Monday, January 23, 2012

Struggling With Feelings

Last week 6 Marines lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

My brother is part of that unit...these men were his family.

The thing is, he literally JUST switched shifts so if this had happened a week earlier it could have been him.

That's terrifying.

So I'm relieved it's not him.

However, there's still 6 men who lost their lives.

So am I relieved that they died instead of him? It's all so confusing. I'm truly not sure how to feel right now.

Advice? Scripture? Anything?


  1. Wow that is intense! Don't fret over what could gave been. That is a mind trip. Honor those men's lives with gratefulness for their sacrifice. Sorry about all of this. xo

  2. It's ok to be grateful for your brother's life that was spared. It doesn't mean you are grateful those other men died, it just means you are grateful he was not one of them. If you saw a car accident happen seconds after you were forced to stop at a stop light you would be grateful that you and your family did not get caught in it but at the same time empathetic to the people in the vehicles involved. Here are a few verses that came to mind... "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” Matthew 11:28. "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."-Romans 8:1
    I will be praying for you and those families who lost loved ones. Thank you Lord for sparing Kas's brother. Please comfort those who are grieving this loss.



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