Today is our anniversary…our fifth anniversary. A day when I should be waking up with kisses from my husband. We should be having a romantic dinner together tonight. But, this year my beloved is in Afghanistan. There are so many things I want to say and the internet there sucks at the best of times. So this year I will write an old fashioned love letter…via the internet since it takes regular mail a month to reach Afghanistan.
My beloved husband,
Everyday I know how blessed I am to have you as a husband. You have made so many of my dreams come true (living in England, going to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace). Thank you for even making one of my mama’s dreams come true (seeing the Scottish Highlands). Thank you for making me laugh out loud everyday…even when you are in a war zone. Thank you for being my biggest supporter, for believing in me when I did not believe in myself. Thank you for loving me truly, madly, deeply. Thank you for being the best dad any Diva Poodle could ever ask for. Thank you for giving me those hand warmers that wintry day in Gagetown when we were on CAP. Out of all of the gifts you have ever given me, those hand warmers still touch my heart each time I think about it. You could have used them and you gave them to me knowing that I was hurt (dislocated knee-cap) and so very cold and could not imagine sleeping outside in the snow curled up in a sleeping bag on top of my ruck sack when it was -20. You are the definition of an officer and a gentleman. Your integrity inspires me to be a better person.
There is no one else I would live in Petawawa for….twice. Or move at least every 2 years.There is no one else I would rather travel the world with. No one else I would rather curl up with at night. No one else I would rather spend my life with. Today (and every day) as you wake up in a war zone know that your wife is dreaming of you. Today (and every day) when you finish work for the day know that your wife is hoping the internet is working so I can see your smiling face. Today and everyday know that I love you with my entire heart and soul and miss you with all of my heart.
Stay safe my love and we will celebrate our anniversary when you return safe and sound.