The TV pictures of these brave, handsome young men in the prime of their life made it very difficult to believe they were actually gone. I think in both cases it was a road-side bomb that cut their lives short.
The day these men left for the service was a day that probably brought great worry and constant concern to their mother's lives. But I would guess you never really believe it can happen to you...the loss of a young son passing before you do. Horrifying.
No happy Mother's Day this year...or maybe ever again...
As we approach mother's day this week, I couldn't help but pray for the moms of these two men. How different their weekend will be this year - all because of the evil and hatred that fills this fallen world.
It made me ask myself if I really believe what I say - "that my children belong to the Lord"? I've heard those words come out of my mouth before.
Do I mean what I say - or are they mine all mine!?
Sunday on Mother's Day, please join me in praying for the Mother's without their fallen children.