Sunday, May 1, 2011

here today - gone tomorrow

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." — G.K. Chesterton

Easter Vigil

I've been missing for the past few weeks on my blog, filling it with the wild ride of the past few weeks. Stan was gone for about a month on Navy "business". He arrived home just in time to celebrate Easter, confirmation and First Holy Communion together as a family. What a blessing!


After just a week at home, it was time to say goodbye again. Saturday we sent Stan off for another deployment. Goodbyes don't quite get easier, just different, and God gives us the strength to take up our cross daily and follow Him.  So we press on.












Thank you for your prayers.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Thinking of you all! Please tell Stan we are thinking of him and stay safe!!!

okanogangirl said...

You are all in my thoughts & prayers, both my prayers for care and of thanksgiving for the sacrifices you all make. HUGS.

creole wisdom said...

I am thinking of you and so grateful for your and Stan's sacrifice, devotion and love for this country. What a wonderful family you have!

AngMomof3 said...

We're at a heightened appreciation of our military today in our country... and I immediately thought of your family. Thank you for sharing the good and bad of being a military family. It helps those of us on the "outside" understand and appreciate you all that much more! Thanks Culbertsons!

Anonymous said...

Virtual hugs and prayers to you and your family for the sacrifice your husband has made to defend our homeland. Praying for a safe deployment and return home.

--Marilyn, Northern VA

Latrice said...

Sending happy thoughts your way my dear. I think of your family often and pray for Stan's safe return home to you.

hugs,
Latrice

crazymom said...

We are so blessed to have brave men like Stan and brave women and children like you and your girls. Your sacrifices for us are priceless. Thank you to all of you for what you do for us. You are in my prayers.

jknapp00 said...

I am so thankful for the sacrifice that you, your husband and your children make for the freedoms that my family and I enjoy. Your family will be in my prayers daily.

CathyB said...

Noel, thinking of you and the girls as you go through yet another deployment. Stan's name has been added back to the prayer list at my church. We're a small church, but every prayer counts! Thank you for bravely bearing the cross you've been given, and may you feel peace and comfort knowing Stan is in the palm of His hand. I hope ya'll are able to talk often, like you've done before. Hugs!! CathyB (who is now happily married CathyH!)

Shelly said...

My prayers go out to you....these photos are precious...would make a fabulous Father's Day album!

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