‘American Sniper’ Widow Taya Kyle Pens Heartfelt Birthday Wish For Late Husband Chris Kyle

Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle, penned a heartfelt Facebook post Friday to honor her late husband’s birthday.

Taya honored her late husband with a slew of photos and memories of better times.

“Today I am remembering birthday parties and the youthful fun you brought to our lives. You showed me it was possible to live a life that mattered and to be stupid and goofy and childlike at the same time. What a gift!”

Chris, who inspired the Oscar-nominated film, American Sniper, was just 38 when he and friend Chad Littlefield, 35, were shot and killed in 2013 at a Texas shooting range by former Marine Eddie Ray Routh.

Routh was convicted of murder in February of 2015 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Chris Kyle is remembered as a decorated military veteran and a sniper who had more than 160 kills during four tours in Iraq. Bradley Cooper portrayed Chris in the film, which was based on the sniper’s best-selling autobiography of the same name.

For Chris’ birthday on Friday, Taya shared a few anecdotes from earlier birthdays in the Kyle household:

“Whether it was hog-tying a kid — our own or someone else’s — lol, making faces, hitting a kids piñata… so hard the pieces of candy tagged the cars thought to be parked safely out of harm’s way… smashing cake in each other’s faces and chasing each other at our kid’s birthday party or anyone else’s.

These are the ways you brought life to my serious heart.”

While the family photos chronicled happier times, Taya admitted that she was feeling “more pain than laughter” in the days preceding his birthday and misses the happy-go-lucky days they once shared.

“I want to laugh and be silly. I want to stop feeling I can’t do it without you, but to forge ahead, honoring your life and what you showed me was possible… That life can hurt and loss can threaten to destroy you, but its laughter, zest for embracing the child within regardless of your age, regardless of your pain… to laugh simply because you are still alive and you can.”

Taya noted Chris’ sense of fun and “twinkle in your eye, the shenanigans, the way you loved kids and puppies, your gentle way with horses and for smashing cake in my face.”

To conclude her post, Taya thanked her late American Sniper husband for the lessons he taught her both during his life and after his death.

“I celebrate you with an ache in my heart and a gratitude beyond all gratitude that God made someone as amazing as you and that I was allowed to love you at all,” she wrote. “I love you and hope heaven is throwing one heck of a party for a life well-lived. You earned it!”

The message comes on the heels of Taya calling out Barack Obama on gun control on Thursday night.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Taya confronted Obama during a live CNN broadcast, challenging the president on his recent gun control executive order, claiming that the gun control laws are ineffective because none of the murderers would have been stopped by background checks.

The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle also noted that the U.S. murder rate has lowered even as U.S. gun ownership has increased dramatically.

(Image via Facebook/Chris Kyle)

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