Monday, April 11, 2011

Many Blessings on Sunday

I got to see Isabel...more about that on another post.

The main blessing on Sunday had nothing to do with attending an organized church service. On our trip home, we stopped for a hamburger in Sulphur Springs (Texas). I noticed a couple of men dressed in fatigues and mentioned to Sam that I saw a couple of military men. When we entered the Whataburger...they were everywhere! I talked with one of the men and found out that they were from Little Rock and were on their way back to Fort Hood to complete their training before being deployed...he was headed to Iraq.
Sam had found out the same thing talking to the soldier he was visiting with.

Then Sam talked to an older man, a civilian. A Little Rock church (I didn't get all the information from the side of their bus but it was a Baptist church in LR) sent their big bus and their little bus to Fort Hood and brought the men and women back home before deployment! They were on their return trip at the end of their leave and
had stopped in Sulphur Springs in an area that had several places to eat and the soldiers had spread out.

We had a couple dozen soldiers eating with us.
Sam and I sat at a table eating our hamburgers. I could barely eat for trying to keep the tears out my eyes. I made certain that I looked at each person and said a prayer.


Kar said...

I am sure they saw and felt your deepest appreciation for them. All it takes is just a few minutes to share gratitude. :)

lesthook said...

I live next to Ft. Bragg so I see them all the time. They are usually tickled to know folks are interested in them. My brother in law is in Iraq for the second time. We are hoping to see him for R&R at Easter,then back he goes for a few months. He told his wife,my sister, to tell me that he is still there,that's why he hasn't been by to see me,LOL! His way of joking. I miss him..

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

I feel the same way when I see a soldier in uniform. I just pray he or she comes back whole.