I have so much to say, but words just don't seem to be the most important thing right now.
A Marine fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan was called to Heaven on Monday.
Saturday morning his mother woke to the sound of his voice. She hadn't heard it in 35 days. He told her he was okay and things were quiet, that he was good.
Sunday they decorated a Marine Christmas Tree in his hometown.
This young man is someone that I know. I don't know him well, mind you, but he's the kind of guy you like the moment you meet him. He is the best friend to my niece and nephew. He is the son of my sister-in-law's best friend. I've known him since I met my husband.
He's wanted to be a Marine for a long time. He knew what he was getting in to and wanted to defend his country and its people. He is a hero.
My heart aches for his family. For his friends. For his hometown who has been through so much of late, it seems.
Newsclip from Kiii in Corpus
Please pray for his family, pray for them to find comfort through their pain. God Bless Them.
He is a true hero.