Thursday, August 16, 2012

A DAY OF SADNESS~

Yesterday began as any other ordinary day, but by day's end it would no longer be, it would become a day of sadness and grief... A brilliant, courageous young man...a Navy Seal... was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. My family and I had the honor of meeting this man, the new husband of our niece, who also serves in the Navy, when he traveled to Maine to meet the family and enjoy the Christmas holiday. A young couple with hopes and dreams of a happy life together. In the blink of an eye, life can change. My heart aches for Emily and her husband's family. Please know that my thoughts as well as those from my island family are with you. Tonight dear blogging friends, if you would keep Emily in your prayer's, as well as those brave soldiers who continue to fight for our freedom, I would be forever grateful. Blessings, Julie.

21 comments:

Kim said...

Julie, I cannot imagine the unspeakable sadness your family is experiencing right now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Hugs, Kim

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

How tragic, I am so very sorry for your niece, their families and your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How sorry I am to hear our sad news.I will keep your family and all the military in my prayers tonight.

Ginny said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry for you, your family, Emily and her brave husband's family. We will keep everyone in our thoughts.

Michelle Palmer said...

Praying and sending love from our grateful hearts~

NanaNor's said...

Dear Julie, It is a small thing to lift Emily and the entire family in prayer. No words can adequately express my gratitude for their sacrifice.
Noreen

Rowan said...

What a tragedy for your niece and your whole family. My condolences to you all.

jody said...

my husband retired from the airforce.. sending thoughts and prayers..

Anonymous said...

We were so priviledged to have met Pat, our prayers go out to Emily and all his loved ones. The Navy Seals are to be honored for their services.

Mugwump Woolies said...

So very sorry for the loss of this young man. Sending up prayers.
Robyn

Peacemom said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My prayers are out for Emily and her husband, and all of your family at this time of deep sorry. Peace sent to you all as you grieve. ~Vonnie

Larkrise garden girl said...

Julie, What a sad time for your family. My prayers go out to Emily and your family.Cheri

Julia said...

Julie, I'm so sorry about this tragic loss of one of your own. May God give Emily and her family the courage and strength to go on. I'll include them in my prayers. Hugs, JB

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Julie, my heart is heavy for the family, so so sad. Will say a pray for Emily and family. Blessings Francine.

Farm Girl said...

Oh Julie I am so sorry for your family. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this tragic time.

Janice said...

Such very sad news. I am so sorry for you and your family's loss.

annie said...

No words are adequate,,,
just praying.

Vickie said...

Just read this post, Julie. I'm SO very sorry about this great loss, not only for our country, but for your niece. I would be honored to pray for her and your families. God bless you all with comfort and peace.

Terry and Linda said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry. Our daughter lost her life-partner on July 10th. The loss was very sudden and unexpected, he was only 32.


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Rural Revival said...

I am so sorry. Emily is most certainly in my prayers tonight, and for many nights to come.

God keep you all in his arms.

Andrea