Sunday, June 8, 2008

Unexpected Blessings

The house is quiet...again. Q is at Guard Drill and the kids have already left to go to "Rockin' On The Ridge" (our annual church service at the park), so I'm just going through some photos on the computer and came across some from Q's deployment.

God is so good! He has used the military as a vehicle for Q to be able to experience so many different places. In 1998 he went to San Diego, CA to help with road work. In 2005 he was able to travel to Alaska to be a part of the Alaskan Road Project...he has always wanted to go there. He witnessed the destruction of Hurricane Katrina as a soldier offering help and security. This past year he served our country in Iraq and was able to see Germany and Ireland as he passed their way. He traveled through Kuwait and Baghdad and even visited some of the palaces in that area. But the one place that is an experience he won't forget is traveling to the City of Ur while on deployment in Iraq. Ur is the place that Abraham lived, the Father of our Faith. That is an opportunity that only God could've orchestrated. I love that about my God...he gives us the desires of our heart.

Here's a few pictures that I don't think I've shared here before...

Q outside the ruins of Terah's (Abraham's father) house...


The footpath leading to Terah's house...no doubt Abraham walked this very way many times...wow!


Q standing in front of the Ziggurat (not sure of spelling), a place for idol worhsip...


Q and some other soldiers that were able to see the City Of Ur...

11 comments:

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

J was able to visit there too when he was in Iraq. The pictures are quite amazing aren't they? I can hardly fathom places that ancient still exist! Maybe I'll share some of J's experience there sometime on my own blog :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

That's some wild stuff! Wow.

What an amazing experience for your husband!

-Andrea

mindi said...

That's awesome - good for him - the pictures are great!! Have you scrapped them yet :D I NEED to do some scrapping!!!

Belle-ah said...

I hope you know how much we appreciate your DH and your family for the sacrifices that are made for us!!! Our military and their families ROCK!!!!!

Jenn said...

My husband got to go there too and said it was really great to get pictures of things most people never get to see.

McMommy said...

I am in awe of those pictures!

Isn't the blog world amazing? Never in my life will I probably get to visit those places...yet here I am, looking at these pictures that almost make you feel like you were there!

Amazing.

trying said...

Its amazing the places the military has taken our husbands isnt it? I sometimes mutter choice words for the Marine corps under my breath but I'll take the amazingness its brought into our lives with the icky any day of the week.

BookMomma said...

Wow - amazing! It's always shocking when you see photos like that and the Bible stories I heard growing up come alive!

Thank you and your husband for making the sacrifices you have made in order to make this world a better place to live. I'm sure traveling is a great perk for a big job, and that you're glad he's home!

Here by way of POW's and hope to drop by more often!

McMommy said...

Just saying Happy POW!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

What an awesome opportunity. Thank you to your husband for serving.

Mamasphere said...

One of my dreams is to go to the Middle East and Africa and see the places from the Bible. Maybe some day it will be safe enough again.

In the meantime, I loved looking at those picutres! May God keep your husband safe.