Today was a very emotional day. One of my friends and fellow Demonstrators Sheri lost her son Mike after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind a young son, and a beautiful wife. They should have had a lifetime of memories and grown old together, but God had other plans.
Today I witnessed unbelievable strength in a woman that I admire. Sheri was able to go up in front of the church and talk about grieving, and she is my hero for being able to do that. Rhonda and I drove together, we were there to support one another, as we knew this would be a hard and emotional day. We wanted to be there for Sheri, even though she is the one always trying to make sure everyone else is ok.
Today I attended my first and God willing my last military funeral. It was beautiful, and to look around that church and at the cemetery and see all those young men and women putting their lives on the line for our freedom just was…I can't even describe in words. We have two nephews in the military, and I thought of them. I thought if Eric was just a regular kid, I know he would be enlisted that is just the kind of kid he is. That is the kind of man that Mike was, he joined the army as early as he could, and to see his friends and family all there for him, shows the great Son, Husband, Dad, Soldier and Friend he was. I really hope, and I like to think he was looking down and listening to all the great stories about his life, and saying to himself "I did good".
Today I tried to imagine putting myself in their shoes…what if it was me losing my son, what if it was me losing my husband? I can only hope I would have the strength that they showed today, and that it is a long long time before I have to find out.
Today, I am going to hug and kiss my son and husband good night, and I am going to thank God that they are healthy and happy, and I have them here to see every day.
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