Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Love Letter Campaign ~ Open Letter
I'm a retired Sailor who was married for 18 years of a 26 year career. I served in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Desert Shield/Storm, Somalia and Afghanistan. I thought I had it made because my marriage had survived the deployments. Wasn't long after I retired that my lovely bride found someone else, the family friend. Im disabled with PTSD among other things and I knew it was an issue and got the help I needed. Guess it wasn't good enough. I guess I'm writing this to please help those of us who don't have a support network of people to love us because our spouse abandoned us. My kids love me and understand I fought for this country and have seen and did bad things, but they are young and don't need to be saddled with this. I'm just asking that you remember those of us who have no one to write us a love letter.
Submitted By Veteran of Lost 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.com/love_letters.html.