Friday, May 9, 2008

"Do you think Daddy wants to go?"

This is what my little one asked me tonight. "Do you think Daddy wants to go?" At that moment I think my heart broke just a tiny bit. My answer was "No, he doesn't want to...but he needs to go."

It has been a bitter sweet week for us here in our home. We have really enjoyed having Chuck around the house more. We even took a day to do Disney (pictures to come later). We had a few last projects to finish up and the computer has also taken some of Chuck's time. But we all know that he leaves on Sunday. Job starts on Monday morning and he needs to be there to begin.

I had been thinking that I was going to have the more difficult end of this adjustment to our family. Being here with the children, taking care of our place...you know...holding down the fort. As I said before, we are staying here until we get our home sold (that is why I have been asking for prayer). But sipping coffee with Chuck on the front porch this week, I got a glimpse into his soul. He shared about how hard it really will be to go and start this new adventure with out us. He even shared that when he leaves, he will feel almost homeless. He will be camping out in different places that are available for him, but he won't really have a home. It will be harder than I had thought for him.

One of my inspirations is a blogging friend whose husband is in Iraq. She is always by herself. Always alone. I often think and pray for all those families that are dealing with more difficult circumstances. We are not the only ones to be dealing with hard times.

So...back to the question. I don't really think that he wants to go. But, sometimes we need to do hard things. This is the hard thing that we are doing. I know that God won't give us more that we can handle. I also know that He will give me the strength to get through these times.

10 comments:

The Queen said...

Oh wow. That would be tough. Praying you and your girls and your dh through this.

Major Mom said...

Good Morning! You will be in my prayers this morning. It is hard to be alone, this I know. You will get through with the Lord by your side.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I am sure this will be a very hard season on all of you. My prayer is the house sells quick and you can all be together SOON.

Salzwedel Family said...

I know God will give you all the strength to get through this transition. Praying for you...
Stephanie

Lee & Bev said...

"My grace is sufficient for you...for MY strength is made perfect in weakness..." How we pray that God's strength will be your portion. We know He can and will sustain you both in this new adventure. Trusting God for the sale of the house and for a place for Chuck. We love you

Shaleen said...

Cris, you are such faithfull servants. I know that your future blessings will be great. I am still praying for the sale of your home and for encouragement and safety for You, Chuck, Tally & Tristen in this "hard time".

Stacia said...

Praying for the Peters especially tonight as Chuch prepares to leave tomorrow. I w/b praying for you all as you are apart. May the firm foundation that you have in Christ, in your marriage, and with your girls prove to be the rock for you all to stand on right now. Love to you all.

Rachel said...

My prayers are with you Cris...wish I was closer for you to lean on.

Susan said...

We were thinking of you and praying for you this morning...knowing that it was your first night away from Chuck. God will enpower you and strengthen you for this season apart. We love you!!!

Ginny said...

Thinking of you today. I was in a similar place six years ago. Jonny had to move ahead of me to start a new job. The market was reversed though, and our problem was finding a house to buy. It was a tough time, I had a two year old, and was pregnant, but I can hardly remember now. Time went by quickly and we were only separated for a couple of months. I hope your house sells soon!