Our American military is arguably the greatest in the world. Not only in strength and ability but a spirit of patriotism that can withstand the most traumatic events and tenacious adversaries.
Such was the case with Specialist Christopher Garrett, a combat engineer with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Garrett courageously served his country and was deployed to Afghanistan where he was sent on a night mission that changed his life.
“He was shot through the lower abdomen, and the bullet exited his right butt cheek. He took the bullet while on a night mission in Afghanistan,” his wife Brittany said. Garret was treated for his wounds and was classified 100% disabled, but despite this, he still struggled his way through push mowing their yard once to twice a week. One of his neighbors noticed what was going on and stepped in to help.
“Where do I begin? Something AMAZING happened today! As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son.
My heart sank and I thought someone we love took a trip to Heaven….He quickly assured me that no one had died, but someone had just given him a very expensive riding lawn mower!
I don’t know who they are, but they have been watching my 100% combat disabled husband push mow our entire yard once or twice a week, and thought this would help make more time for the important things in life!!!
THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE!!! You don’t know how much pain this is going to save him from!!!”
“I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom,” the note read. “Sincerely, A grateful American.”
I hesitate to even call this gesture great, or overwhelming because each and every one of us owes a great debt to our service men and women that we can never fully repay. It’s wonderful to see that this person was able to show that gratitude in a way that filled such a prevalent need for this veteran and his family.
May we never forget that we are The Land of the Free Because of the Brave.