Sunday, January 22, 2012

See You Soon, Sailor

Today I drove away from Zac- the love of my life, husband, and father of my 13 month old son and left him on Katie Ann- our new adventure. This all happened so fast, all in Gods timing.

A couple days after Christmas, my cousin Sam, who had just finished a seven month term out on the "Dynasty" mentioned to Zac that he should apply to go on the boats. He went on talking about the  money, food, camaraderie, and humble feeling the boat brought to his life. All appealing. So, Zac applied. A week later, called the recruiter to check on his application. Two days later, called to do the same and she said these life changing words "Can you come in for an interview monday?" "I'll be there, 10 AM sharp," Zac replied. Zac was hired within five minutes of his interview. Orientation then followed later that Thursday and Friday. Saturday was filled with shopping for everything he could possibly need in order to stay clean, healthy and expecially warm on the Bering Sea for a minimum of three months. And Sunday.. I said "see you soon."

I am so proud of the husband and father he already is and the man he keeps becoming. To do this takes heart, drive, selflessness, and so much more.

The only way i am going to endure this long, worried, wait is knowing God has my husband in the palm of His hands; fully protected and safe. I pray everytime this trip pops into my head that God holds him tight and brings him home safely. Feel free to pray the same prayer.

For the last two years Zac has gotten little bits a time done on his tattoo sleeve on his arm. The sleeve started out as an old ship being tossed in the ocean. He then added a message in a bottle. The message reads:

James 1:6- " But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind."

This is the verse I am living by the next three months. God was preparing us. I just happened to be on vacation this week when all of this happened so suddenly. I prayed God's Will throughtout this whole process. And I believe it is, and in Him I have Faith.

Prayers, please.
Brittney and Gage

1 comment:

  1. Britt! I love that you're doing this ... I really do. We're missing him too, but it helps to know you're getting to talk to him a little. Thanks for keeping us in the loop! :)

    It hit me the other day about his tattoo ... isn't that just amazing? I love the picture you included. :)


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