"Goin' Home I'm Goin'... Home"

(That's from a song in the movie A Mighty Wind, for those of you not obsessed with Christopher Guest folks.)

Anyhow, Sgt. Anthony Roth, a recent dear friend of mine, is coming home from Iraq next week. He left mid-February of this year, so it's been 7 months...just the length of time they said they'd be gone. I'm so excited that he's finally out of harm's way and is on his way back to the greatest nation on earth. (If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm obsessively patriotic, but not idolotrously patriotic for those obsessively Christian folk out there:)


Please pray for their journey back. I don't anticipate there will be any problems, but praying traveling mercies over a group of homecoming Marines never hurt anyone. I'm still waiting for a final word on what day they'll be back, but I'm thrilled that it's finally here. Just thought I'd share my excitement with everyone. Also, on the topic of prayer, please keep the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines in your prayers as they've just replaced Tony's. 1/7 has already lost three guys since arriving and they need your prayers. They're in for a long haul as well. God bless our troops!

Posted by Portia at September 14, 2004 08:56 PM