Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Marine

In case anyone hasn't heard, Seth has joined the Marines.  He is 19 now about ready to head out to boot camp any day.  But before he heads out he is going to Minnesota for a week to see the relatives out there.  They were kind enough to pay his ticket.  To be honest I wasn't thrilled to hear he was going because I want to spend as much time with him as I can before he is off for four years (and more).  I'm over it now though : )
A few of  us are already missing him. 
"Vocations differ from us:  farmer, fishers, and men of all order, who handle creation's wares, carry God's gifts to their neighbors.   He who engages in the lowliness of his work performs God's work, be he lad or king.  To give ones' office proper care is not selfishness.  Care for one's office is, in its very frame of reference on earth, participation in God's own care for human beings."     
 Luther on Vocation
by Gustaf Wingren


  1. Just to make sure Uncle Kevin and Gramps Rich know.........I am very glad you want to honor Seth by spending time with him before he's off on his Marine missions. Thank you.

  2. Thanks for the Very Refreshing Blog. We, too, miss Seth already, and are thankful for the work God is doing in His life. I believe he is being molded into a Godly Man.
    Your friend & neighbor,

  3. Hi Crystal!

    Seth is such a good guy, it was a pleasure to see him and spend some time with him.

    We managed to get to get a little music in, in-between trying to get in our new house.

    Our prayers and thoughts will be with him when he is away from us.

    Just wanted to let you know that he has a great spirit and you've done a tremendous job in making him who he is.

    Much Love to WA,


  4. Thanks Lance. I'm glad he got to spend some time with you & Molly.