Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony
USMC Reserve SSG Christopher A Slutman, 43, of Newark, NJ, and
USMC Reserve SGT Benjamin S Hines, 31, of York, PA
USMC Reserve CPL Robert A Hendrik, 25, of Locust Valley, NY
were killed near Bagram AFB, Aghanistan when the vehicle they were riding in was blown up by a buried IED.
Rest in peace, Gentlemen
Job well done.
A mourning nation thanks you.
I’m asking You God, to give me what You have left.
Give me those things which others never ask of You.
I don’t ask You for rest, or tranquility.
Not that of the spirit, the body, or the mind.
I don’t ask You for wealth, or success, or even health.
All those things are asked of You so much Lord,
that you can’t have any left to give.
Give me instead Lord what You have left.
Give me what others don’t want.
I want uncertainty and doubt.
I want torment and battle.
And I ask that You give them to me now and forever Lord,
so I can be sure to always have them,
because I won’t always have the strength to ask again.
But give me also the courage, the energy,
and the spirit to face them.
I ask You these things Lord,
because I can’t ask them of myself