We were all crushed when we heard the news last week that Craig Strickland would not be coming home to his new bride. The country music singer’s body was finally found several days after he went missing during a duck hunting trip.
But now his widow, Helen, is taking to social media to celebrate their life together. This week she has posted several sweet videos of the couple and a sweet love letter Craig wrote to her on their wedding day.
Today I found this precious treasure Craig wrote for me to read on the day of our wedding. The Lord is good always…I know this because in the the most heart aching moments, when it seems too difficult to bare, God knows just how to make me smile. ❤️ “I almost wrote Greg?” – Lol, oh #craigstrickland, how I love you.
What a precious letter! It is amazing to me that she is willing to share her personal memories of Craig with the world, all the while pointing people towards the Gospel. Throughout the gut-wrenching days that she waited for news of her husband, Helen continually posted messages asking for prayer and speaking about her faith. And now, even after she has gotten the worst possible news, she continues to praise Jesus online, in person, and in public statements!
Craig was found today. We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father. The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in. He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father. Thank you to every single person who prayed for him and our family during this time. There was not a more peaceful way for him to go into the arms of our Lord, and I know your prayers had a role in making that happen. I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life. I love you with all my heart Craig Michael. #craigstrickland
A photo posted by Helen Wisner Strickland (@helenelizabethstrickland) on
It is such an incredible testimony of Craig and Helen’s faith that in the midst of such a nightmare, Helen is still so quick to rest in the arms of her Savior and point the watching world to Him. I am positive that even during what I can only imagine is one of the hardest points in her life, God is working through Helen’s unwavering faith.
We are praying for you, Helen!