Taya Kyle is thrilled by the success of American Sniper.
The film, which took in more than $90 million at the box office this weekend, tells the story of Taya’s late husband, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who is widely regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.
“I am overwhelmed with gratitude and my heart is full,” Taya posted on Facebook on Sunday.
“American Sniper has broken records, which follows such an honest path of Chris’s life,” she elaborated. “We never expected anything and were always in a moment of stunned silence at the response from all the beautiful people in this world.”
Chris served four tours in Iraq before his untimely death at age 38 in 2013, when he was allegedly shot by fellow Marine Eddie Ray Routh. Routh is currently awaiting trial for capital murder.
“The only thing I can say is thank you,” Taya added. “Thank you for the love and support of our military. Thank you for being willing to watch the hard stuff and thank you for hearing, seeing, experiencing the life of our military and first responders.”
The widow went on to say that she misses her husband every day.
“You are the man who I couldn’t have even dreamt of because you were/are better than I could have dreamed, the love of my life, my friend, partner and the man who laughed with me through the pain and found joy in the smallest and best parts of life,” she wrote.
“I hope you see the love and good we will do together in whatever God has planned for the rest of the journey. Thank you for loving me. You are with me and I love you is all I can say. I can only say it simply, because there aren’t words enough to express it all.”
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