in Memory of Spc. Michael L. Gonzalez

When someone else gets… the boy before the soldier

IMG_0367We received this beautiful painting from Matthew who is soldier who knew Spc Michael L Gonzalez. When I opened the gift the tears just started to flow. Not tears of sadness but of joy that someone else would see the boy before the soldier.

I always loved to hold my boys’  hands and held them as long as I could.  Then one day they let go of your hand. All you can do is hope that you did your best as a parent.

Thank you Matthew and artist Yang you gave our family a gift to treasure for the rest of our lives.