Monday, January 26, 2009

A Quick Prayer Request

My wife's little sister, who just turned 19 last year, up and joined the Marine Corps. She left for basic training last week. Having spent the majority of my time in the Navy with Marines, I know they are a hard bunch and not especially friendly to the womenfolk in their ranks. If you could mention her in your prayers today I'd greatly appreciate it.

6 comments:

Lauralew said...

In my prayers! Thanks for letting us know.

And also prayers for the ice storm. I know how nasty those can be!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Arkansas Hillbilly, prayers ascend for your wife's sister.

Ellie Finlay said...

Prayers offered, of course.

I've known some Marines along the way and I know just what you mean...

Tracie the Red said...

God's hand protect her.

You are a Navy vet? So was my grandfather - Capt. Fred O. Holladay. He served in the Pacific theatre in WWII.

My dad wanted to be a Marine but had health problems and couldn't do it, so he tried talking me into it instead.

I told him he was crazy and went to college instead. :)

Arkansas Hillbilly said...

Tracie,

I am a Navy Vet. I spent 7 years as a Hospital Corpsman, and all of it around Marines. My first duty station was 3rd Battallion 8th Marines, an infantry unit at Camp Lejeune, NC, then went to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune for the remainder of my tour. I've often said that the only good thing that came out of that place was my wife. I managed to get my honorable discharge papers about 3 weeks before Bush sent troops to Iraq, so I concider myself EXTREMELY lucky in that regard.