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Her “American Sniper” husband was shot and killed at a shooting stray several years ago, but today, she’s testifying “the worlds” the man that so few knew …

A little over 3 years ago, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was assassinated at a killing range in Texas by former Marine Eddie Ray Routh. After dying a disastrous fatality and bravely protecting his country with more than 160 kills during his time in Iraq, Chris became the brainchild for the strike movie American Sniper .

But this weekend, his wife, Taya, took to Facebook to remind us of the husband, the father and the adorable kid at heart behind the sniper we ascertain on the big screen. This isn’t the first time that Taya has get us teary-eyed over Chris, but her recent birthday tribute to her late spouse certainly takes the cake.

Her post speaks 😛 TAGEND

“Happy Birthday Chris!

Today I am remembering birthday parties and the youthful fun you brought to our lives. My serious thoughts were broken up with your youthful shenanigans. The chaos in my heart was soothed by your quiet spirit. I read a quote recently that prompted me so much of youIt was written in 1826 by Dinah Maria Craik,’ Oh, the inexpressible comfort of appearing safe with person or persons: having neither to weigh reckons nor weigh texts, but to swarm them out. Just as they arechaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful handwriting will take and sieve them, retain what is worth maintaining, and then with the breather of kindness, blow the respite away.’ Thank you for loving me merely the lane I was and educating me calm in the storm.

I remember one of the things that realized me is also necessary to so much better was the laugh you brought into my life. The reminder to seeing how much I affection to laugh and be stupid with another person. You showed me it was possible to live a life that mattered and to be stupid and goofy and childlike at the same epoch. What a talent!

What impress me today is in the last few years I have had more ache than laughter, and as I mend, I am motivated by you. I want to laugh and be silly. I want to stop seeming I can’t do it without you, but to forge ahead, reputation your life and what you been demonstrated by was possible … That life can hurt and loss can threaten to destroy you, but it’s laughter, zest for embracing the child within regardless of your age, regardless of your sorenes to chortle simply because you are still alive and you can.

Whether it was hog-tying a kidour own or someone else’slol, constituting faces, punching a kid’s piata when the kids couldn’t cracking ithitting it so hard the slice of candy labelled the cars thought to be parked safely out of harm’s style smashing patty in each other’s faces and chasing one another at our kid’s birthday defendant or anyone else’s, these are the ways you accompanied life to my serious heart.

For the ever present glint in your gaze, the shenanigans, the route you affection teenagers and puppies, your gentle method with horses and for crushing cake in my face … for all of this and more thank you.

For educating me living and euphorium is worth fighting for. For prompting me that a family requires one another to be whole and healthy and that it’s worth the fight to be health for each other thank you. For continues to inspire me thank you. And most of all, babe thank you for desiring our children and me they lane you did.

I celebrate you with an hurt in my heart and a gratitude beyond all gratitude that God made someone as amazing as you and that I was allowed to love you at all I love you and hope heaven is hurling one heck of a party for their own lives well-lived. You earned it!

I love you so much.

T”

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