jeudi, novembre 30, 2006

This has been a momentous week for me. On Tuesday I met Danny (Morgan’s Beaux) as I was walking to my truck. I was running to the supermarket to get a few items for supper. I invited Danny to come with me, which he accepted. We visited on the way there and back, when we got home he came in, had a beer and visited for a while, then as he was leaving he asked if he could speak with me outside. I followed him outside, he hem and hawed around and then he thin asked if he could marry my daughter.

I was expecting that this was the purpose. I asked him if he believed the Nicene Creed, and he said “Yes sir, I do.” And I responded, if you are baptised and believe the Creed than you may marry my daughter. Danny is Roman Catholic. I have problems with some RCC teachings, but I am not hostile to Rome as many Protestants are. I do have a good bit to say about this on my As I See It blog.

That was hard enough and today Christian signed up for the Navy (he leaves in June). I was in the Navy and have high regard for it, but he joined up to be a SEAL. That concerns me, but if I were his age I would be doing the same thing. I had wanted to tryout for the seals after boot camp, but the Navy would not let people with my job designation even try out. They were very short handed for my Job then.

I fear for my son. I love him dearly, and will pray none stop from here on out.

I pray that the Lord will bless Morgan and Christian.

In Christ,Kenith

mardi, novembre 21, 2006

It’s been a while since I’ve written for the blog, but tonight I am in a writing mood. I’m feeling a bit melancholy at this moment. This is mainly due to the fact that my oldest son, who just turned twenty, has gone by bus to Shreveport to take the tests necessary to join the U.S. Navy.

I am a Navy veteran myself and have high regard for military service. When I was his age I had already been in the service for a year and a half, but still I can help think about his going away and how much I will miss seeing him.

Christian has grown into a handsome, well proportioned and intelligent young man and I have to remember that he is a man. I love him dearly and hate thinking that he will be hundreds or thousands of miles from home. When I was his age I was on my way to Japan and thought nothing of it. It was very exciting to go places that I had strange exotic place some of which I had never even heard of.

I remember my dad, who is an Air Force veteran, telling me, after I returned from my four years of service, how he was seriously affected when I joined up. I don’t know what Christian will do tomorrow. I don’t know what they will offer him or if he will sign up to go, but he wants to go and will likely do so. I feel at a loss and he has not even joined up yet.

I pray God’s blessing and care will go with him (and all my children) in everything he does.

Coram Deo,