Yesterday Juliana got up around 3:50 AM. After I finished feeding her, I grabbed Ryan's iTouch and logged onto facebook (I haven't been sleeping well for the past few months), and I saw the words that I've been dreading since the war started. RIP Andrew Meari. My knees gave way and I started to shake. No! Not Drew! I wanted to scream. He was just getting his life together, he can't be dead already! Another former student, another soldier, reminded me that Drew made the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life for our country, but it still hurts. He was too young to be taken from us.
Thank you Drew. You are a true hero (another article about him and the other young man who died).