Prayers for my deployed husband and us left back home

Maryann - posted on 07/05/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Aloha!
My husband left for IA training back in May (this is a special duty for Navy to work as support for the Army). He recently came home for about 12 days of leave and left again last night to finish training on the Mainland (we're in Hawaii). He will be headed to Iraq in Sept. some time. This will be our fifth deployment (first one for my youngest daughter and second for my two oldest daughters). All deployments before this one have been a sea tour. His job is normally on a ship. I am fine with this year long deployment vices a six month. It's something that he's wanted to do, but it comes at an unexpected time and my girls are taking it a little hard (mainly the two younger ones).
First, please pray for safety for my husband and for travel mercies throughout this process. Pray that he remains strong and grows in his faith... and that he can be an example to the mostly single sailors he is working with.
Second, pray for my daughters (1 1/2, 4 1/2 and 6 1/2) who will all be dealing with this differently. Mainly for my middle daughter who has been very disobedient, disrespectful, and very emotional.
Third, please pray for me. I battle with major depression and have been all right, but this is a long deployment and I have many melt downs regardless of therapy and medications. I have a pretty good support system, but sometimes I just like to shut myself in. I just need endurance and a lot of patience dealing with my children and in-laws (please pray for them as well in relation to the lack of relationship they have with me and my girls).
Fourth, and last, please pray for a hedge of protection around all of us... individually and as a family.
Thank you all so much for "listening" and praying. It's much appreciated!

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Rebecca - posted on 08/10/2011

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Father, let Maryann and her family be filled up with the love and knowledge of you today.

Anne - posted on 08/08/2011

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YES I will consider it an Honor to Pray for Your husband and Your Family!!! Our family Prays Daily for our Military and There Families!!! Thank You for your Service to our Country!

Rebecca - posted on 08/07/2011

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Thank you Father that you know and understand the needs of this family. May they be aware of your presence with them, your care and love for them. Support them through this time.

Erin - posted on 07/10/2009

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Maryann, first of all, Godspeed your husband's safe return home! My husband was deployed for 14 months when I was pregnant with twins and had a 2 yr old at home. It was rough but I know God sent me my twins to keep me so busy that I had less time to worry and fret. The postpartum was tough but friends and family helped. Do you have a good support network in Hawaii? A good friend of ours is delpoyed on a sub with the Navy for 6 months and his wife and new baby are in Hawaii as well. While my husband was away, we used a camera hooked up to the internet so the kids could see Daddy and so he could interact with them. Email was usually a great tool to keep in contact during the deployment. You are in my prayers and just try to focus on your daughters. Blessings!

LAURA - posted on 07/09/2009

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i just got my husband back form a 6 month deployment. it is hard to say the least, but if you stay buisy and pray a lot you will get through it. i will be praying.

Jennifer - posted on 07/08/2009

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Maryann,

I can say that I have been in your shoes for the most part. My husband has been deployed and we think he will be again the fall of this year, but praying not. Also with the depression. It is hard on families, not just the ones who are deployed but the families they leave behind. When my husband got deployed the first time our oldest son was 13 going on 14 and going through so many different changes and honestly that is when he needed his daddy, but we or more so me tired to deal with it and my father stepped in where I needed him to because I couldn't handle him. (he is twice the size of me and I didn't phase him at all). But I also dealt with our daughter then me being pregnant. It is hard, that is not lie and a huge part of us as military wives that we have to give up. I mean we become 100 different roles in a matter of a day and our children with their own right can't understand what is going on. I have dealt with depression long before my husband got deployed and that only made it worse.

But know my household is praying for your whole family as well as the soldiers that went with him and their families. We hear people saying thank you to our soldiers so much and honestly there needs to be more people out there thanking them right and left but as I say thank you to your husband, I also say thank you to you! It sounds like your faith is very strong and I know once you keep that faith up, you will be welcoming him home before you know it. Also know the old saying, be careful what you pray for....I had to take that to heart because my prayer was that God would watch over my husband and his unit and return him home to me. As I was saying this pray it hit me, I needed to change it to return him home safely.

If you ever need to just vent....you can always send me a message and I can't promise that I will know the answers, but I can promise I will listen!

Jenn
girlnchrist@gmail.com

Alice - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son has been deployed twice and is currently in that getting ready to be deployed state of frequent long trainings away from home. I will certainly pray for you and yours. It is so hard on my DIL when he is gone and on the kids. I try to go as often as I can to visit and give her breaks. Start scrapbooking with the kids so they can feel Daddy will "see" what they do while he is gone and we will keep praying.

Anne - posted on 07/05/2009

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First off Thank You for your husband and your family. I will count it a privilege and honor to keep you and your family in my Prayers. Remember that we are also here for you!

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Well....thank you, thank you for your husbands service to this country and for the scarifices you have to make as a family. I grew up a military brat, lived around the world, and my dad after 24 yrs still hasen't given it up, so I know a little about it as a daughter. But for a wife/mother to go through it is a whole different story, so I will definately lift you and your whole family up in prayer. I can only imagine the responsiblites you face w/o your husband, so I am here if you just need to vent, please do. My heart aches for your 3 young daughters as well, I pray that God will give them GREAT comfort as their daddy is gone, doing such a heroic duty to his country. Please know we are TRUELY THANKFUL, and that your whole family is in our prayers everynight.

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Been there done that. Will be praying for you, Maryann. My husband is home now but could be called back up at any time. God bless you and thanks for your service to our country.

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