Karohn is such a hard and dedicated worker, he started working at the recruiting office the day after his return, which was smart. He worked 5 days of his 17 days here, that way he gained back 5 vacation days all by working only a couple hours each day. We all got to spend quality time with him in between him hanging out with his friends and visiting others. And Aaron was just in "spoiled by my brother" heaven:) The two of them hung out daily like two teens and Aaron has been blessed with many gifts from his brother. Although the days seem to speed by that first week...it slowed up to a screeching halt Sunday the 11th. I woke up that morning to begin my Sunday as usual when I received a call that a friend of mine had taken his own life..shock and disbelief filled my mind. I just couldn't believe it, but a part of me stopped, like I was trying to resuscitate my own heart. I decided to hold on to my faith in God and believe that he was not dead, that it all was a huge lie...a ugly rumor at best because this is not something he would do..NOT him.
When I spoke with him, he couldn't even speak on the beauty of Guam, he had to just sum it all up as "Momma it's AWESOME". I'm so happy that he's gaining the experience of traveling/residing in a country far beyond where we would have ever thought to travel (being that a round trip flight estimates $2,300 per person).
I can't wait to start receiving pictures of his adventures while he's stationed there. Which reminds me I need to keep an eye out for sales on scrapbooks and photo albums, so I can preserve his memories during his Naval career.
We're all going to miss Karohn while he's on duty in Guam, it's going to be odd not being able to see him for 4 years. But who knows, mil leave may be in his future before his next duty station. I pray for him a blessed and safe journey. And I'm so happy that he continues to attend church services when he's not home and I pray that he can continue to do the same in Guam. Me and Karohn both were very happy to learn that the church we attend mail free CD's of each Sunday service to military troops. So even if he can not attend church or is not able to watch online, he will have CD's to keep his spirit fed.
So, the next time you see me here again I promise to have a creative update. In the meantime, live every minute, hour and day as the blessing that it is. Be thankful for all and leave your worries behind..better yet no worries, give it all to God.