Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Love Letter Campaign ~ Dear Travis My Dearest Love
Dear my love,
I know that we came together as you were getting out of the military, swearing I would never get "involved" with anyone in the military I fell in love with you from the moment I laid eyes on you. I think we both did. Anyhow, No it hasn't been easy, I did not know what in the world I was getting me or my kiddos into. By my goodness we have pushed through on some serious hard days, weeks, months or longer. It took a bit for us both to understand where all of the arguing and pain came from but between learning to be honest, truthful, the best Dr. in the world and trust we have come to the other end. I know I wasn't there when you deployed and all the hard things, but now we are going through the toughest. I have so much faith in you Travis, I trust you with all of my heart. But my lord PTSD and TBI is not a blessing, but you are. As your VA Caregiver staying home with you daily is often tough but the love we carry is even tougher. I promise to be there for you on the days you don't want to be, to hold you when you are falling, to not leave on the hardest days. you have supported, loved, trusted, as I have you since the day we have met. The Lord has challenged us and we succeeded to work through those challenges, and I love you more now than I have ever loved any man. I know that you hurt and that you struggle and I hurt with you. Thank you for letting me in and trusting me with life and your life after all you have been through while your life was Iraq and I was not there until Iraq was behind you at least physically, You are a true hero, more than you let yourself know. Your wife, children, family-n-law, and many more love, respect, and are more than proud of the man you are and are making yourself be. Baby you are amazing even on the hardest days and I look forward to spending the rest of our long lives together, even if it isn't always easy. You are our blessing and I thank the Lord above for putting us in each others lives and Match.com ;)! Thank you Travis for loving me and the children , you will forever be appreciated .
Always, your Boo
Submitted By The Wife of a Veteran
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.