God did not create us to bear our sorrows alone, but rather gives us an opportunity to lay them down at the cross. In our relationship with His Son, strength, forgiveness, and love shall replace guilt, bitterness, and despair During the last two decades, my husband has served our country alongside brave men and women from all branches of the service. His deployments led him to witness the courage and selfless conduct that our servicemen demonstrate to secure our freedoms that we often take for granted. While my husband served I lived with the possibility of losing him; I was blessed with his return, however, many are not. This story is my way of reaching out to the families who lost their loved ones. As Americans, it is our duty to express our love and support to those who served our country and protect our rights. As Christians, it is our responsibility to offer not only our support but also our prayers.