I believe every American who has given his life for his country deserves THIS amazing show of love that Chris Kyle got.
And I’d like to dedicate this day’s blog, for what it’s worth, to Chris Kyle and his family.
Here’s a guy who didn’t see much of his wife and children for very long stretches of time, during which he wasn’t sure he’d ever see them again, or them, him. The irony and the total misery of his dying so shortly after he returned, having been shot in the back trying to help yet another soldier, will never leave most of us. He died in February, 2013, but today I salute him again.
I’d like to share a prayer I found:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.
We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives.
May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord’s mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Have a hamburger or hot dog, and a beer, but don’t forget…. let’s NEVER forget Chris Kyle or anybody else who died for our country.
I just watched 60 Minutes for the first time in many years; a young man who lost his right leg on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan was asked, considering that he’d thought of committing suicide because of the leg, if he’d go back to fight in Afghanistan. He replied “In a heartbeat.”
Have a good day. Think of them.
And think of the wives who go to the cemetery to lay down on their young husband’s graves. I can’t bring myself to post that picture.