Time marches on

Lynn | American-Hero | Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Two years have passed since Rhys was called home.  I often wonder how God could train him for his new position in Heaven so quickly!  I’m still in the “training program.”  Rhys always was a quick study.  Some things, I guess most things really, about Rhys are so vivid in my mind and yet I am often fearful that I will somehow forget my son.  It is totally illogical.  Really what mother would ever forget her child.  And yet,  the thought creeps in anyway.  But then, Rhys’ friends and all of our prayer warriors call, send messages, make posts, etc. just to let Michael and I know that they are thinking of us.  How awesome.  It is then that I realize I will never forget.  I am so thankful that God could use Rhys to impact so many, his Dad and I most of all.  And, I am thankful for all of the people who have become our close friends  since Rhys was killed.  I am thankful for every single mother and father who has a soldier currently serving in our military.  I am thankful that we belong to a cadre of parents who have raised amazing and special children that grew into even more amazing men and women.

This has been a journey that will continue until we meet Rhys again in Heaven.  Michael and I hope of course that the time passes quickly because we ache to see our son again.  But, we see bits of him in his amazing daughter who already recognizes pictures of her Daddy even though she never saw him in person.  London has an amazing Mommy and we are blessed that Rhys made the choice he did, even at such a young age.

Time does truly march on, whether or not we want it to.  We often wish to freeze a moment in time for our own selfish reasons.  And yet, God’s plan is to mold us through time into his warriors.  Some of us are slow learners.  Some, like Rhys, catch on very quickly.  Time marches on and we move forward, anxiously anticipating the day when we no longer “see through a glass darkly.”  It will all make sense.

And in these crazy times, I hold on to the promises of God. ” I would have despaired if I had not seen the goodness of the Lord.”  Rhys was that goodness and Michael and I were so blessed to have had him for the short time we did.  We “love you and goodnight, Rhys.”



Account Executive at Sika Sarnafil
Lynn is an accomplished writer and business professional with a BA in English, an MBA, and JD degrees from prestigious Universities. Lynn has worked in the construction industry for 35 years.

She is also the mother of an American Hero. Her only child, Sgt. Rhys W. Klasno was killed in action on "Mother's Day," 13 May 2007 in Haditha, Iraq. Read her American Hero Tribute Blog and check out her Roofing Solutions Wonderkid Blog

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  1. Lynn, I just so love how the Lord shows us His presence through His word!

    May 10th Mothers Day this year! Daily devotion “Streams in the Desert” I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord….Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage. Psalm 27:13-14.

    Your favorite verse! Its becoming one of mine as well! I so can’t wait to be in Heaven! ! Not that I have a death wish but my hearts so aches to meet my creator face to face. Then my family and friends, oh how awesome that will be. I cannot wait to talk to all the Christians that I have come to know in the Bible!

    Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will HELP you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    God will help us and…………………..WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!

    I love you!

    Comment by Patsy McKee — May 18, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

  2. It is with great pride and awe that I read Rhys page. I know that God wanted him for something extra special. Maybe to care for his littlest angels. Rhys is and will always be very special to all of us who had the pleasure to watch him became the outstanding example of manhood he became. Knowing how much you miss him Lynn, just remember London will be just like him, and we can watch it happen……….Love You Mom.

    Comment by Gramma — May 31, 2009 @ 10:39 am

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