Helen Elizabeth Strickland Shares Touching Wedding Video of Late Husband Craig

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A small gift Craig Strickland gave to his wife, Helen Strickland, on their wedding day is bringing her peace in the midst of tragedy.

The former Miss Arkansas USA shared a snippet of a wedding day video the country singer made for her before their 2014 nuptials. She uploaded the video to Instagram the same day that his body was found after being reported missing for seven days.


WATCH: Country Singer Craig Strickland's Body Found

"On the day of our wedding, Craig had me watch a video he had made to tell me how much he loved me," she wrote. "I am so thankful for technology in this moment because I will always have this. I watched this privately prior to walking down the aisle, and so now I want to share this small excerpt with all of you."

In the clip, Craig declares his love for Helen.

"There would be times when we're sitting in our car and stuff, and you don't notice," he says with a big smile on his face. "But I'll look over and be like, 'This is the person that God has created for me' and that's really special to me. And I couldn't be more lucky."

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On the day of our wedding Craig had me watch a video he had made to tell me how much he loved me. I am so thankful for technology in this moment because I will always have this. I watched this privately prior to walking down the aisle, and so now I want to share this small excerpt with all of you. Thank you @stylistmeganfarmer for helping him make this. I will cherish it for ever. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15" Thank you Lord for sharing #craigstrickland with me. You allowed me to borrow him on this earth, but he was always Yours. I will forever cherish our year of marriage. This was truly the type of man you were and will always be remembered as. I love you Craig Michael.

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The widow also gave a special thanks to the people who helped her husband edit the “cherished” message.

"Thank you Lord for sharing #craigstrickland with me,” she wrote. “You allowed me to borrow him on this earth, but he was always Yours. I will forever cherish our year of marriage. This was truly the type of man you were and will always be remembered as. I love you Craig Michael."

On Jan. 4, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Division recovered Craig’s body in an area referred to as Bear Creek Cove. The 29-year-old singer and his friend Chase R. Morland, 22, were first reported missing following a duck hunting trip. Chase’s body was found on Dec. 28.

Following the recovery of his body, Craig’s wife released details of her husband’s final moments.


WATCH: Craig Strickland Died of Hypothermia, Country Singer's Wife Says

“The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in,” she wrote on Instagram. “He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father.”

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Craig was found today. We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father. The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in. He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father. Thank you to every single person who prayed for him and our family during this time. There was not a more peaceful way for him to go into the arms of our Lord, and I know your prayers had a role in making that happen. I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life. I love you with all my heart Craig Michael. #craigstrickland

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