There are things that happen that I know is Micheal just messing with me and then there are things that happen and I know there is a reason. And then sometimes the most unexpected things happen and I have to wonder how much of a hand Micheal has had in these events. And yet I know he did….
At the end of January I saw some post on facebook regarding the death of Devin Rowe. He had been killed in a hunting accident. It seemed cruel to me that he had survived 2 tours in Iraq only to die here doing something I somehow knew he loved.
Devin had served with Micheal in Iraq. He was one of the members of the company I had not met. But I saw the pain my other solider sons had at the news of his death. I reached out to them and we all tried to find a means to contact his family. I learned from them what an good man Devin was. He was highly regarded and respected.
Today in the mail my father in law received a package and in it was a letter from Devin’s father and a memorial bracelet bearing my son’s name. Devin had worn the bracelet until his discharge from the Army. I understand why he stopped wearing it. At some point these men need to move on and put away the reminders of their lives in war and the sadness some of it holds. The bracelet now sits on Micheal’s memory table. When I look at it I will not only remember my son but Devin also.
I somehow feel that Micheal put this in my hands for a reason. Not completely sure what it is yet but I know when things like this happen there is a reason. I have something to learn or give.. or both.
Tomorrow I will call Devin’s father. I will offer comfort and friendship If I said I wasn’t scared I would be lying. But somehow I know I have to do this.
I can almost picture Micheal and Devin sitting in heaven sitting at a camp fire plotting…