In the days after Major David Gray’s death on Aug. 8, his wife, Heather, wanted to be bitter that her husband had been taken from her.

“I came to (God) with the raw emotion of ‘I’m really angry. I don’t like that I’m going to Dover, Delaware, to receive my husband’s body on my birthday,’” said Gray, 32. “I really questioned what God had in store. I wanted to get angry and let bitterness seep in, but I felt like the Lord was telling me this was not the end.”

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