Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Love Letter Campaign: Dear Love of My Life

Dear Everett,
I have written and rewritten this letter more times than I care to admit. Each time the lump in my throat that has been here since you came home hurt five years ago grows so big I can barely breath.  I have no desire to revisit what we have been through, how much pain you are in every day or the way you and our life together has been forever changed.  I do however wish to tell you this-I wish to tell you what has not changed, what will never change-

You are the first thing I think of when I wake in the morning. You are the last thing I think of when I drift off to sleep.  You fill my dreams like you fill my heart, completely. You are the most beautiful man I have ever seen or will ever see. Since the first time I looked at you you are all I see. You are my first and only true love and you will always be. I pray that we will never be apart and know that even in death there would be no other. You were made for me and me for you. An eternity with you could never be long enough.  I will love you forever and ever and after that.


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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