Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A little shining light and an unexpected miracle.

I cheated a little bit this morning with my "take 100 steps and shoot" photography challenge. I only walked 91 steps. I was brought to the front foyer of The Mansion where my little light shines all day and all night. In case you are new here, the light is for my son of my heart, Eric, who is a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan. It is the third time I've had the light in the window; he served two tours in Iraq also.

I took the picture, had a little cry and then headed for the computer to download it. There I found this incoming email:

"Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that I will be home sometime in the next two weeks for R&R. I will be in TN for a few days and then off to Maine to see the family. I know it's short notice. It was for me too. I will hopefully see you all soon.


It's very easy today to believe in miracles.


Dawn Fortune said...

how wonderful! I don't know enough words to express what I can only imagine your joy to be. Enjoy your brave son while he is home and tell him that this cynical peacenick says thank you for your service. And I mean it.

Gladys said...

Squiiiiieeeeeeeeee!!!!! I'm so happy. Ok I did the 100 step thingy yesterday and took a picture only I didn't have the camera pointed where I wanted it pointed. I have a lovely picture of my foot taking the 100 the step

Tatersmama said...

Oh honey, how wonderful!!
Ohmygoodness..."Short notice", doesn't matter AT ALL, to a mama, does it?
I'm so happy for you!

I so want to try the 100 step thing!

maine momma of 3 (formally: stayathomemommy from maine) said...

That is wonderful! Enjoy your visit 8-)

hey, you found your eph's today!!! it is a good day all around!!

Becky said...

I'm so happy for you! I love leaving the light on for him!

Lili said...

I love when people notice the miracles in their life...this is a wonderful example. God bless you and your son Eric.

Lisa said...

Wow Sharon, you choked me up a little bit too! Give him a big hug and thank him so much from all of us.


Anonymous said...

The little cry worth it hehe...glad Eric is coming for a visit. Enjoy every single moment of it.

Praying for you,

La Leigh

Libby's Library said...

I'm so happy for you. Kick your son in the butt for me (for signing up again) and then give him a big hug from me (for signing up again)!!!