Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Hero is Home

This is a copy of my facebook status today.  I don't have the energy to do both facebook and the blog right now, but I know there are readers that don't have facebook, so I'll try to duplicate. Please see my status below.

The most incredible man I have ever known is now back home in the country that he loved so much he would die for. The ceremony in Dover this afternoon was very emotional. The American Flag has never looked so beautiful to me as it did draped over my husband's box.

It will be a while before arrangements for services can be made. We have to wait for the release of Trent from the military. He will then be escorted home by one of his fellow brothers in arms.

I thank you all for your kind words and support. Jesus is with us and has His powerful hand over each of us as we grieve the loss of an amazing husband, father, friend, and soldier. We have a long road ahead of us, but with God All Things Are Possible.

I'll see you again in heaven Rhea. Thank you for loving me. I will always love you every day of my life. Thank you for the beautiful daughters we have together. I will always have a part of you in them. I love you, Rhea!


  1. Leah, I'm beyond grateful for the deployment advice you gave me before the boys left and I am thankful that Andrew had such an awesome mentor and soldier teaching him how to be a great one himself. Andrew loved Rhea, he was so good to the young soldiers. Thoughts and prayers surrounding your family now and always.

  2. Dear Leah and girls,

    Your husband was my brother-in-law's squad leader this tour. We prayed specifically that God would provide a leader who would be a believer, and He provided your husband. We can't imagine what you're going through, but we want you to know that we are praying for your family. Your husband was clearly a wonderful man who loved the Lord, and we look forward to meeting him someday and thanking him for his investment. May Jesus hold you close in this time.

    Dan and Julie and Joel Vallier