Sometimes life is simply not fair.
Britt and Chris got married in October 2016 and were enjoying a happy young family life. Unfortunately, tragedy struck in August 2017, when Chris was killed in action in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army soldier died from an attack by a suicide bomber only a week after finding out that he was going to be a father.
Britt shared the devastating news with her Instagram followers by writing “Goodbye my hero. My person. My calming voice. My soul mate. My world. My soldier. My savior. You will never be forgotten. You will never be replaced.” The woman had no other choice but to be strong not only for herself, but also for the tiny life that she was now carrying.
On March 17, 2018 a beautiful baby girl was born and named after her father. “I knew when Chris passed, I would mourn him as my husband and later I would have to mourn the father of my child,” Britt wrote. “It’s been over 8 months without him. Christian is here now and I can’t help but feel sad. He was so excited. We had plans and in none of them did I ever plan to do this alone. I wanted a family. But I know I can do everything from Christian that Chris would have wanted. I can give her the life and love he would have. I vowed to protect him in death and I will use that same passion to protect her with my life.”
Chris always considered his fellow soldiers to be a part of his extended family, his army ‘brothers,’ so Britt wanted them to be involved and organized a special touching photoshoot. She met her husband’s fellow soldiers, who arrived back home from Afghanistan and arranged for them to meet baby Christian for the first time.
Around 20 men from Chris’ battalion showed up to celebrate the baby girl wearing their military uniforms. The photoshoot touched the hearts of many people, showing a true, beautiful bond. Like Britt wrote, they are “Christian’s great big family.”
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Britt and Chris got married in October 2016 and were enjoying a happy young family life