I posted earlier why Lost would not be joining us this time. One of her sons was killed in Afghanistan. Here's an update, including info on visitation at the funeral home today and tomorrow--
Body of soldier killed in Afghanistan returns to Nashville
I think I was told that Capt. Joshua Lawrence married just a few days before being deployed. So, condolences to his mom (Lost), his brother (Nest), his sister (an Army major), and his new bride (Brittany).
The article linked above is pretty good. I'll share a quote from his brand new wife:
“I thought the day (in June) I had to say goodbye to my soldier was the hardest day of my life,” she said. “I was wrong.”
I imagine his mom feels about the same.