Originally Posted by Dutch
Wes, Sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Ma Dutch and I went down this same road 7 years ago. I understand what you mean about being a close family. Every time there is a family gathering, a noticeable piece of our family puzzle is missing. As time goes on, some days are easier than others but the emptiness is always there.
The support and prayers that we received from the SMF Family meant a lot to us.
My prayers to you and yours during this difficult time.
Thanks to everyone so much!
Dutch, thank you for the kind words. God is all we have to hold on to right now. 1/3 of our life is gone. We had three boys and they "are" our life.
I debated rather to even post it here or not. If its not wanted just delete it. Please pray for our family. Our youngest is in the Marines and set to deploy in June to Japan. He has no one to lean on. Please say a special prayer for him. He is 20 yrs. old and lost his best friend in the whole world. Thank you!
This probably isn't the place for it, but I'm going to share a poem I wrote the night Phil passed away. I have other poems I may share later on. If it doesn't belong, simply delete it.
As I sit here late tonight.
I can not help but think, he had a really awesome life
He was the middle child of three
He was the biggest of the three, a butterball he was.
He thought that he ruled the roost, the leader that he was.
He excelled at any sport, that he ever attempted to play
He was quick as lightning, in center field where he played
He came home one day, much to our surprise
He said he wanted to be a Marine, to fight for the winning side
He grew strong, as the many years went by
He grew up to be a man, a selfless kind of guy
As I sit here late tonight
I listen to him breath
This is our flesh and blood, who God has chosen to take
Its really hard to do, but in the end it must be done
When God says its time to go, our son will be heaven bound
So now we sit and wait, for the Lord to call his name
Until He takes his very last breath, hope is in our game
When all this came about, we gave it to the Lord
It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever done, we are the protector of our boys
How do you say good-bye to the children that you raise
It’s really hard to say good-bye, it shouldn’t be this way
As I sit here late tonight, we put it in His hands
We pray for Gods loving mercy, to save our son of three
Phil in Afghanistan.