Posted: 1:12 pm Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Craig Morgan Reaches Out To Find Joy After The Loss Of His Son 

By MelissaOnK923

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In honor of Veterans Day, Taya Kyle, the widowed wife of American Sniper author Chris Kyle, participated in a  at a writers round performance in Washington on Thursday November 10th. Chris Kyle was killed in 2013, and his widow has gone on to become an advocate for causes related to veterans.
Country singer, Craig  Morgan, is also a veteran of the United States Army and was at the writers round performance. He approached Tara Kyle to ask her a very intriguing question… “We’ve all lost someone — and I don’t mean to bring us all down,” Morgan said (quote via the Washington Post). “But it’s tough when you lose someone close … and we’ve all experienced it at different points in our lives. When I met you, you had such joy. And I think that’s so important. I’d like to just know, where do you find the inspiration to maintain that joy and that sense of moving forward?”

Tara responded with full details and lots of experience. She started off by explaining how the beginning was for her, “I had my worst nightmares and my worst anxieties and they came true, you know? There were things I never wanted to know if I could survive,” she acknowledged, continuing that she had no choice but to move forward and keep going for her children.

She says there were times she still doubted she could make it, adding that if it wasn’t for having learned to juggle military life, “I probably would have ended up in a hole at the loss of Chris, in a hole that I couldn’t get out of. And I was still scared of that after it happened. But I learned somehow that you just keep going. And I learned somehow through all of the things that struck me before, that God was there more and more in my weakest times and I actually could count on it, and I could physically feel God’s strength if I just focused on it enough.”

She says she has learned “to have the joy where the joy is, because life is short and it could end tomorrow. And if I’m super, super honest about why I think I’m okay, it’s because I believe that Chris is still with me. And if I really didn’t think I’d ever see him again, I wouldn’t make it … But I’d be a fool to ignore what’s in front of me, and I’d be a fool to not live this life and see the blessings for what they are and see the beautiful people in this world who are stronger than I am and who do more things than I do and try to give back, pay it forward, keep moving, all of those things.”

Craig, for the first time since he passed, spoke about his son (via Facebook). “His spirit and his attitude and his love continues on through all of us. And I don’t just mean me and my family — I mean my crew, my friends, his friends and it’s an amazing story. We continue to cherish that in the time we had with him. And I want to share that with you all.”

Read More at Taste of Country: Taya Kyle Tells Craig Morgan About Finding Joy After Loss

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