A classmate of mine from my Senior year, Travis Babine, was killed in action today while serving in Afghanistan. He joined the marines right after graduation and went over to Iraq around Christmas time. We weren’t close by any means. We had nothing in common. He was what I would call a bit nerdy. Come to think of it, he’d probably be friends with my boyfriend now. Into computer games and all that stuff. Just, it was high school, I was too cool for the computer game kids. (Even for a class of 27). But he was such a NICE guy. And insanely patriotic.
My heart breaks for his parents. For his sister. For his best friend Michael. Maybe I’m saying too much, thinking I know him too well, but from how he always was, I think dying serving his country is how he would’ve liked it. I’m sure he would have liked to be alive instead of dying, but if he had to die… this would be the way. He was just THAT guy. Excited to fight. Ready to serve.
God gives and takes away. God has a plan we can’t understand just yet. God will be glorified in all things.
Please be praying for Travis’s family and friends.