In spite of our grief we can still see God’s faithfulness and goodness.
Although we are still grief stricken, life moves on. We are thankful for new seasons, new life and new relationships.
I can still see it all (vividly) unfolding in front of me. I feel that helpless feeling. I can hear that moaning… that deep guttural moaning. The screaming and tears are still so real to me.
However, I am now able to see past the profound heartbreak, past the eternal events of that fateful night. I am able to better (not completely) understand part of His Divine plan for our family.
Here now, eight years later, we still grieve his untimely death. But we celebrate the life he once lived. We celebrate life with those left behind because that is what Buddy would want and expect. He died so that others could live. So live we must. Enjoy life we will. And remember that our American Hero will always be with us in some way or another.
Remembering the husband, the father, the son, the friend.
Saluting the Soldier:
SGT BUDDY JAMES DOC HUGHIE
KIA, FEBRUARY 19, 2007
TWO BRONZE STAR MEDALS (V)