Wednesday, August 24, 2011

T Shirts...

Last year a precious nephew, Drew Treat, and a bunch of his ex-Marine buddies honored Tyler's memory with a climbing trip dedicated to him. They created a special patch in his memory that we have given out to so many people! Ron and I got to go to VA to the SEAL team 4 group and give them all a Tyler patch, we got to send a bunch of them to Afghanistan to the team, we gave them to some of Tyler's friends here, some cousins, we gave them along with our thanks to local officials and a few weeks ago we got to meet one of Tyler's friends from BUDS, Brad Beard, he flew up from Houston and drove in from Knoxville one day to spend time at Tyler's grave! One special friend! Ron and I really enjoyed meeting him, we gave him a patch as well. Brad told another friend of Tyler's about the trip and the patch, Marcus Nalley, he's in Indiana. Marcus got in touch with us and told us about his friendship with Tyler. They all speak so highly of our son! Marcus said at his wedding last year they had special memorial cards of Tyler on the reception tables with info on how to give to the SEAL Foundation instead of wedding favors. Another great friend. What a special thing to do for our boy! I sent him a patch!! Marcus is now working on making T Shirts to sell at ball games to raise awareness of the SEAL Foundation and how to give money to help families of fallen SEALS. The front of those shirts is the Tyler patch design! WOW On the back is the info on where to send donations to the SEAL Foundation!! Thank you Lord for Your continued use of our precious Tyler for good things!! Let me know if you want a T Shirt and I'll get you the ordering info!! HOOYAH Tyler Woodle!! God be with the families and friends of SEAL Team 6! Thank you for what you did for the USA! HOOYAH Team 6!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the DASH...

"I read of a man who stood to speak, at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone, from the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most was
the DASH between those years."
(linda ellis)
I love this poem! Tyler would have loved it as well, he truly lived his life well in the DASH! I hope that we all can say that our lives count, especially in the DASH!! God be with you dear friends!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Oh how I miss my boy!!

God is so very gracious to us, He holds us when we cry. He rejoices with us when we rejoice. He lets us choose and still loves us. He walks with us, whispers in our hearts, encourages us, lifts us, teaches us, blesses us. He is our all in all....and yet when our heart breaks He feels our hurts as well.. He says stay strong, keep looking up, it will all be ok when we get to Heaven...and yet we have to live on here until that day. Our only hope is in Him, He promises and He does not break any promises.. He says stay strong, hold on to faith, keep moving forward.....with....
CHEERFUL COURAGE!! This is the courage that does not come from ourselves, but from our relationship with our Lord Jesus, God's only Son!! Oh how I miss my Tyler!! God knows how much, because He too missed His Son when He came to earth to live and die for us! He knows, and that is why He is the only comfort for the hurting!! Lamentations 3:22-26 "because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed for His compassions never fail they are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness I say to myself, the Lord is my portion therefore I will wait for Him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him to the one who seeks Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord" every morning, I have found this to be so very true..... Hooyah Tyler Woodle! your mom loves you