A Long Time Coming

Jake and I have an interesting story...  We rode the bus together everyday since I was in 8th grade and he was a freshman.  I always liked Jake, and he was a great friend, but he wasn't a Christian, so I couldn't let myself even consider a relationship with him, though he made it clear he was interested as more than a friend.  After he graduated, we lost touch for quite a while, until he came to the high school for recruiting, then we started talking again.  This past year, he started his tour in Iraq.  I was not at all happy about this, but I see how God worked it out now.  See, Jake got saved out there.  I'd been talking to him about it for years, but he didn't want to hear it, and then right before a mission, he just started praying, and hasn't stopped since.  I am so impossibly proud of Him.  After being his friend for almost 6 years, it is so easy to care for him as more.  He comes back home in May, right around the time I finish with my spring semester.  I pray for my Marine every day, and all of the other Marines out there.  And I can't wait to hold my Marine.  I am new to the military community, and not entirely sure how I should best support Jake, so if you could send suggestions for me, I would really appreciate it.

ajfighter8 ajfighter8
1 Response Mar 19, 2009

my advice is to tell him to stay strong, positive and focus on the good things he has in life. I always say, God doesnt give anyone a challenge they can not handle. so although things may be extremely hard, there is way through it all with light at the end