“If I ever die, remember that I am with the Lord,” were the words that twenty-five year old Drew comforted his wife, Natalie, with as they knelt at a grave on Memorial weekend. It was just seven days later that Natalie buried Drew at this very cemetery, reminded of Drew’s words that had unknowingly prepared her for this dark chapter she had now entered.
Drew Laird was a man who fervently sought after life and Jesus Christ. He served his country in Iraq for a year as a Med-Evac helicopter pilot and returned from war ready to begin assessments for Special Forces. During his own training for the Navy SEALS, he passed out in the water and drowned leaving behind his pregnant wife and a two year-old son.
“Widow Behind the Flag” is the story of hope in the midst of deep heartache as God intimately demonstrated His faithfulness to Drew’s widow, Natalie. From the moment she was told that Drew had died to months later giving birth to their son without Drew, God sustained Natalie and gave her peace in the midst of deep anguish.
“The righteous perish…
devout men are taken away,
and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly
enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death.”
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Natalie Laird grew up in Colorado where she met and married Drew Laird in their junior year of college. Drew joined the military and Natalie took on the role of military wife with anticipation. They had a little boy named, Caeden, within a couple of years and Drew deployed to Iraq as a med-evac helicopter pilot shortly after. He was gone for a year and a half and when he arrived home, Natalie got pregnant with their second little boy, Ethan. Drew passed away shortly after leaving Natalie to raise two little boys and to tentatively move forward into a new chapter.
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Book Description Natalie Laird, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0578039958