Friday, December 24, 2010

Pass this blog on to my SEALS if you are reading it!

HOOYAH GUYS We are praying for you!! Come home soon, come home safe, Have a good Christmas and when you look up and see the stars remember the star that showed the way to Jesus as a baby is still there! He never changes nor His love for you!! He is watching over you wherever you are!! God bless you!! Hugs and Kisses from the Woodles

Emmanuel God with us! God with you!

Pass this blog on to my SEALS if you are reading it!

HOOYAH GUYS We are praying fo!!r you!! Come home soon, come home safe

Christmas Eve.....

It is Christmas Eve, 2010! This is a different kind of Christmas for us and it will always be different. But our lives change in a moment! I have heard that all my life and am just now really beginning to fully understand "a Moment" in a second your life and mine can change! Ours did, this Christmas consider your lives, are you ready to meet Jesus, do you know Him as Savior and Lord? Have you said yes to the Creator of everyting, the One Who knows and loves you best? Think it over!
Also, have you enjoyed your lives with no regrets? It's not too late to change that. Go back and make amends with your friends and family. Tell everyone you love them. Make time for people in your life. Enjoy life to the fullest! Its a gift!! Give it away for others, don't be selfish! Live in the moment, you never know which one is the last one!!

May God bless you this Christmas and for many more to come!
Happy Birthday Jesus!! Kiss my Tyler for me!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Message to our SEALS today......

We love you guys and we are praying for you every day, throughout the days! We do not understand how hard it is for you but we know that it is a hard job you do for us. We know it is cold there because it is cold here. We want you to know that you are not alone at any time. God loves you and He is with you. I reminded Tyler many times that when things were rough or he was lonely that all he had to do was whisper the name of Jesus and he would feel His nearness. He is with you and He loves you. When I pray for you I pray for God's presence to be felt, for His love to comfort, for His mighty strength to protect your minds and bodies, I also pray that His breath would blow a warm breeze over you when you need it most. Keep looking up, He is with you. Christmas is God coming to earth to be with us on our level in the form of His Son Jesus Christ. Emmanuel, God with us!! ISAIAH 40:28-31 "Do you not know? Have you not heard? the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." 41:10 "So do not fear I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will unphold you with my righteous right hand" HOOYAH these are promises to keep!! We love you all, God bless you and hold you Have a Blessed CHRISTmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Matthew 5:1-12......Blessed

Is happiness the ultimate goal in life? Is doing what will make us happy always the right course of action? Is trying to insulate ourselves from sadness, disappointment, or loneliness the wisest thing? Loneliness might be the result of having made a courageous choice not to follow the crowd. The things we may feel we need, "to be happy" are sometimes the opposite of what we really need in order to mature and learn compassion, or integrity, or selflessness. Difficulty hardly ever produces happiness in the short run, but difficult experiences often are vitally important in shaping character. Wisdom will remember that we are building for our future, not just for now. Just being happy is too shortsighted, too immature a goal.

This has been a very difficult year, not just for my family because of losing Tyler, but for many others. Loosing loved ones, loosing health, freedoms, loss of jobs, money, worry over children, elderly parents struggle, so many more. Many have been lost due to war. Cancer is everywhere, touching all families. BUT GOD.....this are becoming my favorite two words in the Bible!! But God is with us, He comforts us, He holds us, protects us, gives us strength, supplies all our needs, He never leaves us or forsakes us. God with us, the real meaning of Christmas! Not gifts, happiness, friends or family! But God! Rejoice BUT for God we would have no hope! Happiness is shortsighted in the Kingdom of God!! We have His love!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Promises...Ruth b. Graham

Among the most reassuring promises of Scripture are the >"I Am With You' promises. They begin in Genesis where God says to Isaac, "Fear not, for I am with thee" (Genesis 26;24). They reach a glorious climax in Matthew 1:23, "And they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." Once again at the close of Matthew, as the risen Lord prepares to return to Heaven, He leaves His disciples with the promise, "Lo, I am with you always" (Matthew 28:20)
This happy season will be even happier as we bear in mind the words of the writer to the Hebrews, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5) Having so great a Gift places all lesser gifts in proper perspective.
And all of time is marching toward that glorious fulfillment when, as He said, "I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:3)
He with us here____we with Him there. Emmanuel!!
Just think, God is with us, everyday, everywhere we go, all the time!! And if we know Jesus as Savior, Emmanuel, God with us, we have His promise that when we leave this life on earth, we WILL be with Him!! WOW that's huge! What a promise! What a hope!! It's worth living for, the hope of Heaven! Do you know Him? What a Christmas gift, eternal life!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Facing the future...

Without trials, you would not know to trust the Savior. Without pain,the help He offers would go unnoticed. So many long to take the easy way. Yet this is not always God's design.
At times our pathways become treacherous, taking dark and shadowy turns. We learn to identify with the psalmist, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for Though art with me".
God goes before you into each and every trial. He leaves a trodden path for you to follow. You may walk where danger is crouched on every side, but you do not walk alone, You may face being misunderstood, overlooked, and forgotten, but God knows you and loves you greatly. Keep your eyes on Him. Fix your emotions on His promises. They are unshakable.
Once you learn to go to Him in times of sorrow as well as happiness, a new joy will spring up within you. It comes from an overflow of being in the presence of God. It has the power to change the way you feel about yourself and others. It can heal any relationship.
Don't be surprised if you find yourself praising God in desperate times. Trials bring you to your knees. From this angle all you need to do is to look up into the loving face of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is here you discover that greatness of God's love and forgiveness C. Stanley His love gives grace, His grace gives peace, His peace gives hope.
This year I have learned much about the love of God. About His plans and how I have no control of my own, He truly is in the driver's seat. His grace and mercy hold me, He is my strength and comfort. He is my hope. Hard things come to all of us, our choice is only, where we go with them. As for me I choose my Lord. Some choose self destruction, some anger, some just walk away from friends and family. In my past life before I knew Jesus, I chose all these routes at one time or another. Speaking from experience, my advice is Jesus!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Behind the scenes....

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing; it is the ability to turn it into glory.1 Corinthians 4:12 "and we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure it."
You have probably discovered during this past year that periods of pain or difficulty are the hardest times to remember the basic truths of God's Word.Ironically those moments demand the light of His truth the most. While you can never anticipate all of the specific needs that will arise, you can make it a habit to view every situation through the filter of God's perspective.
Ask the Lord to help you focus on Him instead of the circumstance. Hurting does not mean that God does not care about you. You must make the commitment to cling to the truth of Romans 8:28 and similar promises. If you believe that He will bring good out of the situation somehow, then pessimistic thinking finds no permanent home in your heart. Over time, your emotions gradually align with the truth.
Part of Paul's joy resulted from his discovery of what God was doing "Behind the Scenes". What Paul thought was a slow time of limited contact turned out to be God's way of evangelizing one of the most impenetrable sectors of Roman society, the Praetorian guards. God put Paul in a position that he never could have achieved on his own.
Always remember that the Lord will give you His perspective if you ask Him to. You never have to give in to false friends of discouragement, worry or self-sufficiency. (C. Stanley)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Remembering You.........

Thank You Lord Jesus for finding my Tyler early in life, and for finding Ron, Jerica, Sumer and me. Your promise I'll always remember, the promise of Heaven, with You and with our son. I remember.....You, Lord

I found You in the most unlikely way
Really it was You who found me
And I found myself in the gifts that You gave
You gave me so much and I

I wish You could stay
But I'll, I'll wait for the day

And I watch as the cold winter melts into spring
And I'll be remembering You
Oh, and I'll smell the flowers and hear the birds sing
And I'll be remembering You, I'll be remembering You

From the first moment when I heard Your name
Something in my heart came alive
You showed me love and no words could explain
A love with the power to
Open the door
To a world I was made for

And I watch as the cold winter melts into spring
And I'll be remembering You
Oh and I'll smell the flowers and hear the birds sing
And I'll be remembering You, I'll be remembering You

The dark night, the hard fight
The long climb up the hill knowing the cost
The brave death, the last breathe
The silence whispering all hope was lost
The thunder, the wonder
A power that brings the dead back to life

I wish You could stay
But I'll wait for the day
And though You've gone away
You come back

And I'll watch as the cold winter melts into spring
And I'll be remembering You
Oh and I'll smell the flowers and hear the birds sing
And I'll be remembering You, I'll be remembering You

And I'll watch as the sun fills a sky that was dark
And I'll be remembering You
And I'll think of the way that You fill up my heart
And I'll be remembering You

I'll be remembering You
I'll be remembering You
I'll be remembering You

I'll be remembering You

Steven Curtis Chapman, "Narnia"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A special word.....

I read this poem last night, it touched me so very much. I believe it was another special gift from God for us all. I searched the web and found that there are several versions, but this is the one I want to share with you...from Tyler with love.

I see the countless CHRISTMAS TREES around the world below
with tiny lights like HEAVEN’S STARS reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so SPECTACULAR please wipe away that tear
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I hear the many CHRISTMAS SONGS that people hold so dear
but the SOUND OF MUSIC can't compare with the CHRISTMAS CHOIR up here.

I have no words to tell you of the JOY their voices bring
for it is beyond description to HEAR THE ANGELS SING.

I know HOW MUCH YOU MISS ME, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I can't tell you of the SPLENDOR or the PEACE here in this place
Can you just imagine CHRISTMAS WITH OUR SAVIOR face to face

I'll ask him to LIFT YOUR SPIRIT as I tell him of your love
so then PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your HEARTS BE JOYFUL and let your SPIRIT SING
for I am spending CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN and I’m walking WITH THE KING

Friday, December 10, 2010

Your Eternal Security..

Hebrews 7:25
He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them.(He is Jesus)

Perhaps the most miserable people on earth are those who have trusted in Christ as Savior but battle harassing doubts concerning the assurance of their eternal security.
If you find yourself swinging in and out of a sense of eternal security, you can walk on the level, unchanging ground of God's truth. The ride of swaying doubt can end today. Here's why: You were saved by Christ's performance on the cross, where all your sins__past, present, and future___were forgiven. Your eternal security is grounded in the person and work of Christ, not your performance.
Feelings fluctuate, especially when we sin. But nothing can cancel the reservation that Christ has made in heaven for believers, since it was purchased once and for all by His sacrificial death.
Once you are saved, Christ takes up permanent residence in your life. He will never leave you, even if your track record as a saint is spotty. He may discipline you, and the consequences for your sin may not be pleasant. But your eternal security is not altered.
God's love for you is unconditional, unfailing, and unchanging. He has made you His child forever, and absolutely nothing can change your identity as God's son or daughter. (Charles Stanley)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Family changed....

The Broken Chain....

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

I love this poem, it reminds me that though our family will never be the same again here on earth, we will once again be reunited in Heaven with our precious Tyler! This is the season of Thanks-Giving and we have so very much to be thankful for. I am especially thankful for the gift of Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, He has assured me a home in Heaven where my son is!! Until then we will live this life for His glory and be thankful we had a wonderful son for 26 years! Our chain has a broken link, but it holds together by God's grace, until we meet again. Hooyah Tyler Woodle!! Pray especially for our military, our SEALS, these are hard days and they need our prayers!! 6PM Tyler time!! Pray!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pray for strength......

Tomorrow October 7th is Tyler's birthday. I believe it is his second birthday in Heaven. The first was when God first thought of Tyler, how he would look, what his personality would be like, his laugh, his smile, his huge heart. God planned every part of Tyler with loving care. God knew that Tyler would give his big heart to Jesus Christ at the age of 7 years and that he would tell everyone about His Son Jesus as a boy. He knew what kind of son we would need and love, He knew what kind of brother Jerica and Sumer would need, He knew what kind of sports Tyler would play and how strong to make him, give him speed and lots of courage, He knew that one day Tyler would choose to become a Navy SEAL and what it would take to get him through the training, He gave Tyler everything to get him through every part of his wonderful life here on earth. God had a huge plan for Tyler's life and He saw him through every part of it with love, grace and mercy. He knew the day Tyler would come home to Heaven and I believe God couldn't wait to see him face to face again. Tyler saw God, his Creator on February 16th at around 10am once again in His Heaven! I miss my son, but rejoice in the fact that he is with our Lord and I will see Tyler again on the other side of eternity!! Tomorrow will be hard for us but we will celebrate the life of our precious Tyler on his 2nd birthday in God's presence! Celebrate with us Tyler Woodle, a wonderful son and brother, a great friend to many, a precious gift from God!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hard days....

these days are so very hard, we are having to learn to live a different way, one without our son, Tyler, a life with an huge hole in it...

As a mom who has lost a son, I feel very deeply the pain of the mothers and fathers who are losing sons and daughters daily in war. I pray for you all each day that the same God who comforts and keeps me with be your source of comfort as well.

Tyler's SEAL team lost 4 men last week along with 5 Army guys, they are all heros! I pray they are with Tyler now in Heaven where there are no more tears, pain or worries! May God be with you all as you, the families of these heros and all who have lost loved ones to this war on terror, learn also to live a different way!!

Lamentations 3:22-24 His mercies are new each morning, enough for the day, and then we start over.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

my baby....

Tyler I miss you so much.......

I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be....

I used to read this book to my children when they were small and it always made me cry, so much so that Tyler would warn Jerica if he saw a copy of it in a store, they were afraid that I would see it and cry. It is the sweetest book and every mom should have one of her own. WARNING everyone I know with this book cries when they read it to their babies! But it is so sweet......

Dear Lord, would you kiss my baby for me today, thanks!
You tube has a video of this precious book, watch it and you will understand!

Monday, September 13, 2010

SEAL team 4

God is with you wherever you go, He is your source, call on Him each day no matter what. Tyler loved you guys and he is with you in spirit. Tyler is with the Lord and the Lord is with you! Don't forget we are praying for you each and every day!! Remember!! HOOYAH Tyler Woodle!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wings to fly....

"In your flight, be dogmatically true, obstinately holy, immovably honest, desperately kind, fixedly upright"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

This is your moment, embrace it, tears of joy will send you off, and smiles of delight
will welcome you back anytime you're ready to come. Keep in mind that if you attempt great things for God, you can expect great things from God, for He will be with you every step of the way.

We all fly in life one way or another. Some to good things, some to great things, and some break their own wings with wrong decisions early in life and never really fly without pain. Thank God for grace it is truly amazing! God can heal our broken wings with His grace and mercy when we seek Him. Then we can truly SOAR!

Today lets all check our wings and see where they are taking us in this life as we travel toward eternity!! My son Tyler found his wings and he flew so gracefully, so beautifully, right into the arms of God and that is where I will see him again! He is waiting for me there and for all who will come to Jesus for their wings!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Tyler....

I truly love this picture of Tyler. It was taken during Hell Week, when he was training, the hardest week of his life!! This photo shows Tyler's determination, his strength, his heart to be a Navy SEAL no matter what it required of him. He was a very strong man, avery determined man, yet a kind hearted and loving person. A friend of ours, when he prays for our military, prays for the strength of a lion and a heart of a woman, for the men. Our son had these qualities. God blessed us with the most awesome son in Tyler! We are forever thankful for those 26 years together.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hope and Comfort......

Psalm 119:50 "This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your Word has revived me."

I Peter 5:7 "Casting all you anxiety on Him, because He cares for you."

I Peter 5:10 "After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you."

Psalm 119:76 "May Your unfailing love be my comfort according to Your promise to Your servant."

Psalm 121:1_2 " I lift up my eyes to the hills (mtns.) where does my help come from, my help comes from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth."

This is where I turn when I can't stand up under the pain and grief, under the burdens, I turn to my Lord and His promises in His love letter to me, the Bible! That is where I find comfort, not from anything or anyone else.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tyler...looking Miami Vice lol...

sent to me from Tyler, this was his statement, "Just looking Miami Vice LOL"

Another day...

Today is another day, a day to live, to get through the heartache of losing my son Tyler. Our sweet wonderful guy who loved life, loved his family and loved a challenge. His life was cut short on February 16 of this year and it does not get easier to live with his loss, or to live with the loss of family life as we knew it.
We all handle our grief in our own way and everyone has something to grieve over these days. Some lost jobs, money and homes. Some lost loved ones. Some are in the process of losing their own lives, health and ability to enjoy life to cancer or some other illness. Some are grieving over their children making bad choices in life and suffering because of it. We grieve when our children walk away, too. Some people are grieving over lost love, a marriage gone wrong. There are many things to grieve over in this life and many was to get through the grieving process, but our only hope is in the life to come, the one where there will be no more tears! Thank You Lord for that promise! I am so tired of these tears and I am sure there are many others who will say the same. God help us, be with us today! Help us to live with broken hearts, with the changes in our families due to loss, with the pain and suffering, with the great losses of this life. Help us to keep looking up, our Savior is coming soon. Until then we live, we live for You!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Love and marriage.....

just a little something to share...

some people think loving someone keeps you committed to them for life... the reality is that being determined to be committed to someone for life keeps the love alive...

think about it..
our vows are a committment to God for our marriage to last, not to each other! Love is a choice, it is a choice for our relationship with one another and with our God, we choose to stay committed or quit every day of married life, it is choice, not emotional love that stands firm. Hard days come and go, we must stand together, or fall alone!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Corrie Ten Boom....


"In the hands of God, the object of one's greatest pain could become the source of one's greatest blessing"

Lord, Tyler never suffered from his brain tumor, he enjoyed his life, he accomplished something great in becoming a Navy SEAL, he had great friends, he did not loose his place on a team by knowing of his tumor, we, his parents never had to watch our precious son go through a horrible death, he did not suffer. This dear Lord is our blessing. Our pain continues...but You oh Lord have blessed and changed many lives through our son and for these things we are blessed.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

God sees me as I can be...

God doesn't see us as we are,
He sees us as we can be.
He doesn't leave us as we are,
but renews us with each new day.
It isn't what we are called,
it's what we are called to do.
We must remember that so we can become what God has already determined we can be!


It's what you're called to do.....

Isaiah 56:5 NIV "To them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off"

It's not what you're called, its what you're called to do!

Gideon..The Lord is with you, mighty warrior! Gideon's response was, I am the least in my family, the weakest one. How can I save my people? The Angel of the Lord saw what Gideon was called to do not what he saw himself as. Gideon stepped out in faith.

Peter...His name meant "shifty" That is not what Jesus saw in him. He saw the great potential within Peter. He changed his name to Cephas" , which meant, "rock". Jesus saw what Peter was called to do, to establish the church on this rock, stand firm.

These stories bring comfort to me as I think of the things I have been called in my life--the things I have believed about myself. I think of my shortcomings and my past, and I know that apart from God, I can do no good thing. My only hope is in the transformation God can and will work within me day by day. In my own strength, I will always be a least of these, shifty and of no account. But in God's hands, I can be a mighty warrior, a rock!!
God showed Tyler who he was called to be and He did mighty things in and through my Tyler. He was a mighty warrior and a rock! God can and will do great things in and through all of us if we will let him show us who we are called to be!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

song lyrics, Matthew West

To Tyler from Mom.....I miss you and I love you,,,,

Don't be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad sometimes
'Cause everyday it's sinking in
And I have to say goodbye all over again

You know I bet it feels good
To have the weight of this world
Off Your shoulders now
I'm dreaming of the day
When I'm finally there with You

Save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon
Save a place for me, save some grace for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon

I have asked the questions why
But I guess the answer's for another time
So instead I'll pray with every tear
And be thankful for the time I had You here

So You just save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon
Save a place for me, save some grace for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there

I wanna live my life just like You did
And make the most of my time just like You did
And I wanna make my home up in the sky
Just like You did, oh, but until I get there
Until I get there

Just save a place for me, save a place for me
'Cause I will be there soon

Save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon

Don't be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Meekness is great strength under great control. Humility is confidence properly placed.
Pride is a killer. Pride says, " I can do it" No you can't. we absolutely need God and each other!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

never give in...

....because there is a God bigger than all your worries, fears and grief He holds you and your future. the enemy is never stronger than the Savior of our souls, He goes before us and fights the battles..... never give in!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Winston Churchill....

"this is the lesson; never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never,- in nothing great or small, large or petty - never give in., except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!"

This is what I sent to Tyler on text messages to help get him through his training. This is also the message I have for our SEALS now and all military. This is what I tell myself each day as I learn to walk through life without my son. My version of it is a little different through, yet means the same.
Psalm 18:1-3 I love You O Lord my strength The Lord is my rock my fortress and my deliverer my God is my rock in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation my stonghold, I call to the Lord Who is worthy of praise and I am saved from my enemies"

May this encourage you today and it does me! Hooyah Tyler, I miss you son! love mom

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Look to this day..... for yesterday is but a dream
and tomorrow is only a vision..
But today well lived
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope

A life well lived in every way possible is one without regrets. Oh to live a life thinking through every decision before making it by thinking more of the future regrets than the momentary pleasures. What a truely enjoyable life that would b be.
A LIFE WELL LIVED!! May we all start today to seek to live this life for our good and God's glory!

hooyah my beloved son Tyler Woodle I am so proud of you, moma

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Hello, who are you? How do you define yourself? Are you your family? That is, you were born into the Smith family, so are you a Smith? Are you what you do for a living? Are you what you eat?
Consider the idea "to thine own self be true" You have to be able to identify just who you are. Kempis said, "a humble knowledge of yourself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning." In other words, the more you understand the person God created you to be, the more you'll understand God Himself. That alone makes the journey worthwhile.
I remember always telling Tyler when he went somewhere in high school, "son, remember who you are and Who you represent" he would always laugh at me and say, "ok mom I know I am a Woodle and I represent the Woodle clan" my reply was, "You know what I am talking about, Tyler!" As a child of God we represent Him in every area of our lives, we are supposed to be a mirror image of Him at best, most times our mirrors are dirty and sometimes it is hard to see Him in our lives. As a child of God we still represent Him one way or another! This is a high standard but He is loving and forgiving to His children.
Who are we and Who do we represent? Good question!
The seed of truth was planted in your heart long ago, and as you grow and truth takes root within you, it will give you wings. That is who you are: the Keeper of a God given truth and an example of that truth to the world around you!

Friday, July 9, 2010


In other words, are we willing to get past the comfortable, the okay, the expected path of life, and go for the passion that God meant for us to enjoy? Life offers many choices. Find the wings of passion and ride them on the winds of joy! Only there can you experience the abundant life!! The life that God has for you, the one only He can plan because He is the only one Who really knows who you are and who you are meant to be!!
" We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been
accomplished without passion." Georg Hegel
jeremiah 29:11

Find your wings...

Life offers you many choices. It blesses you with options about how to spend your time, your energy, and your very existence. It encourages your dreams, promises you a future, and announces itself at every turn, At some point your wings will be all a flutter as life shows you a path that hits the very center of your being, the place where passion is born. That's the place of connection where your dreams and God's plans for your life connect. Tyler's was the Navy SEALS, mine was to be a wife and mother. What is it for you? That is where you will find yourself the most satisfied in life! Search for it! May God bless you today in a way that will draw you closer to finding your place!

HOOYAH TYLER WOODLE We miss you always! Thank you Lord for Tyler's wings!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tyler........our son.....

Tyler loved video games!! From Nintendo and Game Boy when he was little to a 26 year old Navy SEAL!! His goal was to beat the game, that's all! He would play for hours until he beat it, then he needed another game!! He was the only little boy I ever met who could play at an Arcade for an hour on 1 quarter!! (while we all begged him to let it go) He would have his little friends over to play and then they mostly got to watch him try to beat the game!! He taught his two papaws only enough of the game so he could beat them at it and then he laughed!! Tyler had fun in anything he did!!

Prayer for today for my SEALS and all our precious military!!


Faithful Father, Your mercy and compassions never fail; they are new every morning. May our loved ones and all our troops freshly experience Your mercy as they get up each morning. May Your compassion rain down upon them, and may they see Your great faithfulness each day. (Lamentations 3:21-23)

God be with you this day and all the days to follow!! thank you for taking care of us!
Hooyah Tyler Woodle......

Thank You......

Thank you Susie, Dalton's Christian Book Store, Meriah M. and all who gave at Rehoboth, Jim Dykes and NABC you all have given so much to share Jesus and for the glory of God the Father!! May He bless you all as He blesses these gifts of grace and love!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tyler in Hell week......God was with him!!

Prayer for SEALS and all military... for today...#1

Protection.... Thank You Lord, for the courage and selfless service of our military troops. May our loved ones and all who serve around the world turn to You for rest and protection. Keep them safe from all hidden dangers and deadly diseases. May they not fear the terrors of night or the disaster that strikes at midday. Order Your angels to protect them wherever they go. Keep their feet from slipping, and hold them securely in Your strong right hand until they are safely home again. Amen

Psalms 91:1-11, 121:3, 139:10
May God be with you all! We pray for you at 6pm daily!!
Hooyah Tyler Woodle, we love you SEALs!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hooyah Tyler Woodle....we salute you!!

February 20,2010.....

Thank You......

Waynesville, NC...You showed the American Spirit of Patriotism on February you honored one of your own.......

Fire Departments, all of you!
Police Dept.......
Sheriff's Dept.......
Town's people....
Well's Funeral Home.....
You are awesome!! You all showed such respect for our Tyler. We were all so touched! Police and Deputies, Firemen all wearing their dress uniforms saluting and holding their hats in respect for Tyler. The fire trucks were so powerful with their ladders raised with the American Flag flying above us! WOW What true Americans we live with! People on the street with their hats off and their hands on their hearts! Thank you fom the depths of our hearts, our family was so blessed that day!! Thank you Mr. Greeley and staff for also treating our son and our family with so much respect and dignity. Waynesville you are awesome!! The Commadore and Commander as well as all of the SEALS were impressed with the Town of Waynesville!! May God bless you all, we will never forget it!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


taken from the book, Find Your Wings....

Matthew Henry said that,"when God is about to give His People the expected good, He pours out a Spirit of prayer, and it is a good sign that He is coming towards them in mercy."

With each step of your journey and each prayer spoken on your behalf, you are drawn closer to the One who planned good things for you.
How does prayer help you along the path? Why is it essential to finding your wings? Augustine of Hippo reminded us that "prayer is not merely expressing our resent desires. Its purpose is to exercise and train our desires so that we want what He is getting ready to give us. (think about that for a moment) His gift is very great, and we are small vessels for receiving it. So prayer involves widening our hearts to God.
Never doubt the power of prayer. Never doubt God's love for you and His desire that you have a future rich in blessings. Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened.

Tyler's song...

when this song came out I put it on my phone, it was Tyler's ringtone for calls to mom, when he left for Great Lakes to train I wrote these words down and put them with a letter to Tyler, God saw my son through to finding his wings and helped him to fly.....
"Find Your Wings" Mark Harris

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold The plans that heaven has for you Will all too soon unfold So many different prayers I'll pray For all that you might do But most of all I'll want to know You're walking in the truth And If I never told you I want you to know As I watch you grow Chorus: I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams And that faith gives you the courage To dare to do great things I'm here for you whatever this life brings So let my love give you roots And help you find your wings May passion be the wind That leads you through your days And may conviction keep you strong Guide you on your way May there be many moments That make your life so sweet Oh, but more than memories Chorus: It's not living if you don't reach for the sky I'll have tears as you take off But I'll cheer as you fly

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day .......

Memorial Day 2010....

In 2008 my dad, a WW2 vet, marched down the main street of our home town, barely able to walk, carrying his oxygen tank and wearing his medals on his old Army cap. This was not planned, he just got up at the end of the parade to take what was to be his final march! My dad died a few weeks later. He was a true American patriot, loving his country and what it means to be free! When we were small we were very poor, not having much at all. A house that was built to be an apple sorting barn years before, an outhouse up on the hill, and 4 rooms for the 6 of us to live in. Yet we had a father who taught us to love and respect our country, he endured alot overseas during the war and brought home with him horrible memories of war and concentration camp clean up after the war, but always loved his country. Whenever the National Anthem was played on our TV he had us all stand (my 3 brothers and myself) with our hands over our hearts in respect for Americca. Memorial Day always meant alot to him as well, he lost many friends in WW2. The DAR gave him an award once because his family had someone serving in every war to that point that this country has ever been involved in. He was proud of that. Tyler grew up with my dad and Ron's dad, both WW2 Army vets, telling him stories of war and of how proud they were to have served their country. These stories helped to mold him into someone who wanted to serve and protect his country. He loved and respected America as well. He spends this Memorial Day in the company of many American heros, 2 of them are his Papaw Hyatt and his Papaw Woodle! Thank you heros! We miss you Tyler, Daddy and Papaw Woodle!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thank You.......

Asheville Christian Academy, Bill George, all teachers now and in the past who knew Tyler, friends, classmates, and teammates, coaches all who God used to mold and make our son into the man he became! Thank you for the love you all showed to Tyler! For the strong Bible teaching, for the life lessons, for the fun, for the games and championships won or lost, for grace and mercy shown through Christ Jesus, for the best high school years any young man could ask for!! Thank you to the wonderful parents who took our Tyler home with them for the night to keep him from driving so far! Thank you for the many meals you fed to Tyler and for the wonderful hospitality you showed! Thank you ACA for standing with our family during this time, coming to the service, sending beautiful flowers, all the prayers and the comforting cards and letters!! Thank you for loving Tyler and giving him so much more than a good education!! May God bless you. All our love in Christ Jesus, you all hold a special place in our hearts forever!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thank you.....

Thank you HOMESCHOOL MOMS and friends!! WOW You all pitched in and did so much to bless our Tyler!! Thank you for all of the delicious food that God used to bless us as well as our young warrior SEALS!! They loved it!!I loved being a Homeschool mom with you all!! Thank you for all the hard work and I know a lot of prayers for us!We are blessed to call you friends! Tyler was our precious son, we were blessed to have him at home to school for 5 years! God bless you and your children, they are a gift from the Lord!! Keep up the hard work, who (only God) knows how far they will go in life! It is always worth it!! Keep your eyes on the real Teacher!! I love you all!!

Thank you...

Thank you dearest Rehoboth Baptist Church family!! We have known and loved you all many years! God blessed us with much spiritual growth there through the years, we learned alot about knowing and trusting Him and recieving what He alone had for us with you. Thank you for loving and teaching our Tyler when he was a little boy, Patsy especially! He loved you Ms Patsy! Thank you for never judging and always loving the children as you taught them about the love of Christ! You are a faithful servant of God!! Thank you ladies for all of the food and the hard work that went into preparing and serving it to our family and to our strong warriors, the SEALS!! Hooyah!! They enjoyed every bite!! Thank you all for your cards and prayers, for the beautiful flowers, for the visits to our home, and for the love and support!! God bless you! We are back in Waynesville now and look forward to fellowshipping with our friends from Rehoboth again! Thank you and God bless you all, you are our family!!

Thank you.....

Pastor Jim Dykes and North Asheville Baptist church, what can I say but that you have been our church family for many years and we love you all! God did not let us stay there or be a part in many ways but He taught us much at NABC. Thank you for all the love and acceptance that we as a family found among you. For the love and the teaching our son Tyler recieved in the youth group while there. God introduced him to many fine Christian examples there, later on even working in construction with James. God used even the work days to speak of Christ's love for him! Thank you ladies for the wonderful food you prepared and brought to Woodland Baptist for the service, you served some of the country's finest young warriors, our SEALS!! Thank you for honoring our precious Tyler and blessing us!! Thank you for the food and flowers you brought to our home, for Pastor Ken's visit, for the many cards and letters, God bless you all. Thank you Jim and Tracey for all of the love and encouragement you shared with us! Thank you Tracey for the beautiful songs for Tyler, he would have loved them. Tyler always said you had a beautiful voice, we know it as the voice of one who loves the King of Kings!! Thank you also Evan for coming to bless us with your talents from God! You are truly gifted of the Lord! Pastor Jim, as usual God used you for His glory in a great and mighty way, thank you!! You shared Jesus with the lost and hurting people that God brought to Tyler's service, what a gift to give to them!! You honored the very essence of who our Tyler was with your words chosed by God. We love and miss our son more than words can say, yet we are oonfident of this, God began a wonderful work of grace in him at 7 years old and He completed His work in Tyler's life this year. How great is our Lord!! Thank you for being our Pastor, teacher, and friend. Thank you for blessing our Tyler and standing strong for Jesus Christ no matter the cost! God bless you and hold you!!

Thank You.....

Thank you so very much Randy Shepherd for being a great and godly friend to all of us for all these years! God placed you in our Tyler's life at an early age to help guide and train him for God's great plan for his life. I am quite sure Tyler never realized alot of what was in his life, the purpose God had for all of it and what He would bring from it, but God knew and He loved our son and saw him through! Your life has always been about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and seeing people come to know Him as Savior and Lord, God used you greatly on the day of Tyler's funeral as He used you in Tyler's life as a boy, Thank You!! Tyler went to your basketball camp for 8 years and though he did not play basketball much what he learned there with you and Jamie spoke volumes into his life!!Your ministry is and has always been in our prayers, the work that is done through that basketball goes throughout eternity!! Thank you faithful servant of God, Randy Shepherd our friend!! God be with you as He always has.

Thank You.....

Thank you all so very much Pastor Jim Dykes, of North Asheville Baptist Church, Pastor Allen Davis of Woodland Baptist Church and Randy Shepherd of Crossfire Ministries for the wonderful service honoring our precious Tyler on February 20,2010 at Woodland Baptist Church in Waynesville, NC

Pastor Allen, We have not been at your church very long, still coming as visitors, and yet you all welcomed us with open and loving arms! You blessed us and our family even though you never knew our Tyler. He was greatly honored by you all! The church cooked for, cleaned up after and served our SEALS with a wonderul home cooked meal, arms were opened to all of them, honoring them for their service and sacrifices. Thank You all!! HOOYAH You spoke the words of the gospel of Jesus Christ with power and God showed up that day and changed the lives of many in His name! What a blessing and what a special day for Tyler!! Thank You so very much!! You and your family came to our home and blessed us with God's Word and strength, thank you also for the wonderful breakfast food, it was enjoyed by all! God bless you as you serve Him!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Colossians 3:23...SEALS... passion!

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord"

quote, "We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion" Georg Hegel

quote, "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave (no) trail" Ralph Waldo Emerson (changed by me)


With no trail!!

Thank You Navy SEALS...

I want to thank the most wonderful men in the world! Our Navy SEALS, they do a very hard job for this country and we all owe them alot!! Thank you guys!!These are the men who go without sleep, run for miles, swim for miles, eat and sleep while training, who endure more than most men could ever hope to be able to. These men are the stongest in spirit, determination, stamina, courage, mentally and physically strong. They keep us safe in our beds each night with their dangerous missions! We know very little about the SEALS as a country. They are the quiet professional warriors of the US Navy, HOOYAH NAVY SEALS!! Thank you guys for taking such great care of our family. Thank you for coming to our home and staying with us during the hardest days of our lives! Thank you for protecting our privacy and making many arrangements for us. Thank you for the photos and the videos. Thank you for being so compassionate, loving and kind to us! Thank you officers and enlisted men alike for coming to honor our son. Thank you for bringing Tyler's friends from across the USA to be here with us too!! Thank you for the wonderful service you provided for Tyler in Little Creek, VA! Thank you to the beautiful lady who sang for Tyler's service, what an awesome voice she has! Thank you Navy Chaplains for your faithfulness to support and share truth with our sons! Thank you NSWF for all of the arrangements, the flights, the room, the food, flowers, I could go on and on, thank you! Thank you guys for the awesome shadow boxes for Ron and me, for Jerica, for Sumer and for my mom, Nana!! They were wonderful!! Mostly thank you all for loving, challenging, encouraging, befriending, and taking such great care of our Tyler!! HOOYAH NAVY SEALS!! You are all our sons now and we love you!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gift from a friend...Thank You Donna

this was handed to me at Tyler's service, it is beautiful!!

Today I sit before the King
Whose face I have never before seen,
So many times I have spoken His name
Once when I asked Him my soul to claim.
Joyfully, He made me His that day,
He has always been with me come what may.
Once again in my time of need, I called His name, He came to me.
He took my hand, said, "Son let's depart
awaiting you is a brand new start."
No more tears, war, no-pain,
No more training, your goal attained.
Now is time for peace and all My best,
But first I want to hold you as you rest.
So dear family and friends weep not for me,
I'm in the best of hands, I wish you could see.
Jesus my Savior, Jesus my King,
Jesus my Redeemer has been waiting for me.
I'll see you sometime, it may be a while,
Think of me with happy thoughts,
I'll be wearing my SMILE!!
written for Tyler by Donna Sorrells, February 18,2010
Thank you so very much for this special gift Donna, it has blessed us more than you know. Ron and Kathi Woodle I see his smile whenever I close my eyes!!

Thank You....

Next I thank my Lord for giving Ron Woodle to me as my husband, my best friend and the wonderful father of our children! Ron has always been my inspiration, he holds me up when I can endure no more, he encourages me when I am down, he always points me to Jesus, he is a great leader and provider and there is so much of him in our children! Tyler was so much like his dad, and he loved becoming more and more like his dad! We know because this is what he told his friends! WOW what a wonderful dad and son God gave me! Tyler said, his dad was one of the strongest Christians he had ever met and that one day he would be just like him! Thank You Lord for Your great mercy and faithfulness!

Monday, May 24, 2010

song by Brandon Heath... for Tyler. title.."Tyler's Lullaby" WOW! Thank you Lord
Lay down my childClose your eyes one more timeLet the night take you softly into sleepSure as the moon shining on your sweet faceBe rest assured you will be safeIn this placeThe sweetest gift God has given meGraced with the tiniest beautyThese eyes have seenSoft as the song of a winter windSheltered by love A love that will never endLife so often a mysteryAnd each of us seeking a clueTo an answer I never thought I'd findWhen I lost youBut in your time with meSomehow you taught me to seeJust as in life Even in deathYou always will be here with meSo lay down my childClose your eyes one more timeLet the night take you softly into sleepAnd on to your maker you will flyLow as the angels sing you a lullaby
"Tyler's Lullaby"

Thank You...

So very many to thank, where do I start? First of all I would like to praise and glorify my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving us a wonderful son for 26 years! For all the great memories, for saving our son early in life, for seeing him through many trials in life, for making him the man he was and for answering every prayer Ron and I ever prayed for our Tyler!! Thank you Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit of God for the comfort You hae given our family and Tyler's friends, for the peace of knowing that You are with us, thank You! Thank You Heaveny Father, for Your most wonderful gift of Your Son, Who You gave so that we could knowYou as Father, and for Your awesome plan for our son's life! Thank You, all praise and glory to Your Name!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

God's blessings.....

God has so greatly blessed Ron and I with our children and through the years He taught us to pray dilligently for them. Our Tyler went through many trials and tribulations in his life. We always reminded him that God had a plan and a purpose for his life and that it would be revealed to him when he was ready to recieve it. Tyler was meant for greater things than just work and life here in the mountains, God had a call on his life since he was born and we saw it since he was a boy. God fulfilled Tyler's earthly plan on February 16 of this year and is still using Tyler's life to encourage others. This is what a parent prays for, God's protection on our loved ones as He guides their lives with His purpose, and His blessings.
February 16 Tyler was diving in Key West, Fl with his team, and when he walked onto shore that day it was on Heaven's shore, God reached into the water and rescued our son from what this world had for him. Since that day we have realized just how very much Tyler was saved from by our Heavenly Father. Tyler had a large malignant brain tumor, one that there was not any hope of healing in any way. We were told if they did surgery he would probably be paralized and could only survive a short time after. They said this was a very aggressive and fast growing tumor that attacks young people 20-30 years old and that it had been growing less than 2 years. Our sweet, strong Tyler would have died on the inside as well as the outside if he had known about this. God in His great love and mercy spared our son, he left this earth a happy man who had accomplished much in his 26 years. The real miracle is that God got him through the hardest training any man could endure, helped him to excel in all he was called to do, gave him great friends in the SEALS, really they are his brothers, and Tyler did all this with a deadly brain tumor that he never knew of!! None of the usual symptoms, pain, headaches or vision problems!! Praise God for His great love and mercy on our dear son, Tyler!! He left this earth a happy and accomplished man!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


" There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are our messengers of overwhelming grief...... and of unspeakable love."
Washington Irving

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tyler's favorite..

"What we do in this life echoes in eternity" from the Gladiator, Tyler's favorite quote Christians we know how very true this is
.........what are we doing today for eternity? .....good question.......

Navy SEAL hymn

Lord, Father of sea, air and land,
Protect us with Thy mighty hand.
For in Your just cause we do strive,
Be present as we jump and dive.

Lord, keep our SEALS within Your care,
That liberty we all may share.
And when at length our course is run,
Our work for God and country done,
By power of Thy breath restore,
Our dead who serve in peace and was.
O comfort loved ones left behind,
And grant eternal life on high.
Amen and amen. Hooyah Tyler Woodle

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee For SEALs in air, on land and sea

Friday, May 14, 2010


FAITH..... When we walk to the edge of all the light we have to stand on and take that step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen....... There will be something solid to stand on or.... God will teach us to ....FLY!!!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all compassion and the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble, with the comfort we ourselves have received from God" 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

God is our constant comfort during this time of great sadness, may He be yours as well today! We stand on FAITH alone in Jesus Christ for each day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Texts to Tyler..

"Meekness is great strength under great control. Humility is confidence properly placed." from my devotional Daily in Christ

God always gave me words to encourage Tyler during the tough training he went through. Thank you Lord for all things. James 1:2-4

"Blessed is the man (Tyler) who perseveres under trials, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love Him" James 1:12

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


"When tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, Jesus came and called my name and took me by the hand."

This is what happened to our son Tyler, on February 16,2010 Jesus called his name and took him by the hand to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. We miss our dear Tyler, but know God's plans for him and His love of Tyler are greater than we could ever know. He loves our son and He loves us, His great comfort carries us through each day and will until we meet our Tyler again in Heaven. This is our only hope, our only help! The days are hard but God is good!
He blessed us with the most wonderful son, Tyler. We dedicated our children to the Lord when they were small and understand they are His. Our gift is to be their parents on earth and to see them grow to fulfill His plan for their lives. God gave Tyler a plan and a purpose in life, He gave him a big dream, then He helped him to see it through. He blessed him with many blessings along the way.
God gave Tyler...a huge loving heart, compassion for others, winning smile, sweet spirit, strong will, intelligence, courage, honor, commitment, strength in body and mind, love of life, love of fun, dedication, determination and self discipline, a great personality and so much more!! What more could a parent ask for? What a blessing our Tyler was! Not just to us, his family, but to all who knew him! Thank You Lord for our son!


When tomorrow starts without me, try to understand. Jesus came and called my name and took me by the hand.

This is what happened to our dear son, Tyler on February 16, 2010 These days of living without him are so hard, but our dear Lord is with us as Tyler is with Him until we meet again. That is our only comfort. We praise God for His gift of Tyler in our lives and for His great faithfulness to our son here on earth. We dedicated our children to the Lord and they are His, He loves them more than we ever could and He is with them always!! Our gift is to be their parents on earth and to watch them grow into the people that God created them to be. He had great plans for Tyler and only when those plans were complete here would He call him home to Heaven. God greatly blessed our son with wisdom, courage, confidence, a huge loving heart, a great personality, committment, honor, intelligence, beauty, compassion, love of life, love of fun, forgiving spirit, winning smile, strength (mental and physical), a great life! What more could we ask? He gave him great dreams and them made sure that he fulfilled them all! He watched over our Tyler and blessed him beyond measure! Blessed be the name of the Lord!!

New York City trip

We just returned from New York City. The Navy Seal Warrior Fund has a major fund raiser every year there and they asked us to come. This is the group that took such great care of our family during this time of loss. Every need is taken care of for the SEALS and their families by these great people. Fallen SEALS' families need help with child care for moms who have to work outside the home now, these children need college, daycare, etc. they need help throughout their lives. These moms needs support, maybe help to go back to school, to find a home, to move, many things. The wounded SEALS need lots of special help with medical issues that we cannot begin to imagine. These guys do a great service for our country they give up more than we know, they train constantly, they endure alot for us!! Their jobs are unknown to most but always whether in training or service, their lives are at risk, for us!! They are our family, our sons and we appreciate our SEALS. God bless them! Give to support this group if you can, they use it wisely for a great cause. We have seen them in action and we know! Hooyah Tyler Woodle! Hooyah Navy SEALS!! check it out and support them! thanks, Kathi

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Why forgive?

If you don't let offenders off your hook, you are hooked to them and the past, and that just means continued pain for you. Stop the pain; let it go. You don't forgive someone merely for their sake; you do it for your sake so you can be free. Your need to forgive isn't an issue between you and the offender; it's between you and God.

Encouragement from God today..

"Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has also forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32

Lord, I stand amazed at the example of Your forgiveness. I desire to grow in my willingness to forgive those who have hurt me.

Texts from mom...

When Tyler decided to become a Navy SEAL he asked me to keep him encouraged to follow through in everything even when it was so hard on him, he asked that I tell him that he could make it and not to ever give him a way out. This is what I tried to do in every text message or phone call. God would give me quotes from various places and I in turn would send them to Tyler.
I am so very proud of him, he never gave up!

text to Tyler from mom...

Winston Churchill...

" This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, - in nothing great or small, large or petty- never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!"

more texts from mom..

Fighter pilots are told to , "Trust your instraments and not your feelings" Our feelings can decieve us... We must find the instrament that guides us in life without failure..
Our purpose--
Our true leader--
Our Lord!

My text messages to Tyler..

He is truly great in power who had power over himself! The weak mind is irritated by a small thing. The strong mind bears it like a rock!!

Remember you are a child of God and He loves you the way you are. mom

This is true; Winners never lose and losers never win ( this is true because of how each group views itself)

We view ourselves in light of what we believe to be true. If we have a negative belief system concerning who we are then we will act negatively.

II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Gifts from others...

from Lynn...
Tyler..I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that's nothing new, I thought of you yesterday and all the days before that too! I think of you in silence, I often speak your name aloud! All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in His arms...............I have you in my heart!! I love you son, Mom

Navy SEAL Tyler!!

Did I mention that we are so very proud of our son Tyler! He graduated as a Navy SEAL in October 2009! He worked so hard to make it through and by God's grace with His help Tyler made it!!
A very fine man, who felt called to service for his country and proud of the USA!
Tyler's trident!! HOOYAH!

A beautiful guy with a beautiful smile for all!

Tyler's best girl, his little sister Jerica!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today I start this tribute to our son, Ronald Tyler Woodle, born October 7, 1983
a beautiful 10lb 2oz, brown eyed baby boy! I think he was born with a smile on his face! Our precious gift from God! He grew fast and was always so very loving and happy as a baby! Such a smart little guy, he was always getting into things and laughing! Ron, his dad, called him "El Destructo"! I remember his laugh so well, he sounded like "Spanky" on the Little Rascals! His voice was deep and raspy and so very cute! There was always lots of laughter in our home with our little Tyler! We dedicated his life to our Lord and Savior when he was 1 year old. He always had a love for Jesus as a little boy. Asking everyone if they knew Jesus as their Lord! Tyler gave his life to the Lord when he was 7 years old, I remember it well, our church was just beginning and we had a special celebration at a Baptist Children's Home. We were beside a lake and it was such a beautiful setting! I even have a photo of Tyler praying that day! Such a special gift from the Lord for us at this time.