Changing plans~ changing seasons…
My Son Is Coming Home!
It has been a long couple of months, and it is a long story but here’s the condensed version.
After 3 weeks in Security Forces training, my son developed back pain. It did not get better and the Air Force has determined that it was an old injury that is irritated. (He had a dirtbike accident a year ago and broke his collar bone and his pelvis in 2 places.)
They said that he had broken vertebrae from the former injury (though we were never told this) and that it would not get better so they decided to discharge him.
At first we were all heartbroken that he was leaving the Air Force. We hoped and prayed that he could stay or be re-assigned to a different, less physical unit. This didn’t happen and after being very upset and concerned about his future, the Lord impressed on my heart that He had His hand on this. (No kidding Sue!)
I felt that the Lord had him there for a reason and a season. He had things to teach him and those things have been accomplished.
Ok. I trust you Lord! Italy is not YOUR plan!
I will spare you all the horrible details of this situation. I have purposely not posted what is going on because I have struggled with my attitude about it. I have had to trust that the Lord was doing a work in my son and let the process happen. However, when it got really ugly and we felt almost abusive- we did get our Congressman involved and wow- did thing speed up.
NOW….it has been several weeks and I am SOOOOO ready for my boy (ahem…man) to come home!!!
He will re-enter college after the 1st of the year and we will trust the Lord to lead him in the rest of His plans.
Ps 33:11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,the purposes of his heart through all generations. NIV Prov 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course,but the LORD determines his steps. NIV Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV Have any of your plans ever been totally turned upside-down? You wondered what was going on- didn’t GOD tell you to do this or that? Sometimes the season is not as long as we think!
This songs has always been a favorite- every time it gets to the springtime and she says the line “and everything that’s new”- I burst into tears! I kid you not! There have been so many times of the bleak cold winter seasons that I am overcome with the joy that God brings after them!
Looks like he will be flying home on Friday, I think I’ll make him his favorite, tacos!