A Break...

Monday, December 7, 2009

I really hate to take one, but I need to.

I know you'll understand.

The Colonel leaves in 5 days.

5 Days.

He's home this week and I want to spend as much time as I can with him.

I'm about to do something I don't know how to do.

Say "Good-bye" to someone I love for a year.

I really could use your prayers.

I'll be back next Monday.

Thank you!


  1. I'll be thinking of both of you this week. Thank the Colonel for me for his service. Many thoughts and prayers are coming your way this week and every week!


  2. You'll both be in my thoughts and prayers, enjoy your time together:)

  3. May you enjoy every moment together and let him know my prayers go with him and with all of you. Please thank him for me for helping to make our world more peaceful and for protecting us!

    blessings and hugs,


  4. Lois, I am thinking of you guys and praying for you as well. Enjoy your days together and let your hubby know that we appreciate his service and sacrifice. We will continue to pray for your family during this coming year. Whatever you need, we are all here for you.

  5. I know you'll make every moment count Lois! Enjoy your time together. You are all in our prayers each morning. Blessings, Loretta

  6. ENJOY every minute you have together making memories you can thumb through while he is gone. Please tell your husband how much I appreciate what he is willing to do for all of us. And you too!! I will pray for you both...

    I had a friend whose husband has already been there and back. She marked her time in short intervals, rather than thinking of it as a YEAR. Example... it is only 2 months and it will be Easter, and then when that came, OK now it is only 6 weeks till my birthday etc., and the time went MUCH quicker that way she said.

    God bless you and keep you always Lois...


  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this week Lois. I pray that it is one of the most memorable weeks you share together. We are here for you.
    God Bless,

  8. Lois I know you must be very proud of "The Colonel"...and please let him know that your bloggy friends are proud of him too.

    I prayed for you this morning. I know God's grace will be with you as you go through this seperation.

    Elisabeth Elliott always said..."Just do the next thing!" This thought has helped me face many things. It's the same idea as taking "one day at a time", and getting through that, instead of looking at the whole year that you will have to get through.

    I prayed that these next few days that you have together will be very special ones.

    Is this the first time for him to be gone this long?

    I know it will be hard...and I will pray, but God is faithful and as I said His grace is sufficient!

    Love in Christ,
    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  9. Hello my friend, I sure understand the need for this break. Tell the Colonel that he has prayers from this family down in Florida daily until he returns safely home, and sweet Lois, be strong and of good courage. We will be praying for you and the children each day as well. We so appreciate the sacrifice that you are all making.

    Enjoy these special days, sweetie, and let the Lord wrap His arms around you and give your heart comfort and peace.

    Remember that I've been there, and that I'm only a call away.

    Love you,

  10. Oh~ for goodness sake you take all the this time to love on your hubby. I have been praying for you and I will continue to! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Isaiah 41:10

  11. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please thank the colonel for his service to our country from me and my family too. Enjoy all of your moments together.

  12. Enjoy these days and you all will be in my prayers. May God give you both strength.

  13. Oh Sweet Sunshine,
    You take all the time you need!
    I hope you guys have a Wonderful and Sweet time together. Will surely be praying for you, Phil and the children. My heart is with you Sweetie!
    Love and Hugs Hon,

  14. OK, that made my eyes tear up. I will be praying for you. I hope your time with the Colonel is perfect!

  15. I think spending as much time with him this week is a great idea! I really feel for you. He'll be in God's hands, and there's no better place to be. I know that probably isn't much comfort.

  16. Praying for you and your family and will continue to do so through the next year. Praying for a very special time together!
    Loving thoughts, ldh

  17. Sending you our prayers and best wishes. I will keep you and Colonel in my prayers. I understand that you need to take a break. When you come back I will be here.
    Tell Colonel Thanks for his part in keeping this USA safe.

  18. Enjoy every moment of the five days. We will all be here when you return.

  19. You came to mind earlier today, before I read this. I knew the colonel was to leave this month. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you have a wonderful time together these next few days before his departure.

  20. We'll be right here when you get back. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the Colonel and your family. I just can't imagine....You take all that precious time and remember we are all hear for you!

  21. I almost forgot Lois, Native Americans will never say Goodbye because it is not in their vocabulary (Bear is Cherokee), they will say See you Later, Take Care but never Goodbye so don't say Goodbye, tell him you love him and you'll be right here. Okay, I'm sniffling now so gotta go....Take care, lots of good vibes being sent to you right now!

  22. God keeps that which we commit to Him. God bless the General (I know he's not a general, but he is in our books!). God bless the General's wife. I salute you both.

  23. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. Have a great week together. Karen

  24. Please do thank the Colonel for his service. May God go before him and also keep your family safe in His care. You are all in my prayers, and I mean that.

    My nephew, a 22 yr old Marine, leaves for his second tour in Afghanistan soon...his equipment is already on the way.

    How are the kids holding up?

    I feel so blessed to know you in the blogosphere and thank you for sharing your life.

  25. You are not alone, Lois. Your strong family and praying blogging family are right here with you. Totally understand this break.

    Please thank the Colonel for his service and thanks to you and your children for your sacrifice while he is serving our country- You are why our country is so great!!

    Hugs and Prayers,
    Linda C

  26. Dearest Lois~
    May you enjoy and savor every
    moment together!

    *hugs and prayers*

    Love~ Jen

  27. I totally understand. Spend every spare moment with your sweet hubby. I will be praying that you will have a wonderful week together and that it will drag out. I will be keeping the Colonel in my prayers too.

  28. Lois, enjoy every minute you can with him and the kids. Praying all goes well with his travels there. Tell him again thanks for serving!
    Prayers are being said for you all.

  29. praying for you all. thank your hubby for doing his service to our country and preserving our rights to be free.

  30. Praying for you... thank your hubby for us.

  31. Promising to pray...for all of you! Hope this week together is beautiful -and perfect for both of you!! God bless -

  32. PS - I would love to "snag" that friendly welcome snowman on your sidebar!! SOOOO Cute:)

  33. Good morning Lois. Stop by my site for a little surprise. I hope it brings a little joy into your life at this difficult time. Blessings, Loretta

  34. Hugs for you. It must be so hard. Stay strong and faithful. Your prayers will get you both through this time apart.

  35. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Enjoy your break and I look forward to reading more when you are back.



  36. Enjoy your time with the Colonel, please know You all will be in my prayers.
    and blessings,

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