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Offline colockumelk

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On behalf of my husband
« on: May 14, 2013, 03:04:42 AM »
I'm sorry if I confused or concerned anyone with using Aaron's profile instead of my own (colockumelkwife) but he is permanently logged in and I didn't have the heart to log him off.  This is his wife.

I can never properly express my absolute indebtedness to everyone on this forum who has shown my husband so much love, support and honor.

When I haven't been able to sleep these last 3 weeks I come on to the forum and read all the wonderful things that have been said and done for him.  It brings me some joy amidst all of the pain to see all of you, whom most neither I nor Aaron will ever get the chance to meet, write such beautiful things about my favorite person.  (That was my nickname for him: Favorite).

I know many of you have expressed regret at not being able to meet him in person.  Those that did not have that opportunity I can tell you, as I knew him best, that he was the most amazing, passionate, loving and forthright man I have ever known.  There will never be another Aaron.

I feel so unworthy of all of your generosity, but I do know that my husband earned every bit of honor and love that has come from all of you wonderful people.  On behalf of Aaron, myself and our children, I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You.

I wish I knew other words.  I wish I had the eloquence to express my gratitude in a more fitting manner.  Thank you seems so trivial.  We use it when someone holds a door open for us, or when the cashier gives us our change back.  I wish I could bottle a portion of my appreciation to send to each one of you so that you could each feel how much I truly mean it when I say "thank you."

I cherish every prayer and thought that has been sent on my husband's behalf to my children and I and I am happy to say that I may even get the chance to meet a few of you as I will be moving back to Washington soon.  It is where I feel most connected to him. 

To all of Hunt-Wa:

May God bless you as graciously as He has my family and I.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 03:25:48 AM »
Breaks my heart for you and the kids.  Big hug from all of us.  Please, if you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to ask us.  And I have to disagree with you, you have plenty of eloquence.  God bless you and those two little ones.   :'(

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 03:45:54 AM »
No need to thank hunt-wa we are a huge family here and it's the least we can do for Aaron and you're family. God bless you and the little one's.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 03:58:14 AM »
With as much as you have to go through, nobody here will take "thank you" lightly or not see it as enough. Thank you for coming here to make a post of any kind. I hope you can find some peace and rest of some kind soon.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 03:59:18 AM »
Its the very least we could do.
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 04:07:33 AM »
your so welcome,I cant put into words how I feel for you and your family.I pray you all find peace and God blesses you.Any thing more we could help with please let us know.You will always have a huge support base here

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 04:21:57 AM »
 :yeah:

Also, thank you for letting us have so much time with Aaron on here. He impacted a lot of people in such a positive way. Only wish there was more that could be done to ease your pain..... My heart goes goes out to you and your family. As Rasbo said, please don't hesitate reaching out on here if you need anything..... as you can see this is a great group of people more than willing to help.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 05:35:27 AM »
 There is always someone on the forum. When you need relief I hope you you log in. There will always be someone here for you.
 The Lord sees and feels your grief and loss. He will bring you great joy again.
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 05:44:53 AM »
We are here for you Becky.   My eyes might be a little blurred from tears, but we are here.   You got me all choked up, I cant even type.   The Kikendalls, Selah and Huntwa have open arms for you anytime.   You  my Dear, owe us nothing.  I am going to have to refer back to Machias post.  Hugs and thankyous from all of us.
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 05:47:59 AM »
It seems to me that just getting on here and writing what you did would be no easy task for you right now. That means a lot to us. As said before. If you ever need anything, please ask. We will do our best to help out in any way we can.

You and your family are in our prayers for Peace,Comfort,and Healing. I pray that God blesses you and your family many times over.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 05:55:59 AM »
Not much more to be said than what's already been said here. May God bless you and your family. We're always here, just stop in and say hello now and then.  Aaron was a good man.
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 05:57:44 AM »
Mrs. Blanchard we are honored to have you amongst us. It is very good to hear that you are able to seek some temporary ease to your pain. It has been our pleasure to share a bit of your well respected husbands wonderful life on this planet. I myself would love to get an update from time to time how you and the children are doing. If there is anything we can do or help out with don't hesitate to ask as there would be a ton of Hunt Wa members more than willing to help out. God Bless you and your family.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 06:11:59 AM »
it's all been said in all the post , God bless you and your Family
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 06:20:41 AM »
It was a pleasure knowing "Colock" and it's a pleasure meeting you. Welcome to our forum. :hello:
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Re: Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 06:24:00 AM »
Not much more to be said than what's already been said here. May God bless you and your family. We're always here, just stop in and say hello now and then.  Aaron was a good man.
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 06:24:12 AM »
It's really our honor to have been able to know Cloc , even in only in his words . He has brought out a lot of good in people and gave myself and I'm sure many others on here a freash look and life and what being an American is all about . My deepist condolences to you and your Familly , Sincerelly Coach/Corey .
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 06:34:12 AM »
Colockumelkwife,

We here at huntwa would like to thank YOU for letting us help. We are honored to do so. Please chime in here now and then and let us know how you and the kids are doing. I have been on this site for quite awhile and i was not logging in here very often as i didn't like the direction the site was headed. The passing of your husband has completely changed the attitude of the members on here. Aaron was a good man no doubt, i feel a sense of loss and grief which is kind of weird as i never got to meet him. He is continuing to do good by keeping the members here in line.(ask a mod, this aint an easy task). Ma'am,  i would like to thank you for allowing us here so much time with him, it was fun and humbling. I wish you the best and please don't hesitate to ask for help. We are here for you.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 06:37:14 AM »
I was fortunate enough to meet Aaron a few times and spent many an evening pinging messages back and forth on a variety of topics.  He was a good man and terribly missed.  Thank you for sharing him with us Becky and as said before all you need do is ask and I and many others will be there to help you and your children in any way we can.  When Hunter is older I know he won't have any trouble finding mentoring in the woods with his Uncles or his "Hunt-WA Unks." 

I wish I could do more but please update us on your lives from time to time. 

All the best
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 06:42:27 AM »
No need for thanks.....thats what family does for each other....although most of us have never met this is like a family on here....were greatful for what your husband did for us....he gave the ultimate sacrafice for everyone in this country...its the least we could do to show our thanks
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 06:57:57 AM »
Through the midst of your pain, you have shown us yet another side of Aaron that many of us never knew.  While he had a few posts about the family, Aaron was a down and dirty "facts" kinda person.  He and I exchanged a few rounds of PMs during the last election.  To me, I miss the sparring.  We had similar beliefs, but different ones too.  Knowing that you had the courage to come on here today speaks volumes for why he was so beloved by him.  Your Favorite was that to many on here as you have seen.  I'm truly apologetic that we as a country sent your husband off to the threat of life; however, I know he was happy doing his job and for that I can say thank you.

Becky, strange to call you by name so colockumelkwife, I don't have much to offer but I'm on here for assistance like many others should you need me and by golly, you ma'am are one top notch lady.  Just holler and you've got help.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 07:00:24 AM »
As said, No thanks necessary from the family.  It is heartwarming to know that you and your little ones will be able to come on here in the future during the tough times and see how highly Aaron was regarded amongst his hunting brothers and sisters.

I always enjoyed his posts, but it was his signature line that always struck me as perfectly fitting his service duty and the benefits to our way of life that we all sometimes take for granted: 

"We Sleep Safe In Our Beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those that would do us harm."

Aaron stood ready, and I and those I love slept safe. 

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'...

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 07:08:43 AM »
Becky,

You owe nothing to any of us, If anything we owe you!! Although I can just imagine how hard it has been, keep your head held high!

If you need anything, and I mean anything! Please just ask and I will be there!  Your husband gave all, now it is our turn to give you all we can!

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 07:12:47 AM »
Becky thank you for sharing him with us.
All I can offer you is a hug, I cannot begin to imagine being in your shoes.  When you get back to Wa if you need anything just let us know.
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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 07:13:37 AM »
It's good to hear your moving to Washington Becky, if you need anything at all please turn to us here, I'm certain we will be there faster than you can blink an eye.

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Re: On behalf of my husband
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 07:22:15 AM »
Not much more to be said than what's already been said here. May God bless you and your family. We're always here, just stop in and say hello now and then.  Aaron was a good man.

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