Friday, August 5, 2011

THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA


(My grandson Brock and myself)

It seems like just yesterday he was just a baby. My first born grandchild. Next Wednesday, he will be among the newest recruits of the United States Navy.

Where did the time go and why does my heart hurt? Not a physical pain mind you but the type of pain that any mother or grandmother would need no explanation for.

I hope his new boss knows what a deal he is getting. What a treasure. If it's courage, honor and commitment this boss is looking for...well, he just hit the lottery.

I'm so proud of him. My thoughts and prayers will be with him as he makes this transition. I covet your prayers as well.

God bless you Brock, we love you so much.



"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off your bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."~Mark Twain~

"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep." ~Psalm 107:23-24

13 comments:

forsythia said...

Via con Dios, Brock.

They call me "Deb" said...

Oh.... I know you're proud of Brock, and concerned for him, and so full of emotions right now!
May the Lord hold Brock in His loving hands, protect his body, soul and spirit with His mighty, warring angels, and speak directly to Brock's heart as he goes forth in the might and power of the Lord.
And may the Lord give you and your family an extra portion of peace as you battle for him on the home-front.
Hugs my friend,
Deb

Amrita said...

God bless you Brock

Susan said...

What a lovely picture of you two. How proud I know you are of him, as well you should be!!!! I pray a wonderful, safe, experience for him during his time as a U.S. Sailor. I know his grandmother will be lifting him up in pray daily!!!

Sonja said...

oh it's my joy to pray for your Brock as he makes his way into a new place. I know how your heart feels though. What a love God has given us as grandparents, and what a privilege is ours to hold them close in our hearts and prayers. God's blessings on you every single day Brock!

xo

goodnightgram said...

Debra, what a sweet photo of the two of you. And Brock: May God bless you and keep you safe. Thank you for your service.

Travis Cody said...

Anchor's Away young man, and thank you for your service.

Buttercup said...

My thanks to Brock and my prayers go with him!

Colleen said...

Beautiful picture. Beautiful post. God bless! Hugs and prayers!

Nancy said...

What a special picture to bring back memories of the two of you together......Grandchildren own our hearts and what a joy to be able to pray for them as they venture out into the world....

Hugs and blessings

Grayquill said...

Sweet Post! How old are you any way? I once had a customer who told me she was a great grandmother. I asked her, how is that possible, you are so young? She quipped back without missing a beat. "Grayquill, do the math"
So, when I look at that picture of Brock I realized you could be a great grandmother. I am beginning to do the math.
Now, don't you feel better.?

Susan said...

RE: your comment on Our Small Town we would LOVE it if you could come to Coweta and visit us!!!!!

Mimi said...

GOD BLESS YOUR GRANDSON and he is a real HERO in my book!!!
I will keep him in my Prayers and Please do posts on him often so none of US forget to pray for him.
Hugs,
jamie