Sunday, September 11, 2011

Her Soldier Boy's Last Kisses...

 I cried my eyes out when she posted this picture on her Facebook page.

We pulled in around 1 a.m. from our Cincinnati show...
We will be headed out early in the morning to leave for New York.

The viewing is Tuesday afternoon...
and the full military funeral is Wednesday at 4 pm.

Humbly I thank you all for investing your precious
hours in praying for all involved in this tragedy.
I thought I'd share a prayer with you 
that my little Tory prayed audibly in church
every time she prayed....
since she was about 8
"Lord we pray for everyone who needs a prayer today."
And I think of all around the world who are now praying for her,
who don't even know her
but who have entered right along next to her with this great sorrow.

I know so many other families have walked this road
before us,
and I will be eternally grateful to each and every
young life that was given for my freedom.

 You Tube Video honoring our fallen hero...


  1. The first link didn't work for me, but I did get to see the You Tube video. It brought back many sad memories of fallen heroes when my husband was in Vietnam and made me pray even harder for a young girl in our family currently serving in Iraq. My prayers continue for Chris' family and friends and especially for your daughter.

  2. The You Tube Video was a touching tribute to young Christopher Scott. Lost so soon.

    I don't Facebook, so couldn't see the picture, but I really appreciate your sharing this with us.

    My heart goes out to all of you during this time. You're still in my daily prayers.

  3. What a touching tribute, hon. You'll all be in my prayers during these hard, dark days. May God give you all the comfort and strength that you need to get through.

  4. What a bitter/sweet photo. You're all in my prayers!

  5. As a soldier's wife, my heart goes out to your daughter. I pray to God to give ya'll comfort, strength and courage during this difficult time.

  6. John'aLee...Allie and "A Time For Stitching" said exactly what I was going to say. You are all in my heart and my prayers....lifting you up to the Great Physician, who can and will, heal your hearts in time.



  7. What a beautiful tribute. I can only imagine your pain as a parent watching your child go thru this. God bless all the young men and women in the service, protecting us. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. John'aLee, I have to tell you that watching the video conjured up so many memories. During Vietnams deadliest year, 1968, my hubby of just a few hours left for 13 month to go to war. I was one of the fortunate, he came home to me. However, the young man my husbands best friend, who introduced us, was also my best friends fiance'. He lost his life in Vietnam. Though I have though of him, Garry Rogerson, every single day of my 43 year marriage, I had lost touch with just how raw the pain of the loss was for my best friend, and my husband. We didn't have the wonderful Patriot Guard back then, but aren't they something? Christopher got the send off to heaven that he deserved. How overwhelmed your Tory must have been by the loving display for her lost Hero. My husband has the medal he was awarded for Valor tucked away in a drawer, never showing it to anyone, not even his grandsons who we raised, because he believes that those who give the ultimate sacrifice are the TRUE HEROS...I agree. Thank you so much for sharing these precious moments with us. May God Bless and Keep...

  9. Forgot to say, as always, keeping you and yours in my heart and prayers for Gods comfort and peace, the beautiful peace that only He can give. Hugs...

  10. I stumbled upon your blog from another quilting blog this week. We live about an hour from Dundee and have been watching this tragedy on our local news, My son lost one of his classmates last year who was serving in the war. I wish that there was something that I could do but know that we are praying for everyone. He will not be forgotten.