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Friday, January 24, 2014

'Letters from Home'--Girl Between the Lines

Well happy Friday, loves! Is it cold where you are? I know it's cold where I am, well relatively cold anyway--I think the weather man heard me last week when I complained about wanting the cold and gave me exactly what I asked for. I take it back, Mr Weather Dude, I definitely take it back!!! 
In other news, I've been slacking on this bloggety blog this week and I'm sooo not where I want to be in my January directive with only a week left. Look for this next week being jam packed with content-heavy posts as I try to squeeze every last drop of January out before the dreaded love month comes around. 
Anyway though, today is not a recap day--today I want to join in with Hayley and Lauren's link up 'The Girl Between the Lines' once again. This week prompt was to share something tangible in our lives that holds intangible meaning to us. When I saw this prompt I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. 

I have to say that, marriage rings aside, the letters that Zach wrote me while he was in basic are my most prized possession. It wasn't just that he wrote me letters, even though that was pretty great in itself because everybody who knew him told me not to expect much in the letter writing department, but it was what he wrote in them. Ladies and gents, my husband wrote me love letters. 

Every day of that very long four months, I would go out to the mail box and leave a letter for the postman to send to Zach, hoping that when I checked back a few hours later, I would find a tan envelope with a US Army stamp where my letter had been. Those letters were the highlight of my week. I'd literally run down to the mail box every day to check for one and at least once every week there was one sitting between flyers and bills. Sometimes I got two within one week and that really made my day. Then I'd sit and read it, once, twice, three times before putting it with my other letters. I'd read them all again just before I sat down to write him my own daily letter and again every night before I went to sleep. 

In those twenty-six letters, he would tell me about everything he was learning, about his good days and his bad, all of the milestones he was going through for training, and he'd end them by telling me how much he missed me and how excited he was to finally be done and start our lives together. I'd always sign my letters 'love you to the moon and back' and he would always say 'love you always and forever'. We still say those things to each other now and they've become sort of our little catch phrases. I love that both of us kept our letters to each other because they always remind me of our love. They serve as a reminder that even though miles can separate us our love is still strong and it can beat the odds. 


What is your special memento? Is there something you treasure from the early days of your relationship?



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Friday, January 24, 2014

'Letters from Home'--Girl Between the Lines

Well happy Friday, loves! Is it cold where you are? I know it's cold where I am, well relatively cold anyway--I think the weather man heard me last week when I complained about wanting the cold and gave me exactly what I asked for. I take it back, Mr Weather Dude, I definitely take it back!!! 
In other news, I've been slacking on this bloggety blog this week and I'm sooo not where I want to be in my January directive with only a week left. Look for this next week being jam packed with content-heavy posts as I try to squeeze every last drop of January out before the dreaded love month comes around. 
Anyway though, today is not a recap day--today I want to join in with Hayley and Lauren's link up 'The Girl Between the Lines' once again. This week prompt was to share something tangible in our lives that holds intangible meaning to us. When I saw this prompt I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. 

I have to say that, marriage rings aside, the letters that Zach wrote me while he was in basic are my most prized possession. It wasn't just that he wrote me letters, even though that was pretty great in itself because everybody who knew him told me not to expect much in the letter writing department, but it was what he wrote in them. Ladies and gents, my husband wrote me love letters. 

Every day of that very long four months, I would go out to the mail box and leave a letter for the postman to send to Zach, hoping that when I checked back a few hours later, I would find a tan envelope with a US Army stamp where my letter had been. Those letters were the highlight of my week. I'd literally run down to the mail box every day to check for one and at least once every week there was one sitting between flyers and bills. Sometimes I got two within one week and that really made my day. Then I'd sit and read it, once, twice, three times before putting it with my other letters. I'd read them all again just before I sat down to write him my own daily letter and again every night before I went to sleep. 

In those twenty-six letters, he would tell me about everything he was learning, about his good days and his bad, all of the milestones he was going through for training, and he'd end them by telling me how much he missed me and how excited he was to finally be done and start our lives together. I'd always sign my letters 'love you to the moon and back' and he would always say 'love you always and forever'. We still say those things to each other now and they've become sort of our little catch phrases. I love that both of us kept our letters to each other because they always remind me of our love. They serve as a reminder that even though miles can separate us our love is still strong and it can beat the odds. 


What is your special memento? Is there something you treasure from the early days of your relationship?



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