Crappy 24 hours. No parent should outlive their child. Chris was taken by an Afghani IED on April 26. He was a great man in so many ways. We loved him and cherished him and now we will grieve him. He chose well and was a great husband. They had so much but our hearts are breaking for Amanda and all the things that will never be. We watched him fall deeply in love completely and she returned his love completely. They were to be together forever. Really hate that “til death do us part” thing when it comes this fast.
Meredith and Nate are on their way. Being with those you love is so important at these times. Meredith is devastated by the loss of her big brother. They had grown closer over the recent years and this is a crushing blow in a year that was meant to be full of joy.
Right now, not much else I can say. We will head to Dover to great his body as he returns to the US. After that, don’t know.
Please pray for Amanda and us as we navigate these rocky waters