30 Days of Faith: Day 3
I am the wife of a Marine. We have been married for 11 years Dec. 30, 2011. It was into our 7th year that he was 1st called to deploy to Iraq; we were stationed in Hawaii at the time.
The day that he left we said our good byes at home so that he would be able to do his job and get his marines ready without having to watch his family stand there and cry.
My oldest daughter, then 5, and I were praying over my husband and randomly my daughter asks God to please keep the plane safe and not crash. At the time I thought that was kind of an odd thing for a 5-year-old to say but I just agreed with her in prayer.
The next day my dear friend Robin and her family told me I needed to get out of the house, they were taking us shopping. I remember we were standing in Walmart and I received a phone call from my husband saying they had to turn around and come back to Hawaii because they had lost one of the airplane’s engines and had to dump fuel into the ocean. They landed safely and left the next day, but I thank God that he used my 5-year-old to speak his words of protection over my husband.