Friday, February 19, 2010

PINK SATURDAY & BITTERSWEET GOODBYE'S

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her you can get a list of all the participants.

This week I'm living in sort of a fog. Our son deploys to Afgahistan on Monday and we started with all the events leading up to this on Friday.
I'm making this post short and sweet and asking you to keep our son Robert in your prayers.
So many of you have already expressed your thanks and gratitude for his serving the country and I thank you all for that.
We have never been more proud of him than we are right now!
We love you Bob and will pray without ceasing for your safe return!


Some signs I made to take to the parade and other events.



A cake from his going away party.

I bought this figurine two summer's ago when my husband and I vacationed in Gettysburg, Pa. It's supposed to be a Son saying goodbye to his Mother. It really touched my heart so I had to come home with it.

Of course I had to adapt my silk ribbon embroidery into a pin to wear on my coat.

I will end this post with a touch of pinkness, here is a very old hand painted tea-cozy that I just love. It's showing it's wear and tear but I'll keep it around for a few more years.



Thank you so much for stopping by it was so nice to visit with you. Please keep our son in your prayers, I'm going to do my best to stay up and cheerful. I have faith that God will protect our son and bring him safely back to us!
Blessings to you! Shirl

30 comments:

Connie said...

With our group how can we loose, honey! We've got him covered. Have no fear.
xoxo,
Connie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shirl Sweetie...
I will be praying for not only Bobby but for you my sweet friend. I remember the day my son went into the military, it is a very hard thing for a Moma. The happiest day of my life, was when he got out almost 5 years later. They may be grown up, but we still hold those darn apron strings close to our hearts.

I will stay in touch with you, please keep me posted on Bobby as he learns to live this new life. Let him know that so many Americans are so proud of him, and will be holding him up in prayer until these prayers bring him back safely to American ground. God Bless you and your family at this time.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

My dearest Shirl! How very sad I am to read that your beloved son is going back into foreign lands. I will purrrray for him to stay under the wings of our Lord.
Oh I hope your heart can be comforted knowing that...
If I could ask you to please pray for a young army soldier who is fighting for his life in NC hospital right now. He spent 2 tours in Afghanistan and is ready to get out of the service now. On his way to visit a realtive his car was forced off the road by an inattentive teenage. Cale and his family go to our church and I am asking for your prayers and all of those you could garner for us. The Lord hears all of our petitions...we are faithful servants and trust in his will. Cale has a blog where one can read updates as his family posts...a prayer or Bible passage of hope would be such a blessing.
We are a retired Army family and all of our troops are precious to us. You do not have to post this in your comments...I just wanted you to read it dear Shirl now that I know I need to keep Robert in my prayers....
All our love....the cozy cottage

wanderlustnpixiedust said...

I will certainly say a prayer for his safe return!

That figurine of the mother and son that you obtained in Gettysburg is quite touching.

In spite of your son having to leave, I hope that you have a very lovely Pink Saturday...
Val

Gwen said...

Hi Shirl - I am praying for your son and your family that God will keep him safe and he will be back soon.

Sandra said...

God Bless your son and keep him safe and may He watch over your family. We can't say thank you enough to those who serve - including those who support them.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

You and your son will be in my prayers! I will place his name in our Book of Intentions that gets placed on the altar at Sunday mass so that he will have a safe return home. Those intentions will then be offered up at mass. I will do this weekly.
Hugs to you,
Debbie-Dabble

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl! You are one proud Mama but a sad one too. I like the little figurine. Prayers for your Bobby and you too. God will watch over your son.

Blessings,
Sandi

rosechicfriends said...

Shirl!
You seem to have a knack for showing the best goodies! You KNOW I'll keep praying for your son! And you, of course, my sweet friend!

Happy PINK! Lorena

ThriftyAnnabella said...

So many nice pinks - Hoping for your son's safe return after his deployment. Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage Rose said...

Dear Shirl; My Prayer will be with him until he is home safe,,as well as all the other brave Men & Women who keep us safe.... God Bless them all.... give him a huge Pink Hug from us all..... Love you Pink Tea Cozy so pretty... Happy Pink Saturday

Hugs;
Alaura

She'sSewPretty said...

Bless you Shirl! I hope that the time your son is gone goes by in a flash and he will be back home soon. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

vickie said...

Beautiful and sad post today Shirl, prayers to you and your family. I love the yellow ribbon/pin you made.

Birgit said...

Hi Shirl,

It's my first Pink Saturday and also my first visit to your blog.

Of course, I am keeping your son in my thoughts. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Terri Morse said...

Oh Shirl, you've been on my mind this week. I'll continue to pray for your brave son. Tell him I said thank you from the bottom of my heart for his unselfish service to our country. It's because of people like him that the rest of us can lay down our heads and sleep in peace. May God go with him. Hugs, Terri

Lisa said...

Lovely pinks! Thank you and your son. We could not live in this wonderful country without the Men, women and their families that sacrifice for us daily! It is an honor to have a name and a face to be thankful for and to pray for as you are all in my daily prayers.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Susie said...

Dear Shirl, I will keep your dear son Rpbert in my prayers. God speed.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose
www.thepolkadotrose.com

Tracey said...

Shirl, I will be praying for you and your son! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your son. When you speak to him please thank him for me. It's brave men and women like him that keep us safe and free.

Hugs,
Joanne

Mary said...

Glad to pray for you son, Shirl. God bless him and cover him with His wings.
I love all the St.Patrick's greens in your pretty header picture.
Love your yellow ribbon pin, Bob's beautiful cake, and your tea table finery.
Happy PS~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Much love and prayers for you all, dear Shirl. I will continue to pray for Bobby each day as if he were my own son. Love the yellow Sre Felt Ribbon you created. I'll wear my rhinestone flag tomorrow in his honor!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your son (and you) are in my prayers.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Carol said...

Hi Shirl! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such sweet comments!

Your son is so brave and I'll certainly keep him and your entire family in my prayers...

Looking forward to seeing your cross stitch finishes :)

Carol said...

Hi Shirl! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such sweet comments!

Your son is so brave and I'll certainly keep him and your entire family in my prayers...

Looking forward to seeing your cross stitch finishes :)

Gail said...

Prayers for Robert and for your family. I know how hard it was for me when my son went into the Army, I was a mess the whole time he was in.
Sending hugs your way.

Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack
still making PS rounds (on Tuesday)

SmilingSally said...

These are hard times, Shirl.

thestonerabbit said...

My prayers go out to your son for a safe tour and return home. My prayers also are sent to you and the rest of your family. Thank yous to your son and to you for his brave service to our country.

I love every little touch you gave to his going away festivities. How very, very hard Monday must have been for you.

Happy Pink Sat. Dana

KatCollects said...

Shirl,
This post made me cry. My Son will also being deploying in a few months. Wow, this got to me. Your Son, You, and all of your family are in my prayers and will stay there. Sending you a HUGE hug!!!
Kathy

Lori said...

Shirl
I'll be thinking of your courageous son! Your both in my thoughts and prayers. I can only imagine how sad you must be. Take care dear one,Lori

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, God bless Bobby and his service! He'll be in my prayers! I almost lost it when I saw the Confederate figurine. How touching and I can see why you had to have it. Be strong and I know your trust in God will hold you up!
Your pink is gorgeous and I thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)