People ask me all the time when my husband is coming home. I feel like the pregnant lady that always gets asked “you still haven’t had that baby?!” Then, it dawned on me that I really haven’t given an update on our story. So… here’s the skinny… or the fat… depending on how you look at it. 🙂
I posted a blog titled My Plea in July. This blog requested prayer to help us get my husband stationed back in Jacksonville, FL. Many of you shared that post. It received over 600 hits. Hundreds of prayers went up on our behalf and God listened.
The very next day after posting that prayer request a friend emailed me that she had a contact in our Senator’s office. That led to another contact to the person that handles military issues in the Senator’s office. She sent a request to the Navy to have my husband stationed in Jacksonville.
A few weeks later, my husband received orders to a ship in San Diego, California. This was not what we had hoped for, but I knew that God was still working in this situation. Basically, these orders did not faze me one bit. I emailed our contact in the Senator’s office to give her the update on orders. She sent another request to the Navy. That was Tuesday, September 3rd. A few days later, on Friday, my husband received an email stating that he would be getting an order modification to report to a squadron in Jacksonville, Florida.
Answered prayer… YES! I can’t really explain other than to say that my faith never failed. I truly just knew that he would come home. I didn’t know how it would happen, but I just knew. Recently, I sang a song at church titled “He Can Move Mountains.” I truly believe that! God can do anything. Do not let your knowledge of your own capabilities limit God.
Anyway, we have a letter from the Senator’s office and from the Navy stating this modification. However, to my knowledge, my husband does not currently have the new orders. Here’s where it gets tricky. I did say to my knowledge. It has been a really long time since that email. My husband has been frustrated and impatient… just wanting to know a date when he will come home.
Recently though, he doesn’t really mention it. He makes comments about mailing stuff home so he doesn’t have to take it through the airport… about “checking out”… and ignores my questions regarding orders.
So, to answer your question… I have no idea when he’s coming home. I just know that he is. And while I want him home now, I would wait forever. God has taken care of us thus far and everything happens in His timing.
I would like to say though that if somehow my husband is able to pull off a surprise homecoming, someone better have a video camera rolling!
I can’t find the words that truly capture how I feel about all the prayers that we have received over the past two years… especially the ones based on my post from people who don’t even know us. I am humbled that anyone would use their time with God on our behalf.
If you shared my post before, please share this one. I want people to know that prayer works… that their prayer was heard. And, to say a humble thank you from our family.
“Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3b