color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: One Son on His Way to Lebanon

Saturday, August 26, 2006

One Son on His Way to Lebanon

well, to the waters off of Lebanon... the Navy son... Highly unlikely that J will have to go ashore for any reason, but still a little disconcerting to have him anywhere near that volatile region. Apparently, the trip had been rumored for weeks... they received orders Tuesday... put to sea yesterday. Four days to get ready for a deployment that could be from 3-9 months... In typical style, when we asked when he'd be home, our son said, "When the job's done." We hope sooner than later.
Safe journey, son. Home soon. We'll watch after all "your girls" (that would be wife and daughters.)
Here's the story from the Hampton Roads paper... you might need to register to read it, but it's free

here's the story with access to a few videos... from WAVY-TV (via
The Navy Hymn (listen here)

Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


At 8/26/2006 8:02 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Your son and his family will be in my prayers. I've been praying for you also.

At 8/26/2006 9:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish them Godspeed. May he keep them safe from harm.

At 8/27/2006 2:39 PM , Blogger Melinda said...

You know we're praying for you & yours.

At 8/28/2006 7:10 AM , Blogger kbug said...

It's hard having more than one of your children in the service (I know about that one)...but at least you got one of them home before the other had to leave...that's always good. Anyway, I'll pray for your son's safe return in a few months...and pray for your continued sanity also..... :)

At 8/28/2006 12:50 PM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

Prayers going out for you and your navy son. Hang in there mom and dad.

At 8/28/2006 1:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

J and family are in my prayers. Keep your helmet on, SSM. If you need anything you know we're here.

At 8/29/2006 6:30 PM , Blogger Rachelle Jones said... you have the valium IV going?

damn lady, just damn...

Tell this Son thank you...

and I am afraid you might have the toughest job in the World...


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