LONG:We need some Prayers this way please!
Okay, so where do I even begin... Last month I decided to go home (Michigan) to SURPRISE my best friend Jenny for her 22nd birthday. A big part in my decision was that her and my other best friend are moving to another state to open some stores for their work in the summer and I am moving back to MI earliest is late August- which means this was the last time I will see them for a while! So I got into town and everything was great. I got in on Saturday the 26th, which was the day of her party bus... everything went on like it always does, Jenny was shaking when she saw me.. "BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER" :) her words....
fast forward to Monday the 28th.. (Which is Jenny's ACTUAL birthday) I had planned, since I leave on Tuesday, to spend the morning with my mom then meet up with Jen to hang out before all of the friends took her out for dinner. Well, as I was trying to get ahold of her in the afternoon, she never answered or called me back, I went onto FB to waste time... alll of a sudden her away message is "RIP Kris, I will always love you".... background on that. Kris is her boyfriend of the last five year that was deployed on his third deployment to Afghanistan.
Kris passed away the day before Jen's birthday and she got the phone call from his parents the morning of her birthday. As you can imagine, it is always hard to lose a loved one, but this is also happening on her birthday. I seriously did, and still do, feel so helpless to my best friend. There is nothing anyone can say or do to make the sadness and pain go away. Kris just turned 25 on the 12th of February and he died serving our country. I keep facebook stalking Jen from Colorado because I just want to be there for her and there is nothing I can do really. I am telling all of you this because I really think we need some prayers our way... It is so hard watching her from afar. I don't want to always be the reminder of Kris to ask how she is doing and everything so one day I wrote her a letter and sent it to her to make it be everything I had to say and I wont bring up the event again unless she brings it up first. It is really tough when I know she is hurting so bad.
Please send prayers Jenny's way. I know Kris is looking down on her and giving her strenght becuase she is a tough little cookie. She always has been. As a military wife it hits even harder. When DH and I were just dating Jenny and Kris were my inspiration. I always called Jen for advice or help in times of need when DH was deployed and I know she could use more help. She has a great support system but it will just take time. So please send some prayers her way. Its going to be a long journey ahead....
ps- sorry if this was so random, I just wrote as I thought of it so if it doesn't mix well, Sorry!
Thanks everyone. I know all of our prayers will be answered! Here is a link to an article about him.