Monday, August 8, 2011

In Remembrance of Gabe's Daddy

See the little boy in red? He was in my class this summer in Vacation Bible School. He was visiting a cousin who used to go to our church, so they both came to VBS. I talked with him on the last day about where he was from, where he went to church, etc. A very personable young man, he told me he lived in Virginia and that his daddy was in Afghanistan. I enjoyed our talk very much.

Two days ago, I learned that his daddy was one of the Navy Seals on the helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan; the one in which 31 young men, in the prime of life, died.

My heart aches for Gabe and the loss of his daddy. His life will be forever changed. Please pray for him, his family, and the others who lost a son, husband, brother, or friend.


The Provincial Homemaker said...

Oh my, I've no words just glistening eyes. That poor wife, and boys. And so many others.

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Savories of Life said...

I cried for five minutes non stop when I read this. Some times it is hard to understand God's ways.

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Left-Handed Housewife said...

This is so, so sad. I'll keep Gabe in my prayers.


wayside wanderer said...

Oh, what a hard thing. I appreciate knowing the people behind this tragedy, even if just a little bit. Abounding prayers,

Bellezza said...

I promise to pray for him, for his brother (I assume?) and his beautiful mother. I have tears in my eyes as I even type this, so distraught over killing and death and war and destruction and even the way my own dear son says he wants to be a Marine. My parents' neighbor's son died in Afghanistan, a young and handsome man with so much potential. So much loss.