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Thursday, January 03, 2008

A Prayer Or Two...

Years move by so quickly...it was just yesterday that Debbie Burrell hosted a shower for me. It was early 1990 and Bill and I were awaiting Daniel's arrival from Korea. Debbie's husband Mike had been one of Bill's students while he was an instructor with VAW 120, the Navy's E2C Hawkeye training squadron. Now they were squadron mates in VAW 126 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. Later that year they would both be on duty in the Persian Gulf. At that time, their son Christopher was an adorable and mischievous 10 year old. Today he is grown, quite handsome, an Army MP and the father of a beautiful 5 year old daughter. He is also at Walter Reed hospital where he is undergoing treatment. On December 26th Chris was hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) while on patrol in Iraq. I am posting a link to the Caring Bridge site where notes, prayers and good wishes can be left for Chris and his family. Just click on : Christopher Burrell and you will be quickly whisked there. One more note, Chris' Dad Mike is still on active duty. He is due to leave for Afghanistan very soon. Please keep them all in your prayers.
Love and hugs, Susie Q

17 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

Oh no Sue. This is such an awful thing to hear. I will keep him in my prayers. May God be with him and his family. I will leave some well wishes on the site you mentioned. I had the honor of meeting Bob and Lee Woodruff last year - he is such an inspiration and proof that there is hope after an IED injury.
Karla

Tammy said...

Prayers for Chris!

Sheila said...

Sue, thank you for telling us about this young man.
I went and left him a message.
I pray his surgery will be a success and he will be well soon.
hugs
xx

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Our prayers are with Chris and his family. Love to you all. God bless you, and may your new year improve from here!

Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

My prayers are with them. Also wanted to let you know that I've tagged you for a meme/award.

justabeachkat said...

Oh Sue...I have chills. I have just visited the Caring Pages site and read it all and saw the photos. I'm just sick knowing how many of our men and women are going through this. I promise I will keep Chris and his family in my prayers. I have already prayed for them tonight.

Hugs sweet friend.
Kat

Sandi McBride said...

Our prayers go out to Chris and Mike...and for the entire family...
hugs
Sandi

Brenda said...

Oh now Susie Q I can't help, but cry. You know my blood runs red,white and blue. Thanks for the info and pray I shall.

Cheryl Wray said...

Thank you for letting us know about this. I will add him to my prayers!!

LivingTheLife said...

Sue,
I will remember Chris and his family and friends in my daily prayers...thanks for the link to the site, also.

I know this has had to touch your's and hubbins heart so much...thinking and sending prayers up for you...

Blessings my friend...
Teresa

P.S. the picture on my post is my house...I'll be posting about our "new" news..this week...it's not all that...but it is going to be fun!!

Rosemary said...

Susie,
So sorry to hear that.
My prayers will be with them both.
I will go to the site and leave a note.
Rosemary

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the request, Sue. Praying.

angelsamoungus said...

My prayers are with the family and Chris. God bless all our soldiers.

Love,
Terri

Greenie Gardens said...

Our thoughts and good wishes are with this handsome man (and his dog). I hope he makes a full recovery. We owe these folks such a debt of gratitude for their bravery.

Pamela said...

I've heard of such horrid injuries caused by those explosions.

I will pray for him right nhow

Michelle said...

Will definitely keep this family in my prayers!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I will be visiting the caring page next & will keep this family in my prayers.
Hugs. DebraK