Friday, June 17, 2011

sadness

 
I started the day working on some earrings ...and then came some very bad news....a loss so horrible I can not begin to imagine. My dear girlfriends son was killed in Afghanistan. I still can not comprehend this family's terrible loss. Eric was 20 years old...the same age as my son.  He was a gunner in the Army and was killed while on mounted patrol, his vehicle hit an explosive device.This was his first tour and was expected to come home in two weeks. My thoughts are filled of him as an infant, toddler, and young boy to a vacation we spent together at the beach. God Bless Eric and his family and we thank him dearly for his bravery and serving in the United States Army to protect our freedom. It surely gives us pause at what is most important to us.


 out of sadness you reach for what comforts you





12 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to read this. I will include him,and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. oh, what heartbreaking news... any time i hear of a lost soldier my head goes to youth, mourning families... please let your friend know how deeply sorry i am...

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  3. So sorry Judy....Sending prayers.

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  4. Devastating news. My heart weeps to hear this...

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  5. Hi Judy, my heart goes out to your dear friends family and Eric, as well as you my dear what a tradgety so much life left in such a young soul my heart aches everytime i hear of a young soldier lost fighting for our saftey and freedom to do what we do everyday.
    take care Judy ttfn Lana

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear this news - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends family

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  7. This is so heartbreaking. My prayers for the family and friends who must deal with such a great loss.

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  8. my heart is sad too hearing this news....you always hope you will never have to hear those words.

    I am sending BIG bear hugs to you and my deepest sympathies to Eric's family....he gave the ultimate sacrifice, and his family, allowed him to do this....so brave of them

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  9. A parent's worst nightmare is to lose a child. I can't imagine the sorrow and pain they are going through.

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  10. Judy, I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news. My heart goes out to your dear friend and her family. I really have no words to express the sadness I feel for everyone who was a part of Eric's life. Such a tragedy. Sending hugs to you and prayers for Eric's family.

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  11. I am so incredibly sorry. I served in the military, and while I was in during Desert Storm, never had to go to the Desert. My husband, however, has been all over and has been in Special Ops, and I can't imagine.

    I wish I had the right words. But I can pray and send love.

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