Memorial to Sergeant Sean Michael Lagrand
Third Marine Air Wing, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting.
July 13, 1981-September 25, 2006
I grieve with my husband, on Memorial Day, on Sean’s birthday, every time we gather for a family photo.
Those are the facts.
At 0800, Rich raised the flag smartly, then slowly lowered it to half-mast. At 1200 he will raise the flag again to the top of its pole. Because that’s what one does on Memorial Day.
I sit in the waiting room while my husband grieves. I grieve with him as best I can. I pray for peace in his broken heart, lift him up to the One who heals the most searing wounds. And I am comforted. While I can’t go with him into the holy place, he does not go there alone.
As I pray for my husband, I pray for everyone else who spends today in an inner chamber, and for everyone who waits in grief’s waiting room.