CHICAGO, IL, US
SGT, 68TH ENGINEER COMPANY, FORT HOOD, TX
06/21/2006, BAGHDAD, IRAQ
These words were written in memory of my fiancee Sirlou C. Cuaresma. He passed away June 21,2006…and will be missed by his loved ones who love him soo much. Sirlou was the type of person to give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed help or prayer. He lived by God’s word, and told others about his Savior Jesus Christ. So to his family and his friends…know that he will always love every single one of you, and he is definitely watching over us all. This is not a Good Bye…because there are no Good Bye’s in Christ. Thank You Sirlou for being a wonderful man, and showing me that Love really did exist. You are my hero, my Love and my Best Friend. I love you and I will truly miss you. I know that I will see you again….and you will be waiting for me at the gates of Heaven. – Anna-
June 25, 2006 Kuya Sirlou was the embodiment of perseverance, courage, and honor. I thank him and all his comrades for the battle they fought and continue to fight whole-heartedly to ensure that our freedom, peace, and security are intact–knowing well that their own is at risk. Although I miss him so dearly, as does the rest of our family and friends; my heart is full of gratitude for our lives he has fought valiantly to keep safe and had intended to rejoin. With this said, the rest of us have to endure the loss of a good soldier and we will be the ones to rejoin our dear Kuya Sirlou in Heaven someday. I love you. Jessellee Cuaresma Savusdiphol
I AM FREE
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free; I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all. If my parting has left a void; Then fill it with remembered joy. My life’s been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things, I too will miss. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t lengthen in now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me; God wanted me now, he set me free.