After receiving a few e-mail in response to a post on my personal blog encouraging me to post here, I will oblige.
I suppose the news broke faster in my area because this soldier's parents live near. I have carried this young soldier's photo/prayer card with me for nearly four years--the title of my post is taken from it. I had prayed for his family and for him and hoped with them that he would be found.
I'm sure many of us will be holding thoughts of this soldier and his family in our hearts today. And, although words are truly inadequate, I hope some comfort can be found in the fact that thousands of people will be joining us in our thoughts, prayers and gratitude for Matt. Godspeed, SSG Maupin.