God has his own ways of deciding our fate. While we never know how long we will live, it is always comforting to know that He is watching over us regardless of whatever life has in store for us.
Chris Harris, who was deployed with the military forces of the United States in Afghanistan, died at the age of 25, leaving behind an expecting wife. Britt Harris had only recently told Chris she was expecting, but a week later she received the shock of her life. She was informed of her husband’s death from an IED or improvised explosive device.
Recalling her phone call with Chris, 26-year-old Britt said: “When I told him, it was the happiest I’d ever seen him. He was so excited.” A resident of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Britt Harris is due in March and chose an unusual style of breaking the news of her pregnancy to her husband. She decorated a kid’s onesie with colorful lettering that said, “Chris you’re going to be a dad!” and showed it to Chris via facetime.
Now a single expecting mother, Britt is faced with the struggle of raising her only child all by herself. However, she still acknowledges her husband’s regiment colleagues as family and wanted to make them feel involved with the child’s birth by allowing them the privilege of being the first ones to know its gender.
She shipped some confetti poppers to Chris’s fellow soldiers in Afghanistan and the latter created a beautiful video of the gender reveal in front of an American flag. Watching the video, Britt cried incessant tears of joy when she saw the baby being welcomed by the soldiers as their family! More power to you, Britt!
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Dear Sister and Brother,
1. God is in control
2. Life is not always fair, it rains on the just and the unjust…we should not compare our lives to others but focus on the plan God has for us.
3. Bad things will happen in this world, but God promised us a home in heaven if we believe in Jesus. One without sorrow, pain or death…where we never will grow old.
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God bless you and your family,
Aaron Tabor, MD