Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Love Letter Campaign ~ Here's to Us




I'm writing a love letter to my hero on a day when I am struggling to find my love for you. I dread the holidays and this one was no different. You pushed everyone away including God. Although it's been years since you came home from going to war I'm still waiting for you to come all the way home. This year I realized that maybe you are never coming all the way home. Maybe when you go to war to protect and save a country, you go to save it for the people you left behind, the people who haven't been born yet or made citizens but you don't get to come home and enjoy the peace and safety you fought for. You save it for everybody else but not for you. So I wait and I hope. I refuse to give up. Perhaps some day you will make it all the way home, if you do escape the hell that came home with you in your mind, I will be here, waiting.


Submitted By: Danielle B.


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.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Love Letter Campaign ~ A Mother's Love





Dear Son,

Watching you grow up from a baby to a wonder young man has given me great joy. When you enlisted in the military as a mom, I was tearful and concerned. But no matter what time day or night I prayed constantly for you. You still gave me great joy. 

During the call of you being injured as I felt it already in my heart, I prayed that God would protect you and bring you back to me safe and sound. A prayer that was honored.

Now I have seen you go through the effects from the injury and still I pray. No demon that is trying to rise up shall and will not over take you. The tests you've had and the many heartfelt pain you've shared still reflects my memory of a mother's love. Reaching out, encouraging, praying and listening as you speak. Whether it's five seconds, five minutes or hours at a time this mother knows the importance of listening to her child
After all a mother's love for her child is still a joy.

My heart can feel your pain because you are and always will be a part of my heart. A mother's love!

Submitted By: Melodie P.


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.