This next week is going to be an adjustment for our family as Justin is deploying again. Elijah and I are staying here in California. We have an amazing church family that I can't rave enough about and some good friends here as well.
I'm really going to try to not complain this deployment about how hard it is or how much I miss Justin, but I want to be straight up and tell you (my faithful reader's!) that I will miss Justin more than words can say and that this deployment is much different than any time apart we've ever experienced. God has really done a major work and change in our lives this year so letting him go (who am I kidding, I had no choice in this matter) is something that is going to be very difficult for me in an emotional way.
I am sure that we can only become stronger together in our marriage as well as our individual walks with Jesus. We are both madly, passionately, crazily, in love with our Savior.
I ask that you would be praying for us, and specifically for the people Justin is deploying with. Pray for traveling mercies, energy, patience, and understanding as they make their way into country. Also more specifically for a Christian buddy for Justin to be able to "hang" with or just fellowship with!
He has his iPod loaded with sermons and books so He will get plenty of great teachings.
I thank you in advance for your faithful prayers and consistent support. We know it is through our Savior that we will succeed through this deployment and that God will use it for the bettering of His kingdom!