"The fight for freedom is God's fight.
So when a man stands for freedom he stands with God.
And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.
And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God.
A man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom."
--Ezra Taft Benson

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Simple Things

After talking with Dave tonight, I realized how blessed I am to be able to have such a nice soft bed,  pillows and blankets to sleep with every night.  Dave does not have a pillow.  Instead he uses his extra pair of scrubs that he is given and his one towel that he is given for the week and rolls them up to form some kind of pillow.  His blanket is so thin that he can see right through it.  He sleeps on the top bunk and is always worried that he will fall off of his bunk and onto someone else or the ground. Dave is not one to complain and he wasn't complaining at all when he told me about his bed arrangements. But I just feel so bad for him and I just realized that I need to be more grateful for the simple things in life.  I am also grateful that I have little ones that somehow find me every night to sleep with.  Dave says he would do anything to have one of his little kids to sleep with him.  He misses holding them at night and his little kids miss him holding them every night.

I am praying that Dave will be able to have sweet dreams tonight.  I hope that he will be able to feel the love that his children and wife have for him.  We miss him and are praying that he will return home soon.

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