Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Love Letter Campaign: To my Veteran With love


I am in love with you for many reasons.  You are caring and bright; You are the only person I have ever met who understand and laughs at my "not so Lady like" sense of humor. You ask me sometimes when you aren't feeling quite yourself, "Why am I with you? " and  "Why do I stay with you?"  You say you are a bad person, you say you have done horrible things...

I am going to explain to you, Tom why I love you and why my life has been forever changed since you stepped foot into my life.  Before you I had been blind to any issue that is veteran related.  Sure, I had heard about it on the news, and I may have even seen you on the news.  The day I decided to go to that VFW was a strange one.  I had never been to one, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect! It was just girls night with my favorite Captain. Then you walked in, thank God for county meetings. I didn't care who anyone else was at that point in time.  All I wanted to do was talk to you, and I guess you felt the same.  We talked for a couple of hours that night and exchanged numbers.  I felt like a giddy school girl, my heart was pounding through my chest and my ears were red when I met you. I knew from the moment I met you I wasn't going to let anything happen to us. We have been inseparable since that moment.

I have the most respect for you and what you have done for this country.  You are a hero. I want nothing more than to be with and share my life with you.  Sometimes I see it in your actions and hear it in your words.  You want to protect me from things that I won't understand.  I understand that completely, but I want you to know that you are not a bad person, and that I love you very much.  You have opened my eyes to a world that I am happy to be a part of. You are the reason why I do the research I do, you are the reason why I want to help veterans so much.  I understand that being with a veteran is different, and that is no problem for me. 

I love you and I want you to remember that, no matter how hard it gets, or what happened I will always love you.  You are my rock, my best friend and an amazing partner in crime.

Submitted By: Gerwin


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.com/love_letters.html.

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