I apologize that I have been absent the last few days. As some of you may know by now - one of Don's soldiers, Benjamin Kopp, died yesterday from injuries he received during combat on 10 July. While I originally started this blog as more of a "craft" site with some other things thrown in - life has a way of redirecting you when it needs to.
I'm still grasping at my own emotions - but am honored to share the thoughts of Ben's mom Jill here with you. Jill started a website for Ben last week and it has been a Godsend for those of us who needed to connect with him somehow - even if only through cyberspace. Today Jill posted this entry and I am humbled by her faith and her courage. In just a few short days she has given hundreds if not thousands of us a glimpse in to true, everlasting, unconditional love - for Ben, for God, for her family, and for all of us mourning him today.
Thank you Jill and Ben - for giving us your most precious gift.
Hello Prayer Warriors,
I created this web site on Sunday 7/12 and released it to the masses about 1pm CST. As I write this it's Saturday night 7/18 and I see this site has been visited 5510 times. I am amazed beyond words. It can be shouted from the mountain tops (pick one), that the world is held together by love. If you ever doubted it, please re-read what I just wrote. The messages here of prayer and hope and love and encourageme
Many of these messages ha
In the middle of that night, his condition grew worse and his body couldn't recover. The doctors began preparing us to make a decision. In their best medical opinion, Ben's brain could not sustain itself to any level of normalcy and if he survived, his qaulity of life would be poor, at best. There would be no walking, no speaking, no talking, in need of 100% care. WE ALL KNOW BEN WOULD NOT WANT THIS. We came to terms with the reality of his fate and began talking about organ donation. As I contemplate
You have probably reasoned by what I have just said that Ben has passed on. I am saddened to say he has.
There will be a service in Minnesota and Ben has also requested to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary. I am going to honor those wishes. I have no details about these services yet. I will post them here when they are finalized.
God Bless Ben! God Bless All of you.Jill