Saying it gets easier with time is like saying somehow you grow a new heart. You don't. Rather you learn to live with the loss and heartache. You adapt to a new normal, but things will never be the same. You will never again see the world as you once did.
In honor of Dave and his wife, Captain Dana Lyon, here is a re-post of Two Heroes - One Heart.
As we close out 2014 and welcome in a new year, take some time to ponder, reflect and count your blessings. Everyone has a story riddled with joy, love, triumph, heartache and loss. May we all seek to live with empathy and compassion for those around us as well as hearts full of gratitude and thanksgiving for the lives we have.
They met at the United States Air Force Academy. Both were members of the track and field team and very accomplished athletes. Dana beat all the odds and at 5'2" became a two-time NCAA champion in the javelin throw. She competed for the USA on the international level. Meanwhile Dave set an Academy record in the discus throw; he won a conference title in the shot put; and he served as the team captain….