Anne, Eight in the Morning


He was one of the good guys. An honest man, a hardworking farmer, a husband, a father.

Their love story was a beautiful one. He had two daughters of his own, she had one. They met, fell in love, got married and had two sets of twin girls. Seven beautiful daughters, a lovely wife. He was blessed.

I saw their life chronicled often online, and over the years watched how humbly he counted and was grateful for each of his blessings. He never took life for granted, not when he woke up at the crack of dawn each morning to tend to his farm, and not when he arrived back home bone tired to spend time with his family. He feared God, appreciated all he was given and worked fiercely to keep all that he had, well and flourishing, for his wife, his girls.

When she shared pictures and updates about life on their Montana farm, it always brought a smile to my face. She was proud of her family, her husband, she was content, and so deeply loved. That’s something which stood out the most, how incredibly loved she was. You could tell by the adorable images which would stream down her newsfeed, her laughing commentary of whatever he was upto that day, their witty banter. He was so smitten with her, always. Then, there was how he loved his girls. He treasured them, taught them to hunt, to farm, he even pierced their ears himself. He was a remarkable dad, their hero. He was her husband and he loved her. She, and the family they had were his center, his world.

Today, all of that ended for him. He tragically lost his life while out working on his farm. She lost her husband, seven beautiful girls lost their father.

They say the good die young, and it’s true. He was truly one of the good guys.


 Briana and Owen

Owen Murnion Family Benefit Fund


11 thoughts on “Love”

  1. Such a lovely family. I can totally feel their pain cuz I lost my dad exactly a year ago. Its very hard to move on when someone you love with all your being leaves so suddenly. My hearty condolences to the beautiful family. May Allah (SWA) bless them and give them strength to fight and move on 😦

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  2. oh oh oh that’s so sad – the first page of this brought a huge a very huge smile on my face but the last part saw me in tears
    my heart felt condolences to his wife and 7 girls

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  3. No words can bring back the father, the husband, the good human being. May his soul rest in peace and I pray for the family to have the strength to tide over their loss. It’s always hard to loose someone you care, you love. May god be with them.

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  4. My heart goes out to the wife and daughters … Loosing a loved one is the hardest thing in life … It is going to be so hard for them to get their lives back on track 😦
    I am a single mother of two beautiful daughters … I have been through it personally … your whole life turns topsyturvy …
    But God is great … He gives one the strength to go through this too …

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  5. Such a beautiful family & such love deserved a longer time together. They looked so young as a couple, the children too small not have their father any more. Hope those good times together will hold memories that last a lifetime.

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  6. they will prove that ”The Woman” is much stronger than a man! not the husband and the father from this case,but in general !God has a funny way to keep close to Him those whom really deserve to live on Earth , those whom could make this planet indeed a good one!


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