But after we were married and had children, it was a lot harder for me to see him go off to war. We had no cell phones or Internet or Skype -- just letters that took forever to arrive. I was grateful for our church and the messages of hope and encouragement that I heard during those months, and the book of Psalms was a treasure to me. Here's a verse that I marked with a star:Psalm 94:19." Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer. ." I needed that one a LOT! Especially when weeks passed with no letters.
And Psalm 91 was a great comfort " He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God and I am trusting Him.....His faithful promises are your armor.....for He orders his angels to protect you wherever you go....I will be with him in trouble, and rescue him."
I am so grateful and proud to be married to a man who was brave and strong enough to serve our country for many years. And I am thankful for God 's protection over those years. And when I was afraid or lonely or worried, I am so glad for the inexpressible comfort that came from the Scripture.
So, on this Veterans Day, I am thankful for my Veteran and for my God who protected us during the Army years. We are blessed!