I love this image! It was taken at Camp Davenport and is so symbolic of many things:). One thing it is symbolic of is how we appear to be strong in an of ourselves, but we are strong because we know God is providing us the strength and support we need and is ready to catch us if (and when) we fall.
As I woke up this morning I started thinking about something I saw where the parent was talking about their kids needing to be strong for them while they are deployed. Hmmmm, I'm not so sure I agree with this thinking. I think we need to be careful to not dump too much on our kids. This war is not for them to fight. They are kids. Let's let them be kids and enjoy life. They are only little once and let's not let war un-needingly steal their youth from them. War is dangerous, but God is Sovereign. May we encourage our children to "Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power!" Not pressure them to be strong for us or for our spouse.
Just a thought.