Oh, honey....My heart is breaking for all of you. No, you don't need to respond. You grieve and have your time. Love you...
My heart breaks as I read this post. What sweet memories you have of him. I am thinking of you all over this Memorial Day weekend, and now 9-ll on top of that. Some things change us forever.
Oh, John'aLee, I am teary-eyed again. Living in Delaware, we many times pass the Air Force Base when planes are landing and I always say a little prayer as I know they are often bearing the bodies of our war losses. I am glad your daughter will have Chris' family there with her. If not, I'd have been willing to meet up with her and be a shoulder for her to cry on. Your post was a wonderful tribute to an obviously-special young man and I know you will all ache for him always.
Please know John'aLee that no reply is necessary. I just want to tell you that I read the entire article. I have never been able to see a flag draped casket without weeping and right now the tears are falling like rain. But my prayers for all of you will continue to be lifted up. Gentle Hugs and May God Bless...
There are no words for such a tragedy. My brother was killed in an accident 12 years ago and I've never read a headline about a death the same way again. That story titled "One killed" or "Local soldier killed" is not an anonymous person but someone who touched so very many and is missed so terribly. My prayers to out to all your families.
Praying for your family and Tory....
You have such wonderful memories from a fine young man. As I read this post, my local news was on and showed Chris' picture and reported his death. He was with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. I got chills because I thought of you - it is a very small world indeed. I cannot imagine the pain and loss that Chris' family, Tory and you are feeling. My heart goes out to you all.Gale
Your post brought tears to my eyes. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
What a wonderful post but you know there is not a dry eye in the house....You have an amazing daughter and that drive probably was the best thing for her. You are right, it is so hard to sit back and watch our children suffer but the most important thing is that we are always there for them when they need us. You are a wonderful mom and my heart is aching for you and your family.
Being a Clarksville native, I have a deep respect for soldiers and the sacrifices that they and their loved ones make. I also have a nephew who has been on two missions to the Middle East. He came home safely, but with a minor injury, but one that will probably keep him from any more missions. Thirty-nine years ago, I married a handsome young 1st Lt. He was just 2 months away from getting out of the service. Two month before his unit departed for Vietnam. I was so afraid that they would keep him in and send him away. My prayers go out to you and your daughter. Beckie in Brentwood, TN
You have all been in my thoughts and prayers since reading of the terrible news. I cannot imagine how difficult these times are for you. To be a parent during something like this must be unbearable pain.
Dear John'alee,My heart breaks for you and your families at this time of such great loss.hugs and prayers,Robyn xx
Oh sweetheart, I am so very sorry. I haven't been reading blogs as much as I used to - I just read your news. I am so, so sorry :( If I could come to you I would, to give you a long, heartfelt hug. My heart is breaking for you - I have three sons and can only imagine what you must be feeling - the gamut of emotions. I do know that there is a place of peace that Chris is now at, waiting for the day that he can join you again as a family. Please know that there are many of us out here in the world praying for peace and comfort to come to you and your family.
Unbelievably sad. Condolences to you all. Cherish your memories.xx
John'aLee, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your daughter. You are in my prayers.
Oh, I'm so sorry for you all on your tragic loss!
John'aLee, I, too, am so very sorry for the loss of such a fine young man. I'm sure that in your heart he was already your "son". Please know I am continuing to lift you all up to our Heavenly Father, and pray that his peace and comfort will surround you now, more than ever.XOXO,Cyndi
OH John'aLee, Praying the 'peace of God that surpasses all understanding' will fall upon you all at this time.....Standing back and letting our children hurt is a hard thing as a parent, she is in God's loving care and He will give her the strength and peace to endure this horrible accident.. Bless you Hugs Dawn x x x
My heart is broken for your family and for Chris' family! My son is in Afghanistan now. War is the worse~ My prayers are with his family and yours!!!
Oh sweetheart. What a tragic loss. My heart goes out to your family and his...especially Tory.
I've been gone from blogs so I had no idea that this happened John'a lee. I'm so sorry soso so sorry for your daughter and you. It hurts to see what war does. My son-in-law is in Iraq and going to Afghanistan at some point soon. It makes me sick to think of what could happen and what does happen everyday. There for the grace of God go I.. as I read what you are going through. My prayers for your family.