I don't know how to express the love I have for you very well, but I'm going to try. I love how we first met. You were just that quiet young looking girl that seemed to need some one to talk to. We got along so well, sharing our ideas and even disagreeing over a few. No matter what, every morning you sat next to me, and gave me one of those awesome smiles that I fell in love with.
I love your stubborn determination. Through all of our troubles, hardships, and challenges, you've always been our rock. When I need a hug, you've always been there with open arms. When I did something dumb, it was you who called me out on it. I love and need that so much.
I love your passions. I may not share them, or even understand them completely, but I love that you have them. You make me want to have passions again, to feel passionate about things again. You teach me things and show me different perspectives that I'd never have otherwise.
I love that through all the pain and hurt I've caused, you're still willing to give me a chance. I am doing everything I can to show you that I will change and that you really are my everything.
Submitted By: A Work in Progress
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.