Monday, July 6, 2009

So, as fate or providence or the will of God would have it, our first blog note is not a great one. Our wonderful Fourth of July was slightly blemished by the news that I received yesterday that a friend of mine was killed in Afghanistan earlier that morning. It is with great sadness that I continue my every day duties and responsibilities knowing that at least one of my comrades will not be coming home. Only those who have lost some one close to them knows the terrible feeling that follows. My prayers go out to the family of the fallen soldier, and I pray fervently that the rest of my friends will return safe and sound.


  1. We are so sorry for your loss Chip! We can't help thinking that it could have been you, if not for the pain that, in God's providence, you have been dealing with for the past year.

  2. hey chip (and lisa),
    i am so sorry to hear the news... i'll be praying for y'all and for the family. and i am excited about your blog.
    love kelly

  3. Thinking and praying for you buddy!I can't imagine what you must be feeling! i'm just thankful that you are here! And also that Lisa is with you.

    love, bets

  4. Chip, my wife and I are friends of your mom and dad. I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I went through that more than once while I was in the Air Force. We'll keep you, your friend's family, and your other friends in our prayers.