When Brittany Harris first met her husband Christopher, she knew right away they had a connection.
The couple met through a mutual friend, became close right away, and tied the knot last year. But sadly their love story was cut short. Christopher was a U.S. Army Specialist serving in Afghanistan, and he was killed in August by a suicide bomber. It was a tragic end for the soldier, who was only 25 years old.
Brittany remembers her husband as a humble man who “treated everybody the same” and “never hesitated when it came to helping and would do anything to help others.” In fact, Harris was recognized by the Army after he saved the life of a man who had been stabbed.
But while Brittany was grappling with her husband’s death, she took comfort in the “little miracle” he left behind. Just six weeks before Christopher’s death, Brittany found out she was pregnant with their first child. Thankfully, she was able to share the news with her husband before he passed away.
A week before the bombing, Brittany face-timed her husband and showed him a custom onesie that read “Chris you’re going to be a Dad!” along with a pair of positive pregnancy tests. “When I told him,” Brittany remembers, “it was the happiest I’d ever seen him.”
And while he’s gone, Christopher’s fellow soldiers found the perfect way to remember him…