Going Home

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.

8 thoughts on “Going Home

  1. I will pray for him today.

  2. My thoughts and prayers have been with you since your husband deployed — and for all those serving our country. Through your blogg I met you, so it's more personal.
    My heart beat faster as I read your entry today. May you hear from your husband this day to assure you he is ok. May God hear our plea for his safe return.

  3. Oh how incredibly sad. Praying for this man and especially his family.

  4. Oh boy. That is a heart breaker. I am going to go wipe my eyes, and light a candle and pray for him and his family and you and yours. Blessings.

  5. so so sad. we will add him and his family to our prayer list!

  6. Praying for his family and also for yours. God bless you.

  7. Lord have mercy. May his family know the consolation of our God. How very, very sad. Our Lady, Queen of Peace, please pray for this family!

  8. I will also pray for him and his family today. May all spouses and families awaiting the return of a deployed soldier have their safe reunion soon!

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