This past Sunday our church honored all the veterans we have in our congregation as well as our relatives who have served in the armed forces. During the slide show my husband picture came up and I couldn’t help but cry a little. When I see that I am so proud to be married to such a man who served his country well so I wouldn’t have to. I am also reminded of the year he was in Iraq and oh how I missed him but even through that year God did an amazing work!
I threw myself in the Lord’s arms to protect me from any temptations I may face while my honey was away. As a result I was at church 5 days a week serving in any way I could and I was reading my Bible like crazy which made my walk with the Lord stronger than it’s ever been. During Larry’s
deployment I stayed with my family so we could save money to buy a house and I was able to spend some time with my siblings that I felt I didn’t get to do much because I moved out of the house when they were so young. So what started as an earth shaking event ended up being the biggest blessing my husband and I have ever had.
God blessed me with a closer relationship with Him, my siblings, and He also was so gracious and blessed us financially. If that wasn’t enough (you can’t out give God) the Lord brought my man home safe and sound and most importantly on fire for HIM. Larry came come a new man, a better man, a godly man! Praise the Lord for all the wonderful things He blessed us with and continues to bless us with.
My husband is now out of the military and there are days he misses it but he is glad that he was able to serve his country. Every year on Veteran’s Day we celebrate his service and all those who serve by eating lunch at Texas Roadhouse who offer a free meal to all veterans.
How do you celebrate the veterans in your life? Here is a list of great places that are offering freebies or discounts for Veteran’s Day.