Today is my birthday and my husband, Richard, and I went out to eat and then to the movies to see The American Sniper. Richard likes movies about the military and war. I'm not crazy for all the loud noise and bad language that accompanies a movie like that. But this movie was amazing.
I had heard many good things about this movie and the fact that it was based on the true story of Chris Kyle. I saw a few different articles about the movie and the man. I knew that he got killed after coming back home while he was trying to help a fellow soldier with PTSD. This movie was so well done that you felt like you were living life with them.
I can't imagine how it would be to live this kind of life. Chris had a strength that very few people have had. He felt his purpose was to protect and that he did. His wife, Taya had strength too, by living her life without him and wondering if she would ever see him again. He finally came home, only to lose his life helping someone else. We don't know how many of our soldiers come home and are just not able to "forget" what they went through for their country.
I want to say "thank you" to all those who serve our country. We don't know what they went through and what the continue to go through.
A life like Chris' is one that was meant to impact other people's lives. He just wanted to protect his country and family. His story will live on and be one that will not soon be forgotten. What a gift we all were given!