Ryan is coming home


In January I wrote about my daughter’s boyfriend Ryan. He serves in the army, 82nd Airborne. He was deployed in January to Afghanistan. But now he is coming home for a two week leave, they call it “vacation.”

He leaves on Thursday, but with the time difference that might be sometime today or tonight in our time zone. He will arrive here sometime on Monday. The first few days he will travel by convey through some dangerous terrain and territory. Then he will fly to Germany, then to Atlanta, then to Chicago.

That’s assuming he gets off his base without getting hurt… Last night the building where he “works” on the base in Afghanistan was bombed and completely demolished. Thankfully he and all the other workers had just left for the night. No one was injured. But, had any one been in the building…oh my.

Please pray for Ryan and my family as he travels home.

Please continue to pray for all the men and women serving in the military…and all those affected by war and discord around this broken world.

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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12 Responses to Ryan is coming home

  1. Jan says:

    I’ll pray for Ryan. Am trying to pray for them all, but I feel so inadequate.

  2. mompriest says:

    It is overwhelming…. I appreciate your prayers.

  3. hip2B says:

    Oh absolutely!Prayers!

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  5. Kievas says:

    I’ll add my prayers, too.

  6. mompriest says:

    Thank you everyone…I will be anxious until we hear from him and know he is on a plane…it may be a long few days.

  7. Diane says:

    of course prayers!!!

  8. Barbara B. says:

    yes, definitely sending my prayers

  9. Prayers ascending for Ryan and all those brave boys and girls.

  10. RevDrKate says:

    Oh praying him in….

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