02 October 2007

Of America & Heroes







































































This post is being used a card for Matt's parents, Terry & Cheryl Blaskowski.
Your comments will be given to them; please post as such.

266 comments:

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FunnyGal KAT said...

In gratitude for your son's service. In sorrow for his sacrifice. God bless the Blaskowski family.

Stacy said...

There are no words I can say that will ease your pain, but know that there are those out there that pray for you and your family for the loss of your hero...our country's hero. God Bless.

PDX Mama said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can alleviate the pain you are feeling, but please know how many people are thinking of you.

ManyBlessings said...

Honoring your son for the ultimate sacrifice he gave. Thank-you.
Rod and Dawn Z,
Iowa

Christine said...

My Matthew is nearly five. We will include you and your Matthew in our nightly 'God Blesses." God listens to the children first.

My condolences aren't nearly enough.

Anjali said...

I am so, so deeply sorry.

Gunfighter said...

Terribly sorry for your loss.

Peace,

GF

CDP said...

I'm so grateful to your son for his service and so sorry for your loss. I'll pray for you.

Her Bad Mother said...

No words. Just warmest prayers.

ms chica said...

May peace with you and your family now and forever...and thank you.

Jackie said...

Many, many thanks to your son for serving.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
May you find peace.

Jackie said...

Many, many thanks to your son for serving.
So very sorry for your loss.
May you find peace.

Chrissy Rollo, Release Coordinator said...

May God bless you and your family during this time and always. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Heather said...

My family thanks you for your sacrifice. Matt will remembered as the hero he is. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

jakelliesmom said...

I cannot imagine the loss of a child, and I wish you peace and strength in this devastating time and in the days that pass. I am grateful for the service of your son, and those at his side, and will remember him as a hero.

Northern Michigan Mom said...

May you find comfort and strength in your family and friends during this trying time. So very sorry for the loss of your son.

Laurel said...

My family's prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. Please accept our humble gratitude for the sacrifice made on our behalf.

Lisa said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you as are my prayers.

~Diet Goddess~ said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. As others have said before me, thank you and thank you to your son. Although we are strangers, I will continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the days to come. I hope that you will find peace and comfort knowing that so many of us care.

Angie Veith
Rushville, IL

Carmen said...

Blessings and a BIG thank you!
Rest in peace.
Love to you always!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Words cannot express what you are feeling. May you find peace and happiness in the memories you hold close to your heart.

I am so sorry you have to go through this.

jenna said...

He's definitely a hero in my eyes. Thanks to him and thousands of others, my family and I can live in this country freely. I do not take that for granted. Thank you for having such a wonderful son that was willing to sacrifice his life for his country.

The Surrendered Scribe said...

We lift your family up in prayer. We appreciate the sacrifice involved, and our deepest sympathies to all.

May God's arms envelope you in peace.

The Arduini Family

GrumpyBear in Blue said...

I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. You are in my thoughts.

Rusti said...

We live in the Land of the Free because of the Brave Men and Women who put their lives on the line daily to keep it that way.

Thanks to Matt for giving his life to protect all of ours. He will not be forgotten. God bless you, keep you, and bring you peace.

Ever grateful.

luckyzmom said...

I pray for you to be surrounded with strength, comfort and hugs. I am thankful for your sons dedication and sacrifice and pray that the sacrifice will bring more peace to this world. "Jesus wept".

Vee said...

Peace and comfort to you in this time of loss. I thank God for your loved one's service to his country.

Belle-ah said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know thank you doesn't feel like much but I owe a debt of gratitude to the brave man you reared and for his sacrifice that will keep my family safer.

Hol&J said...

Terry & Cheryl,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are ever grateful to Matt and your family for your selfless sacrifice.

May God lift you up and give you peace.

Holly & Josh

Fritz & Irene said...

You have lost a son but God gained a true leader. You can rest assure he knows what he is doing. Thank you for giving up your son for us.

Fritz & Irene

nell said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your son was a hero.

Leendaluu said...

I am so sorry. So, so sorry.

natalie said...

We are free because young men like Matt make such great sacrifices. May we never, never forget that. As we enjoy the freedoms of this great land, we remember that it comes with the greatest sacrifice. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for your family and all the soldiers fighting for our freedom.

PJ said...

My prayers are with you and your family for the enormous loss you have suffered.

Matthew made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. We will be eternally grateful.

May God grant you peace in this time of sadness.

PJ

Wayfarer Scientista said...

my hands and heart reach out to you...

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Freedom isn't free. Thank you for the gift that you have given to all of us. It is a huge sacrifice, and we are in debted to you.
We are so sorry for your loss.

mel from freak parade said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
I am also so very grateful for the amazing heroes like your son, who make such sacrifices. I am in awe of the dedication, bravery, and strength of character it takes to choose to serve our country.
Every word I attempt to write seems to fall short of what I want to express. I am just so very sorry.
Your family is in my prayers.

Mary said...

I am so sorry that you have lost your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all other families whose sons and daughters give their lives so the rest of us can be free.

Anonymous said...

May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your son is and will always be an American Hero. You raised an outstanding son who made the choice that many men are to scared and selfish to do. I will think of your family often and the sacrifices made by you the family and ultimatly your son.

Forever, in my prayers and God peace to your family.

Anonymous said...

Your son is a hero and I thank him for his service.

Gretchen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Words always fail at times like these.

I don't know you or you me, but I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

Hilda said...

My prayers are with your family. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you must be feeling.

God bless...know your son's sacrifice is felt and respected.

Robin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in this terrible time.

Anonymous said...

Death is nothing at all--I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant...there is absolutely unbroken continuity. I am waiting for you--somewhere just around the corner.
All is well.

--Henry Scott Holland

Seattle Mamacita said...

My thoughts are with your famiy.
May you find peace and comfort in his memory

Heather :) said...

We are praying for you and your family and friends.
Matt is a hero who served his country so well. We are very thankful that he chose to stand for the USA! He is and will always be a hero to us.
God Bless You! :)

bgirl said...

thank you for raising such a courageous son that gave so much to so many.

standing beside you and all those pictured above, sending peace, strength and love.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

I'm sure no words can touch the pain of your loss. Just know that we all feel for you, and are forever greatful for the sacrifice your son has made.

angie and the boys said...

May God uplift you and your family during this time. Thank you for allowing your son to pay the ultimate sacrifice to make sure that America remains the land of the free and home of the brave. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Scout's Honor said...

As a former Army lieutenant married to a former captain, we thank your family for his and your your sacrifice. We want to thank your son for his service to his country. We pray for him and all our our friends still in harm's way.

As I mother, I have no words that are adequete. The thoughts of the magnitude of your loss crush me until I think of the people your son was helping. Courage to go to combat and service to one's country are rare in this country nowdays.

My heart aches for you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Patriot said...

What a true hero. No words can express.

I'm praying for your family - that God would grant you peace in the midst of sorrow, and comfort in the midst of pain. I will not forget the sacrifice that he made.

anna said...

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
And let perpetual Light shine upon them.
May their souls
And the souls of all the faithful departed
Through the mercy of God
Rest in peace.
Amen.

sarah said...

This post made me weep. Thank you, Matt and all your family, for your service and your sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

rebeccacrosby said...

I am saddened to hear of Matt's passing. I cannot fathom the loss of a child. No matter what the circumstances, no parent expects to out live their child. Your son gave us the ultimate of gifts - his life for our freedom. So often we forget the war until it hits us or someone we love personally. It makes us take time out to reflect and be thankful for what we have. My thanks to you and your son for his gift to all of us. Thanks too for the reminder of the those things we so often take for granted. May God help you find a path through this time of suffering.

Deb said...

Thank you for bringing such a generous person into this world. I'm so sorry for your loss.

bffkissy said...

I have three boys. the thought of losing one of them terrifies me. My thoughts are with you.

*Matt* Thank you for what you have done.

chad smith said...

Mr. and Mrs Blaskowski,
I too am in the military and I know that it takes a true hero too serve the way that Matt did. It not only takes a lot of work on his part but family is the strongest support. My prayers are with you through this tough time.

God bless you and your family
Chad Smith

Tina in Virginia said...

I offer you my condolences, my sorrow, my many thanks, and my prayers. "....And He will raise you up on eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand...."

Beverly said...

Thank you for your sacrifice. Thinking of you during your time of mourning.

Beverly

Grace said...

May the Spirit of Peace bring comfort to this family during this heartbreaking time.

Scientific Lutheran said...

I know there is nothing to ease the pain of losing a child. You have the deepest sympathy of my heart, and my tears to help heal yours.

God grant you his enduring peace.

Stina said...

Your son is a hero! May God hold you and your family in His arms and bring you comfort.

WhyMommy said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man.

Suzi said...

Thank you for the strength you gave him, bringing him up to be such a good man.

I am sorry that you lost him so early.

You are in my prayers.

Jim_C said...

My prayers are with you and your family. The only thing I know to say is thank you for your family's service and sacrifice. Matt was a true hero, and should be celebrated as such. May God bless you all in your time of grief.

Jim C
Denver, Colorado

Anonymous said...

What a son. What an American.

What a man. This good old boy from Texas salutes Matt B and sends up prayers for peace in the hearts of his family... God honors sacrificial service and Matt did it best...

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