This past weekend our two boys have struggled. Our kids have been away from their dad for six months now. Our oldest boy seemed bummed this weekend. I asked him what his friends were doing for the weekend and he said, "they were all going Deer Hunting with their dads." I knew this was really bothering him because he doesn’t have his dad here to go do those things with. Our other son came home from a football game and went into my room and started to cry. I asked him what was wrong, he said, “my dad isn’t here to throw the football with me. He isn’t hear to teach me how to build things. I need my dad.” And our youngest boy always asks for his dad and when he gets hurt always cries for his daddy. Below is a letter that our middle son wrote to his daddy today.
Dave wrote a letter to our children this last week. He said, "First of all I want to remind you that I love you all very much. Next to Heavenly Father and your mother there is not anything I cherish more than you my good sweet children. I miss my close association with you. I miss holding, hugging and kissing you. I just miss being with you. I know we both hurt being apart, but we have survived so far and I suppose we will as long as the Lord see's fit. We must continue to have faith and patience while waiting for the Lord to provide a way for us to be together again. Keep having faith, keep praying and keep trusting in our Lord. I am grateful that you are good and loving kids. Never forget how special you are to me and that I love you so very much. Remember we are an eternal family and forever we will be if we all do our parts and with the Lords help. With Love, Your Dad."
I am praying with all of my heart and strength that the Lord will intervene soon. That these good daddy's and men can go home to their families where they belong. Please, please help these men to come home.