As the years have gone by I have aged, but you will forever be 21. I now have spent more Valentines days alone then we spent together. I love you always and forever.
I didn't think in a million years I would write you letters and leave them at your grave. I don't ever regret loving you. I wish I knew how much you were struggling inside. If only you had told someone what was happening.
I know the sleep was wrestless. The deployments were so lonley and as I reread the letters all the signs were there. I wish I knew to tell someone. If only I had asked the right questions.
Mike I love you always and forever. I carry you in my heart and soul. Our love is now the love that we both take to our graves. If only it could have lasted longer on earth longer.
Happy Valentines day my love. We had far too few together. Maybe one day we can stroll through the clouds and you can explain why it had to be this way. Nothing was worth taking your own life.
Love always and forever,
Just another Marine Corps Widow
This blog post is part of The Love Letter Campaign... a project started by FamilyOfaVet.com to encourage those who love a hero to write a letter sharing their story (where they started, what they've faced together, and why their love endures). It's not just for spouses, but also for parents, siblings, caregivers, and friends. It's about telling the "rest" of our stories... stories that continue despite PTSD, TBI, and the challenges of life after combat. To share your love letter or find out more about the campaign, visit http://www.familyofavet.co