Watching his wife, Taya Kyle, struggle with her words as she recounted their relationship put 'sadness' in a different perspective.
"I stand before you a broken woman," she said, struggling to keep her composure.
Taya recounted the beginnings of their relationship how she confided in him, "I'm really messed up." To which he said, "You're a package deal, babe."
At the end of her letter, Taya said: "I love you, Chris. I love you. I love you."
The memorial service for slain ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle began Monday with military pallbearers carrying his flag-draped coffin into Cowboys Stadium, with some of Kyle's relatives walking behind it.
Several thousand people were in attendance, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband. Some in the somber crowd carried flower bouquets.
Many said before the service started that they didn't know the 38-year-old Kyle, whom authorities say was killed Feb. 2 at a North Texas shooting range by an Iraq War veteran.