Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lindsey Gautier (Mrs. Aaron D. Gautier)

"He was growing into a fine young man and wonderful husband. He would have been a wonderful father." --Dan Gautier, dad

Good Mourning, Widows. Joy to you and me.

Welcome famous widow, Lindsey Gautier, wife of famous Army Pfc. Aaron D. Gautier, age 19, of Hampton, VA, to our joy-ous club, the club nobody wants to joy-n. Ever.

Lindsey Gautier became a widow on May 17, 2007, the day Army Pfc. Aaron Gautier was killed by small-arms fire in Baghdad. Said his dad, "I was really looking forward to the next phase of our relationship as adults together."

Lindsey and Aaron were recently married and looking forward to starting a family.

Note to Lindsey and Pfc. Aaron D. Gautier's family: Sincere condolences. We wish you mourning joy all the days of your lives, and thank you for suffering the ultimate sacrifice to make our land free.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What's a twitch?

A: A nervous witch

Mourning Quote:

The sort of person who never gets a sentimental catch in the throat isn't quite trustworthy, but then neither is the guy whose only tears are sentimental. --Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open your joy-nal. Set the timer for ten.

What type of person are you? When reading something, do you get a lump in your throat? What about tears? What are you sentimental about? Maybe it's a red geranium planted in your garden, the one like the one He planted before He left those many summers' ago. Perhaps it's a hot fudge sundae, the one like the one you shared at a table for two at a roadside stand that chokes you up.

Go ahead. Write something. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


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