Letters of Love: To My Husband in the Military

A friend of mine is married to a man in the army. Originally stationed here in Texas, he’s been serving overseas. Due to security, she doesn’t know exactly where he is, though she is able to send him messages through the military. He has been overseas for almost a year; their last time together was actually spent for Valentine’s Day in 2006. When I told her about my idea for publishing letters of love to loved ones for Valentine’s, she asked to write one. Here is our first Letter of Love, from Cindy to Brent, no last names required.

Dear Brent

I wanted to write you this letter because I miss you. I miss talking to you everyday and I miss waking up in the morning with you. I miss asking you to take out the trash and the surprises you’d leave hidden for me around the house. I knew when I married you that you enjoyed your work and that you were dedicated to it. Your honor and devotion to duty are two of the qualities that I admire most.

It’s hard not knowing where you are. Maybe it would be harder if I did know. As it is, every news report that comes on, I stare at it and I wonder and I worry. I dread when someone knocks on the door because I’m always afraid it will be like those old television programs with a telegram or a soldier standing on the other side coming to tell me you have died.

One of the sacrifices we make when we marry into the military is accepting that when our country calls, our husbands, wives, sons and daughters must answer that call. You answered and in my own way, I am answering too. I’m here Brent, I’m here and I’m waiting for you. I will wait for as long as I have to and for as long as it takes.

I miss you. I love you. I’m proud of you.

All my love,

Cindy

Letters of Love

You write these letters of love for the ones you love. Do you have a letter of love that you want to write to your spouse? Whether they are here in the states, sleeping next to you night after night or far away in another state or another country. Do you have a letter of love that you would like to share?

Letters of Love are a part of our 14 Days of Romance here in the Marriage Blog, we hope you enjoy them!

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.

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