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.
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,
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!