A Hero

(These first 3 photos were taken when Tyler and I took a trip to my home in Virginia a month before he deployed. We also visited his home in Arkansas.)


(May 22, 2009- I grabbed Tyler for one last kiss and then he was whisked away into formation and boarded the bus to start his journey to Afghanistan.)

(A few days after we received the news of Tyler's death in Afghanistan we greeted his body near his hometown in Arkansas.)

(We held a military memorial service where we honored Tyler's bravery, as well as a private service where we celebrated Tyler's life. Near the end of the service Tyler's brother Daniel, his sister Anna Laura, and I sang an acoustic version of one of Tyler's favorite songs; one of which we each had personal memories of belting out the lyrics with Tyler - Don't Stop Believing.)