Friday, December 14, 2012

The Love Letter Campaign ~ Forever Love

Tim (My Love)

We started on this journey together, now what seems like a lifetime ago. As our relationship grew I began to learn about the PTSD and the major effect it had on your life, and now the effects it would have on our relationship and life together. You were always scared I would leave because of the strain on our relationship that PTSD would cause, but I have always promised you I never would. I remember the first time I really seen the effect of this disorder,and felt that distance,almost like a barrier between us and I couldn't understand why this was happening,why that passionate love you had always shown me suddenly froze,for just a short time. But I looked into those big green eyes and I still seen that love, I still seen that heart of gold! You are the man I am deeply in love with, and come what may, I will be the wife that stands beside you through good times and bad.

As we have continued our journey in life together, we have faced many bumps, but they only have made our love that much stronger. Most recently we found out about the TBI. I was so scared, I didn't know what to do, what to say. I knew I had to be there for you, I had to be strong and I prayed to God please give me strength! After all these test results you still continued to be sure I was OK, that I knew you loved me more than anything, and never hesitated to continue with our wedding plans.

Baby, I am here to tell you today that I am always going to be here. I will be right here beside you through the sleepless nights and all the bad dreams, just us holding each other. These monsters do not make me love you any less, fact of the matter is I love you even more, and every time I hear your voice or just look into your eyes I fall in love all over again and it becomes deeper and deeper each time. I can not wait to stand before God our family and friends and pledge our love for each other as we become husband and wife. Not many people are blessed to be able to marry their best friend,and I thank God everyday that He is allowing me to. I love you and cannot wait to be your wife!

Submitted By: A Military Wife To Be

This blog post is part of The Love Letter Campaign... a project started by 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

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