When Love Comes Home
In America’s history, how many families have dreamt of the day when their soldier comes home — when love comes home?
I actually have an answer to that.
I read on-line (so it has to be true) that nearly 45 million servicemen have served during war time and times of unrest.
45 million families waiting and worrying.
45 million families hoping or praying for their love to come home.
45 million families sacrificing for freedom.
Matthew West wrote this song, When Love Comes Home, after reading a touching story of Scott and Jennifer Horne of Cedar Park, Texas.
Nearing the end his second deployment, Scott wrote to his wife saying, “My heart aches for you every second of every day, and I don’t know how to fill the emptiness I feel when I’m without you.”
Scott gave 20 years of his life to his country. The last 11+ had been as a husband and wife. To me, that means his family served our country as well.
Leaving loved ones behind and heading off to serve is hard. Being left is hard, too.#Happy4thOfJuly When Love Comes Home by #MatthewWest Click To Tweet
This 4th of July I want to say thank you to every man, woman and child who’s served our country through their prayers and support at home and their selfless service as soldiers fighting for freedom.
I hope this music video of Matthew West’s song When Love Comes Home will encourage us all to remember and pray for our soldiers and their loved ones.
After the video, I share some great resources for anyone who has a soldier serving in our military written by one who knows, author and mom of a wounded veteran Edie Melson. She understands. [Read more…]