My Dearest Christopher,
Life with us has not been easy. From the deployments, fights, misunderstandings, trials, and injuries we have been there and back again. You came into my life when the rest of it was falling apart. You helped me through my struggles even though you had many of your own. You excepted me for my faults and my good. No matter how down I was you brought me back up. Life with you has been more than I could ask for. We have made it to a point in our lives where our love doesn't need words, our love is silent. Silent because we both know how the other feels without using words, just a simple glance from you and I know all is right with the world. Since you came home things have changed, which means I had to change. So we took that challenge and changed together, and know although many struggles are yet to come I wouldn't want to go through this life, through all these trials and tribulations with anyone else. Some people say that deployments are what separates them, but it has only made us stronger. You are my hero, my heart, my bestfriend, and my world. I love you!
All My Love,
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