I was having an OK evening, until I read this.
He was a loving, married father with six children. His children were 8, 7, 6, 4, 3 and 1 years old. He was scheduled to go on leave in two days. He was thrilled to be going home to be with his family and was looking forward to sitting on the floor of his den with all of his children surrounding him. One of his primary desires was to go home and cook a meal for his children.
Kerry, the soldier who wrote those words, has been included in our family's evening prayers since the beginning of his deployment.
The family of this fallen soldier will now be prayed for in the silence of my heart. Some things, you just can not share with your children.