslide.
What an illuminating gift that was! It really has giving me so much peace.
The girls are grown now, both are in college. My oldest has even made me a grandma. My sweet little grandson will be a year old tomorrow.

6 comments:

mcscraps5 said...

I have no words to truly express how reading your story has touched my heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could reach out and hug you. God bless you and your family.

mcscraps5 said...

I have no words to truly express how reading your story has touched my heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could reach out and hug you. God bless you and your family.

Tammy said...

I'm deeply moved by your story and sorry for your loss. Sounds like you have found some peace and made some sense of it all. Sending you a big hug!

Sue said...

No, not an ordinary day. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Sending you big hugs! God bless you and your family for all the sacrifices you've made. xoxo

humel said...

That is so moving. Good for you holding firm in your faith all that time - and oh, how gracious that God gave you the answer too! I'm so sorry for your loss, and thankful with you that you can see the reason and plan God had to use the tragedy for good xx